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37569

Resolution

Appoint Alvin Joswick to the Police Accountability Commission and clarify start date

Adopted
Amended by Council

WHEREAS, on July 30th, 2020, the Portland City Council voted to refer a Charter Amendment to the voters of Portland that would authorize the creation of a new police oversight system; and

WHEREAS, on November 3rd, 2020, Portland voters approved the new Charter Amendment supporting the measure by 81.58%; and

WHEREAS, the City Council authorized a 20 community member Commission to develop a recommendation to Council for the details of the structure and framework for the new accountability system; and

WHEREAS, the intent of City Council in Resolutions 37527, 37548, and 37547 was to give the Commission 18 months to meet and work to complete their tasks; and

WHEREAS, Resolution 37548 mandated each Council member to select five people from four different groups: members of historically overpoliced communities, representatives of organizing providing support to overpoliced communities, representatives of community justice organizations, and small business owners; and

WHEREAS, an appointee to the Police Accountability Commission Meikelo Cabbage resigned his seat; and

WHEREAS, the City conducted a robust application process for this commission, receiving over 100 applications; and

WHEREAS, all City Council offices collaborated on the selection process for the original Commission and to fill this vacancy, and agreed to the below selection.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council considers the Commission's 18 month term to have begun with the Commission's first meeting on December 9, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council hereby appoints Alvin Joswick to serve on the Police Accountability Commission to fill the vacancy caused by Meikelo Cabbage’s resignation; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council considers the Commission's 18 month term to have begun with the Commission's first meeting on December 9, 2021; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that following this appointment, the community members on the Commission are:

Members of Overpoliced Communities: Faythe Aiken, Nicole Cole, Tirsa Orellana, May Saechao, Angie Tomlinson

Representatives of Organizations Serving Overpoliced Communities: Monica Arce, Alvin Joswick, Lovisa Lloyd, Jason Renaud, Winta Yohannes

Representatives of Community Justice Organizations: Debbie Aiona, Sophia Glenn, Dan Handelman, Seemab Hussaini, Charlie Michelle-Westley

Small Business: Eric Hunter, Katherine McDowell, Zoe Sigman, Eva Vega, Connie Wohn

Impact Statement

Document History

Item 224 Regular Agenda in March 30, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council

Adopted As Amended

Motion to add the biographies and statements of interest from appointees: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Wheeler. (Y-5)
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
10 minutes