February 13, 2021: The Steering Committee and Subcommittee members presented draft recommendations at a Zoom Community Forum.
January 28: The Steering Committee and Subcommittee members presented draft recommendations to the Social Services and Human Relations Board.
January 27: The Steering Committee and Subcommittee members presented draft recommendations(PDF, 3MB) to the Transportation Commission.
January 22: The Steering Committee and Subcommittee members presented draft recommendations(PDF, 3MB) at a Zoom Community Forum.
January 21: The City posted a press release with links to the draft recommendations, community survey, and community forum. A report of the preliminary recommendations from the five Subcommittees can be downloaded here(PDF, 765KB). Members of the public are encouraged to review these recommendations and complete this survey here. These recommendations are based on months of research and collaboration, including information provided(PDF, 586KB) by the City in response to dozens of information requests (for more information or access to these files, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note the request number and letter). Following a period of public engagement, the Steering Committee will present its final recommendations and a report on the public feedback to the Alameda City Council on March 16, 2021.
January 15, 2021: The City posted a press release with an update on the release of draft recommendations and information on how the public can share their feedback.
November 10, 12, and 16: The Community-Led Committees on Policing Review and Systemic Racism worked with the City of Alameda to host a three-night APD speaker series. APD staff presented information about the Department’s policies, practices, data, budget, and more, followed by a Q&A with Committee members. Members of the public were invited to watch via livestream.
October 19, 2020: The Subcommittee information in the accordions below were updated with additional information, including their mission and goals.
October 6, 2020: The City posted a press release with a brief update about the selection of the Subcommittees. The Steering Committee and Subcommittees meet individually and hold joint monthly meetings. Tonight, the joint meeting of the Committees will meet the Interim Police Chief, discuss the City's budget, and talk about how information requests will be managed.
September 10, 2020: On September 8, the Alameda Community-Led Policing Reform & Racial Equity Committees met in a kick off convening. You can view the presentation and agenda here(PDF, 1MB). The accordions below have been updated to include members of the 5 Subcommittees.
August 28, 2020: The response from community members interested in joining a Subcommittee was overwhelming. Today, invitations were sent to community members invited to participate in the process of improving police and community relations and policies, asking for their Subcommittee placement preference. Many more emails were sent thanking community members who the Steering Committee was not able to place on a task force at the present time. The accordions below will be updated with Subcommittee member names as soon as they are assigned. The City Manager will present an update from the Steering Committee and Subcommittees at a City Council meeting in October.
August 11, 2020: The City Manager appointed a Steering Committee (see accordion below) that will take the lead in developing a community-led process and work plans to address the future of policing and systemic racism in Alameda. The Steering Committee has the responsibility for selecting individual Subcommittee members (see accordion below) to review each topic area and develop a work plan. The Steering Committee and the Subcommittees are supported by the City Manager’s Office.
July 27, 2020: Call to participate in community-led task forces
July 21, 2020: The City Council received an update from the City Manager and provided feedback on the task force topic areas (see below) and authorized the Mayor to sign letters of support for State legislation on police reform.
July 16, 2020: District Attorney Declines To File Charges Following Police Incident on May 23, 2020 in the City of Alameda.
July 2, 2020: City hires Alfonso Estrada to conduct independent investigation of May 23 arrest of Alameda resident.
June 29, 2020: The City Council authorized a community-led process to address previously identified topics, including police department services, policies and practices, and oversight possibilities, as well as systemic/anti-racism and laws that criminalize survival.
June 19, 2020: Update on actions taken at City Council meetings held on June 16 and June 17.
June 17, 2020: At a Special City Council Meeting, the City Council provided direction regarding Former President Obama’s Mayor’s Pledge and the “8 Can’t Wait” initiative and approved a framework for future discussions with the community, including the following topic areas:
- Unbundling Services Currently Delivered by the Police Department
- A Review of Police Department Policies and Practices
- Police Department Accountability and Oversight
- A Review of Laws that Criminalize Survival
- Systemic and Community Racism/Anti-Racism
June 17, 2020: Alameda Mayor's address: City to Weigh Public Safety Overhaul.
June 16, 2020: Statement regarding police reforms.
June 16, 2020: The City Council provided direction to the City Manager regarding the Police Department’s budget.
June 5, 2020: City Releases Body Worn Camera Footage of May 23 Police Detainment of African American Resident
June 4, 2020: Statement on releasing police video.
June 3, 2020: City Manager statement regarding police response to incident.