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<br />Mr. Poling apologized for not attending the onsite interviews in Cambridge that were part of the background <br />investigation for the police auditor candidate. He explained that a booking error and flight cancellations <br />prevented him from traveling. He had an opportunity to discuss the interviews with investigator Jim <br />Gardner and was pleased with the results. <br /> <br />Ms. Ortiz reminded members of the community that applications were being taken for positions on boards <br />and commissions and encouraged people to apply, particularly residents of the River Road, Santa Clara, <br />Whiteaker and Bethel areas that were underrepresented on those bodies. <br /> <br /> <br />B. WORK SESSION: Fiscal Year 2007 Police Commission Work Plan <br /> <br /> <br />City Manager Taylor introduced Police Commission members Tim Laue, Angie Sifuentez, and Maurice <br />Denner to present the commission’s annual report and proposed FY07 Work Plan. <br /> <br />Ms. Piercy thanked members of the commission for their work, especially Mr. Laue as outgoing chair and <br />Mr. Denner as chair-elect. <br /> <br />Mr. Laue reviewed the commission’s FY 2005-2006 Annual Report. He said the commission was charged <br />with reviewing policies, resources and issues in the community. He listed several policy reviews completed <br />by the commission during the past year, including the SWAT policy, risk assessment, upgrade of equipment <br />for the crisis negotiation team and in-car video policy. He said the commission reviewed the FY07 budget <br />and revisited the Downtown Public Safety Action Plan, forwarding recommendations on the plan to the <br />council. He said the major issue addressed by the commission during the past two years was the concept of <br />community oversight. He said the commission, at the council’s request, developed recommendations <br />regarding recruitment of a police auditor and those recommendations formed the basis of the council’s <br />recruitment and selection process. He received feedback from a number of sources around the country that <br />the recruitment process was very impressive. <br /> <br />Mr. Laue said the commission also worked on mediation alternatives in conjunction with the Human Rights <br />Commission and developed a series of recommendations. He said all of the commission’s recommendations, <br />including the draft oversight ordinance, were presented in framework or outline form with options for <br />consideration when finalized by the council and auditor. He thanked the council and City Manager on <br />behalf of the commission for budgetary enhancements to police services. He said the commission also <br />worked with the police chief and department on a strategic plan and held work sessions on domestic violence <br />and use of the Lexipol model for department policies. He indicated that the outstanding issues requiring <br />attention over the next three or four months were: 1) role of the Police Commission under the new oversight <br />model, 2) determination of the day-to-day supervision of the auditor, and 3) ordinance framework for <br />dealing with establishment of the auditor’s office and the civilian review board. He thanked the council and <br />past councils for the honor of serving on the commission. <br /> <br />Ms. Sifuentez referred to the draft civilian oversight ordinance framework included in the agenda packet. <br />She said the commission established two committees: one committee developed draft language related to the <br />auditor and the other developed language related to the civilian review board; the work of those committees <br />was then combined in a final draft. She said the purpose was to create a framework that defined the basic <br />functions of the board and auditor that could then be refined by the auditor. She said the city attorney <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES—Eugene City Council August 14, 2006 Page 2 <br /> Work Session <br /> <br /> <br />