Tracking Measure B

As part of a larger community-based project on transparency and accountability in public safety, I have created this site to track the progress of Measure B following its resounding passage in the November 2020 election. I previously served on the San Diego Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB), and currently serve as an commissioner on the new San Diego Commission on Police Practices (CPP) during the transition process. In this capacity, I also serve as Chair of the Outreach Committee, and as member of the Ad Hoc Transition Committee. This page will be continually updated, with special attention to facilitating transparency and community engagement in every stage of the transition process.

What is Measure B?

Measure B was a city charter amendment initiative included on the November 2020 ballot in the city of San Diego. It passed with nearly 75% of the vote. For the full text of Measure B, go HERE. Measure B was authored by Andrea St. Julian on behalf of San Diegans for Justice.

Community Roundtables

This section includes information about community roundtables being scheduled throughout the transition process, co-hosted by Patrick Anderson, Andrea St. Julian, and CRB 2nd Vice Chair Poppy Fitch. We aim to make all roundtables widely available and fully accessible.

Press coverage of the roundtables:
San Diego Union Tribune (30 November 2020): HERE.
KPBS (30 November 2020): HERE.
Panel on Measure B Transition at the 2021 Women's March San Diego (begins at 1:54:00 mark): HERE.

Community Roundtable: 30 November 2020

The first community roundtable was convened by the CRB, and was held on Monday, 30 November 2020 at 4pm. It was co-hosted by Patrick Anderson, Andrea St. Julian, and Poppy Fitch. The roundtable was held on Zoom and livestreamed via YouTube.

To view the video of the roundtable (with closed captioning available), go HERE.

To view documents distributed in advance of the meeting, go HERE.

Other items mentioned during this roundtable:
Recent Use of Force legislation in California: SB 230 and AB 392.
Specific text from Measure B: HERE.
Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (book): HERE.

To view a list of the key issues/concerns identified, and a list of comments made throughout the roundtable, go HERE.

Community Roundtable: 17 December 2020

The second community roundtable was convened by San Diegans for Justice, and was held on Thursday, 17 December 2020 at 4pm. It was co-hosted by Andrea St. Julian, Patrick Anderson, and Poppy Fitch. The roundtable was held on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.

To view video of the roundtable (with closed captioning available), go HERE.

At this roundtable, requests were made for several documents:
Timetable for transition process (developed by CRB/CPP Transition Committee, previously distributed in advance of Nov 30 Roundtable: HERE.
CRB Annual Reports: HERE.
SD City Council Memo detailing Appointments and Reappointments to the CRB: HERE.

Other items mentioned during this roundtable:
SDPD Neighborhood/Beat Map (6/15/2018): HERE.
California Racial Justice Act (AB 2542), signed by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020: HERE.
Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB, overseeing SD Sheriff's Department: HERE.
California Fair Chance Act of 2018 (prohibiting the use of criminal records in hiring/employment): HERE.
City of San Diego Human Resources Employment Requirements/Information: HERE.
City of San Diego Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee: HERE.

To view a list of the key issues/concerns identified, and a list of comments made throughout the roundtable, click HERE.

Community Roundtable: 11 January 2021

The third community roundtable was convened by San Diegans for Justice, and was co-hosted by Andrea St. Julian, Patrick Anderson, and Poppy Fitch. The roundtable was held on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.

To view video of the roundtable (with closed captioning available), go HERE.

Other items mentioned during this roundtable:
Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights (California State Law, first enacted in 1943): HERE.
Recent report (Voice of San Diego) on SDPD data showing disparate effects of policing on Black San Diegans: HERE.
Washington Post article on disparities in BLM protest and Capitol Riot policing responses: HERE.
California AB 901 (to end the criminalization of young people absent from school), signed by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2020: HERE.
Updates to SDPD Beat Maps (2021): HERE.
SDPD Neighborhoods (2021): HERE.
San Diego District Maps (for various elected officials, including City Council): HERE.
SDPD Data (2021): HERE.
National List of Community Oversight Boards/Commissions (NACOLE): HERE.

To view a list of proposals for specific issues/questions, developed by small groups at the third roundtable, click HERE.

Community Roundtable: 30 January 2021

The fourth community roundtable was convened by the CRB/CPP, and was co-hosted by Patrick Anderson, Andrea St. Julian, and Poppy Fitch. The roundtable was held on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.

To view the Agenda for this Roundtable, go HERE.

To view video of the roundtable (with closed captioning available), go HERE.

After the roundtable, a document summarizing the Guiding Principles developed during the four-roundtable series, and describing community responses to specific questions raised at the fourth roundtable, was developed to be sent, via the Interim Commission on Police Practices, to the City Council. To view that document, go HERE.

Community Roundtable: 11 March 2021

The fifth community roundtable was convened by the Transition Committee of the Interim CPP, and was hosted by Patrick Anderson. The roundtable was held on Zoom, and can be viewed HERE.

Updates on Key Issues

June 2021: City Attorney releases First Draft of Implementation Ordinance

On Monday, 21st June 2021, the City of San Diego's Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee published a draft version of the Implementation Ordinance for the Commission on Police Practices. The draft is available HERE.

Press converage of the draft ordinance:
Voice of San Diego coverage of roundtables, part of story about draft implementation ordinance (21 June 2021): HERE.
Times of San Diego (24
June 2021): HERE.
San Diego Union Tribune (24 June 2021):
HERE.
San Diego Union Tribune Editorial Board (25 June 2021):
HERE.


On Wednesday, 24th June 2021, San Diegans for Justice (in collaboration with many community members, and based on community input from the roundtables listed above), presented a proposal for an ordinance implementing Measure B, called the Voter's Ordinance: HERE.


January 2022: City Attorney releases Second Draft of Implementation Ordinance

On Thursday, 12th January 2022, the City of San Diego's Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee published a second draft of the Implementation Ordinance for the Commission on Police Pracices. The draft is available HERE.

PS&LN also released a draft of a new Civil Service rule governing officer appeals of CPP Sustained findings, available HERE.

In partnership with San Diegans for Justice, Mid-City CAN, and Women Occupy San Deigo, the CPP Transition Committee hosted a series of roundtables to engage community feedback on the second draft. The Transition Committee also released a document tracking which of its 17 recommendations (based on community input) had been incorporated into the second draft: HERE.

The Transition Committee meeting held the day after the second draft ordinance was released, and including initial reactions to that draft, can be viewed HERE.

The community roundtable held in partnership with San Diegans for Justice was held on Zoom, and can be viewed HERE.

The Transition Committee called a special meeting on 20th January 2022 to endorse community recommendations based on feedback received during the roundtable. The meeting can be viewed HERE.

The full Commission met on 20th January 2022 to endorse the recommendations forwarded by the Transition Committee. The meeting can be viewed HERE.

The full Commission prepared and sent a memo with these recommendations, which is available HERE.

Shortly before 9pm on 20 January 2022, the PS&LN Committee released a "corrected" draft of the ordinance, which included many of the changes requested by community members, the Transition Committee, and the CPP, available HERE.

Press converage of the second draft ordinance:
Times of San Diego (18 January 2022): HERE.
Voice of San Diego (20 January 2022): HERE.
Voice of San Diego (14 February 2022): HERE.

The PS&LN Committee of City Council made several modifications to the ordinance at its January 21st meeting. They can be viewed HERE.

The full Commission discussed ordinance updates at its January 25th open meeting, viewable HERE.

Community-Idenfied Themes/Issues in Measure B Transition

Data Sources on Policing and Oversight