It was a whole hour long press conference with a set of awesome speakers. We have an active an engaged community on this issue, but with reluctant leadership in our police department, there is no one to engage with. Listen (and watch) as they lay it all out for us. Several call for Koval to resign. All make it clear that what we saw last week, police beating a young woman, is unacceptable.
Oh, how frustrating . . . 5 changes . . .
Speakers changed a little, but this is the latest info I have . . . I suspect this is a game changer.
Guest editorial . . . worth listening to!!! And supporting!!!
The whole damn community . . . the people speaking out is piling up . . . these is something wrong with police training, even it it meets some state or federal standards, it doesn’t match our community standards. Former Chief Couper, Rep. Chris Tayor and D.A. Ismael Ozanne will hold a press conference at the City County Building today at 1:00, and likely add their voices. Police reform is needed now . . .
Well . . . police and fire seem to be having the biggest negative impact on our budget, spending too much. And Room Taxes and building permit fees aren’t bringing in as much money as we thought . . . Police and Fire spend whatever they want and we just pay it, business community over-promises. And we let it happen year, after year, after year. And guess what, this is going to be the worst budget ever in the history of the universe! So, predictable.
Of course, the one thing the city negotiators conceded on was the Labor Peace Agreement . . . and it appears to have cost us $1.25M more? (notes on “fee structure” are unclear to me) Board of Estimates will be discussing this tonight . . . in closed session . . . public beware.
All three meetings on Monday . . .
3 meetings – 2 at noon or before, one at 6:30pm.
Four more days before the new rules kick in! Hopefully we don’t have too many “Mo’ Meetings” this week, but there are only 12 meetings, so I’m skeptical, even tho it is the end of the month and it is usually a bit lighter.
From Freedom Inc, because no matter how the police explain it . . . this is not what we expect in our community. “Call District Ozanne to demand that there be no charges for Genele and she be released. 608.266.4211” Arraignment may be at 1:30 today . . . rally at 1:00 in front of the Jail.