Chicago Police District Council 001 Special Meeting

Chicago Police District Councils
Criminal Justice

Saturday, June 1, 2024
9:15 a.m. — 11:15 a.m. CDT

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Votes: Nominate three people to fill 001 District Council Vacancy

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The District Council will provide an opportunity for public comment. The public comment session will be 20 minutes long. Each commenter will have up to 2 minutes to speak. Anyone interested in giving public comment should write their name on a card provided at the meeting and give it to the members of the District Council or staff in the meeting room any time within 30 minutes of the start of the meeting. If the number of interested speakers exceeds the time dedicated to public comment, speakers will be selected by a random drawing.

Anyone may submit written public comment by delivering it at the public meeting or by emailing it to Javon.Lewis-Brown@cityofchicago.org.

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Each of the 22 District Councils is made up of three people elected by residents of the police district in regular municipal elections every four years, though anyone can participate in District Council work, and the more people who participate, the more effective the District Councils can be. The first District Council elections occurred in February 2023. Just as Chicagoans vote for a mayor and a local ward Alderperson, they also vote for up to three people to serve on the District Council.

The District Councils have several key roles:

  • Building stronger connections between the police and the community at the district level, where the community is a true partner in making the neighborhood safer. They can work with the police to address problems and set priorities.
  • Collaborating in the development and implementation of community policing initiatives.
  • Holding monthly public meetings, where residents can work on local initiatives rooted in community concerns and priorities. They can also raise and work to address concerns about policing in the district, and increase accountability.
  • Working with the community to get input on police department policies and practices. Working to develop and expand restorative justice and similar programs in the police district.
  • Ensuring that the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability gets input from the community, so that the Commission’s work will be based on what people in neighborhoods across the city are concerned about.
  • Nominating members of the Community Commission. Anyone who serves on the Community Commission must first have the support of elected District Council members.

(Source: Municipal Code of Chicago, 2-80-070(a) and (e))

For a map of police districts, visit https://www.chicagocityscape.com/maps/index.php#/?places_type=chipolicedistrict.

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