Update (Tuesday Feb. 12): The February Ballard District Council meeting has been postponed due to the snowy, slushy mess out there.
Here’s a message from the council:
“Due to weather-related accessibility issues (a long, messy snow melt!), WE ARE POSTPONING OUR FEBRUARY MEETING until everyone can safely navigate.
“The Community Police Commission has been rescheduled to come to the Ballard District Council meeting on Wednesday, May 8.
Next month (March 13, 2019), we will focus on the Crown Hill Upzone, as previously scheduled.”
Original (Monday, Feb. 11): On Wednesday, Feb. 13, the Ballard District Council will host its monthly meeting, with the Community Police Commission as the featured presenters.
Roxana Garcia, Community Engagement Supervisor, and Jesse Franz, Communication Advisor, will present a “CPC 101” overview. They’ll describe the history of the organization and its newly expanded scope, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
From the Ballard District Council’s meeting info:
The CPC was formed in 2013 as part of the settlement agreement for police reforms mandated by the federal government. Under 2017 city legislation, the CPC was made permanent and its scope and staffing broadened. While it continues to be responsible for obligations related to the settlement agreement, CPC is now also mandated to provide ongoing, community-based oversight of SPD and the police accountability system.
• What does this mean for Ballard and other North Precinct neighborhoods?
• How can we engage with community-based policing accountability via the CPC?
• What would success look like if public safety was improved in Ballard?
The meeting will be held at the Sunset Hill Community Association (3003 NW 66th St) from 7 to 8:30pm. All are welcome.
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