SANTA MONICA—On Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. the Public Safety Reform Advisory Committee and members of the city of Santa Monica staff will be hosting a community listening sessions to listen to community concerns.
Members of the Santa Monica community can share their experiences with public safety in the city and to provide recommendations on reforms that they would like to see the city embark on in the future.
Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, an organizational change consultant and advocate for justice, equity, and inclusion, will facilitate public comment.
The city stated in a public message that “Members of the public are encouraged to share their thoughts, whether positive or negative, honestly, openly, and consistent with the City’s rules of civility for public meetings.”
Community members can register to participate in this community outreach event through Eventbrite. Registration opens July 30, and interested parties will receive a confirmation email with more information about joining the meeting after. The meeting will be held in both English and Spanish.
The Public Safety Reform Advisory Committee is made up of 15 members with the responsibility to gather community input and share these concerns for reform to the Interim City Manager. The Advisory Committee also reviews broader proposals for invest/divest strategies to achieve public safety.