At the DMNA Public Safety Town Hall Forum on October 27th, moderator Merv Moorhead presented a variety of questions to our elected officials and a panel of law enforcement officials. These questions were drawn from a larger pool of questions written by Public Safety Task Force members and by community members, who were able to submit questions as part of their annual meeting registration. People attending the forum were also invited to submit questions in the chat feature of the Zoom meeting. As a means of describing our community’s specific concerns about public safety, we have prepared a list of 1) thirteen questions asked by the moderator; 2) fifty-three other questions received in advance of the forum, and 3) twenty-five chat questions submitted during the forum. This is the complete list of all questions we received; we believe it represents an unambiguous statement of our community’s concerns, dissatisfactions, and policy choices. Please review the list closely, and then continue our forum conversation by:
- Expressing your public safety concerns through emails to our elected officials and the forum panelists. We recommend that you reference the DMNA Public Safety Town Hall Forum in the subject line of your emails.
- Speaking at one of two city council hearings on the city’s budget. This is an urgent, time-limited opportunity to affect a critical decision on public safety. The mayor’s proposed budget already includes significant reductions in law enforcement funding, and the city council will be seeking further cuts to the MPD allocation. If you want to speak against these cuts—or for them—you will need to sign up immediately for one of the available speaking slots on November 16th or December 2nd. Use the following link to sign up; scroll down to select which meeting you prefer. http://www2.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/onlinemeetings/attend-citycouncil-meeting
A recording of the Town Hall portion of the DMNA Annual Meeting is available here.