CALL to action

January 25th City of Culver City Council Meeting
Talking Points

For Agenda Item A-1 –  UPDATE FROM THE CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE RELATED TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW; (2) DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW CONSULTANTS; AND (3) DIRECTION TO THE CITY MANAGER AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE

  • Support Solidarity Consulting Report, including its three pathways to reimagine public safety, assurances of accountability, and labor force and costs analysis.
  • Build capacity outside of Culver City Police Department (CCPD), no new money, authority, or officers for the PD.
  • Commit to forming a Public Safety committee to oversee implementation of recommendations.
  • Oppose expansion of Mental Evaluation Team (MET) police co-response embedded within CCPD, move towards a CAHOOTS non-police crisis response model in collaboration with adjacent areas.  Mobile crisis dispatch should be through Fire Department, not PD.
  • Develop relationship with LA County Alternatives To Incarceration (ATI) and become a pilot program using Measure J funds.
  • Require all affected departments: Police, Fire, Parks & Recreation, Public Works to include these recommendations in their 2021-22 work plans, to be presented in March.