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 currently serve on the San Diego Community Review Board on Police Practices (CRB), and will soon be appointed as an interim commissioner on the new San Diego Commission on Police Practices (CPP). 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 will be convened by the CRB/CPP, and will be co-hosted by Patrick Anderson, Andrea St. Julian, and Poppy Fitch. The roundtable will be held on Zoom and livestreamed on YouTube.

The roundtable will begin at 2pm on Saturday, January 30 on Zoom:
https://sandiego.zoomgov.com/j/1614061411?pwd=WDV1aHh5SFB4SGVoc0pnUGp5WWlEQT09
Meeting ID: 161 406 1411
Passcode: bZ9F0X


Updates on Key Issues

For a continually updated list of community-identified themes/issues for the Measure B transition, go HERE.

Community-Idenfied Themes/Issues in Measure B Transition

Data Sources on Policing and Oversight