Marti Brown

Vision.   Strategy.   Planning.   Implementation.

Highlights & Accomplishments

Public Safety Advisory Committee (2012)

Working with then-Councilmember Gomes, Marti co-sponsored a resolution to establish a Public Safety Advisory Committee to research, analyze and recommend cost-effective best practices for improving the City's public safety efforts.

The Result:

The Council appointed a committee of citizens with liaisons from the Police and Fire Departments to conduct public meetings, receive input and ideas from the public and invite experts in various areas of public safety to guide the analysis and final recommendations to the City Council. Key recommendations included creating a volunteer program for the police and fire departments, increasing police training, hiring key department positions, improving revenue generation such as parking enforcement, reducing calls for service, suppressing crime, enhancing technology, improving relations and communications with the public (e.g., Nextdoor), and establishing a citizen advisory committee similar to a Police Review Commission.