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File #: 60617    Version: 1 Name: Creating Office of the Independent Police Monitor & Independent Police Monitor
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 9/1/2020 Final action: 9/1/2020
Enactment date: 9/8/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00632
Title: Amending the 2020 Operating Budget, creating the Office of the Independent Police Monitor and creating of the position of Independent Police Monitor as a 1.0 FTE position in CG21, Range 18, and other positions, providing funding for a Police Civilian Oversight Board, and establishing funding support for individuals bringing complaints before the Police and Fire Commission in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Sponsors: Donna V. Moreland, Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble
Attachments: 1. 7/22/20 Memo to OIM-COB Logistics Workgroup.pdf, 2. 7/26/20 Memo to OIM-COB Logistics Workgroup - Draft Resolution.pdf, 3. Independent Police Monitor Position Description.pdf, 4. Henak proposed amendment 60617.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution provides funding and positions for a new Office of the Independent Police Monitor, funding for a new Police Civilian Oversight Board, and funding for legal representation costs for individuals that bring complaints before the Police and Fire Commission. These entities and responsibilities are adopted through separate ordinance.
The 2020 adopted operating budget under “Direct Appropriation” includes a $200,000 appropriation for a “Police Auditor”. This resolution amends the adopted operating budget to transfer these funds for the following purposes:

Office of the Independent Police Monitor - a new separate agency under the Public Safety and Health Budget function is created. Initial staffing includes 1.0 FTE Independent Monitor position in CG 21, range 18, 1.0 FTE Data Analyst 2 position in CG 18, range 8, and 1.0 Program Assistant 2 (Office Administrator) in CG 20, range 12. Support costs are expected to total $66,000 in the first full year of operation. Legal counsel and investigation funding in the first full year of operation is estimated at $30,000. The amount transferred in 2020 for these purposes through this resolution is $120,400.

Police Civilian Oversight Board - a new board, staffed and supported by the Office of the Independent Monitor, is created under city ordinances. Annual funding is estimated at $29,600, including board member stipends ($14,100), child care for board members during board meetings ($1,800), annual board training ($5,000), board member information technology support ($2,000), and attendance at national conferences ($6,700). The amount transferred for these purposes in 2020 through this resolution is $29,600.

Legal Representation - city ordinances related to the Office of the Independent Monitor and the Police Civilian Oversight Board direct that the city provide funding for legal costs of individuals that bring complaints before the Police and Fire Commission, if the claims are deemed to...

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