City of Minneapolis Community Engagement Process: Re-imagination of Public Safety
The Minneapolis City Council adopted a comprehensive Community Engagement process to begin a yearlong community re-imagination of Public Safety in the City of Minneapolis on Friday, October 2nd.
Phase One (October 2020 through December 2020): a community survey and public forums focused on the current model of community safety and opportunities for changes, with a synthesis of initial themes presented to the Council in early December along with a draft vision for consideration and adoption by the Council
Phase Two (January 2021 through March 2021): public forums where community members can review and confirm the themes and goals established in the first phase plus a deeper dive into ideas for a new public safety model to help inform draft recommendations of actions steps to realize the established vision and goals
Phase Three (April 2021 through May 2021): opportunities to offer feedback on draft recommendations at public forums and online
Phase Four (June 2021 through July 2021): recommendations will be refined and finalized, incorporating community feedback gathered throughout the engagement process, with a final report to the Council on strategies for building a new model for community safety
Watch the full presentation outlining engagement efforts here.
The process is guided by the principles of accessibility and meaningful and inclusive engagement. It will be open to all community members who wish to participate. More information is published on the City of Minneapolis website here. Note that the City's posting was published prior to the October 2nd meeting.
Join the conversation at an upcoming PPNA Town Hall on Public Safety! See all opportunities on our calendar page.