PAC - June 2023 Public Meetings

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PAC June 2023 Public Meetings

Dear Portlanders,
The Police Accountability Commission is a group of twenty community members developing a new accountability system for Portland police, including a new oversight board and a new investigatory and disciplinary system. This email is a public meeting notice for the Police Accountability Commission for June 2023.

Public Meeting Notice
The Police Accountability Commission is now in its fifth phase of work (Transition Plan and Broader System), developing a Transition Plan and Areas of Agreement on Broader System. This phase also includes the naming of the oversight board and the bureau that reports to it. This phase will end around the end of June, and then the PAC will start its final phase of work, focused on revising existing drafts and converting previous agreements into legal text to recommend to City Council.  
Public Meetings
The Police Accountability Commission and sub-committees will hold at least 10 meetings (one of which was held today) through the end of June. Public notice was previously issued for the May 30 meeting.
Please note that of the meetings on June 5 and June 6 or 10, one will be a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Transition Plan and the other a meeting of the Sub-Committee on Broader System. The same is true of the meetings on June 12 and June 13 or 17.

The Police Accountability Commission generally meets on Thursday, with sub-committee and other meetings occurring on Monday. Occasionally, the full commission will meet on Monday. Meetings are held from 7-9 PM or 6:30-9 PM. In June, there may also be Tuesday 7-9 PM or Saturday meetings (2 hours between 12-6 PM) for sub-committees as well.
As more information is finalized for each meeting, it will be posted at the links above. The links include Zoom connection information and in-person viewing sites for members of the public to observe the meeting and participate with public comment, agenda items for the meeting, and other documents. Meeting reports will also be posted at this link after the meeting.

Community Engagement Events
The Police Accountability Commission will hold at least one open community engagement event in June:

Full Event Calendar

Accessibility Information
To help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation.  If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact the Police Accountability Commission support staff at Use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711 

Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español.  Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor comuníquese con el personal de la Comisión de Responsabilidad Policial en Utilice el TTY de la ciudad 503-823-6868 o utilice el Servicio de retransmisión de Oregón: 711 

More information on the Police Accountability Commission's work can be found at the Commission website, which has new information posted to it regularly:
If you have any questions, please email

Get Involved!
The PAC website includes a page with more information on how to get involved in the commission's work, including how to watch meetings, give public comment during meetings, and give advance public comment to the PAC as well.
Thank you!