Community Safety Committee Meeting Minutes - October 16, 2001




Tuesday, October 16, 2001


Anderson Room

Richmond City Hall


Councillor Bill McNulty, Chair

Acting Mayor Lyn Greenhill

Councillor Linda Barnes

Councillor Steves


Councillor Kiichi Kumagai

Call to Order:

The Chair called the meeting to order at 4:29 p.m.




(Report: Oct. 12/01, File No.: 0100-20-CACP1-01) (REDMS No. 523670)


The General Manager, Community Safety, Chuck Gale, reviewed the report. A discussion then ensued which included the following information:


a task force differed from an advisory committee in that a task force was project based with a set objective and start/finish date;


the "template" terms of reference for each task force would be modified to be specific to the task and presented to Committee for approval;


the two projects identified on page 3 of the report as potential task forces, would provide an opportunity to assess the merits of a task force vs. advisory committee;


if the new Community Policing were proceeded with (subject to Council review), each community police station would have a consultative group associated with it;


the current members of the Advisory Committee on Policing, would be invited to be a part of both of the task forces presently under consideration.


The Chair of the Advisory Committee on Policing, Mr. Jim Lavery, was present and the Committee Chair thanked Mr. Lavrey, and the members of the Advisory Committee, for their past dedication and commitment to their role.


It was moved and seconded



That the Citizens Advisory Committee on Policing be discontinued;



That the Mayor send a letter of appreciation to each former member of the committee;



That the Advisory Task Force model be selected as the preferred advisory structure;



That the template terms of reference for an Advisory Task Force, to work with the Community Safety Division, be endorsed; and



That former members of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Policing be invited to submit their names for consideration for the Advisory Task Forces.





It was moved and seconded


That the meeting adjourn (4:52 p.m.).






Certified a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the meeting of the Community Safety Committee of the Council of the City of Richmond held on Tuesday, October 16, 2001.



Councillor Bill McNulty


Deborah MacLennan

Administrative Assistant