There was an impressive turn out yesterday for the protest/city council meeting.
Thank you to everyone for being respectful to the family, for your presence and involvement, and to those who spoke up at the city council meeting (I think it is safe to say we have made an impression.)
Let’s keep this up notable progress and awareness are being made!
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT
- TODAY: We will be meeting at End of the Line Cafe at 4pm for a signage session, we will then reconvene at Hayne and Cervantes at 5pm — a rallied response to the negligence of the officer involved with the incident at Sluggo’s Saturday October 3rd. Together, we will walk to City Hall for the meeting today at 7pm to speak about the slaying and how very important it is to our community. We are going to do this every other Thursday until the man who is guilty is brought to trial.
- Here is some useful information from Derek regarding the meeting tonight:
First of all, for anyone who may be unfamiliar, City Hall is located at 222 West Main Street, which is between Spring and Reus Streets. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
If anyone wishes to speak, the appropriate time would be during Open Forum, which is near the end of the meeting. In order to speak, you must fill out a little blue card. These cards are located outside the Council Chambers, as well as inside next to the podium. The card asks for your name, address, and what you would like to speak about (you can just put “Open Forum”). Once you’ve filled out the card, give it to the City Clerk’s staff, which is seated at the right end of the dais at front.
The mayor usually goes over that at the beginning of meetings but I wanted to give everyone an idea of what to expect.
If you do speak, my advice would be to:
- Stay respectful, avoid personal attacks on the cop or department
- Focus on not feeling safe and/or wanting accountability
- Be concise (there is a 4 minute limit for each speaker)
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