CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Convened: 6:40 P.M.
Adjourned: 7:53 P.M.
Konstantina B. Lukes
Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford
|Chairperson Barbara G Haller |
|Councilor Philip P Palmieri |
|Councilor Joseph M Petty |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Barbara G Haller |
Councilor Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Joseph M Petty
|Also:||City Solicitor David M. Moore|
Police Chief Gary J. Gemme
Deputy Police Chief Steven M. Sargent
Deputy Police Chief Guilio V. Fusaro
Deputy Police Chief Mark S. Roche
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk
COMMUNICATIONS OF THE CITY MANAGER
Transmitting communication requesting City Council's approval of an ordinance relative to the possession of knives.
# 12b CC October 28, 2008
In Committee November 6, 2008 - Held
Recommending adoption of an Amendment to the City's Knife Ordinance.
# 9.32B CM December 02, 2008
Recommend Adoption on a roll call of 3-0
Petition of Kevin Ksen request City Council's Standing Committee on Public Safety fully review the citizen complaint investigation files the City Manager recently provided the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
# 7f CC September 09, 2008
1. Kevin Ksen, Worcester resident
2. Ronald Madnick, President Worcester County Chapter ACLU, Worcester resident
3. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
4. Thomas Daly, President, Local IBPO, Paxton resident
Request City Manager request the Police Chief to provide the City Council with any documentation that would demonstrate the Worcester Police Department's policy relative to the release of citizen complaints on file at their department.
Request the City Council of the City of Worcester to accept the following report concerning the status of the goals of the City Council's Standing Committee on Public Safety: a) To commit and be supportive of stabilizing the number of police officers and firefighters in the City of Worcester: Met Goal, b) To support a plan to decentralize the Worcester Police Department into precincts: Awaiting Administration, c) To support a plan to establish optimal locations for fire station facilities: Ongoing, and d)To support funding for the expansion of the Summer Impact Division of the Worcester Police Department so that the program life runs yearly from mid-May through mid-September: Exceeded Goal.
Request City Manager to conduct a study identifying the optimal locations for fire station facilities across the city and report the findings to the City Council.