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File #: 2020-0572   
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE Report on a Community Safety Approach to System Security and Law Enforcement.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Eric Garcetti, Hilda Solis, Informational Report, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Janice Hahn, Law enforcement, Police, Race, Safety, Safety and security, Security, Surveys, Transit safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A PSAC Application, 2. Presentation, 3. Presentation - Board Meeting
Related files: 2020-0445, 2020-0429, 2020-0714
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Subject
SUBJECT: REPORT BACK ON COMMUNITY SAFETY APPROACH TO SYSTEM SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE Report on a Community Safety Approach to System Security and Law Enforcement.

Issue
ISSUE

At the June 2020 Regular Board meeting, Board Directors Bonin, Garcetti, Hahn, Dupont-Walker, and Solis filed motion 37, requesting System Security and Law Enforcement, the Executive Officer for Equity and Race, Executive Officer for Customer Experience, and the Office of Civil Rights, to report back in 90 days with recommendations on implementing a community approach to System Security and Law Enforcement.

Background
BACKGROUND

In the recent months, there has been nationwide demonstrations for racial justice and a conversation about the appropriate role of police in our society. Community leaders are demanding a shift in how agencies deliver public safety at every level of government. This includes reforming police practices as well as reallocating resources typically devoted to policing to other community safety initiatives.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

In an effort to take a community-centered approach to safety, Metro is to establish a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee to re-envision transit safety and explore community-based approaches to policing leading up to and as part of the 2022 renewal of the multiagency police contract that was approved in 2017. Staff referenced the City of Santa Monica and BART as they've recently launched similar efforts.

To ensure the committee is comprised of diverse perspectives and reflects Metro's ridership, staff proposes the following membership, criteria, and selection process:

Membership
* 15-member committee and 3 alternates
* Representation from the existing Community Safety and Security Working Group led by the Executive Officer for Equity and...

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