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The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association and the North Loop Neighborhood Association are partnering to host a presentation regarding the proposed public safety charter amendment, on Wednesday, August 25, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please register for the forum via the link below:
OK, who doesn’t know that there’s been more than a little controversy in Minneapolis over the past year about law enforcement and public safety? And who doesn’t care about what it takes to keep everyone safe?
By citizen petition, a second charter change proposal on the November 2 ballot would replace current language requiring a Police Department of specified staffing levels with a new Department of Public Safety that “employs a comprehensive public health approach” and makes traditional law enforcement optional “if necessary.” This one’s complicated, folks, both in terms of the amendment proposal and the details of how, if approved, it might be implemented. So get informed!
Yes4Minneapolis, the group advocating for the change, will explain why they believe it to be the future of public safety in our community and maybe beyond. Steve Cramer, President and CEO of the Downtown Council, will respond with his group’s concerns that this proposal for public safety might not end up keeping Minneapolis, well, so safe!