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PSC packet 12-7-17Council Public Safety Committee 2nd Floor Conference Room City Hall Members: Councilmember Mendez (chair) Councilmember Coffey Councilmember D. Gutierrez Councilmember Lover (alternate) December 7, 2017 Staff: Others: City Manager Cliff Moore Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Fire Chief Bob Stewart City Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez Brad Coughenour Scott Schafer 1. Approval of October 26, 2017 minutes 2. New Business a. Need for bail reform in Washington state - Cutter 3. Old Business a. Follow up on November 1 Governor's Forum on Gang Violence b. Public forum planning 4. Other Business a. Discussion on dangers of running amber and red traffic signals 5. Information items a. Text to 911 impact on City of Yakima - Coughenour 6. Recap of future agenda items 7. Audience Participation 8. Adjournment Council Public Safety Committee October 26, 2017 MINUTES Members present: Councilmember Carmen Mendez (chair) Councilmember Kathy Coffey Councilmember Dulce Gutierrez The meeting was called to order at 3:04 p.m. Staff: City Manager Cliff Moore Chief Dominic Rizzi, Police Dep. Chief Patrick Reid, Fire Joe Rosenlund, Streets Prosecutor Cynthia Martinez, Legal Brad Coughenour, SunComm Terri Croft, Police 1. Approval of minutes of September 28, 2017 There was a correction to the minutes as the meeting date was incorrect. It was MOVED by Gutierrez and SECONDED by Coffey to approve the minutes as corrected. Motion PASSED unanimously. 2. New Business Three items were added under new business: 2b — Introduction of Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid 2c — Scheduling of November/December Public Safety Committee meeting 2d — Homicide update 2.c. November/December meeting dates It was decided to combine the November and December Public Safety Committee meetings into one meeting due to the holidays. The meeting will be held on December 7. 2.a. Collision information S. 3rd St./Pacific Avenue Councilmember Avina Gutierrez had requested information be sent to the Public Safety Committee regarding collisions at the intersection of S. 3rd Street and Pacific Avenue, as well as the costs to change the signals to either a 4 -way blinking red or standard controlled intersection. Rosenlund reported there had been 7 recorded accidents within 200 feet of the intersection. These statistics were different than the statistics reported by the police department, which Rizzi explained was due to different reporting criteria and different database systems. Rosenlund reported that changing the intersection to a four-way stop may cause more accidents due to the traffic volume on 3rd Street. He instead recommended signage on Pacific Avenue that states "Cross traffic does not stop". 2.b. Introduction of Deputy Fire Chief Reid Deputy Chief Reid discussed some of the community outreach the fire department was participating in, including the Trunk or Treat event that evening and judging a local church chili cook off. He reported that three firefighters would be graduation from a leadership training program that day. 2.d. Homicide update Rizzi reported that the victim of the recent homicide was 17 years old and the suspect was 15 years old. Detectives have identified the vehicle and suspects in less than 24 hours. Rizzi stressed the importance of advising the governor of the need for outreach. If there had been a program for this suspect 5 years ago, this incident may have been prevented. Mendez discussed the need to create a stronger collaboration with the school district to identify at risk youth and get them assistance. Gutierrez discussed juvenile court's assistance available for parent. Coffey expressed she would like to receive updates on this case and that she was interested in hearing the background on the suspect, his school attendance, etc. Moore discussed the Safe Streets Tacoma program, which has been in place for 31 years. The coalition connects faith based community, school district, and non -profits. What Moore found striking about their concept was that they recommended all of this be done outside of government. Coffey advised that they City had previously made outreach attempts, but they were all isolated and not integrated. She added that she didn't believe it was the role of the city to be the connection between all of these stakeholders. 3. Old Business 3.a. Gonvernor's forum Governor Inslee's forum on gang violence is next Wednesday, November 1 in Tacoma. There is a good contingent from Yakima attending. 3.a. Central Washington Catholic Foundation community forum Moore reminded the group that there is an invitation for up to 4 members per organization to attend the forum with Father Greg Boyle on October 7. The fundraising dinner that night has been sold out. 3.b. Domestic Violence Gutierrez advised that they have preliminarily identified funding for the Legal Department to send 2 prosecutors to the domestic violence symposium in 2018. Rizzi reported the YWCA was hosting a candlelight vigil that evening to build awareness of domestic violence. It was noted that Beehler was working on domestic violence PSAs in both English and Spanish. 3.c. Forum Planning Gutierrez reported the third forum was held the previous day. There have been approximately 75 attendees between all three forums and the attendees are coming from the hosting neighborhoods. She discussed the benefits of the conversational format, including the benefit of having law enforcement personnel explain their limitations, patrol techniques, etc. She believes this creates a bonding experience between the police and the community. She addressed some areas that community members bring up that are outside of the city's control, others are issues that are within the city's control but are peripheral to the forums (such as lighting), and others are community education issues. She recommended distributing the agenda and questions in advance of upcoming forums so community members know what to expect. She also suggested more efficient collaboration with the hosting venues to get the word out. Coffey and Mendez both spoke of the positive benefits of the forums. The committee is still working to schedule a forum in District 3 by the end of the year. Looking to schedule one between November 13-16 at the Henry Beauchamp Community Center. Suggested trying to schedule forums at Franklin Middle School or OIC. There are two requests for forums in District 5. The next steps will be to confirm a date with HBCC and determine a location for a north/central forum. Suggested Robertson Elementary for that location. Looking to the last week of November or first week of December for the District 5 forum. Coffey expressed concern that later in the year is more difficult to get people to come out due to it getting dark earlier and holidays. Mendez stated would like to see the District 3 forum held at Lewis & Clark Middle School. The committee decided to keep the questions the same and commented on the positive coverage by Spanish-language media. It was also suggested to have YakBack information cards at the forums. 4. Other Business There was no other business. 5. Information items A flyer was include in the packet regarding the YWCA candlelight vigil 6. Recap of Future Agenda Items Governor's forum on gang violence Public Forum planning 7. Audience Participation There was no audience participation 8. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 3:55 p.m. Approved: November 27, 2017 Public Safety Committee SunComm, Text -to -911 Update S Chair and Public Safety Committee members, SunComm has been receiving Text to 911 for approximately one year. Of the eight Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the State of Washington that has implemented this feature. I believe the residents of Yakima County and the City of Yakima have legitimately used this feature more than the residents associated with the other seven PSAPs, based on reports given to the 911 Military Division. Even though, the majority of our calls change to being taken by voice, we have average 4 legitimate Text to 911 calls monthly that begin and end entirely through text communication. These calls (messages) have ranged from domestic violence to witnesses reporting crimes. Additionally, SunComm averages 20 calls that begin through text notification and transition to voice. Attached are two examples of Text to 911 messages we have received and the dialog exchange, between the messenger (caller) and the 911 Call -Taker. Bilingual text software has not been completed, but SunComm does have six bilingual Spanish call -takers and the ability to use as third party to translate messages. Providing Emergency Ccs unication Services to Yakima County Business Dixon.: 509.248.9911 Business Fax: 509.576.6555 SessionlD MessagelD From B87F2B4759A1B!D928FCOA5 B87F2B4759A1B!730E090B5� B87F2B4759A1B!779DD7735 B87F2B4759A1B!4CFDD7FC5' B87F2B4759A1B!1D12D8645 To Operator 5095849350 911 5095849350 911 911 5.1E+09 cruz6568@P53077001 911 5.1E+09 cruz6568@P53077001 911 5.1E+09 cruz6568@P53077001 Text (1/2) Nesecito un polic??a x favor a est?? direcci??n 711 s naches apartamen (2/2) to 5 Yakima o wapato? Cual es su emergencia? 911, est? terminando la Ilamada. 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