Huntley going over specific groups that are being tapped to help inform the public engagement process, i.e. how to "frame the conversation" and what channels to use to reach people.
So far: Latinx, youth and Black residents.
We don't have as big of a network in that last demographic, Huntley says, "but I think it's really important. We all recognize the Black community in particular has a unique experience with policing. ....
Particularly given the historic roots of policing, Huntley says, "It's critically important to lift those voices in this process."
Huntley: We're not going to ask people multiple-choice questions or have them rank priorities. We really want to have more of an open-ended conversation. "I think we really need to explore the concept of safety."
"Safety means different things to different people," Huntley says.
People will be asked to describe "your ideal encounter" with an officer in various scenarios: As a victim, as a suspect and as a witness.
Young: Last night, I spent a little bit of time ... listening to the Somos Boulder podcast.

Suggests that and KGNU as channels for engagement. Also "good ol' fashioned paper" like flyers. (Fliers?)
Young also suggest a "place-based approach."
Huntley: We are ID'ing neighborhoods that might have specific challenges with crime or other interactions with police, etc.
Brockett: This process plan is very "thorough. ... I think this will be a successful outreach" effort.
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I... think we're done...? Not much feedback from council on this one.
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