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37659

Resolution

Appoint members and alternates to the Citizen Review Committee

Adopted
Amended by Council

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Ordinance 175652, June 6, 2001, establishing a Citizen Review Committee; and

WHEREAS, the eleven-member Citizen Review Committee is responsible for ensuring impartial hearings of appeals, participating in public outreach efforts, and providing an advisory role to the Independent Police Review and the Portland Police Bureau's Internal Affairs Division; and

WHEREAS, the committee has five vacancies, resulting from expirations of terms and volunteer resignations; and

WHEREAS, an open volunteer recruitment was conducted in February-March 2024 by Independent Police Review with support from the Community Safety Division and the Office of Community and Civic Life; and

WHEREAS, a Selection Committee consisting of two Citizen Review Committee members, one former Citizen Review Committee member, two community members, and the Director of Independent Police Review reviewed applications in March 2024, and a panel of two Citizen Review Committee members and the Director of Independent Police Review interviewed candidates in April 2024; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Independent Police Review has nominated five candidates for appointment to City Council. Biographies and statements of interest for each appointment are included as Exhibit A; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council for the City of Portland, Oregon, appoints Forest Boles, Brian Butler, Nate F Holton, Nate Kuhn, and Noah Truesdale to the Citizen Review Committee for terms through March 31, 2027; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council for the City of Portland, Oregon, appoints Tony Greiner, Joseph Maylie, and Sean Osaki as alternates to the Citizen Review Committee. The alternate members' terms will begin when they are seated on the committee.

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The eleven-member Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is responsible for ensuring impartial hearings of appeals, participating in public outreach efforts, and providing an advisory role to the Independent Police Review (IPR) and Internal Affairs (IA). Currently, the Committee has five vacancies, all of which would be filled by this resolution. 

Volunteer CRC members are appointed by City Council to perform five primary functions:

  • Gather community concerns about police services.
  • Help the IPR Director develop policy recommendations to address patterns of problems with police services and conduct.
  • Review and advise IPR and IA on the complaint handling process.
  • Hear appeals from complainants and officers and publicly report its findings.
  • Periodically serve on the Police Review Board, an advisory body to the Chief of Police that makes recommendations as to findings and propose officer discipline of sworn members.

The appointed members are:

AppointmentTerm Start DateTerm End Date
Forest BolesApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Brian ButlerApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Nate F HoltonApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Nate KuhnApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Noah TruesdaleApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027

The appointed alternates are:

Appointment as Alternate
Tony Greiner
Joseph Maylie
Sean Osaki

Outgoing members of the CRC, who are recognized with gratitude for their service:

Former MemberFirst Date of ServiceLast Date of Service
Julie FalkFebruary 11, 2015April 6, 2024

The full membership of the CRC, following this appointment, will be:

MemberDate of First AppointmentCurrent Term Ends
Yume DelegatoApril 7, 2021March 31, 2027
Gregg GA GriffinApril 7, 2021March 31, 2027
Jessica KatzApril 7, 2021March 31, 2027
Kyra PappasApril 7, 2021March 31, 2027
Chris PiekarskiAugust 16, 2022August 15, 2025
Mike WalshOctober 4, 2023October 1, 2026
Forest BolesApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Brian ButlerApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Nate F HoltonApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Nate KuhnApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Noah TruesdaleApril 24, 2024March 31, 2027
Alternates (members' terms will begin when they are seated on the committee)
Tony Greiner
Joseph Maylie
Sean Osaki

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

There are no financial or budgetary impacts directly resulting from the approval of this resolution.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

The Citizen Review Committee and staff at the Community Safety Division and Independent Police Review engaged in recruitment efforts with multiple organizations and individuals. The recruitment process leading to this appointment included outreach through a variety of methods to community groups across Portland. To be eligible to serve on a City of Portland advisory body, members must live, play, worship, go to school, or work or do business in the City of Portland.

Citizen Review Committee candidates are evaluated for their abilities to:

  • Demonstrate ability to be impartial and objective;
  • Possess sound communication and listening skills;
  • Lead and function well in a group;
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality;
  • Act as an appeal body member and become familiar with the relevant City Code and protocols in conducting appeal hearings and other duties; and
  • Be willing to make a substantial time commitment — including trainings, monthly evening meetings, workgroup meetings, and independent review of complaint files.

100% Renewable Goal

The City's renewable energy goals are not directly impacted as a result of the approval of this resolution.

Agenda Items

Adopted As Amended

Motion to amend the resolution to include the appointee applications: Moved by Wheeler and seconded by Ryan. (Y-5)
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
9:45 am
Time Requested
20 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain