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07/17/2018 10 Public Safety Forum Data UsageBUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT 1 Item No. 10. For Meeting of: July 17, 2018 ITEM TITLE: Discussion regarding use of public safety forum data SUBMITTED BY: Ana Cortez, Assistant City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Councilmembers sponsored a series of 10 public forums to discuss public safety concerns. During these encounters, the public provided valuable input and eloquent testimony on safety priorities. On July 3, 2018, the Public Safety Committee indicated desire for a full Council discussion to consider directing staff on specific next steps related to the public input obtained through the public forums. The committee recommended the following next steps. 1. Conduct analysis of the notes to integrate relevant data points into the Governor's proviso programs and activities. 2. Consolidation of data points from the public forums to avoid duplication and to categorize input in a logical manner. 3. Preparation of questions and answers for publication in the city's website. 4. Presentation of issues raised in the forums by geographic location and to use this information for the delivery of services under the proviso. Staff requests direction from Council to proceed with the above mentioned tasks. ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: STAFF RECOMMENDATION: NA Public Safety Acting City Manager 2 No staff recommendation BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: Public Safety Committee recommended this item be presented at the July 17, 2018 City Council meeting.