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File #: 61015    Version: Name: President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting the Black Community
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 6/16/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Enactment date: 7/20/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00502
Title: AMENDED - Creating a President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting the Black Community
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. 61015 v2.pdf, 2. 61015 v1 By Title Only.pdf, 3. 7/14/20 Harrington McKinney Comments 61015.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
7/14/20202 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt the Following Amendment(s)Pass Action details Not available
7/14/20203 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt the Following Friendly Amendment(s)Pass Action details Not available
7/14/20203 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt With Amendment(s)Pass Action details Not available
6/18/20201 Council Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
6/16/20201 COMMON COUNCIL Refer to a future Meeting to AdoptPass Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution creates a President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting the Black Community. The Task Force will be staffed by the Council Office using existing resources.
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AMENDED - Creating a President's Task Force on Critical Issues Affecting the Black Community
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WHEREAS, the Madison Common Council has worked non-stop from 2015 to 2020 on the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Tony Robinson; and,

WHEREAS, on May 19, 2015, the Madison Common Council adopted RES-15-00477, “Declaring the City of Madison’s intention to review policies, procedures, culture and training of the Madison Police Department by hiring an expert(s) in community policing, law, problem oriented policing, racial disparities and implicit bias and the creation of an ad hoc committee”; and,

WHEREAS, on November 18, 2015 the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedures Ad Hoc Committee held its first meeting; and,

WHEREAS, on June 7, 2016 the Madison Common Council adopted RES-16-00436, “Amending the work timeline and funding amount for the City of Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee and amending the 2016 Adopted Operating Budget to appropriate $350,000 from the Contingent Reserve to the direct appropriation supporting the work of this committee”; and,

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2016 Madison Police Chief Mike Koval published a blog post lobbying against the additional expenditure of $350,000; and,

WHEREAS, on August 2, 2016 the Common Council Executive Committee created the Presidents Work Group on Police and Community Relations to:

Provide a forum for residents and members of the Council to discuss police and community goals, priorities, and interactions. Make recommendations to the Council on short-term policy, procedure and training while waiting or the results of the Ad Hoc Review of Police Policies and Procedures; and,

WHEREAS, on November 1, 2016 the Madison Common Council adopted RES-16-00838, “Accepting the recommend...

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