This week, Mayor Hagerty's Q&A and Discussion Series on Policing focused on alternatives to policing. This is the sixth discussion in the series, aimed at providing community members opportunities to learn and ask questions about a variety of topics related to policing. These sessions, televised and streamed live online, will help inform the City Council's discussion on policing in Evanston as it considers any appropriate changes to better serve the community.
The meetings are taking place at the same time that the City Council's Human Services Committee digs deep into whether and how to defund the EPD and reallocate funding to community groups and non-profits.
The next Mayor's Q&A takes place at noon on Monday, August 31 and will be a conversation with Black youth about policing.
The next Human Services Committee meeting takes place at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 31.
Residents can watch the discussions live on Channel 16 and on the City’s Facebook page. Questions may be submitted live during the broadcast or in advance using the City’s Q&A form, or by commenting on the Facebook Live broadcast.
For those unable to participate, recordings of the broadcasts will be available and shared through the City’s communications channels later in the week.
Previous Mayor's Q&A discussions have focused on the Complaint Process, Use of Force and Body Cameras, EPD Collaboration with NUPD and Schools, Police Budget and Police Training. Community members can watch recordings of these discussions on the City's YouTube channel.