Do you remember last month when the citizen-led Denver Task Force to Reimagine Policing and Public Safety drew up a list of 112 recommendations for the city to better address Denver’s policing, jailing, and public safety?
If not, then go back and read my newsletter on it, because City Council is finally diving into that list.
At Monday night’s very first meeting of the Public Safety Working Group — a group of City Council members working in partnership with the Office of Social Justice and Innovation to help determine which recommendations the city will pursue — members discussed 43 of the 112 recommendations. For each item, the group considered questions around funding and operational logistics.
The council plans on discussing each of the individual recommendations and will take specific care with the 17 items the report specifically puts in their court, such as stopping homeless encampment sweeps and expanding the power of the city’s Independent Monitor.
The Public Safety Working Group meetings are open to the public. The next one is scheduled for Monday, July 12.
👉 What you can do: Listen to this episode of City Cast Denver about the citizen recommendations, featuring task force coordinator Dr. Robert Davis. You can also find the full list of recommendations here.
🌦️ Today, we’re looking at a high of 82 with mostly sunny skies and some afternoon storms.
— Peyton Garcia, (@peytonmgarcia)