walt says he was really disappointed to read about the last meeting. (i missed it, but it was a hot one! the attorney for the police union got into a verbal altercation with a board member)
even the least robust model involves a significant investment from the city in terms of staff support.
members would sign confidentiality agreements to access personnel information.
both other similar bodies in VA have this in their bylaws)
sarah says this area of work would really benefit from a full-time professional paid member of city staff.
sarah says maybe they should start drafting under the assumption that there will be a paid staff member. (which is a common but expensive arrangement)
guillermo: we are not currently asking for one, but reserve the right to request one later if something changes.
budget season is a tough time to get councilors to a meeting.
not clear what else is on the agenda, but it’ll be in the basement conference room in city hall
with that, this meeting is adjourned.