New Commission passes on 8-1 vote
Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance to create a new advisory commission tasked with bringing policy recommendations to City Council, the Mayor and the Colorado Springs Police Department. The Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission was approved today by City Council on an 8-1 vote (Council Member Yolanda Avila voted no).
City Council has already received over 600 applications since June 17 when City Staff was directed to open the application process for the proposed commission. The application deadline has now been set for July 1 by 5 p.m.
Applications can be submitted here: https://coloradosprings.gov/policeaccountability
The Ordinance will need a second vote at the July 14 Regular City Council Meeting, but that does not impact moving forward with the application process once the deadline passes.