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Council to Hold Virtual Finance Committee Hearing on Demilitarizing Police

Columbus City Council


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Attend via WebEx
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By Phone: 1-650-479-3207
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President Pro Tempore and Finance Committee Chair Elizabeth Brown will conduct a Finance Committee public hearing to discuss changes to the city’s purchasing code affecting the Division of Police’s ability to obtain and utilize certain equipment.

“The presence of officers should never look and feel to residents like we are at war,” said Pro Tem Brown. “In addition to hearing from the division, we need broad engagement by residents across our city to help us sort through these important issues.”

Any resident seeking to submit written testimony should submit their testimony to Pro Tem Brown’s office. Written testimony must be received by 3:00PM on the day of the meeting and should be emailed to James Carmean at [email protected].

Any resident wishing to appear via WebEx to provide testimony during the virtual hearing should email James Carmean at [email protected] by noon on the day of the hearing to request a WebEx link. Each speaker will be limited to remarks lasting no longer than three minutes. 

This hearing is available live stream on the CTV website and broadcast on Spectrum, Channel 1024; WOW, Channel 3 and AT&T U-verse, Channel 99. The video will also be posted on the City of Columbus YouTube channel following the event.