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File #: ID#19-906    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 1/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action:
Title: Hold discussion and receive a report from the Criminal Justice Reform Committee, including draft legislation supporting a Cite and Release Program, and provide direction to the City Manager.
Attachments: 1. Article 14.06 memo.pdf, 2. Background Memo, 3. Draft ordinance language, 4. Summary Memo C&R Stats, 5. 2018 Cite and Release Analysis, 6. 2018 Cite Arrest Ineligibility, 7. 2019 Cite and Release Analysis, 8. 2019 Cite Arrest Ineligibility
AGENDA CAPTION:
Title
Hold discussion and receive a report from the Criminal Justice Reform Committee, including draft legislation supporting a Cite and Release Program, and provide direction to the City Manager.
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Meeting date: March 3, 2020

Department: City Manager

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Fiscal Note:
Prior Council Action: Council discussed this item during its regular meeting on October 15, 2019 but did not provide direction to staff. Rather, the Council referred the item back to the Criminal Justice Reform Committee for further work.

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Background Information:
The San Marcos City Council empaneled a Criminal Justice Reform subcommittee to study local criminal justice reform efforts in parallel with the work being done at the county level. The committee originally consisted of Council Member Mark Rockeymoore (chair), Council Member Lisa Prewitt, and Council Member Dr. Ed Mihalkanin. The committee began meeting monthly in July, 2019. The committee has been working on a draft ordinance that pertains to the use of Cite and Release by sworn law enforcement officers employed by the City. In their regular meeting held on October 3, 2019, the committee developed language for this draft ordinance and presented that language to the Council on October 15, 2019. D...

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