Observer Corps: Board of Supervisors 8/18/20 (Criminal Justice Reform Committee)

Observer Corps: Board of Supervisors 8/18/20 (Criminal Justice Reform Committee)

 Observer Report:  Agency: County Board of Supervisors (Law and Justice)
Date &Time: August 18, 2020
Observer’s Name: Brenda Main

FEATURE EVALUATED

YES

NO

COMMENTS

Did meeting start on time?

X

 

 

Were all members present?

X

 

 

Were members attentive?

X

 

 

Were members well prepared?

X

 

Except for questions tp Sheriff Jones; his PowerPoint presentation was not submitted in advance.

Were members courteous to each other and members of the public?

X

 

 

Was agenda sent/posted 72 hrs. before?

X

 

 

Did agenda items clearly describe what was to be discussed?

X

 

 

Was there adequate time for public input?

X

 

 

Was there any appearance that some agenda items were discussed in closed rather than open session?

 

X

 

Was background information made available to the public?

X

 

Except Sheriff Jones’s presentation was not provided in advance.

Were facilities accessible and adequate?

 

 

N/A. No public attendance due to Covid-19

Were any issues on the agenda relevant to any LWV state or local positions or programs?

X

 

Sheriff’s presentation on use of force, training, and recruitment (see below)

Do you recommend local League action on any of these issues? 

X

 

CJR committee will follow up for future report. Recommend listening to the presentation.

 Other comments or concerns:  

 Agenda: http://www2.agendanet.saccounty.net/BoardOfSupervisors/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=6249&doctype=1

 Sheriff’s Presentation:

http://www2.agendanet.saccounty.net/BoardOfSupervisors/Documents/ViewDocument/PPT%20-%20Information%20On%20Training%20and%20Recruitment.pptx.pdf?meetingId=6249&documentType=Agenda&itemId=368453&publishId=824079&isSection=false

 Other:  

  1. I attended only the opening of the meeting and the Sheriff’s presentation.
  2. The Board presented a resolution (virtually) recognizing the Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  3. Consent matters relating to Law and Justice included authorization to: (1) apply for and accept federal funding for DOJ Internet Crimes Against Children program; (2) apply for state funding for Selective Traffic Enforcement program (for DUI checkpoints, etc.); (3) federal funding for Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (reduce manufacture, cultivation, trafficking, and distribution of marijuana, methamphetamine, precursor chemicals, etc.); (4) agreement for staffing of Regional Threat Assessment Center (Dept. of Homeland Security); (5) agreement with state hospitals for Jail-Based Competency Treatment program; (6) apply for funding for Calif. Dept. of Justice Sexual Assault Evidence Submission grant program; and (7) apply for state funding for DUI/DUID Prosecution, Education and Outreach grant program. 
  4. There were 2 public comments on Sheriff’s presentation.