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File #: 20-0481    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 6/11/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/16/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Title: Approval of a Resolution Directing the City Manager to Impose a Moratorium on the Use by the Olympia Police Department of Less-Than-Lethal Agents for Crowd Control Purposes During the Period of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic
Attachments: 1. Resolution

Title

Approval of a Resolution Directing the City Manager to Impose a Moratorium on the Use by the Olympia Police Department of Less-Than-Lethal Agents for Crowd Control Purposes During the Period of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee

 

City Manager Recommendation:

Move to approve the Resolution Directing the City Manager to Impose a Moratorium on the Use by the Olympia Police Department of Less-Than-Lethal Agents for Crowd Control Purposes During the Period of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Report

Issue:

Whether to approve a resolution directing the City Manager to impose a moratorium on the Olympia Police Department’s use of less-than-lethal agents for crowd control purposes during the period of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Staff Contact:

Mark Barber, City Attorney, 360.753.3883

 

Presenter(s):

None - Consent Calendar Item.

 

Background and Analysis:

On June 9, 2020, the City Council passed a motion to declare a moratorium on the use of less-than-lethal agents for crowd control purposes.  The proposed resolution authorizes and directs the City Manager to impose such a moratorium.

 

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):

Protecting public peace, health, safety, and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting the rights of persons to lawfully exercise their rights under the First Amendment and to peacefully assemble and demonstrate in the City of Olympia is in the best interests of Olympia citizens and residents.

Options:

1.                     Move to approve the Resolution Directing the City Manager to Impose a Moratorium on the Use by the Olympia Police Department of Less-Than-Lethal Agents for Crowd Control Purposes During the Period of the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic

2.                     Direct staff to modify the Resolution.

3.                     Do not approve the Resolution.

 

Financial Impact:

None.

 

Attachments:

Resolution