In a unanimous vote on June 23, the City Council passed a resolution declaring an intent to place an initiative on the November ballot that would create an independent Commission on Police Practices in San Diego. The Council will formally vote to place the measure on the ballot during its July 7 meeting, after the November election is officially scheduled.
“Today’s action is a big step in the right direction toward real accountability and transparency,” Council President Georgette Gómez said. “The Council’s vote demonstrates our commitment to meaningful public-safety reform. In particular, I want to thank Councilmember Monica Montgomery for her leadership on this critical issue.