Cal Cities Public Safety Task Force work underway with kickoff meeting

Feb 24, 2021

The newly launched League of California Cities Public Safety Task Force kicked off its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, and featured a robust conversation on Cal Cities’ path forward on police reform policies.

Cal Cities President and El Centro Mayor Cheryl Viegas Walker announced the members of the Public Safety Task Force during the February board meeting. The task force consists of 22 presidential appointments from across the state with a breadth of experience and interest working on public safety issues.
The goal of the task force is to review and recommend updates to Cal Cities' public safety policy and guiding principles, which will inform and guide Cal Cities' advocacy on police reform. The task force will meet every other week through April, providing feedback on public safety policy priorities, Cal Cities policies, recent legislative activity, and proposed legislation. The task force recommendations will be reviewed and voted on by the Public Safety Policy Committee and then will go to the board for consideration in April.
The first task force meeting included introductions, a task force orientation, an overview of 21st Century Policing, and a legislative update. City of Redlands Police Chief and Cal Cities Board Member Chris Catren, presented on the six pillars of 21st Century Policing, reviewing each pillar and providing insights on how police departments throughout the state are implementing these pillars in their communities.
The next task force meeting will be on March 4. During this meeting, task force members will begin diving into legislative proposals. Cal Cities will continue to provide updates on the work of the task force.
If you have any further questions, reach out to Cal Cities Legislative Representative  Elisa Arcidiacono or Policy Analyst  Caroline Cirrincione.