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File #: 160824    Version: 1 Name: Hearing - Charter Amendment - Public Advocate; Department of Police Accountability
Type: Hearing Status: Filed
Introduced: 7/19/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/26/2016 Final action: 7/26/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Hearing to consider a Charter Amendment (Third Draft) (File No. 160583) to amend the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco to: 1) create the Office of the Public Advocate; 2) set the Public Advocate’s powers and duties; 3) authorize the Public Advocate to review the administration of City programs, including programs for transmitting information to the public, and to receive, investigate, and attempt to resolve complaints regarding City services and programs; 4) authorize the Public Advocate to receive and investigate specified whistleblower complaints; 5) provide for the Public Advocate’s election, removal, and salary; 6) set City policy regarding sufficient funding and minimum staffing for the Office of the Public Advocate; 7) re-name the Office of Citizen Complaints (OCC) as the Department of the Police Accountability (DPA); 8) authorize the Public Advocate to appoint the director of DPA; 9) give DPA direct authority over its proposed budget; and 10) require DPA to conduct a performance audit every two years of how the Police Department has handled claims of officer misconduct and use of force; and setting an operative date, at an election to be held on November 8, 2016, scheduled pursuant to the approval of a motion made during the Board of Supervisors meeting of July 19, 2016.
Attachments: 1. Board Pkt 072616
Related files: 160583
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