Last item of the night: Friend wants to talk about education vs. enforcement RE: COVID.

"Why are we not ticketing flagrant fouls?" People aren't wearing masks or social distancing and 1 in 100 of them are contagious, she says.
City attorney Tom Carr: The police are ticketing people. "Well over 100 now." The county has a more aggressive policy than the city; we're working with them.
Carr: The challenge has always been" the lack of police resources. "They are approaching the end of their ability to enforce." They are very busy these last two weekends. "There have been a lot of big parties."
Wallach: I think we need to make time for a discussion on this. "Whatever we have been doing has not been satisfactory."
Weaver: Let CAC (the council scheduling committee) handle this. "I think we want to have the discussion, so I'm not pushing back on that at all, but every Front Range community is having this issue.

"We haven't found a good answer yet."
"We'll try to get it in this year," Weaver says, "but we have some long meetings coming up."

"I don't think there's a bigger issue in the community right now than the COVID issue."
Swetlik: "It might be done during a study session since it's not a voting matter; it's a guidance matter."

Weaver: "Ours are full."
"We want it to be near the beginning of a meeting if we want the most public to see our discussion," Weaver says.
Another COVID item from Friend: "We get a lot of allegations that crime is up and certain crimes are up, so I'd like to put in a plug that we maybe get monthly crime updates" — with data.
Carr: It would be helpful if you would clarify what crime data you're looking for.
Friend: We get a lot of emails about bike theft, for example. Idk if it's a crime that is actually increasing.
Carr: Crime is up nationwide, particularly property crime. It's bc we can't put people in jail. I was on a call with other city attorneys, and they all reported that.
Friend: That's something we need to discuss. If you don't have these sticks, what do we do?
Yates: We do have a crime report upcoming from the Chief. That might be a good time to share what we'd like to see RE: data in the future.
Young: Whatever data we are presented, it is something that can be asinine. What do we do with the data? I think it has to be actionable.
That's it for tonight's meeting. Wednesday morning recap will be coming to you in a few. It's already Wednesday morning here.

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