PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

OCTOBER 4, 2004

COUNCIL CHAMBER

Convened: 5:19 p.m.

Adjourned: 7:05 p.m.

 

Present were:††††† Chairperson Councillor Joseph M. Petty

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Councillor Barbara G. Haller

††††††††† Councillor Juan A. Gomez

Councillor Gomez at 5:35 p.m.

 

Also:†††††††††††††††††††† Acting Police Chief Paul Campbell

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Assistant City Clerk, Lisa M. Thomas, clerk

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

1.†††††† Relative to crime statistics for the last 12 months at Autumn Woods.

††††††††† #19B CM June 15, 2004

Recommend File

 

2.†††††† Relative to crime statistics for Autumn Woods.

††††††††† #19J CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

3. ††††† Relative to murders in the City.

††††††††† #19E CM June 15, 2004

Recommend File

 

4.†††††† Relative to number of murders in New England cities of similar size to Worcester.

††††††††† #19D CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

5.†††††† Relative to radar surveillance for Beaver Brook Parkway and Maywood St.

††††††††† #19A CM June 29, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief provide the City Council with an updated report regarding speed radar and traffic enforcement signs.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief investigate the possibility of purchasing surveillance cameras, the cost to be absorbed through grant money.

 

6.†††††† Relative to addresses in the area of the PIP Shelter at which more than one arrest occurred.

#19E CM August 17, 2004

Recommend refer to Health Committee

 

7.†††††† Relative to number of citations issued for violation of the noise ordinance.

††††††††† #19H CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief provide the City Council with a detailed update regarding the number of noise ordinance citations from May 2004 through September 2004.

 

8.†††††† Relative to traffic violations statistics from November 2003 to June 2004.

††††††††† #19T CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief provide the City Council with an updated traffic violation statistics report specific to speeding, red light, and stop signs from November 2003 through August 2004.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Solicitor provide the City Council with a summary of speeding and traffic ordinances and fines associated with those ordinances.

 

Chairmanís Order request the City Manager provide to the City Council a timetable for hiring a crime analyst.

 

9.†††††† Relative to Second-hand Motor Licenses issued over the most recent two years.

††††††††† #19E CM September 7, 2004

Recommend File

 

10.†††† Relative to overview of the Anti-Violence Street Crime Unit.

††††††††† #19A CM September 28, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with an updated Anti-Violence Street Crime Unit Report from the inception date of August 23, 2004 through October 2004.

 

LLEBG GRANTS/AWARDS

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

11.†††† Requesting adoption of a resolution to file and accept a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant.

††††††††† In City Council June 1, 2004 #17B CM Resolution adopted

††††††††† In Committee for informational purposes

Recommend File

 

12.†††† Relative to FY04 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Grant Award.

††††††††† #17D CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

13.†††† Relative to Worcester Weed and Seed Funding Allocation.

††††††††† #17E CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a quarterly update report regarding how Weed and Seed funds are disbursed.

 

14.†††† Relative to funds awarded for the Weed and Seed Program.

††††††††† #19U CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

15.†††† Requesting adoption of a resolution relative to the FY04 Metropolitan Response System Program Continuation Grants.

In City Council September 7, 2004 #20A CM Resolution adopted.

In Committee for informational purposes only.

Recommend Hold

 

PUBLIC SAFETY MISCELLANEOUS

 

Communications of the City Manager

 

16. ††† Relative to Zero Tolerance Zone in the Arts District.

#17A CM July 16, 2002

 

Recommend File

17.†††† Relative to Highest Paid Wage Earners in Public Safety.

#13C CM August 20, 2002

Recommend File

 

18.†††† Relative to Assessment Centers.

#14C CM November 10, 1998

In Committee April 5, 1999 Ė held

In Committee January 15, 2003 Ė held

Recommend Hold

 

19.†††† Relative to dealing with Civil Liberty issues.

††††††††† #19H CM August 12, 2003

Recommend Hold

 

20. ††† Relative to meeting on August 29th with representatives from the Executive Office of Public Safety (EOPS)

#17H CM September 9, 2003

Recommend File

21.†††† Relative to a draft policy on the use of surveillance cameras prior to activation of the camera installed at 701 Main Street.

††††††††† #17J CM September 9, 2003

††††††††† In Committee September 10, 2003 Ė Held

Recommend Hold

 

22.†††† Relative to developing alternatives for Women Now (DAWN), a pilot program for prostituted women.

††††††††† #17C CM March 30, 2004

Recommend File

 

23.†††† Relative to Bravo Pizzeria & Restaurant Inc. regarding violations pertaining to overcrowding and alcohol.

††††††††† #16B CM June 15, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration provide the City Council with a report as to whether there are violations of the entertainment license granted to Bravoís Cafe.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief and the Administration recommit to enforcing the noise ordinance and ticketing cars inappropriately parked and blocking ways in the vicinity of Bravoís Cafe.

 

Chairmanís Order request the Acting Police Chief provide the City Council with a report detailing noise complaint calls regarding Bravo Cafť from August 2004 through September 2004.

 

Speaker:

Sandra Ansaldi

 

24.†††† Relative to history of license violations for Bravo Cafť.

††††††††† #16A CM August 17, 2004

Recommend File

 

25.†††† Relative to communication received from the Worcester Housing Authority relative to public safety efforts.

††††††††† 29C CM September 7, 2004

Recommend File

 

Chairmanís Order request the Administration purchase a yearly subscription to Criminology & Public Safety Magazine for $125.00.