December 2, 2020 Minneapolis City Council

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December 2, 2020 Minneapolis City Council

To unmute yourself, press star 6 ≫ I just want to — ≫ The broadcast of the adjourned meeting of the Minneapolis City Council will now begin ≫ Thank you, good evening, I’m Lisa Bender, I’m the President of the Minneapolis City Council I’m going call to order this adjourned meeting of the City Council for Wednesday, December 2nd Before we proceed, I’ll note that this meeting has remote participation by council members and city staff and members of our public As authorized under the provisions of Minnesota open meeting law, section 13D.021, due to the declared state of local public health emergency There may be some sounds in the background as callers are being added to the remote meeting I will now ask the clerk to call the roll as we begin this meeting ≫ Council member Ellison ≫ Present ≫ Council member Goodman ≫ Present ≫ Council member Johnson ≫ Present ≫ Council member Palmisano ≫ Present ≫ Council member Gordon ≫ Here ≫ Council member Cano ≫ Here ≫ Council member Reich ≫ Here ≫ Council member Fletcher ≫ Here ≫ Council member Schroeder ≫ Here ≫ Council member Osman ≫ Here ≫ Council member Cunningham ≫ Present ≫ Vice president Jenkins ≫ Here ≫ President Bender ≫ Here ≫ There are 13 members present ≫ Let the record reflect that we have a quorum The agenda is before us I’ll entertain a motion to adopt the agenda as presented ≫ So moved ≫ Second ≫ Thank you Clerk will call the roll ≫ Clerk: Council member Ellison ≫ Aye ≫ Clerk: Council member Goodman ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Johnson ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Palmisano ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Gordon ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Cano ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Reich ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Fletcher ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Schroeder ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Osman ≫ Aye ≫ Council member Cunningham ≫ Aye ≫ Vice president Jenkins ≫ Aye ≫ President Bender ≫ Aye ≫ There are 13 ayes ≫ That carries and the agenda is adopted So that brings us to some background information that we’ll provide We’ll have a presentation from staff and then we will be as brief as possible as we are looking forward to hearing from all of the folks who registered to speak So August 14th Mayor Frey presented his budget, a proposed fiscal plan, with an increase to the city property tax levy of about 5.75% A copy of the Mayor’s recommended budget is posted on the City’s website Since that time, the City Council, through its budget committee, chaired by council member Palmisano, has conducted a series of meetings to look through the details of each department’s proposal The budget committee also conducted the first of three public hearings on the proposed agenda, the proposed budget two weeks ago, on Monday, November 16th All those meetings were broadcast on public access television and they’re available on the City’s website and YouTube channels Tonight’s hearing is the second of the three hearings for this year’s budget This hearing satisfies the statutory requirement for truth in taxation hearing A little over two weeks ago, Hennepin County mailed out proposed property tax notices which identify the potential property tax impact based on the proposed 2021 budget for each property owner Required by state law tonight’s hearing provides the community an opportunity to comment on that proposed budget, in part, based on the information that was included in those property tax notices from Hennepin County, as well as information that has been made available by the City Tonight I’ll be taking orders in the order that they registered We will be prioritizing folks who didn’t get at a chance to speak at the November 16th hearing We have 430 people registered for tonight’s hearing We’re working really hard to balance hearing from each of you and also making sure that everyone has a chance to speak To that end, I will be giving folks a warning at 60 seconds, and then the tech team will be muting people’s lines after 90 seconds So, again, we want to give folks time to express your positions There are also many race to submit written commentary to your council member or to the clerk’s office And we really appreciate your support in making sure that your neighbors are able to get heard tonight as well We have arranged for interpretation for folks who need assistance If you require assistance, please let us know at the beginning of your

testimony We have ASL interpreters available, as well as Hmong, Somali and Spanish Tonight’s hearing is being broadcast live from the city — City’s website, and channels 700, 499 CenturyLink channels 8001 or 8501 And now before we open the floor to public comment, I’ll invite our budget director who will provide a brief summary of the proposed budget ≫ GOOD EVENING, COUNCIL PRESIDENT, COUNCIL MEMBERS THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF MAYOR FREY’S RECOMMENDED BUDGET FOR 2021 NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THE MAYOR’S RECOMMENDED BUDGET FOR 2021 INCLUDES EXPENDITURES OF $1.47 BILLION IT IS STRUCTURALLY BALANCED IN 2021 AND ALL PLANNING YEARS THIS BUDGET — THIS BUDGET RECOMMENDATION IS $93 MILLION, ROUGHLY 6% LESS THAN THE 2020 ADOPTED BUDGET THESE REDUCTIONS ARE NECESSARY IN LIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC-INDUCED RECESSION AND THE ENSUING REDUCTIONS TO REVENUES THE CITY WILL SEE IN 2021 NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THE RECOMMENDED BUDGET INCLUDES CUTS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE CITY THESE CUTS COME IN THE FORM OF CONTINUATION OF HOLDING ROSTERED POSITIONS VACANT TO ACCRUE SALARY SAVINGS THROUGH THE YEAR THROUGH LIMITED LAYOFFS ACROSS SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS AND SOME REDUCTIONS TO PROGRAMMING AND OPERATING DOLLARS WITHIN DEPARTMENTS AS WELL THAT SAID, THIS BUDGET IS NOT ENTIRELY FOCUSED ON CUTS THE MAYOR’S RECOMMENDED TARGETED INCREASES IN PUBLIC SAFETY, INCLUDING THE EXPANSION OF THE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND THE ONGOING FUNDING OF THE MINNEAPOLIS VIOLENCE INTERRUPTERS PROGRAM, THERE ARE INCREASES TO INVESTMENTS IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, INCLUDING THROUGH ADDITIONAL ONGOING DOLLARS INTO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND AND THERE ARE INCREASES IN BUILDING OUR ECONOMY THROUGH INCLUSION, INCLUDING AN INVESTMENT OF $5.5 MILLION INTO THE CITY’S COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT FUND NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE ALL TOLD, IN ORDER TO MAKE UP FOR LOST REVENUES, WHILE ALSO SUPPORTING THESE INVESTMENTS, THE MAYOR’S RECOMMENDED AND THE B.T HAS ADOPTED A MAXIMUM LEVY THAT IS 5.75% GREATER THAN THE TOTAL LEVIED FOR 2020 NOTABLY, OUR PENSION LEVIES HAVE STABILIZED FOLLOWING IMPORTANT WORK DONE WITH THE STATE TO CREATE BETTER PREDICTABILITY FOR MINNEAPOLIS TAXPAYERS AND THIS YEAR WE WILL RESUME LEVYING FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND TAXATION NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE IN TOTAL, THE MIX OF EACH PROPERTY TAX DOLLAR DOESN’T CHANGE GREATLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR IN MINNEAPOLIS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE PARK BOARD MAKE UP THE LARGEST INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS AT 42% IN TOTAL THE CAPITAL AND DEBT PROGRAM, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT MAKE UP ANOTHER 32% AND ALL OTHER CITY SERVICES AND PENSION OBLIGATIONS MAKE UP THE REMAINING QUARTER OF PROPERTY TAX-SUPPORTED EXPENSE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE WITH RESPECT TO TAXES, THE MEDIAN-VALUED HOME SAW AN INCREASE IN VALUE OF 6 4% THIS YEAR, OR ABOUT $17,000 THAT SAID, ITS PROPERTY TAXES ONLY INCREASED BY 1.2%, OR BY ABOUT $19 THIS IS SOMEWHAT PARADOXICAL GIVEN THAT THE LEVY IS PROPOSED TO INCREASE BY 5 75% AND, OF COURSE, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS, AND CITY PROPERTY TAX PAYERS BENEFIT GREATLY THIS YEAR FROM THE EXPIRATION OF OUR CONSOLIDATED TAX INCREMENT FINANCING, OR T.I.F DISTRICT, WHICH ADDED SOME $33 MILLION OF PROPERTY VALUE TO OUR TAX ROLLS AS A RESULT, THE IMPACT OF THE INCREASE TO THE TOTAL LEVY IS NOT FELT BY A MAJORITY OF PROPERTY TAXPAYERS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THAT SAID, PROPERTY TAXES ARE BURDENSOME TO MANY AND WE ARE EVER MINDFUL OF THAT AT THE CITY SO, THIS IS THE ANNUAL REMINDER TO EVERYONE WATCHING, AND THOSE WHO MAY BE REPORTING ON TONIGHT’S PROCEEDINGS, THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THE STATE’S PROPERTY TAX REFUND PROGRAM REGULAR PROPERTY TAX REFUND PROGRAMS EXIST FOR HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS ALIKE THESE PROGRAMS ARE ACCESSED THROUGH THE INCOME TAX FILING SEASON AND ARE BUILT TO PROVIDE GREATER RELIEF TO THOSE WITH LOWER INCOMES THERE’S ALSO A SPECIAL HOMESTEAD CREDIT AVAILABLE SOMETIMES THIS IS REFERRED TO AS THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR THOSE PROPERTIES THAT SEE AN EXTRAORDINARY INCREASE OF GREATER THAN 12% AND AT LEAST $100 FROM THE PRIOR YEAR INFORMATION ON ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS IS AVAILABLE ON THE STATE’S WEBSITE AND WE DO ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO SUBMIT, EVEN IF THEY’RE NOT SURE THEY QUALIFY AS REFUNDS CAN BE IN THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE THAT CONCLUDES MY PREPARED REMARKS AND IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS, I’M HAPPY TO CEDE THE FLOOR TO MY FELLOW MINNEAPOLITANS ≫ THANK YOU, DIRECTOR INTERMILL

I’M HEARING THAT THE SOUND MAY NOT BE WORKING ON OUR YouTube CHANNEL SO I’M LETTING STAFF KNOW THAT AND Mr. CARL ≫ THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT YES, WE ARE AWARE OF THAT AND STAFF IS WORKING TO CORRECT THAT AT THE SAME TIME, Mr PATRICK TODD, THE CITY ASSESSOR, HAD CONTACTED ME AMONG THE MANY CHANGES WE’RE ADAPTING TO IN THIS ONLINE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT IN PRIOR YEARS, COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL RECALL THAT Mr TODD WOULD PERSONALLY BE PRESENT IN THE CHAMBER AT THESE MEETINGS SO THAT THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS WHO HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS HAD TO A CHANCE TO MEET WITH HIM PERSONALLY THIS FORMAT DOES NOT NOT ALLOW THAT ANYONE WHO DOES HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS OR VALUATIONS CAN CERTAINLY REACH OUT AND CONTACT THE CITY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE OR IF THEY NEED HELP CONNECT TO GO THE CITY ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, THEY CAN CERTAINLY CALL MY OFFICE, THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT 612-673-IT — 2216 DURING BUSINESS HOURS AND WE’LL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU, BOTH WITH THAT, WE’LL PROCEED TO THE PUBLIC HEARING COUNCIL MEMBER SCHROEDER HAS A REQUEST RELATED TO THE PUBLIC RECORD FOR THIS HEARING, SO I’LL RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBER SCHROEDER FOR THAT, WHICH HE ALSO EMAILED TO MEMBERS PRIOR TO TONIGHT’S MEETING ≫ THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT I’LL BE VERY BRIEF I’M JUST BRINGING FORWARD A MOTION AS THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT MENTIONED, I HAVE EMAILED ALL MY COLLEAGUES BASICALLY THIS MOTION IS TO DIRECT THE CITY CLERK TO INCORPORATE PUBLIC COMMENTS RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH AND WAS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S 2020 PLAN, JUST TO KIND OF GIVE SOME BACKGROUND, THIS IS FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, THERE WAS A FRAMEWORK THAT WAS ADOPTED THAT WAS SEPARATE THAN THE BUDGET, I WOULD SAY THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMENTS WE RECEIVED WERE ON THE BUDGET, SO I’M JUST MAKING A MOTION TO HAVE THAT INCLUDED HERE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER SCHROEDER INSTEAD OF TAKING THE TIME FOR THE LONG ROLLE VOTE, I WILL SIMPLY PROPOSE TO — THAT I WILL DIRECT THE CLERK TO INCORPORATE THOSE COMMENTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE BUDGET AS PART OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING UNLESS THERE’S OBJECTION FROM MY COLLEAGUES ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS TO THAT DIRECTION? I DON’T SEE ANY, SO THANK YOU COUNCIL MEMBER SCHROEDER AND THE CLERK IS DIRECTED TO TAKE THAT ACTION AS WE BEGIN OUR HEARING, WE DO HAVE 430 SPEAKERS REGISTERED I WILL BE GIVING FOLKS A WARNING, JUST A GENTLE, FRIENDLY REMINDER AFTER ONE MINUTE AND THEN THE TECH TEAM WILL JUST BE MUTING FOLKS’ LINES AFTER 90 SECONDS EVEN WITH THAT METHOD, WE ARE LOOKING AT MANY MANY HOURS OF PUBLIC TESTIMONY I WANT FOLKS TO KNOW THAT I’M HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FOLKS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK AND THAT WILL HELP US — AS ARE MY COLLEAGUES BUT IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS ARE NOT WAITING UNTIL 2:00 IN THE MORNING TO SPEAK TO US, WE’RE WORKING TO LIMIT THAT TIME TO GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO SPEAK I WILL BE GIVING FOLKS A HEADS-UP, IN GROUPS OF FIVE FOR THE SPEAKERS WHO ARE NEXT, SO PLEASE GET READY TO SPEAK WHEN YOU HEAR THAT CALLED PLEASE USE THE SAME PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU USED WHILE YOU REGISTERED AND YOUR NAME IS CALLED, PLEASE PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE YOUR PHONE IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME, YOU’LL HEAR A PRERECORDED MESSAGE, AND THEN YOU’LL BE ABLE TO STATE YOUR NAME FOR THE RECORD AND BEGIN YOUR COMMENTS WITH THAT, WE’RE READY TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AND WE WILL BEGIN AND I JUST NEED ONE MOMENT TO GET THE LIST OF NAMES, WHICH, I DO NOT HAVE IN FRONT OF ME SO APOLOGIES FOR THAT, I WILL BE READY WITH THAT LIST IN A MOMENT ≫ Mr. CARL, I THINK I NEED YOU TO RESEND ME THE SPEAKER LIST

≫ MADAM PRESIDENT, THAT’S MY FAULT AND I WILL SEND THAT TO YOU, BUT THE TECH TEAM HAS THE LIST RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM NOW WHY DON’T WE HAVE THE TECH TEAM NAME THE FIRST FIVE SPEAKERS ≫ GREAT ≫ AND THAT WILL GET US GOING THANK YOU ≫ OKAY FOR TONIGHT, THE FIRST FIVE SPEAKERS ARE NUMBER ONE, MERV MOORHEAD, NUMBER TWO, MAUREEN FOLEY, NUMBER THREE, TORY PASSONS, NUMBER 4, LYNN LANGIT, AND NUMBER FIVE, THERESE MARTIN PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE IN THAT ORDER THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU, Mr. MOORHEAD, PLEASE BEGIN ≫ MY NAME IS MERV MOORHEAD, AND I RESIDE IN WARD 3, WHICH IS REPRESENTED BY STEVE FLETCHER I’M ADVOCATING FOR TWO POSITIONS TODAY THE FIRST IS TO URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS THE MAYOR’S BUDGET, WITHOUT CHANGES, EVEN THOUGH IT CUTS THE MPD BUDGET BY 7 IS BLEEDING WITH ALMOST 80 MURDERS AND 500 SHOOTING VICTIMS, ALONG WITH RAMPANT CARJACKINGS, ASSAULTS AND STRONG-ARM ROBBERIES OUR CITY’S CURRENTLY LIVING IN FEAR AND WE CANNOT PERMIT IT TO GET EVEN WORSE BY ADOPTING THE PROPOSAL COMING FROM COMMISSIONERS FLETCHER, CUNNINGHAM, AND BENDER YOU HAVE THIS BUDGET PROPOSAL IS AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS CLEARLY SITS STATES THAT IT WILL BE A NEGATIVE IMPACT TO PUBLIC SAFETY BECAUSE OF THE CUTS TO MPD AND THEY ARE IN AREAS THAT WE CAN LEAST AFFORD THEY INCLUDE OUTREACH EFFORTS IN THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TEAM, REDUCED STRENGTH LEADING TO INCREASES IN RESPONSE TIMES, LIMITED RESPONSE TO LIVABILITY ISSUES, FLEXIBLE ASSIGNMENTS, PROPERTY CRIMES, ELIMINATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD BEATS, AND REDUCTION IN PROACTIVE INVESTIGATORY WORK THERE ARE INVESTMENTS THAT THE BUDGET MAKES IN THE FOLLOWING YEARS, WHICH ARE VERY MUCH WELCOME SUCH AS REHIRING THE 28CSO OFFICERS, THE EXPANSION OF THE CO-RESPONDER PROGRAM, THE EQUITY IMPACT AND RESULTS SYSTEM, AND THE EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM I’M ALSO ADVOCATING FOR SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO PUBLIC SAFETY, WHICH IS WHY I AM ENCOURAGING THE VOTERS IN WARD 3 TO PICK THE — TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION AND VOTE OUT STEVE FLETCHER HE IS PROVEN TO BE TONE DEAF TO BOTH THE NEEDS OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AND THE NEEDS OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MISS FOLEY, WELCOME YOU MAY NEED TO UNMUTE YOUR LINE IN ORDER TO SPEAK BY PUSHING STAR 6 I’M NOT HEARING SPEAKER 2 SO WE’LL MOVE TO THE NEXT SPEAKER, TORY PASSONS, WELCOME AND WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK TO FOLKS WHO WE’VE MISSED ≫ HI TORY PASSONS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I FEEL MANY OF YOU ON THE CITY COUNCIL HAVE CREATED A VACUUM IN OUR CITY, ALLOWING CRIMINALS TO RUN WILD I’M NOT GOING TO THROW A BUNCH OF DATA AT YOU WE ALL LIVE HERE WE KNOW IT’S HAPPENING IT’S BECOME QUITE DANGEROUS YOU CAN’T BLAME THE LEFT, YOU CAN’T BLAME THE RIGHT, YOU CAN’T BLAME TRUMP, YOU CAN’T BLAME THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS THIS LANDS ON YOU YOU WHO SHOWED UP IN THE PARK TO DEFUND THE POLICE, YOU WHO CONTINUE DOWN THIS PATH WATCHING YOUR ACTIONS IS LIKE WATCHING A BUNCH OF KIDS PLAYING WITH A LOADED GUN HONESTLY, THIS IS NOT A GAME PEOPLE ARE GETTING HURT OUR CITY IS CRUMBLING AND THIS IS ON YOUR WATCH I KNOW THIS MOB YELLING DEFUND THE POLICE, I KNOW THEY’RE LOUD, BUT WE NEED YOU TO STAND UP THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THIS CITY WE NEED YOU TO PUSH BACK ON THIS AND BE LEADERS BE THE LEADERS THAT YOU ARE WE CAN HAVE IT BOTH WAYS WE CAN HAVE A FULLY FUNDED POLICE FORCE, AND WE CAN HAVE REFORM THAT MAKES SENSE BUT YOU CAN’T CREATE REFORM UNLESS YOU CREATE SAFETY PLEASE DO YOUR JOBS THE MOB WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THESE CRIMINALS ≫ THANK YOU PLEASE WRAP UP ≫ WHEN YOU’RE UP FOR RE-ELECTION PROTECT YOURSELF PROTECT YOUR JOB BE SAFE VOTE FOR CHANGE ≫ THANK YOU

THE NEXT SPEAKER IS LYNN LANGUAGEIT WELCOME — LANGIT WELCOME ≫ MY NAME IS LYNNE LANGIT AND I LIVE IN WARD 3 IN 2019 I MOVED MYSELF AND MY BUSINESS TO MINNEAPOLIS AFTER 20 YEARS IN CALIFORNIA IN ADDITION TO NOW WORRYING FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS, I’M QUITE CONCERNED FOR THE ECONOMIC VIABILITY OF OUR CITY THE UNPRECEDENTED CRIME THAT YOUR IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS HAVE ENABLED ENDANGERS ALL OF US WHEN I LIVED PREVIOUSLY IN CRIME-RIDDEN COUNTRIES SUCH AS SOUTH AFRICA, I LEARNED HOW TO AVOID BEING A CRIME VICTIM I NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS THOUGHT I’D USE THIS KNOWLEDGE JUST TO LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS SMALL EXAMPLE, I NOW DRIVE 30 MINUTES TO THE SUBURBS WHERE I CAN BUY GROCERIES BECAUSE I’M AFRAID OF BEING CARJACKED IF I SHOP LOCALLY YOU MUST FULLY FUND THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND REBUILD THE POLICE FORCE, NOT ONLY TO PROTECT US, BUT TO ALLOW BUSINESSES TO THRIVE IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF PEACE AND SECURITY ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS THERESE MARTIN WELCOME THE NEXT SPEAKER IN THE QUEUE WILL BE BRENT JOHNSON, HEATHER SHORE, AMANDA GELDERT, TOM BOGGEN, LUCY POWERS YOU WILL BEGIN TO PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE LET’S MOVE ON TO Mr. JOHNSON WELCOME WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK IF FOLKS ARE ABLE TO JOIN LATER ≫ HELLO HELLO, I’M BRENT JOHNSON, I LIVE IN DISTRICT 10, THE WHIT AREA NEIGHBORHOOD WHITTIER ENABLED I HAVE JUST NEVER FELT SO UNSAFE RECENTLY I THINK THE — I KNOW WHEN I MOVED HERE IN 2014, CRIME WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND I KNOW MY NEIGHBORS AND MY FRIENDS FEEL THE EXACT SAME OUR CITY IS IN CHAOS AND I THINK MANY OF THE REASONS FOR THIS IS YOUR PLAN FOR DEFUNDING AND IT GIVES THE CRIMINALS JUST MORE POWER AND THAT’S KIND OF ALL THAT I HAVE TO SAY IT LEAVES OUR CITY DEFENSELESS AND A SMALL VOCAL GROUP HAS DISTORTED WHERE OUR COMMUNITY STANDS ≫ THANK YOU THANK YOU MISS SHORE, WELCOME THE NEXT SPEAKER IS HEATHER SHORE WE WILL MOVE ON TO SPEAKER 8, AMANDA GELDERT Ms. GELDERT SPEAKER 9 IS TOM BOGGEN WELCOME BOGEN ≫ HELLO ≫ HI, WELCOME ≫ HELLO, THIS IS CALLED A TEACHER’S WISDOM AS A LICENSED SCIENCE TEACHER, WHO HAS BEEN IN CLASSROOMS FOR MORE THAN 30 CONSECUTIVE YEARS, I’VE LEARNED A THING OR TWO NOT JUST ABOUT CHILDREN BUT ABOUT PEOPLE IN GENERAL AFTER ALL, IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, CHILDREN AND ADULTS SHARE FAR MORE SIMILARITIES THAN DIFFERENCES BOTH EXPECT LIFE TO BE FAIR, THEY LIKE TO LEARN NEW THINGS, AND SOMETIMES NOT, AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO THE BELL RINGING AT THE END OF THE DAY ONE FUNDAMENTAL SECRET THAT ALL TEACHERS KNOW ABOUT THEIR CLASSROOM IS THIS DESPITE WHAT THEY TELL YOU PUBLICLY, CHILDREN NOT ONLY WANT TO KNOW BUT THEY NEED TO KNOW THE CLASSROOM PROCEDURES, RULES, AND POLICIES THAT GOVERN THEIR CLASSROOM FURTHERMORE, THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT THOSE RULES WILL BE ENFORCED ON A CONSISTENT BASIS

THIS CERTAINTY IS WHAT ALLOWS A CLASSROOM TO THRIVE, SOCIALLY, INTELLECTUALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY ALL TEACHERS KNOW THIS THEY KNOW THAT IF THEY DON’T HAVE — ≫ THANK YOU IF YOU START TO WRAP UP ≫ THE CLASSROOMS, THEN ALL CHILDREN IN THAT ROOM WILL SUFFER YOU SEE, IF THE RULES AREN’T ENFORCED, THEN FEAR TAKES OVER, AND WHEN FEAR TAKES OVER, LEARNING CAN’T TAKE PLACE CIVIL DISCOURSE CAN’T TAKE PLACE PRODUCTIVE WORK, CREATIVITY AND INTELLECTUAL DRIVE CAN’T TAKE PLACE CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS ON JUSTICE, EQUITY, AND FAIRNESS CAN’T TAKE PLACE IF FEAR TAKES OVER, THE CLASSROOM CITIZENS CANNOT THINK NORMALLY, FEEL NORMALLY OR EVEN ENGAGE NORMALLY WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS YOU MUST KEEP THE POLICE IN PLACE ≫ THANK YOU YOUR TIME IS UP THANKS FOR JOINING US NEXT IS MISS POWERS, LUCY POWERS THE SPEAKERS TO GET READY ARE BRANDI BENNETT, NICHOLAS KOCH, CHRISTOPHER NAJJAR, ERIC WON AND AVIS THOMAS MISS POWERS THE NEXT SPEAKER IS SPEAKER 11, BRANDI BENNETT ≫ THANK YOU MY NAME IS BRANDI BENNETT I’M A RESIDENT OF DOWNTOWN, AND I ALSO WORK IN MINNEAPOLIS WE ARE A CITY IN CRISIS THAT IS BEING GROSSLY MISMANAGED BY A POSSE OF SNAKE OIL SALESMEN THAT ARE TRYING TO SELL AN UNPROVEN PLAN USING DECEPTION IS AND MANIPULATION STOP WITH THESE ILL-CONCEIVED IDEAS THAT SUPPORT YOUR ANTIPOLICE AGENDA YOU ARE IGNORING LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH SNEARTS ARE AGAINST YOUR PROPOSAL YOU’RE IGNORING THE POLICE FOR MORE POLICE, BY NORTH SIDE COMMUNITY LEADERS YOU ARE IGNORING CHIEF ARRADONDO WHO’S BEEN ON THIS JOB FOR 30 YEARS Mr. FLETCHER SPECIFICALLY AND SEVERAL OTHERS ARE IGNORING YOUR CONSTITUENTS WORST OF ALL, YOU ARE IGNORING THE MANY MANY VICTIMS OF CRIME AND THEIR FAMILIES WHICH IS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTING THE VERY COMMUNITIES YOU CLAIM YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOU ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH CODDLING CRIMINALS THAN WITH PROTECTING YOUR RESIDENTS IT IS DISINGENUOUS TO CLAIM THAT YOU ARE PRESERVING STAFFING AT 770 AS YOU KNOW FULL WELL THAT MPD IS DOWN CLOSE TO 700 OFFICERS, NOT INCLUDING THOSE ON PERSONAL LEAVE THE THREE RECRUIT CLASSES HAVE NOT EVEN STARTED THE HIRING PROCESS AND IT WILL BE WELL INTO 2022 BEFORE WE HAVE ADDITIONAL FEET ON THE STREET HOW CAN YOU CUT OVERTIME? IT IS AN UNPREDICTABLE EXPENSE ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ PROPOSED THRESHOLD, DO WE JUST TELL VICTIMS CALLING 911, SORRY, WE’RE OUT OF OVERTIME HANG TIGHT UNTIL THE NEXT SHIFT COMES ON WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR COMMUNITY INPUT, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STUDY ON POLICE STAFFING? HOW ABOUT YOU YOU SLOW DOWN AND WAIT FOR THE RESULTS AND FINE TUNE THE PROGRAMS GET THE PROGRAMS UP AND RUNNING WITH QUANTIFIABLE RESULTS ≫ THANK YOU ≫ GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL MEMBERS MY NAME IS NICK KOCH AND I’M A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS, 11th WARD COUNCIL MEMBER SCHROEDER, I’M YOUR CONSTITUENT I’M ALSO CHAIR OF THE NEW LOOP PARTNERS, AND ITS MORE THAN 350 BUSINESS AND NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENT MEMBERS COUNCIL MEMBERS ELLISON AND FLETCHER, WE’RE YOUR CONSTITUENTS FOR NEW LOOP PARTNERS, WHICH REPRESENTS THE AREAS AROUND TARGET FIELD, TARGET CENTER, THE FARMERS MARKET AND PORTIONS OF THE NORTH LOOP, PUBLIC SAFETY HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR A LONG TIME SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASING SINCE THIS SUMMER PLEASE PAY SERIOUS ATTENTION TO OUR MAJOR LEAGUE TWINS, TIMBERWOLVES, LYNX, AND THE HENNEPIN AVENUE THEATERS AND THEIR PATRONS WHO SAY THAT THEY ARE AFRIED TO COME DOWNTOWN I’M UNCOMFORTABLE, AND I’M A CITY PERSON FOR TANGLE TOWN AND ITS ADJACENT 11th WARD NEIGHBORHOODS, PUBLIC SAFETY IS THE FIRST TOPIC OF CONVERSATION AND THE RASH OF VIOLENCE, ROBBERIES AND CARJACKINGS ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ ALMOST DONE WE NEED A BOTH/AND SOLUTION THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY FULLY FUNDS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PROPOSED AND REFORMS ITS PRACTICES I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT MAYOR FREY’S BUDGET PROPOSAL THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 12, CHRISTOPHER NAJJAR, AFTER THAT WILL BE ERIC WON, AVIS THOMAS, BRENDAN LARCO — ROCQUE ≫ HI, THIS IS CHRISTOPHER, AND I’M IN WARD 11 UNDER COUNCILMAN

SCHROEDER JUST A COUPLE OF BRIEF COMMENTS, I GUESS I DID REVIEW THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN PROPOSED BY THE COUNCIL AND IN ALL HONESTY, I CAN SEE HOW SOME OF THESE CHANGES CAN REALLY PROVIDE A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WAY FORWARD FOR THE CITY I GUESS ULTIMATELY MY CONCERN IS JUST THE TIMING IN WHICH SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE TIMING LOOKS LIKE IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CALL FOR ADDITIONAL SAFETY AND ADDITIONALLY, THE ANTICIPATED SOURCE OF THE FUNDING FOR THESE INITIATIVES I THINK IT’S QUITE IN LINE WITH THE COUNCIL’S INITIAL STANCE ABOUT SPECIFICALLY GIVEN THE CURRENT CLIMATES AND BUDGETARY CONSTRAINTS AND BUDGET CUTS WE’VE HAD TO MAKE GIVEN THE YEAR WE’VE EXPERIENCED, SO WHAT ARE CREATIVE SOLUTIONS WE CAN COME UP WITH GIVEN THE CURRENT RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS THERE’S INSTANCES WHERE YOU SPECIFY NONMONETARY RESOURCES BEING TRANSITIONED TO DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS OF I THINK THOSE ARE GREAT OPTIONS TO EXPLORE I THINK THAT’S A WAY THAT WE CAN TRY AND BUILD ON THIS LONGER-TERM COMMUNITY-LED SAFETY INITIATIVE BUT, ULTIMATELY, THE $5 MILLION BEING CUT FROM MPD NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE RECENT CALLS FOR INCREASED SAFETY I MEAN, RIGHT NOW THERE’S AN INSINUATION THAT 80% CAPACITY POLICE FORCE CAN EFFECTIVELY STEM A 17% INCREASE IN CRIME SO REMOVING OVERTIME BUDGET HOW ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THOSE ADDITIONAL PATROLS THAT ARE HAVING TO STEM THIS INCREASED VIOLENCE GIVEN WE’RE NOT INCREASED ≫ THANK YOU Mr. WON ≫ THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BENDER MY NAME IS ERIC WON AND I LIVE IN WARD 4 I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT THE COMMENTS I PREPARED EARLIER THIS WEEK HAD TO BE CHANGED BECAUSE OF TWO ACTIONS THAT COMPLETELY UPENDED WHAT I HAD HOPED TO SAY FIRST WAS A RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE MPD BUDGET BY $8 MILLION MORE THAN EARLIER ANNOUNCED SECOND IS A RELEASE OF A LIST OF REFERENCES BY COUNCIL MEMBER CUNNINGHAM A FEW HOURS AGO, A LIST THAT WE REQUESTED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS SO THE TIMING OF THIS RELEASE WITHOUT TIME FOR US TO REVIEW THE RELEVANCE AND VALIDITY OF THE SOURCES IS A PROBLEM I LIVE IN THE ONLY HOME THAT IS ON THE REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES ON THE NORTH SIDE WE RECENTLY RECEIVED OUR FIRST GUNSHOTS INTO ONE OF THE NATION’S BEST DOCUMENTED EXAMPLES OF PRAIRIE ARCHITECTURE, WHICH PREDATED THE WORK OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT NOTING THAT, I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS TO SHARE WITH YOU MY FIRST THOUGHT IS THAT THE BUDGETARY SHELL GAME IS A VERY DANGEROUS GAME TO PLAY THERE ARE TOO MANY LIVES AT STAKE IN THIS DECISION, AS WITNESSED BY THE IMPACTS THAT YOUR EARLIER DECISIONS HAVE HAD ON THE CARNAGE WE SEE IN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO GO BACK TO THE 2019 BUDGET LEVELS, WHAT WE CALL CURRENT SERVICES IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE PUBLIC CAN BE BROUGHT ALONG WITH THE CONFIDENCE THAT YOU ARE — THAT WHAT YOU’RE PROPOSING IS GOOD OUR COMMUNITY IS IN DEEP NEED OF HEALING WHAT YOU’RE PROPOSING WILL TEAR — ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ AND PEOPLE NEED TO BE PREPARED SECOND, I CHALLENGE TO UNDERSTAND OVER TIME AS A MANAGEMENT ANALYST, OVER TIME — OVERTIME SIGNALS TWO THINGS, FIRST, THE ORGANIZATION’S UNDERSTAFFED, SECOND, IS A PORTENDED UNEVENNESS IN THE WORK LOAD GIVEN OUR EXPECTED RISE — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] BOTH OF THESE REASONS APPLY CUTTING OVERTIME WILL BE DEADLY FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND I HOPE THAT BOTHERS YOU ALL ENOUGH THAT PROBLEMS — THAT LEAD TO OVERTIME — ≫ THANK YOU AVIS THOMAS WE’LL GO TO SPEAKER 16, WHICH IS BRENDAN LAROCQUE AND IF ANYONE WHO’S SPEAKING WANTS TO SUBMIT A LONGER WRITTEN TESTIMONY, THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS [email protected] WE’LL GO TO SPEAKER 17, LINDA BERGLIN AND KIRK WEBER AND TOM NOTIMIER ARE NEXT LINDA BERGLIN WE’LL MOVE TO KIRK WEBER IT WILL THEN BE TOM NOTIMIER, CINDY PEARSON, RICK WILLBANKS, AND BILL FAIRBANKS I’M NOT HEARING Mr

WEBER, SO LET’S MOVE TO TOM NOTIMIER NOLTIMIER THE NEXT SPEAKER IS CINDY PEARSON FOLKS WILL NEED TO PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE BEFORE THEY SPEAK RICK WILLBANKS ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES WELCOME ≫ I’M RICK WILBANKS AND I LIVE IN WARD 10 OUR HISTORY OF UNEQUAL OPPORTUNITY HAS CREATED A CYCLE WHERE DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED VIOLENCE AND UNFAIR TREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF OUR POLICE WE MUST ADDRESS THIS AND IT WILL REQUIRE INCREASING OUR INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION, SUPPORT, AND VIOLENCE INTERRUPTION CRITICALLY WE MUST MAKE IT EASIER TO FIRE PROBLEM OFFICERS AND END THE INFLUENCE OF THE POLICE UNION ON DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IT WILL TAKE PROLONGED INVESTMENT AND WE WILL NOT SEE THEIR BENEFITS OVERNIGHT THE RECENT SPIKE IN CRIME IS DRAMATIC AND PEEK FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE THE THREAT THIS POSES TO OUR CITY IS REAL AND IMMEDIATE ANY PLAN THAT RELIES ON REDUCING POLICE FUNDING TO PAY FOR PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS SYSTEMIC INEQUALITY IS BOUND TO FAIL IF WE REDUCE POLICING BEFORE WE SEE A REDUCTION IN CRIME, A BACKLASH WILL FOLLOW IN THE FORM OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR AGGRESSIVE POLICING BREAKING IT IS CYCLE REQUIRES HOLDING OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE AND MAINTAINING A ROBUST POLICE DEPARTMENT AT THE SAME TIME PLEASE DO NOT RATIFY THE REDUCTIONS IN THE POLICE BUDGET THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL PUBLIC SAFETY IN BOTH THE SHORT AND LONG TERM SHOULD BE THE TOP PRIORITY OF THIS CITY ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ WHILE MAINTAINING FUNDING FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 2019 LEVELS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SO MUCH BILL FAIRBANKS IS NEXT THEN JULIE SOLFEST, ELLEN SCHMITS, JACK LOFGREN AND SUZANNE O’BRIEN Mr. FAIRBANKS THE ≫ NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE JULIE SOFEST FOLKS WILL NEED TO PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE ELLEN SCHMITZ ≫ HI MY NAME IS ELLEN SCHMITZ, AND I’VE BEEN A MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENT FOR 40 YEARS AND A WARD 12 RESIDENT FOR 26 YEARS I CAN’T TAKE MY DOG OUT FOR A WALK ANYMORE IN THE EVENING AND I’VE NEVER FELT LESS SAFE DUE TO CRIME BEING OUT OF CONTROL AND MY PART OF THE CITY ISN’T EVEN THE WORST WHAT I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU TONIGHT IS THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE ON THE EFFECT POLICE HAVE ON LOWERING VIOLENT CRIME A JUNE 2020 BOX ARTICLE CALLED THE END OF POLICING LEFT ME CONVINCED WE STILL NEED POLICING BY MATTHEW A GRACEAS STATES, THERE’S A SUBSTANTIAL LITERATURE ARGUING THAT MORE POLICE ON THE BEATS EQUAL LESS VIOLENT CRIME ONE EFFORT QUANTIFYING THIS PRECISELY IS A 2018 REVIEW OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ARTICLE THAT ESTIMATES BASED ON BIG SET OF POLICE AND CRIME DATA IN LARGE AND MISS-SIZE CITIES FOR EVERY $1 SPENT ON EXTRA POLICE GENERATES ABOUT A DOLLAR 63 IN SOCIAL BENEFITS, PRIMARILY BY REDUCING MURDERS HE GOES TON — ON TO SAY, POLICING IS IMPORTANT THERE’S OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE, STATISTICAL EVIDENCE, PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES, THAT POLICE HAVE AN EFFECT ON REDUCING CRIME BUT WE HAVE YET TO SEE ANY EVIDENCE FROM OUR CITY COUNCIL THAT LESS POLICE REDUCES VIOLENT CRIME ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS SINCE OUR LAST MEETING, WE HAVE HAD FIVE HOMICIDES, NINE RAPES, 70 ROBBERIES, 117 AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS AND JUST WHILE WE WERE ALL WAITING TO GATHER, THERE WAS ONE MORE CARJACKING WITHIN A MILE OF WHERE I LIVE WE HAVE NOW ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JACK LOFGREN JACK LOFGREN THEN IT WILL BE SUZANNE O’BRIEN, MICHAEL BIERS — BYERS, MICHELLEENING STRAND, STEVE CRAMER LET’S GO TO SUZANNE O’BRIEN

FOLKS WILL NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE MICHAEL BYERS MICHELLE ENGE STRAND ≫ HI, THIS IS MICHELLE ENGSTRAND WITH WARD 13 AND BASICALLY ALL MY CONCERNS HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED BY EVERY SINGLE CALLER WE HAVE HEARD THUS FAR WITH REGARD TO THE CRIME RATE INCREASES THAT ARE OCCURRING IN MINNEAPOLIS RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE CHILDREN I HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE CITY IS NOT SAFE ANYMORE I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT FOR 20 YEARS AND I REALLY HOPE THAT SOME ACTION GETS TAKEN WITH MAYOR FREY’S BUDGET BEING PASSED BECAUSE A REDUCTION IN THE POLICE FORCE OBVIOUSLY IS NOT A GOOD DECISION TO MAKE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ LET’S SEE MICHAEL BYERS NEXT WOULD BE MICHELLE ENGSTRAND ≫ THIS IS MICHELLE ≫ WELCOME ≫ HI SORRY, I JUST THOUGHT I WAS SPEAKING BEFORE MY NAME IS MICHELLE EVMENT NGSTRAND AND I’M FROM WARD 13 AND I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR 20 YEARS I HAVE THREE CHILDREN, AGE YOUNG AND INTO THE TEENS AND I AM CONCERNED, LIKE EVERY OTHER CALLER THAT I’VE HEARD THAT HAS PRECEDED ME WITH THE CRIME RATE IN MINNEAPOLIS AND I GUESS I JUST REALLY WANT SOMETHING TO BE DONE ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT’S INSANE I FEEL LIKE WE LIVE IN THE WILD WEST AND I APPRECIATE EVERYONE DOING THEIR PART AND CHANGING THE CITY AROUND TO MAKE IT A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE ≫ THANK YOU ≫ MADAM PRESIDENT, YOU’RE MUTED I’M SORRIMENT I’M SORRY ≫ THANK YOU I’M SWITCHING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE SPEAKER WINDOW AND THE LIST OF SPEAKERS THE NEXT SPEAKER IS NUMBER 29, Mr. STEVE CRAMER ≫ THANKS, MADAM PRESIDENT AND TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY TOPIC THE CITY IS DEPENDING ON A GOOD OUTCOME I LEAD THE DOWNTOWN COUNCIL AND LIVE IN NORTH LOOP WARD 11 OUR ORGANIZATION SUPPORTS THE MAYOR’S BUDGET, VERY ENCOURAGED TO SEE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN THAT BUDGET AND THE ALTERNATIVE AMENDMENT ON SUPPORT TO RECRUIT CLASSES AND RESTORING CSOs MPD HAS BEEN DEPLETED, IT NEEDS TO BE RESTORED AND RESTORED IN A WAY THAT SUPPORTS THE CHIEF’S VISION FOR FUTURE CULTURE CHANGE YOUR AGREEMENT ON THAT ASPECT OF THE SAFETY BUDGET CREATES THAT OPPORTUNITY I HAVE SHARED WITH THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS GOODMAN AND FLETCHER THAT DID IS PARTNERING WITH HENNEPIN COUNTY TO IMPLEMENT AN EMBEDDED SOCIAL WORKER PROGRAM AS PART OF OUR STREET OUTREACH LIVABILITY TEAM STARTING NEXT YEAR AS A DOWNTOWN BUSINESS COMMUNITY, WE BELIEVE IN AND PUT DOLLARS BEHIND COMPLEMENTARY STRATEGIES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE SYSTEMS, LIKE THAT ONE, AND LIKE THOSE CALLED FOR IN THE AMENDMENT, CAN’T BE TURNED ON LIKE A LIGHT SWITCH IT WILL TAKE TIME TO PLAN, EXECUTE, AND INTEGRATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EVALUATE THEIR TRUE IMPACT ON COMMUNITY SAFETY AND DEMAND FOR POLICING AT THIS CRITICAL TIME, THAT WORK CAN’T BE DONE AT THE EXPENSE OF BUILDING BACK A BETTER, MORE TRUSTED AND JUST MPD ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ THAT SHOULD BE YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND IN PURSUING THAT PRIORITY, YOU CAN ALSO LOOK TO PRIVATE AND PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERS TO HELP CONTINUUM OF SAFETY RESPONSES TO KEEP OUR ENTIRE CITY SAFE YOU’LL HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT TOMORROW THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THAT BRINGS US TO SPEAKER 30, KEVIN LEWIS, NEXT AFTER THAT WILL BE PAMELA MIDDLETON, JOANNE KAUFMAN, THOMAS OAS SPEAKER 30, KEVIN LEWIS ≫ MADAM PRESIDENT, COUNCIL MEMBERS, THIS IS KEVIN LEWIS, I’M PRESIDENT, CEO WHICH IS THE BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS

ASSOCIATION OUR MEMBER BUILDINGS PROVIDE WORK SPACE FOR THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MINNEAPOLITANS AND THESE ARE ENORMOUS INVESTMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY AND OUR CITY WE’RE AT A CROSSROADS, AS EMPLOYERS TRY TO PLAN FOR THE GRADUAL RE-ENTRY OF THE WORKFORCE DUE TO COVID, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT DOWNTOWN IS SAFE AS WELL THEY WANT TO REVITALIZE OUR CITY AND THERE IS GRAVE CONCERN THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES IS AT RISK THE DAMAGING MESSAGING ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE OR DRASTICALLY CUTTING BUDGETS WILL TAKE YEARS FOR BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS TO FEEL SAFE ONCE AGAIN WE ARE EXTRAORDINARILY FORTUNATE TO HAVE A LOCAL AND RESPECTIVE LEADER OF THE MPD IN CHIEF ARRADONDO WHY ARE CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS LOOKING TO UNDERCUT THE CHIEF’S EFFORTS? HE’S BEYOND A DEDICATED PERSON TO MINNEAPOLIS IN MANY REGARDS WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND FULL FUNDING OF THE MPD PLEASE DON’T COMPROMISE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND PROTECT ALL CITIZENS OF MINNEAPOLIS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 31, PAMELA MIDDLETON SPEAKER 32, JOANNE KAUFMAN ≫ GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS JOANNE — [ AUDIO CUT OUT ] I’M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION, I’M A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS COUNCIL MEMBER, PALMISANO, AS YOU KNOW, I’M YOUR CONSTITUENT AS A REPRESENTATIVE THE WDBA, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THERE IS UNIVERSAL SUPPORT AMONGST OUR MEMBERS FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY BUDGET AS PROPOSED BY MAYOR FREY WE KNOW THAT REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES AND RETOOLING THE DELIVERY SYSTEM IS NEEDED THE SYSTEM HAS NOT WORKED FOR OUR MEMBERS THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES AND LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS WHO COME TO THE WAREHOUSE DISTRICT AND NORTH LOOP FOR SPORTS, SHOPPING, MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, AND TO DO BUSINESS WHEN I FIRST STARTED THE WDBA MY ROLE WAS TO MARKET THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND THE BUSINESSES LOCATED HERE WE PROVIDE A UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL DESTINATION, BUT FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS, CRIME EXAMINE SAFETY HAVE BEEN MY NUMBER ONE FOCUS MY MEMBERS WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS YOU ARE PROMISING AND SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES, POINTS OF VIEW AND SHARED VISION OF JUSTICE WE ARE PARTNERS WITH YOU ON SO MANY LEVELS WE EMPLOY THOUSANDS OF WORKERS, NOT JUST IN HOSPITALITY, BUT INDUSTRIES RANGING FROM ADVERTISING TO RETAIL RECENT NEWS THAT THE CITY HAS SUFFERED FROM A LACK OF SALES AND ENTERTAINMENT TAX REVENUES UNDERSCORES OUR RELATIONSHIP OUR MEMBERS COLLECT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THOSE REVENUES AS THEY HAVE SUFFERED, SO HAS OUR ENTIRE CITY AND REGION ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ THE REVENUES WILL NOT — THOSE REVENUES WILL NOT COME BACK MAGICALLY AND ARE IN DIRE JEOPARDY IF OUR WORST FEARS ARE REALIZED AND FANS, CUSTOMERS, CLIENTS AND GUESTS DO NOT RETURN BECAUSE OF PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM OUR GUESTS PLEASE VOTE FOR ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 33, THOMAS OAS SPEAKER 34, SUZANNE BLOCK ≫ AS A 25-YEAR WARD 4 NORTH SIDE RESIDENT I’VE NEVER FELT SO UNSAFE AND AM COMPLETELY DISTRAUGHT FROM ALL THE GUN VIOLENCE CRIME IS OUT OF CONTROL EVERY DAY THERE CONTINUE TO BE SHOOTINGS AND AUDIBLE GUNFIRE THE EFFECT OF POLICE PRESENCE FEELS GONE THIS ONLY ENERGIZES AND EMBOLDENS CRIMINALS TOO MANY LIVES HAVE ALREADY BEEN LOST, TOO MANY WOUNDED UNTIL VERY RECENTLY, I FELT SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE FALSELY REPRESENTED THEIR CONSTITUENTS BY PROMOTING THE VIEWS OF THE MINORITY, NOT THE MAJORITY MOST OF MY NEIGHBORS DO NOT WANT POLICE DEFUNDING PER THE “STAR TRIBUNE” PREVIOUS COUNCILMAN DON SAMUALS AND NATIONAL POLLS, THIS APPEARS TO RING TRUE WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AS WELL MORE POLICE PRESENCE AND ACTION IS NEEDED NOW, NOT WEEKS OR MONTHS FROM NOW STUDIES SUBMITTED FOR THE OFFICIAL RECORD SHOW MORE COPS ON THE STREET DETER CRIME IN CLOSING, I SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND URGE YOU TO FULLY FUND THE POLICE, INCLUDING THE 5 MILLION IN OVERTIME WE MUST HAVE A STRONG, FULLY SUPPORTED POLICE FORCE AND PRESENCE TO RETURN OUR CITY

STREETS TO SAFETY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 35 IS PAM McCREA ≫ GOOD EVENING, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY MY NAME IS PAM McCREA AND I’M THE CHAIR OF THE DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION WHICH REPRESENTS SOME 20,000 RESIDENTS AND A THOUSAND OTHER EMPLOYERS TWO YEARS AGO THEY DID A SURVEY AND SAFETY WAS LITERALLY THE LAST RESIDENT RESIDENT — THING ON THE RESIDENTS’ MINDS NOW IT IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND WITH REASON WHETHER IT’S THE LAND USE COMMITTEE, THE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE, THE SAFETY COMMITTEE, OR THE CHAIRS OF THE HOA, CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS COMMITTEE, SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY OUR POSITION IS TO SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET IN ITS ENTIRETY WE NEED MORE POLICE OFFICERS’ FEET ON THE GROUND AND UNTIL WE GET THERE, WE NEED OVERTIME DOLLARS INTACT CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU LED BY GETTING NATIONAL PUB LESS SIT ON DEFUNDING THE POLICE NOW YOU NEED TO BRING THAT LEADERSHIP HOME TO US PUT IT TOGETHER AND START ATTEMPTING TO HAVE A UNIFIED GROUP TO LEAD US THE CITY COUNCIL, START WORKING WITH THE MAYOR AND WHEN YOU’RE TOGETHER AND HAVE STRONG LEADERSHIP, PULL IN THE MPD AND LEAD US INTO THE FUTURE QUIT TEARING THE COMMUNITY APART BUILD THAT BROAD CONSENSUS TO PRACTICE A PATH TO A SAFER CITY FOR EVERYONE YOU’VE DONE THE RESEARCH NOW FIND THAT ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE PROGRAM ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS 36, DAN COLLISON ≫ GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT AND COUNCIL MEMBERS I’M A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, LIVING IN WARD 13 I WORK IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS AND SERVICE OF SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING PRIVATE, PUBLIC, NONPROFIT AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS I’M SPEAKING TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THE BUDGET THAT MAYOR FREY HAS PROPOSED AND WITHOUT CHANGES I’M IN AGREEMENT WITH ALL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND MAYOR FREY WHO BELIEVE THAT IT’S IMPERATIVE FOR EVERY ELECTED LEADER IN THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS EMPLOYEE BASE INCLUDING ALL SWORN POLICE OFFICERS TO WORK TOGETHER WITH ALL THE CITIZENS OF MINNEAPOLIS TO BRING SERIOUS AND REAL REFORM TO THE CULTURE AND PRACTICES OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT THE MOST POIGNANTLY, THE POLICE UNION, IN ORDER TO BRING A RATHERRIVE APPROACH TO POLICING AND PUBLIC SAFETY THAT HE OWES THE HISTORIC INJUSTICES AND TRAUMAS THAT PARTICULARLY OUR CITIZENS OF COLOR HAVE SUSTAINED OVER THE SWEEP OF OUR CITY’S HISTORY IT’S ALSO IMPERATIVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL KEEPS THE MAYOR’S INVESTMENTS IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT INTACT, ESPECIALLY RECOMMENDED THE TWO CLASSES AND THE COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS SO THAT THE SYSTEMIC CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE DONE CAN BE DONE WITH INCOMING OFFICERS AND NEW INTEGRATED PROGRAMS AS OUR COLLECTIVE APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY CAN BE BOTH RESOURCED AND BRING CHANGE THANK YOU REPARATIVE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 37 IS CHARLES TATE WE’LL THEN HAVE DANIEL MENDEZ, JIM GRAVS, BYRON RICHARD AND NICKI EARLYEY Mr. TATE WE’LL MOVE TO SPEAKER 38, DANIEL MENDEZ ≫ PhD STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO BE DIRECT LIKE MANY OTHER MINORITIES FEEL UNHEARD REGARDING THE VIOLENT CRIMES IN OUR CITY’S SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DEFUND THE POLICE ONE OF MY FRIENDS WHO’S A MEXICAN LIKE MYSELF HAD TO LEAVE HIS HOME DUE TO A NOBODY DRIVE-BYS THAT OCCURRED EVERY DAY ON HIS STREET FEEL THAT YOU DO NOT LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS AT THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEETING ATTEMPTED CARJACKING WHEN LEAVING THE PARK WITH THEIR KIDS IN MY OWN RESIDENCE THERE HAVE BEEN TWO ROBBERIES IN THE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE OF MY APARTMENT BUILDING I VOLUNTEER TO SERVE, HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED BY THE RIOTS TO SIMPLY SAY TO DEFUND THE POLICE, DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT THE MINORITIES YOU PURPORT TO PROTECT MURDER HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED I FEAR FOR MY OWN CHILDREN FOR BEING TARGETED FOR LOOKING WHITE, THEY ARE HALF WHITE, HALF MEXICAN WHICH MAKES THE WHOLE RACIAL ISSUE A JOKE IF YOU SAY TO HAVE POLICE RESPONSE FROM A PLACE OF PRIVILEGE, SAY THAT

TO THE FACE OF THE COLORED PERSON TO MYSELF FROM THE LOS ANGELES AREA I’M IN FAVOR OF REFORMING AND HOLDING POLICE OFFICERS ACCOUNTABLE WHEN THEY’RE DOING WRONG WHAT I WANT TO KNOW, HOW DO YOU PLAN ON ENSURING THE SAFETY OF A MENTAL HEALTH OFFICIAL OR SOCIAL WOASH DEALING WITH A NONVIOLENT CRIME WHEN IT ERUPTS INTO A VIOLENT INCIDENT? ADDED ON THAT ARE FULLY EQUIPPED AND TRAINED AS A POLICE OFFICER IS THERE SPENDING THAT WE CAN CUT OUT TO ENSURE BETTER CANDIDATES FOR THE FORCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND OVERSIGHT ACCORDING TO THIS YEAR’S GALLUP POLL, 22% OF AFRICAN AMERICANS ACTUALLY FAVOR ABOLISHING THE POLICE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 39, JIM GRAVS ≫ HELLO, THIS IS JIM GRAVS MADAM CHAIRMAN AND COUNCIL MEMBERS ≫ WELCOME, YES ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US AND ALL THE CONCERNS WE DIDN’T GET HERE OVERNIGHT, WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE OVERNIGHT IT’S A CHALLENGING TIME THERE’S A LOT OF TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OUT THERE BUT I REALLY THINK RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE CHIEF WE NEED TIME TO COME TOGETHER WITH A GOOD PLAN, A GREAT CITY, A GREAT COUNCIL, LET’S DO THIS WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER I WANT TO THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 40, BYRON RICHARD SPEAKER 41 IS NICKI EARLYEY FOLKS WILL NEED TO HIT STAR 6 TO UNMUTE SPEAKER 42 IS JENNA HILLMAN SO I’LL JUST CHECK BACK THROUGH FOR MAN THAT BRINGS US TO SPEAKER 43, BREEDALAGER WE’LL THEN MOVE TO AILEEN JOHNSON, CURTIS FECHTMEYER ≫ HI, FIRST I’M A HOMEOWNER IN WARD 12 AND MIAMI PROPERTY TAXES ARE PROPOSED TO DECREASE 8.1% WHICH I THINK IS UNCONSCIONABLE IN A PANDEMIC OF COURSE, HOMEOWNERS MAY ALSO BE STRUGGLING IN THESE TIMES, THEY HAVE MORE RESOURCES AVAILABLE BY VIRTUE OF HOME OWNERSHIP AND THUS HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY IN THE FORM OF PROPERTY TAXES THAT’S WHAT TAXES ARE FOR SO PLEASE RAISE MY TAXES SECOND, THOUGH I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT I DO NOT SPEAK ON BEHALF OF HENNEPIN COUNTY SHERIFF, AS A VOLUNTEER, SWORN SPECIAL DEPUTY IN THE PATROL SUPPORT DIVISION, I KNOW FIRSTHAND HOW MANY CALLS LAW BE BETTER HANDLED BY OTHER PROFESSIONALS IT’S A WASTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TIME AND PROVIDES WORSE OUTCOMES FOR CONSTITUENTS THE REALLOCATION OF THE $8 MILLION TO A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS TEAM AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION TEAM IS THE RIGHT MOVE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 44, AILEEN JOHNSON ≫ CAN YOU MARRY ME? CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, WELCOME ≫ HELLO OKAY, HI, MY NAME IS AILEEN JOHNSON, I’VE BEEN A HOMEOWNER IN NORTH LOOP FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS I READ THROUGH THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN THAT WAS INTRODUCED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS FLETCHER, BENDER, AND CUNNINGHAM LAST FRIDAY AT THIS TIME OF RISING CRIME IN EVERY ENABLED IN OUR CITY, AND WITH THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY THE CHIEF THAT MORE OFFICERS ARE NEEDED, I BELIEVE THAT IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO PUT FORWARD A PLAN TO FURTHER REDUCE THE MPD BUDGET AND ITS NUMBER OF OFFICERS I BELIEVE THAT ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE MODELS OF PUBLIC SAFETY SHOULD COME FROM CUTS TO NONESSENTIAL BUDGET ITEMS AND NOT FROM CUTS TO THE MPD I DO NOT SUPPORT THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 45, KURTIS FECHTMEYER ≫ HI, THIS IS KURTIS [ AUDIO CUT OUT ] HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES WELCOME ≫ YUP THANK YOU AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCIL PRESIDENT BENDER FOR HAVING THIS FORUM ON THE BUDGET AND PUBLIC SAFETY I THINK THE FIRST, YOU

KNOW, OBLIGATION OF A PUBLIC SERVANT IS TO MAKE SURE TO LOOK AT THE SCIENCE, LOOK AT THE DATA AND TAKE SOME OF THE EMOTION AND THE POLITICS OUT OF IT AND, YOU KNOW, IN THIS CASE, LOOKING AT THE BUDGET, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE, WE’VE BEEN IN THIS HOUSE, IN WARD 7, FOR OVER SIX YEARS NOW IN THAT TIME, THE POLICE BUDGET, ACCORDING TO THE NEW PROPOSED BUDGET, EVEN THE HIGHER BUDGET BY THE MAYOR, YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT AN 8% INCREASE IN THAT SAME TIME, PROPERTY TAX REVENUE HAS GONE UP 25% SO, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE LOOKING AT A SITUATION WHERE THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW IS SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERFUNDED WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO COMPARABLE CITIES LIKE NASHVILLE, ET CETERA MOST OF THESE LOCATIONS, AND I KNOW THERE’S SOME BUDGET, YOU KNOW, DECISIONS THAT GET DIVIDED UP DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT WE’RE STILL A GOOD 20 TO 30% UNDER A LOT OF COMPARABLE MID-SIZE CITIES SO I THINK THAT GETS LOST IN THE MIX AND I APPRECIATE THE PEOPLE HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY, OVERALL, BUT YOU’RE JUST NOT GOING TO ANSWER THOSE UNLESS YOU MAKE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE POLICE BUDGET AND PUT IT IN THE CONTEXT OF THE REAL THREAT THAT YOU NOW FACE AND DON’T IMAGINE ANYTHING THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU NEXT WE’LL HAVE KRISTEN O’TOOLE, THEN HALLIE WEISS, SHARON SAYLES BELTON, AND HANNAH WYDEVEN SPEAKER 46, KRISTEN O’TOOLE ≫ HI, MY NAME IS KRISTEN O’TOOLE AND I LIVE IN WARD 2 I WAS IN POWDERHORN PARK ON JUNE 7 DURING THE PATH FORWARD MEETING NINE OF YOU MADE OUR CITY PROUD BY SAYING WE WOULD CREATE A NEW TRANSFORMATIVE MODEL FOR CULTIVATING SAFETY IN MINNEAPOLIS I ASK YOU TODAY TO STAND BY THIS COMMITMENT POLICE DO NOT AND HAVE NOT PREVENTED CRIME, INCLUDING THE RECENT CARJACKINGS AND VIOLENT CRIME WE NEED FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSES OF VIOLENCE, MARGINALIZATION AND INEQUITY ESPECIALLY DURING THE PANDEMIC AND RECESSION OUR NEIGHBORS ARE UNHOUSED AND HUNGRY WE ARE FACING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND ARE IGNORING THE CLIMATE CRISIS I URGE YOU TO MOVE FUNDING FROM MPD TO REAL SOLUTIONS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET IS CO-SIGNED BY OVER 40 ORGANIZATIONS THESE ARE NOT FRINGE GROUPS OR SMALL NUMBERS AND I SUPPORT THEIR DEMANDS THESE ARE COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO KNOW THE POWER OF OUR ABUNDANT RESOURCES WE NEED MUCH MORE FUNDING FOR HOUSING, CLIMATE JUSTICE, PUBLIC TRANSIT, BIKING AND WALKING INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTHCARE AND SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT, JUST TO NAME A FEW WE NEEDED THESE THINGS ON JUNE 7th, AND WE NEED THEM TODAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 47, HALLIE WEISS HALLIE WEISS WE’LL MOVE TO SPEAKER 48, SHARON SAYLES BELTON WELCOME ≫ PRESIDENT — [ AUDIO CUT OUT ] ≫ THANK YOU SO MUCH, PRESIDENT BENDER AS YOU KNOW, I LIVE IN WARD 2 AND I WANT TO SPEAK THIS EVENING IN SUPPORT OF MAYOR FREY’S BUDGET FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ONE OF THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR IS TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY OF CITIZENS AND THE PROPERTIES WITHIN THE CITY WE CANNOT BE A CITY DIVIDED THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL MUST GOVERN TOGETHER THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE REQUIRE COORDINATION, COOPERATION, AND THE INPUT OF ALL THE STAKEHOLDERS NOT BACKED BY DATA, ANALYSIS OR REVIEW WILL NOT BUILD THE PUBLIC’S TRUST IT WILL ON THE CONTRARY FURTHER UNDERMINE IT AND PUT THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS AT GREAT AND FURTHER RISK 25 YEARS AGO, THE PUBLIC EXPRESSED IMPATIENCE WITH MY STRATEGY TO REDUCE VIOLENT CRIME IN THE CITY RATHER THAN RUSH TO JUDGMENT, WE METHODICALLY DEVELOPED A SHARED SOLUTION AND WORKED TOGETHER AS A CITY, THE WHOLE CITY, AND THE COUNTY, AND IMPLEMENTED A COORDINATED AND UNIFIED PLAN THAT NOT ONLY REDUCED CRIME, STABILIZED THE CITY, AND EVEN FUELED GROWTH ACROSS THE CITY THE PLAN — THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN IS NOT SUCH A PLAN IT DOES HAVE ELEMENTS THAT WARRANT ADDITIONAL REVIEW REVIEW BY PUBLIC — SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS IN MENTAL HEALTH AND MORE DETAILS TO AFFIRM THE PLAN’S EFFICACY THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO SECOND GUESS OR EXPERIMENT WITH PEOPLE’S LIVES WE MUST SUPPORT CHIEF ARRADONDO WE MUST PROVIDE ARRADONDO WITH THE RESOURCES HE NEEDS — HE NEEDS TO FULFILL HIS DUTIES AND OBLIGATIONS TO OUR CITIZENS WE HAVE A CHIEF ≫ THANK YOU

SPEAKER 49, HANNAH WYDEVEN THEN WE WILL HAVE MICHAEL CURRAN, SUSAN HOLZENINGER AND LUKE WILLETT SPEAKER 49, HANNAH WYDEVEN SPEAKER 50 IS MICHAEL CURRAN 51, SUSAN HOLZENINGER HOLINGER ≫ I HAVE LIVED IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS FOR 25 YEARS HOW CAN WE EFFECT THE CHANGE WE ARE HOPING TO SEE? HOW CAN WE MOVE TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE IF WE CAN’T EVEN GO TO THE GROCERY STORE OR SAFELY DRIVE OR WALK AROUND OUR CITY? SAFETY FIRST, THEN REFORM WE HAVE GANG MEMBERS MOVE IN HERE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THEY HAVE BEEN FOR MONTHS WEARING TOP-DOWN COLORS, NOT EVEN HIDING IT WE NEED A GANG TASK FORCE OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING TARGETED AND INITIATED WE NEED TO EXPAND EXISTING BOOTS ON THE GROUND INITIATIVES, FULLY FUND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, UNTIL THESE BOOTS ON THE GROUND INITIATIVES CAN CREATE AND IMPACT REAL CHANGE WE NEED SAFETY, SECURITY, AND ORDER TO BE RESTORED AT ANY COST WE NEED TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND OVERSIGHT FOR OUR MPD WE ALSO NEED POLICE PRESENCE TO DETER FURTHER VIOLENT CRIME OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN WE LOVE OUR CITY I LOVE MY CITY RIGHT OR WRONG WHEN IT’S WRONG, I RIGHT IT YOU, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, ARE GETTING THIS WRONG WE ARE ASKING YOU TO RIGHT IT PLEASE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CHIEF WE CAN DO BOTH THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ HI, THIS IS CALLER 350 ≫ WELCOME WELCOME, Mr. CURRAN, GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS MIKE AND I LIVE IN WARD 2 I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBERS BENDER, CUNNINGHAM AND FLETCHER FOR THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET I’M IN FULL SUPPORT OF MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS AND PROCESSES THAT MOVE PROPERTY DAMAGE REPORTING AWAY FROM THE POLICE IT WOULD ELIMINATE $5 MILLION IN POLICE OVERTIME LAST MONTH I WITNESSED MPD OFFICERS MASS ARREST PROTESTERS ON I-94 POLICE WITH HEAVY WEAPONRY AND NO MASKS THREATEN THOSE ON THE NEARBY STREET LEVEL WHO CAME TO WITNESS THE ARRESTS I ASSUME THESE OFFICERS WERE PAID OVERTIME FOR TERRORIZING THE PUBLIC THAT EVENING AND THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE AND FINANCIAL WASTE MUST END I ALSO APPRECIATE THE PROPOSED SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET WOULD MAINTAIN A FORCE OF 750 OFFICERS IN THIS NEXT BUDGET YEAR THESE VACANCIES SHOULD NOT BE FILLED ONCE THE CITY’S REVENUE IS RESTORED LASTLY, I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, WHOSE NAME WAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET TONIGHT THAT’S WHY WE NEED ANOTHER CHARTER AMENDMENT PROPOSAL IN 2021 THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO TRANSITION AND IMAGINE A DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SAFETY AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN THE MEANTIME, I’M IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET AND I’M THANKFUL FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE ALREADY AUTHORED IT AND COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF IT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 52 IS LUKE WILLETT, THEN HASSAN AS-SIDIQ, KELLY McCEE, GEN NAH MASTELLONE ≫ HI, I’M LUKE WILLETT, I LIVE IN UPTOWN AND TOO AM CALLING IN BECAUSE OF MY CONCERN ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUDGET CUT TO THE POLICE FORCE AS A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS, WHEN I HEARD ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUDGET, I WAS PRETTY LIVID I HAVE A SIBLING WHO ALSO LIVES IN UPTOWN AND HAS BEEN ASSAULTED I HAVE FRIENDS THAT LIVE DOWNTOWN WHO HAVE WITNESSED PEOPLE BEING SHOT FIRSTHAND YOU CAN TELL FROM THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF SPEAKERS TONIGHT THAT THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS FEEL THE SIGNIFICANT CRIME INCREASE EVERY DAY SO I JUST — I GUESS I JUST ASK THAT THE COULD YOU BE SILL — COUNCIL LISTENS TO WHAT MINNEAPOLIS IS SAYING TONIGHT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 53 IS HASSAN AS-SIDIQ FOLKS WILL NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE WE’LL MOVE ON TO SPEAKER 54, KELLY McCEE ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES WELCOME ≫ HI, THIS IS — MY NAME IS KELLY McKEOUGH AND I’M A RESIDENT OF

WARD 3 AND HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS SINCE 2013 I’M ASKING THE CITY COUNCIL TO REPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BECAUSE THE SAFETY DOES NOT LIE WITHIN THE EXISTING STRUCTURE I LIVED A BLOCK AND A HALF FROM LAGOON AND HENNEPIN IN UPTOWN WHERE 11 PEOPLE WERE SHOT ONE NIGHT IN JUNE THERE WERE THREE POLICE SQUADS PRESENT NOT ONLY WAS THAT NOT A DETERRENT FOR THE SHOOTING, BUT THE SHOOTERS GOT AWAY EITHER MPD IS EFFECTIVE AT BOTH DETERRING CRIME AS WELL AS SOLVING IT MPD’S BUDGET HAS INCREASED YEAR AFTER YEAR YET CRIME WAVE IS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF IT WE SAW INCREASING CRIME LEVELS IN THE SPRING WELL BEFORE THE MOVE TO DEFUND THE POLICE AND THAT WAS WHEN THE DEPARTMENT WAS, QUOTE, UNQUOTE, FULLY STAFFED MPD’S HIGHEST CRIME RATE IS FOR MURDER AND IT’S STILL ONLY AT 55%, MPD ON AVERAGE ONLY SOLVED AROUND 25% OF THE REPORTED SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES, WHILE CARJACKINGS AND OTHER PETTY THEFTS ARE EVEN LOWER, AROUND 10% AT THE VERY LEAST, MPD HAS BEEN INEFFECTIVE AT KEEPING US SAFE AT THE MOST, THEY’VE MURDERED MEMBERS OF OUR OWN COMMUNITY AND HAVE RARELY BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE WE CANNOT AFFORD TO KEEP THROWING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR TOWARDS A SINGLE APPROACH SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T WORK REALLOCATING FUNDS TO OTHER FORMS OF RESPONSE TO 911 CALLS, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IS NOT RADICAL, IT’S BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN MANY OTHER CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HAS WORKED TO PREVENT CRIME THE BOTH/AND APPROACH IS HISTORICALLY EFFECTIVE WE HAVE TRIED REFORM FOR DECADES, WHERE DID THAT LEAVE GEORGE FLOYD FOR 8 MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS ON MAY 25th THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 55 IS GENNA MASTELLONE 56 WILL BE ANNIKA COHRT, 57, MIA FREIBERG, 58 PETER IRELAND, 59 WENDY DARst SPEAKER 5 A — 55GENNA MASTELLOENE ON THE LINE? 56, ANNIKA ≫ HI, MY NAME IS ANNIKA KOHRT AND I LIVE IN THE LYNN LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, WHICH IS ENDORSED BY 40 PLUS LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN IS THE BARE MINIMUM IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE TO LOOK AT ANY UPTICK IN CRIME WITHOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THE CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES OF PEOPLE IN OUR CITY THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND PANDEMIC THAT IS PROPELLING US TO THIS POINT NOW, INSTEAD OF FUNDING FOR AN EXAMPLE, MOUNTED POLICE OFFICERS, BECAUSE HORSES WILL NOT SAVE US — SAVE ANY OF US FROM VIOLENT CRIME, WE CAN FUND TRIED-AND-TRUE METHODS FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION, LIKE COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH TEAM I BEG MINNEAPOLIS TO REMEMBER RECENT AND HISTORIC USES OF POLICE IN INTIMIDATING OUR CITIZENS WITHOUT PREVENTING CRIME MINNEAPOLIS SPENT ITS POLICE DOLLARS ARRESTING 646 PEACEFUL PROTESTERS AT THE POST-ELECTION PROTEST ON I-94 THIS IS WHAT POLICE DOLLARS GO TO NOW THESE ARE OUR COMMUNITIES, SO WE SHOULD CARE FOR THEM AND NOT PAY TO INTIMIDATE THEM FINALLY, IT IS CRITICAL TO LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE IT BECOMES CLEARER ALL THE TIME THAT POLICE AFFECT DIFFERENT POPULATIONS IN OUR CITY DIFFERENTLY THANK YOU ≫ START TO WRAP UP THANK YOU THANK YOU THANKS SPEAKER 57 IS MIA FREIBERG 58, PETER IRELAND ≫ HI, MY NAME’S PETER, I LIVE IN THE LONGFELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD I’M CALLING TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU’RE HEARING FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO, FRANKLY, HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE STATUS QUO THEY’RE TELLING YOU THEY WANT IT TO KEEP ON GOING YOU’RE HEARING STATEMENTS FROM THE MAYOR AND POLICE CHIEF CALLING THE PROPOSAL TO SHIFT MERE 4% OF MONEY AWAY FROM THE MPD WE LIVE IN A CITY WITH OF SOME OF THE LARGEST RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE U.S IN TERMS OF INCOME, HOME OWNERSHIP, POLICE USE OF FORCE AND INCARCERATION FOR MANY IN THE CITY THE STATUS QUO IS ITSELF IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNTENABLE THIS IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNTENABLE CONTINUE TO USE OUR TAX MONEY TO FUND INSTITUTIONS, IN YOUR OWN WORDS, HAS LED TO COMMUNITY DESTABILIZATION, A DECREASE IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND EXACERBATION OF RACIAL INEQUITIES IN MINNEAPOLIS I KNOW SOME OF YOU WANT TO HIDE BEHIND THIS 4% REDUCTION IN MPD FUNDING IN THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN IS SOME PRACTICAL MIDDLE GROUND THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET PAST BUT WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF THE LARGEST SOCIAL MOVEMENT IN U.S. HISTORY BUT THIS PLAN PROVIDES NO EXTRA MONEY FOR HOUSING OR HEALTHCARE OR FOOD AND IT CONTINUES TO PRIMARILY VIEW PUBLIC SAFETY AS ABOUT KEEPING THE POOR FROM HURTING THE RICH IS THIS REALLY THE BEST WE CAN DO? THIS TIME DEMANDS A NEW VISION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ONE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS TO FUND THE COMMUNITY INSTEAD OF JUST TO CONTROL IT YOU HAVE THAT VISION IN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I’M DEMANDING THAT YOU HAVE

THE COURAGE TO ADOPT IT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU NEXT IS SPEAKER 59, WENDY DARst THEN WILL BE EVAN GOLDENROD, JENNY JONES, LUCIA WENDY DARST ≫ HELLO, MY NAME IS WENDY DARST, I HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF WARD 10 FOR GOING ON 30 YEARS AND I SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT REDUCING POLICING DUTIES IS DEFUNDING THEM I SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE DECREASE IN THE LAW ENFORCEMENT BUDGET TO ALLOW FOR THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES TOWARD PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE FORM OF ENDING THE PRACTICE OF POLICE-ONLY RESPONSES TO MENTAL HEALTH CALLS, AS WELL AS A LOT OF OTHER RESPONSES THAT SEEM WRONG I SPEAK OF WHAT I SAW ON I-94 ON NOVEMBER 4th WHEN THEY WERE OUT IN FORCE, AND I BELIEVE THAT THOSE RESOURCES COULD BE ALLOCATED BETTER TO OUR COMMUNITIES THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I REALLY APPRECIATE HEARING EVERYONE’S OPINIONS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 60, EVAN GOLDEN ROD ≫ HELLO? ≫ WELCOME ≫ HELLO THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A POLICE CHIEF THAT IS COMPLAINING ABOUT A 7 4% CUT WHILE COMMUNITY PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS SET TO RECEIVE A 28% CUT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECONOMIC CRISIS AND A GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS RIDICULOUS WE NEED TO BE POURING MORE MONEY THAN WE EVER HAVE INTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, OR THIS CRISIS WILL BE OUR LEGACY IF THE MPD ARE REALLY HERE FOR OUR SAFETY, THEN I’M SURE THEY WILL UNDERSTAND TRANSFERRING MONEY ALLOCATED FOR HORSES AND PUBLIC IMAGE PROTECTION INTO HEALTH SERVICES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT THE GAP BETWEEN SPENDING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT VERSUS SPENDING FOR VIOLENT PREVENTION SHOWS THAT THE CITY IS NOT REALLY TRYING TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SAFER, BUT IS, INSTEAD, PRIORITIZING WHITE LANDOWNER PROPERTY PROTECTION OVER HUMAN LIVES AS SASHA COTTON PUTS IT, THESE SYSTEMS AREN’T DESIGNED TO SEE OUR CHILDREN SUCCEED THE POLICE ARE DEMANDING MORE MONEY AND MORE OFFICERS BECAUSE WE CRIMINALIZE BEING POOR AND DO NOT INVEST IN OUR PEOPLE TO HELP THEM THRIVEMENT THE MORE MONEY WE PUT INTO OUR COMMUNITIES THE LESS WE NEED POLICE COUNCIL, I URGE YOU TO BE LEADERS, I URGE YOU TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGE THAT OUR CITY HAS DEMANDED AND NOT CHASE AFTER THE VOTES OF WHITE MODERATES PEOPLE ARE FED UP AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY UNLESS SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IS MADE AT YOUR LEVEL INVEST IN HOUSING, HEALTH SERVICES, EDUCATION, YOUTH PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, AND JUSTICE DEMANDS OF YOUR CITIZENS SUPPORT THE JUSTICE DEMANDS COMING OUT OF GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE AND SUPPORT JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU LET’S SEE THAT BRINGS US TO SPEAKER 61, JENNY JONES ≫ HI, MY NAME IS JENNY JONES I LIVE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, FOUR BLOCKS FROM WHERE GEORGE FLOYD WAS MURDERED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THERE IS NO CORRELATION BETWEEN SPENDING ON POLICE AND INCREASED CRIME NONE WHILE I AGREE THAT NO ONE IN OUR COMMUNITY SHOULD HAVE TO BE AFRAID OF VIOLENCE PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT MORE MONEY TO MPD DOES NOT EQUAL SAFETY, ESPECIALLY FOR SOME OF US IN FACT, MINNEAPOLIS POLICE MISCONDUCT REPORTS HAVE INCREASED SEVEN FOLD OVER THE PAST DECADE AND THE MPD IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION GETTING TO THE ROOT OF THE CAUSES OF CRIME BRINGS SAFETY JUSTICE BRINGS SAFETY THIS BUDGET IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN THE TOOLS WE KNOW WORK TO PREVENT AND STOP CRIME IN THIS BUDGET, WHILE I SEE THE WORDS, I DON’T SEE A FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS THE RESIDENTS HERE HAVE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTION TO THEIR WELLNESS FLOYD OUR YOUTH HAVE ENDURED A SUBSTANTIAL TRAUMA AT A STAGE IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT WHERE THEY NEED EXTRA SUPPORT TO PROCESS IT COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS HAVE COME TOGETHER WITH A LIST OF DEMANDS FOR JUSTICE, RESOLUTION 001, WHICH IS NOT BEING CREATED — ADDRESSED IT INCLUDES INVESTMENT TO CREATE NEW JOBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHICH WILL HELP DETER VIOLENCE BLACK COMMUNITY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH SERVICES TO HELP RESIDENTS TO HEAL FROM THE RACIAL TRAUMA THAT WAS INFLICTED BY THIS EVENT ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ THIS IS THE EPICENTER OF A GLOBAL RACIAL RECKONING, THE WORLD IS WATCHING US THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 62, LUCIA WEBB SPEAKER 63 IS VINEETHA ADAMS ≫ MY NAME IS —

HELLO ≫ WELCOME MISS WEBB ≫ HI MY NAME IS LUCIA WEBB AND I LIVE IN WARD 10 I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, AND I THINK THAT PARTS 1 AND 2 OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL ARE JUST THE BARE MINIMUM THAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE COUNCIL TODAY AND IN THE LAST BUDGET MEETING I’VE HEARD A LOT OF FEAR ABOUT CRIME RATE, BUT PEOPLE SEEM TO BE OPERATING UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT POLICE PREVENT CRIME THEY DO NOT AND THERE IS, IN FACT, NO CORRELATION BETWEEN THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS ON THE STREET AND CRIME RATE ADDITIONALLY, FOLKS SEEM TO THINK THAT CRIME OCCURS IN A VACUUM CRIME OCCURS PEOPLE’S NEEDS ARE NOT GETTING MET PROPOSALS LIKE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET PROVIDE FOR PEOPLE’S NEEDS BY FUNDING THINGS LIKE SECURE HOUSING, MENTAL HEALTHCARE AND HARM REDUCTION ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF WHITE PEOPLE AFRAID OF THINGS LIKE WALKING THEIR DOG OR GOING TO THEIR FAVORITE BREWERIES THESE CALLERS DO NOT SEEM TO REMEMBER THAT THE UNREST OF THE SUMMER WAS CAUSED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT’S MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD THE MPD HAS LONG BEEN A HOT BED OF RACIST VIOLENCE, AND THIS SUMMER THEY SHOWED AGAIN THAT THEY DO NOT PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, OR OUR NEIGHBORS EXPERIENCING HOUSELESSNESS I FEEL FRUSTRATED THAT SO MANY CALLERS DO NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT THEIR BLACK AND BROWN NEIGHBORS BUT I ALSO FEEL HELPFUL WHEN I REMEMBER THAT IN ASKING YOU TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM THE POLICE, WE ARE ALSO ASKING YOU TO PUT MONEY INTO CREATIVE, REAL SOLUTIONS THAT CAN HELP US TO IMAGINE A BETTER WORLD PLEASE DO NOT PASS THE MAYOR’S BUDGET ≫ START TO WRAP UP THANK YOU SPEAKER 63, VINEETHA ADAMS, 64 WILL BE FHI KHALAR, HANNAH MEARTS, KATHRYN SHELDON MISS ADAMS ≫ I AM NOT IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THE POLICE — MY FEAR OF BEING MURDERED AND GUNNED DOWN IN THE STREET IS REAL WAY MORE REAL THAN SOMEBODY WALKING THEIR DOG IT’S UNFAIR THAT Y’ALL THINK THAT INCREASEIN’ THE POLICE BUDGET IS GOING TO BRING SAFETY WHEN MY LIFE IS ON THE LINE AND I’M TRAUMATIZED EVERY TIME I SEE THE POLICE THEY ARE SLAVE PEDDLERS, THEY HAVE BEEN HARASSING BLACK FOLKS FOR GENERATIONS AND MORE GENERATIONS TO COME UNLESS YOU ALL PASS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITY IT IS UNFAIR THAT THE ONLY CONCERN THAT Y’ALL HAVE RIGHT NOW IS WALKING YOUR DOG WHILE I HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MY BROTHER OR MY FATHER OR MY COUSINS BEING GUNNED DOWN IN THE STREET WHEN THEY’RE SIMPLY ON THEIR WAY FROM A BASKETBALL GAME OR GOING TO A GROCERY STORE WHAT ABOUT ALL THE JAMAR CLARKS AND PHILANDO CASTILES AND SANDRA BLANDS, ARE WE NOT FORGETTING ABOUT THEM, JORDAN, ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE, THEY DON’T REMEMBER WHY WE’RE HERE IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE THAT WE ARE EVEN DISCUSSING THE POLICE AT A MOMENT LIKE THIS AND NOT HEALING OUR CITY YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT SAFETY WELL, I DON’T FEEL SAFE WHO’S MORE IMPORTANT? CLEARLY WHITE PEOPLE WALKING THEIR DOGS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BLACK PEOPLE FEELING SAFE, BROWN PEOPLE FEELING SAFE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE FEELING HONORED FOR A COUNTRY THAT WAS STOLEN FROM THEM IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AND IT IS DISHEARTENING AND IT IS FRUSTRATING AND IT’S INFURIATING AND IT IS SCARY IT’S VERY SCARY ≫ START TO WRAP U EVEN KEEP ON EXPLAINING ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 64 IS PHI KHALAR, THEN HANNAH MAERTZ, KATHRYN SHELDON ≫ HI, MY NAME IS PHI, RESIDING IN WARD 9, SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET ACTUALLY I WANT TO USE MY TIME TO APPEAL TO OUR BRAVER, MORE EMANESTHETIC ANGELS FEAR, CYNICISM AND SKEPTICISM ARE FORCES OF INACTION THAT WORK AGAINST CHANGE IT IS EASY TO FALL BACK INTO THAT NEGATIVE COMFORT WHEN WE FEEL DISCONNECTED OR WHEN A TASK SEEMS DOO DAUNT — TOO DAUNTING MONITORING POLICE SCANNERS NEXT DOOR AND CITIZENS REINFORCES THAT FEAR BECAUSE IT IS SELF-SELECTED INFORMATION I’VE HEARD PEOPLE MENTION HOW LONG THEY’VE LIVED IN THE AREA AND THAT IT’S THIS ANOMALOUS SEASON THAT IS SHAKING THEIR LOYALTY IN THEIR ENABLED, SUGGESTING THAT THE SYSTEM HAD BEEN WORKING FOR THEM ALL THESE DECADESMENT WHERE WERE THE CONVERSATIONS WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO IT WASN’T WORKING FOR? AS WE JUST SAW IN St PAUL WITH JOSEPH WASHINGTON, AFTER THE FACT REPRIMANDS ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP OUR PEOPLE SAFE WE ARE ENVISIONING A NEW KIND OF COMMUNITY THAT DOESN’T RELY ON POLICE TO SOLVE OUR ISSUES THIS IS A TIME OF TRANSITION AND A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO FORGE THOSE NEIGHBORLY CONNECTIONS, BUILD A NETWORK OF TRUST AND MUTUAL AID, AND PROVIDE PEOPLE THE CARE THEY

NEED IT IS MUCH-NEEDED WORK TO DISMANTLE THE VARIOUS CYCLES OF OPPRESSION IN OUR CITY, WHETHER IT BE BY THE STATE OR OUR OWN HANDS BE PATIENT WITH PEOPLE AND RUTHLESS WITH SYSTEMS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 65, HANNAH MARTZ MAERTZ ≫ MADAM [ AUDIO CUT OUT ] HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES WELCOME GO AHEAD ≫ HI, THIS IS ACTUALLY — MY NAME IS GENNA, I WAS NUMBER 55, I MISSED MY SLOT, I WAS WONDERING IF I COULD TESTIFY ≫ YES, PLEASE GO AHEAD, THANKS ≫ HI, THANK YOU SO MUCH I LIVE IN WARD 6 I HAVEN’T BEEN AFRAID FOR MY SAFETY ONCE THIS YEAR SORRY TO YOU ALL IN WARD 11 BUT I’M HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I WANT TO SAY THAT JUST EVERYONE WHO FEELS UNSAFE THAT I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU THINK HAS HAPPENED BECAUSE THERE’S BEEN NO MONEY MOVED FROM THE POLICE BUDGET YET AND THE REASON YOU ARE FEELING SO UNSAFE IS BECAUSE WE ARE LIVING IN A PANDEMIC WHERE PEOPLE HAVE NO RESOURCES AND THIS CANNOT FIX THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL THE POLICE RIGHT NOW AND WE NEED TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED TO THRIVE I BELIEVE THAT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET CAN DO THAT I APPRECIATE THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PROPOSED I THINK POINTS 1 AND 2 ARE DOING SOME THINGS, BUT NOT DOING ENOUGH AND I’M CONCERNED ABOUT POINT 3, WITH CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN NEW RECRUIT CLASSES AND RELYING ON POLICE FOR OUR SAFETY I BELIEVE THAT WE REALLY DO NEED TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED AND TO REALLY DIVEST OURSELVES FROM POLICING IN MINNEAPOLIS I AGREE WITH WHAT THE SPEAKER, COUPLE ONE OR TWO BEFORE ME JUST SAID ABOUT PEOPLE BEING TOO AFRAID TO WALK THEIR DOGS, WHICH IS REALLY THE LEAST OF ANY OF MY CONCERNS RIGHT NOW SO I’M ADVOCATING FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU SO MUCH ≫ THANK YOU ≫ HI, THIS IS HANNAH MAERTZ ≫ HI, WELCOME ≫ THANK YOU I APOLOGIZE FOR MY ERROR SO, YEAH, I’M HANNAH, I’M A RESIDENT OF WARD 2, I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AS A FACILITIES MANAGER OF SEVERAL GROCERY STORES IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE WORKED TO MINIMIZE SAFETY AND SECURITY RISKS AT OUR SITES I WANT TO SAY, OUR CITY IS EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF CRIME, IT’S TRUE AND SO ARE MANY OTHER LARGE COUNTRIES IN OUR COUNTRY BASED ON MY DOCUMENTATION IN OUR WORK, THIS BEGAN SOON AFTER MARCH LOCKDOWN THOSE WHO BLAME IT ON CALLS FOR DEFUNDING THE POLICE ARE WRONG CITIZENS ARE REACTING OUT DUE TO THE CRISIS POLICE ARE USUALLY ALWAYS REACTIVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, YOUTH PROGRAMS THAT ARE ACTUALLY AVAILABLE, THOSE ARE THE REAL SOLUTIONS WE NEED SAFETY FOR ALL MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS AND IT IS INSANE THAT THE MANY WHO ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL SAFETY OF THEIR SELVES DID NOT CARE TO MENTION THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD OR JAMAR CLARK AND THE MANY OTHERS AT THE HANDS OF POLICE OFFICERS WHEN TALKING ABOUT SAFETY IN OUR CITY SHAME I HAVE LOOKED FOR RESOURCES FOR FOLKS EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH CRISES AND HAVE RESORTED TO CALLING THE POLICE IN THE PAST IN MY EXPERIENCE, POLICE OFFICERS WERE NOT QUICK TO RESPOND, NOR WERE THEY VERY HELPFUL OUR POLICE CHIEF HAS SAID HE WANTS OFFICERS TO CONTINUE TO RESPOND TO THESE CALLS TO BUILD COMMUNITY TRUST BUT IN MY EXPERIENCE, I’VE SEEN THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS CAN ISSUE CITATIONS, ARREST THEM OR THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING FOR THE COMMUNITY MEMBER HOW DOES THAT SOLVE COMMUNITY TRUST? LET’S DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN MINNEAPOLIS PLEASE SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET PLEASE CHANGE ≫ THANK YOU THAT WAS SPEAKER 65 SO NOW WE’RE ON SPEAKER 66, KATHRYN SHELDON THEN WE’LL HAVE Z OSHA WINEGAR-SCHULTZ, JULIA JOHNSON, KERRY-JO FELDER ≫ MY NAME IS KATE SHELDON, I LIVE IN WARD 9, MIDTOWN PHILLIPS, I WANT TO ECHO THAT POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT PREVENT CRIME THEY SHOW UP AFTER IT HAPPENS POLICE ONLY OFFER A SEMBLANCE OF SECURITY FOR WHITE PROPERTY OWNERS AND SERVE TO MAINTAIN OUR CURRENT RACIST STATUS QUO NO AMOUNT OF FUNDING OR REFORM WILL FIX THE INHERENT RACISM AND CULTURE THAT IS EMBEDDED IN THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT THE ENTIRE WORLD LEARNED GEORGE FLOYD’S NAME THIS PAST SUMMER BECAUSE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS MURDERED HIM IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WE AS A CITY CANNOT KEEP PRETENDING THAT WE DON’T SEE THE VIOLENCE THAT THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT CREATES NO ONE COMMITS A CRIME JUST BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT CRIME IS BORNE OUT OF DESPERATION AND LACK OF RESOURCES WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, POVERTY IS SKYROCKETING THE CITY NEEDS TO FUND GROUPS THAT SUPPORT HEALTH AND PREVENTATIVE SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITIES

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, HARM REDUCTION SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE INITIATIVES THIS BUDGET IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT TRUST AND RESOURCES IN THE HANDS OF THE SMART, CARING, AND COMPASSIONATE CITIZENS OF MINNEAPOLIS TO WORK TOWARDS HEALTH AND STABILITY FOR ALL NOT POLICE OFFICERS WHO LIVE IN THE SUBURBS COMING INTO OUR CITY HEAVILY ARMED, SCARED, AND ANGRY THE COUNCIL CAN AND SHOULD START SHIFTING FUNDING NOW FROM MPD IN ORDER TO BUILD REAL CHANGE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 68 — NO, 67, IS ZOSHA WINEGAR SCHULTZ ≫ I’M CALLING FROM WARD 10 AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I FEEL SAFER THAN I EVER HAVE IN THE CITY CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD IF WE’VE MISSED SOMEONE, WE WILL COME BACK ≫ I FEEL SAFER THAN I EVER HAVE IN THE CITY I CAN RELY ON MY NEIGHBORS, MY COMMUNITY NOW MORE THAN EVER THE ONLY TIME I HAVEN’T FELT SAFE IN RECENT MEMORY WAS WHEN I WAS KETTLED ON THE FREEWAY FOR SIX HOURS WITHOUT WATER OR RESTROOM THIS WAS BEFORE I WAS ARRESTED AND FORCED ONTO A BUS WITH NO SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC NOT A SINGLE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER THERE THAT NIGHT WAS WEARING A MASK ALL THE WHINEY WHO ARE CALLING IN TO COMPLAIN THAT THEY HAVE TO DRIVE TO THEIR SUBURBS IN THEIR CAR TO BUY GROCERIES, THANK GOD YOU OWN A CAR, YOU CAN AFFORD A CAR LET ALONE THE BLACK MEN THAT HAVE BEEN KILLED BY POLICE YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU DON’T FEEL SAFE PERHAPS IT IS BECAUSE YOU’RE BEING FORCED TO RECKON WITH THE FACT THAT YOUR SENSE OF SAFETY IS DEPENDENT ON HISTORICALLY RACIST INSTITUTIONS AND WHITE SUPREMACY EVEN IN A CYNICAL VIEW OF THE POLICE, THAT THEIR ONLY GOAL IS TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC ORDER SO THAT BUSINESSES CAN OPERATE EFFICIENTLY, HOW DOES THEIR BLOCKING A PROTEST FOR HOURS AND HOURS ON THE INTERSTATE FOR LONGER THAN THE PROTEST WAS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE SERVE THAT GOAL HOW IS ASSAULTING PEACEFUL ONLOOKERS STANDING ON THE PROPERTY OF THEIR OWN APARTMENT COMPLEX SERVE THAT GOAL, LET ALONE THE COMMUNITY YOU SUPPOSEDLY SERVE IT IS OBVIOUS THAT MPD IS NOT OPERATING IN A RATIONAL MANNER, YET, YOU NOT ONLY CONTINUE TO DEFEND THEM, BUT DEFUND THEM IT IS YOU WHO ARE NOT OPERATING IN A RATIONAL MANNER LASTLY, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS CANO AND JENKINS, YOU ARE COWARDS AND YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FUCK YOU AND FUCK THE POLICE ≫ OKAY THANK YOU WE’LL ASK OUR SPEAKERS TO PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND USE RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE AND YOU CAN ADDRESS ME AS THE CHAIR DIRECTLY OUR NEXT SPEAKER — THAT WAS SPEAKER 67, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN’T MISS ANYONE I HEARD SOME FOLKS CHIMING IN ≫ I WAS NUMBER 30 ≫ I WAS NUMBER 32, BUT IT SAID ROW 32, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? ≫ I’M NOT SURE, WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD WE’LL SORT IT OUT ≫ THIS IS — [ OVERLAPPING CONVERSATION ] ≫ STATE YOUR NAME ≫ HI, THIS IS HANNAH, I WAS SPEAKER NUMBER 49 ≫ OKAY THANK YOU PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS HANNAH AND I’M A BUSINESS OWNER IN WARD 6 AND I’M CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BECAUSE I’VE SEEN AS A BUSINESS OWNER WHO OWNS A BUSINESS THAT’S OPEN FROM 5:30 A.M. UNTIL FREQUENTLY 9:30, 10:30 P.M , I’VE SEEN THAT THE AREA THAT WE LIVE IN IS NOT BEING ADDRESSED BY THE POLICE IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY I’VE OFTEN HAD PEOPLE OUTSIDE MY BUSINESS WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL HEALTH CRISES OR ARE EXPERIENCING DRUG OVERDOSE AND WHEN I CALL THE POLICE BECAUSE I HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE, THEY’RE OFTEN DELAYED TO SHOW UP, WHEN THEY DO SHOW UP, THEY ENACT VIOLENCE ON THOSE PEOPLE AND WE DON’T FEEL LIKE WE HAVE ANOTHER CHOICE MYSELF AND OTHER BUSINESS OWNERS IN MY SAME BUILDING OFTEN RELY ON ONE ANOTHER TO HELP ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS, BECAUSE WE FEAR CALLING THE POLICE AS WE’VE WITNESSED THEM EXECUTE VIOLENCE ON A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WE ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND WE DON’T FEEL UNSAFE BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE THERE OUTSIDE OF OUR SPACES, WE FEEL UNSAFE CALLING THE POLICE TO HELP US DEAL WITH ISSUES BECAUSE WE OFTEN SEE THEM AMASS VIOLENCE ON OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE’RE TRYING TO STAY CONNECTED TO IT HARMS MY BUSINESS AND ME AS A BUSINESS OWNER 0 — FOR ME TO INTERACT WITH THE POLICE BECAUSE IT DAMAGES MY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY WHEN I USE THE POLICE AS A FORCE AGAINST THEM I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOMETHING ELSE, LIKE A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS LINE THAT I CAN CALL AND HAVE SOMEONE COME THAT IS NOT A POLICE OFFICER, TO HELP MY COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHEN THEY’RE

IN NEED AND I CANNOT HELP AS ONE PERSON SO I’M IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ALL RIGHT WE’LL RETURN TO OUR LIST, WHICH BRINGS US TO — I’M ON SPEAKER 68, IS THAT CORRECT? ≫ YOU ARE CORRECT, MADAM PRESIDENT ≫ SPEAKER 68 IS JULIA JOHNSON, THEN WE’LL HAVE KERRY-JO FELDER, PAUL JACKSON AND DAVE BICKING Ms. JOHNSON ≫ JULIA JOHNSON, WARD 11 OF THE COUNTLESS TIMES I’VE TALKED TO SOMEONE WHO WAS IN A HOUSING, FOOD, MENTAL HEALTH OR OTHER TYPE OF CRISIS, MY IMMEDIATE REACTION ISN’T TO FIND A GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO HELP PEOPLE IN DESPERATE SITUATIONS ARE TOO OFTEN PUT ON A WAITING LIST FOR YEARS, ARE TOLD THEY DON’T QUALIFY, OR NEVER GET SOMEONE TO RETURN THEIR CALL AS THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS PROPOSES TO SPEND $179 MILLION TO FUND A POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT DOES NOT PREVENT CRIME, TARGETS MARGINALIZED PEOPLE WITH VIOLENCE AND MURDERS WITH IMPUNITY, I THINK ABOUT ALL THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS THAT NEED FUNDED INSTEAD RIGHT NOW WE NEED CLEAR AND COURAGEOUS DECISION MAKING FROM OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHICH IS WHY I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET A PROPOSAL FROM NOW OVER 53 ORGANIZATIONS TO BUILD UP THE SYSTEMS THAT CAN ACTUALLY KEEP US SAFE PEOPLE OF COLOR AND POOR FOLKS HAVE BEEN TELLING ELECTED OFFICIALS OUR EXPERIENCES FOR YEARS WHEN THE MPD RESPONDS TO 911 CALLS, THEY ESCALATE SITUATIONS, TURN VIOLENT AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO CALL FOR HELP OR RACIALLY PROFILE AND HARASS AN INNOCENT PERSON WHO SUPPOSEDLY FITS THE DESCRIPTION THE BEST-CASE SCENARIO WHEN POLICE ARE CALLED IS FOR THEM TO SHOW UP JUST TO SAY THERE’S NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO HELP IMAGINE IF THAT 179 MILLION WAS, INSTEAD, INJECTED INTO OUR COMMUNITIES TO PREVENT, STOP AND REPAIR SUFFERING AND HARM IF THAT WERE THE CASE, I IMAGINE GEORGE FLOYD WOULD STILL BE HERE TODAY SPEAKER 69 IS KERRY-JO FELDER ≫ THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS KERRY-JO FELDER, WARD 4 WHY ARE WE WHERE WE ARE? IT IS BECAUSE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR DECADES BECAUSE THE HAVE NOTES ARE DESPERATE MINNEAPOLIS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS HAS CREATED THE SPACE WE ARE IN PEOPLE AND CHILDREN HAVE LESS HOPE THAN NORMAL AND THAT’S SHOWING US THAT WE HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH SO FAR AS OUTGOING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER FOR NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, I’VE BEEN LOOKING AT THE INADEQUATE FUNDING AND PROGRAMMING THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, WHETHER IT HAS BEEN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, LOW INCOME, AFFORDABLE HOUSING OR JOBS, BASICALLY ALL THAT WHICH SUPPORTS PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN, WE HAVEN’T DONE ENOUGH BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF LOW-INCOME HOUSING AVAILABLE, MANY SUPPORT NETWORKS HAVE BEEN BROKEN BECAUSE OF BUSING NORTH SIDE KIDS UNBALANCED JOB HIRING, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FOR DECADES AND, SO, I APPLAUD YOU FOR TRYING TO TURN THE HELM OF THAT SHIP STRUCTURAL RACISM I IMPLORE YOU TO BUILD MORE HOUSING ON THE NORTH SIDE IF YOU HAVE AN 8-YEAR-OLD, WHERE DO YOU TAKE THEM FOR A BIRTHDAY ON THE NORTH SIDE, WITHOUT THE PARKS KEEP THE BUDGET FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS WHICH DO GREAT THINGS FOR PEOPLE IN THE NORTH AND ALL OVER THE CITY ALSO MORE MONEY FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CREATE A CITY CENTER WHERE KIDS CAN HANG OUT AND HAVE JOBS EVEN IF THAT MAKES THE TERMINAL ALL LOW INCOME ≫ MISS FELDER ≫ SHE LEFT ≫ SO WE LOST OUR CALLER SO I’LL JUST RESTATE THAT IF FOLKS GET CUT OFF OR HAVE MORE TO SAY, YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL US AND WE APPRECIATE SO MUCH FOLKS COMING TO TESTIFY SPEAKER 70 IS PAUL JACKSON THEN DAVE BICKING, JESSE BARNES, ABIGAIL JOHNSON WELCOME, Mr. JACKSON [ AUDIO STARTED THEN CUT OUT ] ≫ Mr. JACKSON ≫ MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD REVEALED WHAT WAS ALREADY THERE ACCEPTABLE DISPARITY BETWEEN WHITES AND PEOPLE OF COLOR, SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE POLICE OFFICERS AND — FORCE, AND AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS THE IMPACT OF RIOTS AND COVID HAS LEFT OUR CITY — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AS HORRIFIC AS GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER WAS, WE WERE ALSO GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNITE AS ONE COMMUNITY, ONE FAMILY, AND CREATE THE KIND OF CHANGE THAT WOULD LAST FOR GENERATIONS TO COME UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE SEEING THE EXACT OPPOSITE I’VE NEVER SEEN OUR COMMUNITY MORE POLARIZED, NEIGHBORS AGAINST NEIGHBORS, CULTURE WARS BREWING AND A GENERAL — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] [ AUDIO DISTORTED ] THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT LED US EFFECTIVELY INTO A NEW FUTURE WE — IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNDEFINED LANGUAGE FROM THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL, REGARDING DEFUNDING AND BOLL LEARNING THE — ABOLISHING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS LEFT A VOID

HERE WE ARE, SIX MONTHS LATER STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT WE ENTRUSTED OUR CITY LEADERS TO GUIDE AND DIRECT US TO A BOLD NEW FUTURE AS ONE INSTEAD, LISA BENDER AND HER FOLLOWERS ARE COMMITTED TO THEIR DANGEROUS GO IT ALONE AGENDA MAKE NO MISTAKE THAT VISION IS ALREADY BECOMING A REALITY THE IMPACT OF A DEFUNDED AND SHRINKING POLICE FORCE IS NOW CLEAR 69-MINUTE WAIT FOR POLICE TO SHOW UP NEARLY 80 MURDERS SO FAR 500 SHOOTINGS, 3,000 SHOTS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU DO NOT CUT AN ADDITIONAL $8 MILLION IN THE POLICE BUDGET THE CHIEF HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT TO DO SO WOULD ≫ THANK YOU 71 IS DAVE BICKING WELCOME ≫ DAVE BICKING, WARD 8 DEFUND THE POLICE SURE SOUNDED LIKE A RADICAL SLOGAN BUT YOUR ACTIONS SO FAR SHOW THE HYPOCRICY OF YOUR RHETORIC COVID HAS REQUIRED ACROSS-THE-BOARD BUDGET CUTS THAT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN LARGELY PROTECTED FROM THOSE CUTS ITS BUDGET HAS SO FAR BEEN CUT LESS BY PERCENTAGE THAN NEARLY ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY THERE IS A LOT YOU CAN DO NOW TO DOWNSIZE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT YOU SHOULD FULLY FUND THE PROPOSAL FOR ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSES THAT HAS BEEN RESEARCHED AND PUT FORWARD BY CUAPB WITH THE SUPPORT OF A LARGE COALITION IT IS MUCH SUPERIOR TO A WATERED-DOWN APPROACH COMING FROM THE CITY WORKING GROUP THERE ARE OTHER FUNCTIONS THAT THE MPD SHOULD NOT BE RESPONDING TO AT ALL LOW-LEVEL DRUG POSSESSION, OVERDOSES, OTHER MEDICAL ISSUES, BREAKING UP HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS AND MORE AND JUST FROM A BUDGETARY STANDPOINT, THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR UNNECESSARY ESCALATING RESPONSES TO PEACEFUL PROTEST AN IMMEDIATE REDUCTION OF THE BUDGET CAN BE HAD BY FIRING OR DISCIPLINING THE COPS WHO ARE ABUSING SICK LEAVE, EARNING FULL PAY AND BENEFITS WHILE SITTING AT THAT TIME HOME WE HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS THAT THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO DISCIPLINE OR ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR MISCONDUCT, AND IT IS APPARENT THAT THERE ISN’T EVEN DISCIPLINE FOR THE MPD TO GET ITS OFFICERS TO COME IN TO WORK NO OTHER EMPLOYER, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, WOULD TOLERATE 1/86 ITS WORKERS CALLING — 1/8 OF ITS WORKERS CALLING IN SICK FOR MONTHS ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 72, JESSE BARNES ≫ MY NAME IS — [ AUDIO CUT OUT ] SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I BELIEVE WE’RE BEING PLAYED BY THE MPD WE’RE BEING TOLD THAT A DECREASE IN THE POLICE BUDGET WOULD DELAY PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS TRAINING, LIMIT RESPONSE, LIVABILITY ISSUES, ELIMINATE NEIGHBORHOOD BEATS WHY ARE THESE THE AREAS THAT THE CITIZENS OF MINNEAPOLIS RISK HAVING IMPACTED ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET HAS $8 6 MILLION IN PUBLIC RELATIONS, 7 MILLION IN S.W.A.T. RAIDS AND RIOT RESPONSE, 3 MILLION FOR K-9S THAT AREN’T EFFECTIVE IN DETECTING DRUGS, 900,000 FOR MOUNTED COPS, 230,000 FOR INTERVENTION SYSTEMS THAT ARE ESSENTIALLY POLICE, POLICING — POLICE POLICING THEMSELVES THIS WILL NOT MAKE US SAFE I WANTED TO BRING UP THE FOLLOWING QUOTE THE DEPARTMENT IS BEYOND REFORM, COUNCIL MEMBER FLETCHER THIS ONE FROM COUNCIL MEMBER CUNNINGHAM EVEN OFFICERS TELL ME THEY AREN’T EQUIPPED FOR A MYRIAD OF ISSUES, LIKE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, DRUG OVERDOSES AND EVEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THERE SEEMS TO BE POLITICAL WAYS TO INCREASE THEIR FUNDING THIS ONE FROM COUNCIL MEMBER CANO, THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT REFORMIDABLE AND COUNCIL MEMBER BENDER, THIS IS YOU SAYING, IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT OUR ATTEMPTS AT INCREMENTAL REFORM OF POLICINGS HAVE FAILED WE NEED DEEP STRUCTURAL CHANGE FINALLY, THIS QUOTE BY BENJAMIN DUANE SAYING, IT IS TO BE REGRETTED THAT WE HAVE LEADERS WHO ARE BOUND TO THESE POLITICAL MACHINES YOU DO A GREAT SERVICE — DISSERVICE TO THE FIGHT FOR BLACK LIBERATION THE WORLD IS WATCHING ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 73, ABIGAIL JOHNSON FOLKS WILL HAVE TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE IT TAKES JUST A SECOND TO GET STARTED AND THEN WE’LL HAVE JAMIE HOPKINS, JAM LEOMI, CASS SEE ROLLINS, LYNN HU NEXT WE’LL GO TO SPEAKER 74, JAYME HOPKINS JAIME HOPKINS ≫ HI ≫ MY NAME IS JAIME [ OVERLAPPING CONVERSATION ] ≫ OH, SORRY SORRY, GO AHEAD ≫ Mr. HOPKINS, GO AHEAD, WE’LL COME RIGHT BACK TO THE OTHER SPEAKER ≫ THANK YOU, MY NAME IS JAIME AND I LIVE IN — HILL

I COULD TALK ABOUT MY OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH THE GANG THAT WE CALL POLICE OR ABOUT THE SCIENCE OR ABOUT THE HISTORY OR ANY OF THESE THINGS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BY NOW SO I’M GOING TO SAY SOMETHING NEW THIS MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH THE POLICE IS GOING TO — IN OUR LIFETIMES, IT’S UNSTOPPABLE AND HISTORY BENDS TO JUSTICE NOW, THE COUNCIL, YOU CAN BE A PART — BY ADOPTING THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET OR YOU CAN GET IN THE WAY, MOVE A MILLION BUCKS HERE, MOVE A MILLION BUCKS THERE PLAY IT OFF AS SO-CALLED SAFETY FOR ALL AS IF COPS AREN’T GOING TO KEEP KILLING THE PEOPLE WE LOVE YOU ALL KNOW, EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED IN MAY WE ALL KNOW THAT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF US WHO WOULD LOVE TO SEE POLICE STATIONS GO UP IN FLAMES AS PART OF THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE THAT WE NEED TO HAPPEN AND THAT WILL HAPPEN BUT IF YOU WANT TO GO ABOUT IT WITH A LITTLE LESS CHAOS THAN THAT, THE COUNCIL CAN BEGIN BY ADOPTING THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET DISMANTLE WHITE SUPREMACY, WE, THE PEOPLE, AND ABOLISH PRISONS AND POLICE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 75 — OH, SORRY WE’LL RETURN BACK TO THE OTHER SPEAKER WHO WE MISSED EARLIER ≫ HI, MY NAME IS MIA FREIBERG, I WAS SPEAKER 57 IS IT ALL RIGHT IF I GO? ≫ YES WELCOME THANKS ≫ DO I HAVE 90 SECONDS? ≫ YES AND I’LL GIVE YOU A WARNING AT 60 ≫ THANKS SO, YEAH, MY NAME IS MIA FREIBERG AND I LIVE IN WARD 11 I DON’T LIVE IN WARD 11, I LIVE IN WARD 10 AND PARTED OF WHY I’M CALLING IS TO CALL IN, HOPEFULLY, THE FOLKS WHO CALLED AT THE LAST HEARING FROM WARD 11 IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST HEINOUS AND RIDICULOUS THINGS I’VE EVER HEARD PEOPLE SAYING THAT THEY’RE UNSAFE LEAVING THEIR HOMES IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS WALKING OUTSIDE I LIVE BY THE KMART ON FIRST AVENUE I WALK AROUND ALL THE TIME THESE PEOPLE ARE CONFLATING THE PRESENCE OF HOUSELESS FOLKS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR AND BLACK INDIVIDUALS WHO LIVE IN THE CITY IT’S INCREDIBLY DISHEARTENING TO HEAR AND I’M JUST SO MUCH MORE HEARTENED TO HEAR EVERYONE ON THIS CALL IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, PARTS 1 AND 2, THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IS THE BARE MINIMUM THAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM THE COUNCIL SO I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU’RE HEARING US I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND HOW NONSENSICAL THOSE CLAIMS THAT IT’S NOT SAFE TO BE OUTSIDE IN MINNEAPOLIS, IT’S REALLY BAFFLING AND, YEAH, I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU — ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ OKAY WHAT YOU HAD PREVIOUSLY PROMISED TO DO AND DEFUND THE POLICE AND FUND ACTUAL PUBLIC SAFETY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THANK YOU WE’LL NOW GO TO SPEAKER 75, JAM LEOMI ≫ ≫ HELLO I’M JAM, A CONSTITUENT OF WARD 8 AS WELL AS A NONBINARY BLACK QUEER I WANTED TO SPEAK ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE IMPACT ON CITIZEN HEALING WITHIN OUR BUDGET UNFORTUNATELY, AS MUCH AS I WANT TO CRITIQUE THE BUDGET REGARDING OUR POLICE FORCE, EVEN MENTIONING WHY AFTER YEARS OF BRUTALITY IT’S TOO TRAUMATIZING, WHICH WHY I’M FOCUSING INSTEAD ON DOING BETTER FOR OUR COMMUNITY AFTER SUCH A HARD YEAR OF DISEASE, DESTRUCTION, AND TRAUMA IN THE CITY, I BELIEVE IN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET PROPOSAL TO MAKE CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IT IS MORE CENTERED AROUND THE COMMUNITY AND HEALING, INCLUDING 24/7 MENTAL MOBILE HEALTH UNITS AND PROVIDING MORE BUDGET FOR HOUSING I WANT TO SEE MY TAX DOLLARS, INCLUDING HOMEOWNER AND PROPERTY FEES FROM THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET INITIATIVES, NOT THE MPD BECAUSE COMMUNITY-CENTERED SUPPORT IS HOW WE PROVIDE REAL PUBLIC SAFETY THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 76 IS CASS SEE ROLLINS ≫ CASSIE ROLLINS HI MY NAME IS CASSIE ROLLINS, I’M A WHITE WOMAN LIVING NEAR 38th AND CEDAR IN WARD 12 AND I’M CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET OUR STATUS QUO OF PUBLIC SAFETY ISN’T WORKING SO WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO POUR MONEY INTO A FAILING SNM IN THE PAST PAST SIX YEARS,

MPD’S BUDGET HAS INCREASED BY 33% OR BY $40.8 MILLION DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE GENERAL OPERATING FUND INCREASED BY ONLY 7% AND, I MEAN, THIS IS A REALLY SMALL THING, BUT,, LIKE, DO WE REALLY NEED TO SPEND ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS TO MAINTAIN A FLEET OF MOUNTED POLICE ON HORSES? IT’S 2020, Y’ALL AND IF YOU’VE SEEN THE TREASURED CHRISTMAS E-12, YOU KNOW THAT THE CENTRAL PARK RANGERS ARE NOW ALL ON THE NAUGHTY LIST ELF I BELIEVE ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE WHERE PUBLIC SAFETY IS NOT ABOUT PUNISHMENT BUT IS INSTEAD ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH, HARM REDUCTION, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, FULLY FUNDED EDUCATION AND TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE THAT VISION CAN ONLY BEGIN BY MOVING MONEY AWAY FROM HARMFUL POLICIES AND INTO LIFE-AFFIRMING AND ANTIRACIST POLICIES HE WE DO NEED MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WE DO NEED DIRECT ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN HIT BY HARDSHIP AFTER HARDSHIP IN A DIFFICULT YEAR SO, COUNCIL MEMBERS, IF YOU’RE SERIOUS ABOUT REIMAGINING A MINNEAPOLIS THAT IS SAFE FOR EVERYONE, NO THE JUST WHITE PEOPLE, START NOW, SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 77 IS LYNN HU, THEN WE’LL HAVE SAM, SUSIE, AND ALLISON GRIFFIN SPEAKER 77 IS LYNN HU ≫ HELLO, I LIVE IN THE POWDERHORN NEIGHBORHOOD AND I’M CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I AM AN ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY TIME I HEARD A SURVIVOR’S TESTIMONY TELLING ME THEY CALLED THE POLICE AND POLICE DID NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP THEM IN A CRISIS, I WOULD HAVE MORE MONEY THAN MPD EVERY DAY I LISTEN TO VICTIMS OF THESE VIOLENT CRIMES THAT PEOPLE ARE HYPOTHETICALLY SO AFRAID OF THE PEOPLE WHO SPEAK TO GIVE ME FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS TELLING ME THE COP SAID, WE CAN’T ARREST HIM FOR THREATENING YOUR LIFE WE CAN’T MAKE HIM LEAVE HIS OWN HOME WE CAN’T DO ANYTHING THESE OFFICERS ADMIT THIS TO THE COMMUNITY THEY’RE SWORN TO SERVE POLICE INTERVENTION FAILS TO KEEP US SAFE AND CREATES MORE HARM BY TRAUMATIZING VICTIMS WE ARE ASKING FOR MPD TO HOLD THEMSELVES ACCOUNTABLE AND THEY FAILED TO DELIVER WE ASKED OUR LEADERS TO INVEST IN ALTERNATE SOLUTIONS LIKE HOUSING THAT ACTUALLY ADDRESS THE ROOT OF CRIME AND YOU FAILED TO DELIVER WE ARE ASKING YOU NOW TO INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY WE SWORE TO PROTECT BY PASSING THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET TO FUND SOLUTIONS THAT WILL ACTUALLY KEEP US SAFE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER ≫ GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS SAM GISELLE MAN, I THANK THE FULL COUNCIL FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO I APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE JUST WANT TO PROVIDE A REMINDER THAT OUR CITY WAS INTERNATIONALLY SHAMED AND EMBARRASSED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD ON MEMORIAL DAY OF THIS YEAR THAT WAS UNDER THIS POLICE MODEL WITH THESE RESOURCES NOW HERE WE HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE TONIGHT SAYING ALMOST UNIVERSALLY THAT THEY FEEL LESS SECURE, LESS SAFE AND LESSER SERVED BY THIS POLICE FORCE IN THIS — AND THIS POLICE FORCE MODEL WITH THESE RESOURCES NO CHANGE IN RESOURCES WHY WOULD ANY OF US THINK, WHY WOULD ANY OF US BELIEVE THAT MAINTAINING CURRENT RESOURCE LEVEL, MUCH LESS INCREASING RESOURCES TO THESE POLICE UNDER THIS MODEL WILL BRING US BACK TO THE LEVEL OF SAFETY AND COMFORT THAT APPARENTLY WE ENJOYED A YEAR AGO, MUCH LESS DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SAFETY ACROSS OUR ENTIRE CITY WHICH IS, IN FACT, WHAT WE ALL NEED AND WANT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 79, EMILY COLLINS ≫ HELLO ≫ HI WELCOME ≫ HI I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE CITY COUNCIL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SHINING A LIGHT ON YOUR COMPLETE INEPTNESS I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A COMPLETE EMBARRASSMENT TO THE CITY THAT MORE RESIDENTS THAN EVER ARE AWARE OF HOW IMPORTANT YOUR ROLES ARE AND THE POWER YOU HAVE AND HOW YOU HAVE FAILED TONIGHT I COULD SPEW STATISTIC AFTER STATISTIC ON WHY IT IS APPARENT THAT CUTTING THE POLICE BUDGET IS RIDICULOUS AND DANGEROUS THE SIX OF YOU WILL NOT LISTEN YOU HAVE NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT YOUR CONSTITUENTS YOU WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO YOUR OWN SMALL BASE IT IS CLEAR THAT THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS CITY HAS NOT AND WILL NOT WORK TOGETHER I URGE THE RESIDENTS WHO ARE ANGRY, SCARED, AND DISAPPOINTED TO ORGANIZE, IDENTIFY ACTUAL QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES TO REPLACE AT LEAST NINE OF YOU WHO HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES LESS THAN EFFECTIVE TO QUOTE ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE B.S THANK YOU

≫ THANK YOU, SPEAKER 80, SUSIE PASSONS, THEN ALLISON GRIFFIN, COLLEEN KEPLER, STEPHEN TANNEN, BONNIE FREEDEN ≫ SUSIE PASSONS, WARD 13, I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR NINE YEARS I AM THE RECENT VICTIM OF A CARJACKING AND ASSAULT ON A BEAUTIFUL, SUNNY OCTOBER AFTERNOON, I STEPPED OUT OF MY PARKED CAR ON CHOWEN AVENUE WHEN OUT OF NOWHERE FOUR MASKED YOUNG TEENAGERS PUSHED ME TO THE GROUND, KICKED ME IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD, STOLE MY PURSE AND MY PHONE, CONTINUED TO BEAT ME WHILE I SCREAMED UNCONTROLLABLY IT WAS THEN WHEN NEIGHBORS STARTED COMING OUT BECAUSE OF THE SCREAMING THAT THEY HEARD OUR CAR WAS USED IN ADDITIONAL CARJACKINGS AND ASSAULTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY AND WAS ONLY RECENTLY RECOVERED MORE THAN A MONTH LATER MY ATTACKERS HAVE YET TO BE CAUGHT I SUPPORT MAYOR FREY’S BUDGET PROPOSAL, I SUPPORT CHIEF ARRADONDO, AND I SUPPORT A FULLY STAFFED, FULLY FUNDED POLICE FORCE MY STORY IS ONE OF LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS IN MINNEAPOLIS IF YOU HAVE NOT YET BEEN A VICTIM, AND YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE, YOU ARE IGNORANT WE ARE NOT SAFE WE NEED A FULLY FUNDED FULLY STAFFED POLICE FORCE WE NEED A CITY COUNCIL THAT LISTENS TO ITS CONSTITUENTS AS LEADERS, YOU ARE PUT IN PLACE TO SERVE AND TO LISTEN AND TO ACT ACCORDINGLY YOU ARE ONLY SERVING YOURSELF AND A SMALL MINORITY LIP FILED AGAINST CHAUVIN, FIXING THE SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES IMMUNITY WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITIES SHOULD BE TOP PRIORITY THE THEN 20-21 BUDGET IS NOT THE BATH TO DO THIS WE OFTEN HEAR IT CALLED A MORAL DOCUMENT, ONE THAT REFLECTS OUR VALUES A MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS FEEL THE POLICE FORCE SHOULD NOT BE REDUCED WITH BLACK VOTERS NOTICEABLY POINTS HIGHER IN DEMANDING THIS THAN THE GENERAL POPULATION IS IT MORAL THAT THE SAME COUNCIL THAT CLAIMS TO BE CENTERED ON RACE EQUITY IGNORES THE NEEDS OF THESE BLACK RESIDENTS? IN CHICAGO, THERE IS INFORMATION RELATED TO POLICE MISCONDUCTS LESS THAN 5% OF THE CHICAGO COPS ACCOUNT FOR THE MISCONDUCT CASES IF THE WORST 5% OF OFFICERS WERE HELD ACCOUNTABLE IN MINNEAPOLIS, AND THE OTHER 93% WERE PROPERLY SUPPORTED, PUBLIC TRUST WOULD BE GAINED THE 95% POLICE TRYING TO DO THEIR JOBS — ≫ STARTS TO WRAP UP ≫ DO NOT NEEDS THIS BODY UNDERMINING THEIR CRITICAL ROLES IN KEEPING OUR CITY SAFE [INDISCERNIBLE] CHANGE-MAKERS WITHOUT DOING THE WORK — IN SPACE IS IMMORAL ≫ THANK YOU 83, STEVEN TANNEN THEN WE’LL HAVE BONNIE FREED DONE, — AND AARON WEST 83 IS STEVEN TANNEN 84 IS BON’ FREE DEN ≫ I LIVE IN WHITTIER I WANT TO TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF THE FIRST TWO POINTS OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN AND IN SUPPORT OF GENERALLY MOVING FUNDS FROM THE POLICE INTO PROGRAMS THAT HELP TO ADDRESS THE ROOT CAUSES OF HARM AND VIOLENCE I AM PRIVILEGED ENOUGH TO GENERALLY FEEL SAFE FROM HARM WALKING DOWN THE STREET BUT I OFTEN FEEL HELPLESS AND ASHAMED I’VE BEEN IN MANY SITUATIONS IN THE CITY WHERE I DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO HELP SOMEONE AND I’M LEFT TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BAD OPTIONS

A MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE WHERE NO ONE COULD RESPOND FOR TWO HOURS OR CALLING 9-1-1 AND RISKING SOMEONE BEING CRIMINALIZED OR KILLED FOR ADDICTION OR HOMELESSNESS I DON’T WANT TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT CRIMINALIZES PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP AND POLICE HAVE SHOWN US TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THEY ARE NOT THE RIGHT ORGANIZATION TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH HELP THEY DO VIOLENCE THAT IS WHAT THEY DO PEOPLE ARE BLAMING INCREASED CRIME ON DEFUNDS THE POLICE MESSAGING WHEN NO MONEY HAS YET BEEN TAKEN FROM THE POLICE, IT’S JUST THAT CRIMINALIZATION DOESN’T SOLVE CRIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE HURTING AN DESPERATE WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE WHEN THEY CRIMINALIZE ADDICTION AND POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS AND PROVIDE NO RELIEF DURING EIGHT GLOBAL PANDEMIC AS A TEACHER, I NOSE THAT PUNISHMENT AND FEAR DON’T WORK CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH STUDENTS ARE SAFER AND ABLE TO SUCCEED IS WHAT WORKS AND THE SAME IS TRUE IN THIS SOCIETIES PLEASE DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO REDIRECT RESOURCES AWAY FROM THE POLICE INTO THE THINGS THAT ACTUALLY MAKE LIFE BITS FOR PEOPLE SPEAKER 85 IS LARISA SCHAAR SPEAKER 85, LARISA SCHAAR? SPEAKER 84, JAMES RONNEI ≫ HELLO, MY NAME IS JAMES RONNEI, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MINNEAPOLIS AND CURRENTLY LIVE IN WARD 13 I’M CALLING IN OPPOSITION TO ANY FUNDING CUTS DIRECTED AGAINST THE SAFE STAFFING CAPABILITIES AND FUTURE SUCCESS OF OUR MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT DEFUND THE POLICE LACKS BROAD SUPPORT AS SURVEYS AND OUR RECENT ELECTION HAVE DEMONSTRATED STUDIES SHOW THAT POLICE DO DETER CRIME AND MAKE US SAFER INCREASED POLICE PATROLS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE CRIME THERE IS BROAD SUPPORT FOR REFORM OF OUR EXISTING POLICE DEPARTMENT REFORM TAKES DEDICATION, ENGAGEMENT, SUPPORT AND MOST OF ALL FUNDING YOU HAVE A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO PUSH REFORMS IN THE OPEN MPD CONTRACTS WHICH WILL LEAD TO BETTER PUBLIC SAFETY FOR ALL FURTHERMORE, THERE IS A CLEAR NEEDS TO BEGIN RECRUITING AND TRAININGS OUR FUTURE FORCE NOW CHIEF ARRADONDO HAS SAID OUR FORCE SHOULD BE STAFFED AT 1,000 OFFICERS THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO DETERMINE WHO YOU WANT TO RECRUIT FOR OUR PUBLIC SAFETY FRONT LINE THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE CULTURE OF OUR MPD WE NEED A LOT MORE POLICE, WE NEED WELL-FUNDED, WELL-STAFFED, WELL-TRAINED AND WELL-RESTED POLICE FOR ALL OF OUR SAFETY POLICE FULLY FUND AND STAFF OUR MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 87, ERIN WEST ≫ MY NAME IS ERIN WEST AND I LIVE IN THE SEWARD NEIGHBORHOOD, WARD 6 I’M DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGETS AND AM IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET INSTEAD BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE FUNDS MOVED AWAY FROM THE POLICE AND INTO PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT SOCIAL WELLNESS, INCLUDING ECONOMIC RELIEF, HEALTH AND EDUCATION I’VE NEVER FELT MORE SAFE IN MINNEAPOLIS THAN I DO NOW DURING THE PANDEMIC AND UPRISING FOLLOWING THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD, MY NEIGHBORS AND I GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND BUILT CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION SO WE COULD TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER NOW WE SHARE EVERYTHING FROM [INDISCERNIBLE] TO RECIPES THE ONLY TIME I FELT UNSAFE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS WHEN I TRIED TO PULL MY ROOMMATES OVER A FENCE TO [INDISCERNIBLE] ON I-94 AND WAS RUSHED AT BY A LINE OF CONS ON HORSES NOW MORE THAN EVER WHILE WE EXPERIENCE THE HIGHEST SURGE OF COVID YET, THE MINNEAPOLIS DOES NOT NEED POLICE, WE NEED CARE THEY PLEDGED TO END THE MPD I WAS THERE THAT AFTERNOON AND FELT BROUGHT OF MY ELECTED OFFICIALS BUT TONIGHT I FEEL ASHAMED ITEMS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IS ONLY THE BARE MINIMUM OF WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU THE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING, REST IN POWER, GEORGE FLOYD ≫ THANK YOU WE HAVE SPEAKER 83, STEVEN TANNEN ON THE LINE PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU, CITY COUNCIL I WANT TO THANK LINNAE PALMISANO AND MAY AROR FRY AND CHIEF ARRADONDO FOR EVERYTHING THEY’RE DOING RIGHT NOW TO KEEP OUR CITY SAFE I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS SINCE 1998 I’M HISPANIC, SPECIAL OPERATION ATTENTION COMBAT VETERAN AND A DAD OF THREE GIRLS I AM NEITHER NAIVE NOR OVERLY ALTRUISTIC THE FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO IS FUND MDP AT 1,000 OFFICERS AS CHIEF ARRADONDO REQUESTS THE SECONDS THING WE NEED TO DO IS, YES, THERE NEEDS TO BE INCREMENTAL FUNDING FOR MEMBER TALL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORKERS EMBEDDED INTO EACH PRECINCT BUT NOT, NOT AT THE INTENSE OF MPD THE THIRDS THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS NEED TO QUARTERLY RIDE WITH MPQ SO THEY CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THE POLICE OFFICERS GO

THROUGH ON A DAY IN, DAY OUT BASIS IT IS NOT AN EASY JOB FOURTHS, I THINK WE NEED TO COME UP WITH RESIDENCY INCENTIVES FOR MPD TO LIVE IN THE CITY AND IN THE PRECINCTS WHERE THEY WORK FIFTH, NO MORE PRIVATE SECURITY FUNDED FROM TAXPAYER FUNDS YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IF YOU DON’T FEEL SAFE, YOU CAN GO OUT AND GET YOUR CONCEAL AND CARRY WEAPON LICENSE AND GET YOUR GUN PERMIT JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER CITIZEN LAST TO, OKAY? NO MORE TAXPAYER MONEY LASTLY, I WANT TO SAY IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE YOUNG, LIBERAL IDEALISTIC FOLKS THAT REALLY HASN’T LIVED, THAT HAS ONLY BEEN YOUR WHOLE LIFE, I THINK YOU NEED MORE WORLD ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 88, DAVID THERKELSENN THEN PATTY O’KEEFE, MARSHA MAIZE, ARIANNA NASON AND PETER ZEFTEL SPEAKER 88 IS DAVID THEY ARE CELL ESSENTIAL SPEAKER 89, PATTY O’KEEFE? SPEAKER 90 IS MARSHA MAYES? FOLKS WILL JUST NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE SPEAKER 91 IS ARIANNA NASON ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES ≫ HELLO I I AM AARAN A NASON, A PROUD LONG-TIME RESIDENTS OF THE 38 AND CHICAGO AUTONOMOUS ZONE, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS, IT’S BEEN ME AND MY NEIGHBORS KEEPING EACH OTHER SUSTAINABLY SAFE, PROVIDING WRAP-AROUND HEALTH CARE SOURCES AND EFFECTIVELY REJECTING SYSTEMS OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND CREATING A BETTER FUTURE I HAVE NEVER FELT MORE SAFE OUR VILLAGE IS STRONG, ALL ARE WELCOME AND IT’S PAR PAST TIME TO START INVESTING IN THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY, NOT THOSE WHO ARE MURDERING PEOPLE I’M PERSONALLY FEELING IN SUITED BECAUSE THIS IS THE BARE MINIMUM OF WHAT WE EXPECT AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED BY THIS COUNCIL AFTER ALL THIS COUNCIL HAS ALLOWED US TO GO THROUGH, ALL THE TRAUMA THAT WE’VE EXPERIENCED AT THE HANDS OF AN UNCONTROLLABLE AND UNREFORMABLE FORCE BECAUSE, REMEMBER, THIS IS THE REFORMED FORCE, AND AFTER WE HAVE BEEN LEFT TO PULL FUNDING OUT OF NOWHERE FOR OUR LIVELIHOODS, I REQUIRE WAY MORE FROM THIS COUNCIL THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO PAINT A PRETTY PARTICULAR TUR THAT FUNCTIONS AS AN ARM OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND IT IS INSULTING THAT THE IDEA OF SIMPLY CHANGING THE RELATIONSHIP OF PRACTICES BETWEEN POLICE AND COMMUNITY IS AN ADEQUATE WAY TO ADDRESS CENTURIES OF VIOLENCE AND ONGOING GENOCIDES OUR COMMUNITY FACES BY THEIR HANDS THE DATA IS THERE AND HAS BEEN THERE AND MPD WANTS TO CON-O. — CONVENIENTLY PUT IT TOGETHER IN ONE REPORT YOUR SAFETY CANNOT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF MY LIFE NO JUSTICE, NO STREETS SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU I’LL JUST PAUSE AND SEE IF WE HAVE DAVID THEY CAN CELL ESSENTIAL, PATTY O’KEEFE OR MARSHA MAYES? THAT BRINGS US TO SPEAKER 92, PETE ZEFTEL THEN WE’LL HAVE DANNY GORMAN, MATT IF YOU SHULL LAMB ≫ I’M PETER ZEFTEL, I LIVE ABLOCK AWAY FROM WHERE THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT KILLED GEORGE FLOYD OVER AN ALLEGED $20 — PASSING A COUNTERFEIT BILL I HEAR FROM MY NEIGHBORS AND CALLERS THAT THEY’RE SCARED, WORRIED ABOUT BEING CAR-JACKED YOU HAVE FF, DON’T FEEL SAFE TO WALK THEIR DOG YOU KNOW, I DON’T FEEL ANY OF THOSE THINGS LIVING A BLOCK AWAY FROM WHERE GEORGE FLOYD WAS KILLED I DO KNOW THAT MORE COPS DOES NOT MEAN MORE SAFETY MORE COPS COMING FROM THE SUBURBS OR WISCONSIN DON’T SOLVE ANYTHING THEY DON’T SOLVE HOMELESSNESS, THEY DON’T SOLVE LACK OF MEDICAL CARE, THEY DON’T SOLVE LACK OF JOBS I WOULD LIKE — I SUPPORT YOUR SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET I THINK THAT’S GREAT, A GREAT START I’D ALSO LIKE TO SEE THAT THE CITY INVEST IN JOBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 12-YEAR-OLDS, 15-YEAR-OLDS THAT ARE CAR-JACKING, THEY’RE DOING THAT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE YOU KNOW, IF

PEOPLE THAT YOUNG WERE TRACKED INTO BEING A CARPENTER, A DOCTOR, A NURSE, AN EMT, ANY JOB THAT HAD A FUTURE, YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHERE YOU REACH AT LEAST SOME OF THEM ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ OKAY, OKAY WELL, THAT’S REALLY ENOUGH THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 93, DANI GORMAN ≫ THIS IS DAVE THERKELSEN AS YOU CALLED ≫ SAY YOUR NAME AGAIN? ≫ DAVID THERKELSEN ≫ OH, YES, WELCOME, THANKS ≫ GO AHEAD [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ HI, I’M DAVID THERKELSEN [AUDIO IS VERY, VERY LOW, CAN BEARING HEAR] ≫ WE READ ABOUT A SIXFOLD INCREASE IN CAR-JACKINGS OVER JUST ONE YEAR — SECURITY ALARM KEY CHAINS SO WE CAN MOVE AROUND THE [AUDIO INTERFERENCE] ≫ THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET — BUT IT’S THE REALITY THE FIRST JOB OF GOVERNMENT AT ANY LEVEL IS PUBLIC SAFETY [INDISCERNIBLE] THE 2021 BUDGET A TOUGH BUDGET YEAR PUBLIC SAFETY MUST BE LAST PLACE, NOT FIRST PLACE TO LOOK FOR NEEDED SPENDING DEFICITS SINCE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, VIOLENT CRIME AND POLICE STAFFING HAVE MOVED IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS AND UNFORTUNATELY IN THE WRONG DIRECTIONS POLICE RESTORM IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS AND ITS RESIDENTS SOME OF US WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE MORE AUTHORITY AND LESS — IN HOW REIS ADDRESSED BUT IT’S NECESSARY TO GET TO A POINT WHERE ALL COPS TREATS ALL CITIZENS WITH PROFESSIONALISM AND RESPECTS BUT MEANWHILE AS WE [INDISCERNIBLE] THE CITY NEEDS TO BE SAFE THERE IS NO CONFLICT WHATSOEVER BETWEEN SEEKING NECESSARY REFORM OF POLICING AND MAINTAINING ENOUGH POLICE PRESENCE TO CONFRONT VIOLENT CRIME ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ REFORMS POLICE AND CURBS VIOLENT CRIME DO BOTH THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 93 IS DANI GORMAN [SKY LENS] THEN WE’LL HAVE MATT MESHULAM, MISSY GEORGIA LINDA AND GWENDOLYN CLARK SPEAKER 93 IS DANI GORMAN WE’LL GO TO SPEAKER 94, MATT MESHULAM ≫ HI, I’M A HOMEOWNER IN WARD TWO IN LONGFELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD I’M SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO THE MAYOR’S PROPOSED BUDGETS AND IN SUPPORTS OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS MAYOR FREY AND CHIEF ARRADONDO LIKE PAYING LIP SERVICE TO POLICE REFORM WHILE ASKING FOR MORE MONEY FOR COPS ANY CHANCE THEY GETS BUT THEY BETRAYED THAT TRUST WHEN A LONG-SERVING OFFICER THEY WOULD ON GEORGE FLOYD’S NECK UNTIL HE DECIDES AS THREE OTHER OFFICERS WATCHED THEY BETRAYED THAT TRUST WHEN POLICE FIRED TEAR GAS AT PIECEFUL MEMBERS WHEN NEIGHBORS HAD TO BAND TOGETHER TO PROTECT THEIR BLOCKS FROM ARE SOON AND WHITE SUPREMACIST ARSON DURING THE UPRISING WHILE POLICE WERE NOWHERE TO BE FUNDS AND FAILED TO ALL TIER THE FUNCTION MENTAL TRUTH THAT THE POLICE DON’T KEEP US SAFE THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS HAVE SEEN WITH OUR OWN EYES ALL THE WAYS THE CURRENT SYSTEM HAS FAILED AND WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO PUTS IN THE WORK TO BUILD ALTERNATIVES THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS CUNNINGHAM, FLETCHER AND BENDER IS THE LEAST WE CAN DO TO START TO RECONCILE MPD’S FAILURES AND BUDGETS CRISIS AS MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS FACE THEIR OWN CRISES OF VIOLENCE, ECONOMICS I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BECAUSE IT LAYS OUT A PLAN TO FUNDS SERVICES THAT ARE ACTUALLY EFFECTIVE AT ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 95, MISSY GEORGIA LINDA ≫ INTERESTS TO STARTS OFF AND SAY I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND PART ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IS A VERY BARE MINIMUM IT’S BEEN PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT MORE POLICE IS NOT PREVENT CRIME PEOPLE OF COLOR AND MARGINALIZED PEOPLE CONTINUES TO BE OPPRESSED AND HARASSED BY MPD AND ALL OF YOU WHO ARE CRYING ABOUT CRIME IN THE RICH WARDS WORRY ME YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK YOUR DOG ARE A JOKE TO PEOPLE WHO FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THE POLICE THERE ARE TONS OF OTHER THINGS THAT NEEDS FUNDING SUCH AS AFFORDABLE HOUSING, EDUCATION, MORE RESOURCES FOR LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES AND SO ON THERE SHOULD BE MORE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS TO BE DISPATCHED INSTEAD OF POLICE IN MENTAL HEALTH CRISES MPD CONTINUES TO WASTE THAYER MONEY BY MASS ARRESTING PEOPLE

AS THEY DID ON 94 AND WE DO NOT NEED TO CREATES MORE VICTIMS IT IS VERY CONCERNING FOR ALL YOU TO TURN A BLINDS EYE TO THE HOMELESSNESS ISSUE IN MINNEAPOLIS BUT CRY ABOUT MPD BEING DEFUNDED WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE COLD WITHOUT FOOD OR HOMES FUNDING RESOURCES TO HELP UNHOUSE FOLKS AS WELL AS PEOPLE IN NEEDS IS WHAT PREVENTS CRIME CHOOSE WHAT IS RIGHT AND NOT WHAT MAKES WHITE PEOPLE OF THE CITY COMFORTABLE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 96, DEPENDS LYNN CLARK GWENDOLYN CLARK SPEAKER 96 WILL BE JESSICA ROSENBERG ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES ≫ OKAY HELLO, I’M GWENDOLYN CLARK, I LIVE IN SOUTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS, I’M CALLING TO VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS PARTS ONE AND TWO AS THE BARE MINIMUM OF POLICY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT ABOLITION THAT SHOULD BE ENACTED AS PART OF THIS BUDGET POLICE BRUTALITY, POLICE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT IS NOT A — IS NOT AN ABSTRACT, IT IS NOT A THING ON THE NEWS, IT IS REAL AND TANGIBLE IT IS MY FRIENDS WHO HAVE BEEN PROFILED AND ARRESTED AND DETAINED FOR EXERCISING THEIR LAWFUL RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE WITHOUT RECEIVING A PRIOR LAWFUL ORDER TO DISPERSE IT IS MY ROOMMATE WHO SUFFERED LUNG DAMAGE AFTER BEING TEAR GASSED WHILE PIECEFULLY PROTESTING THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD IT IS THEM AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO I HAVE TALKED TO, LIVED WITH AND, UM, HEARD FROM, AND FELT LARGELY POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT ITHIS IS NOT THE REALITY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OR COMMUNITY SAFETY THAT WE WERE PROMISED AND IT IS NOT THE ONE WE DESERVE WHEN YOU HAVE A FORCE THAT IS AND HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY LEVERAGED NOT TO TO THE BENEFITS OF ITS PEOPLE BUT TO THE BENEFITS OF PROPERTY AND THAT’S NOT AN EXTRAPOLATION ON MY PARTS, THERE’S CON CREATES LEGAL PRECEDENTS FOR THAT SUPREME COURT RULING, THE POLICE ARE OBLIGATED TO UPHOLD THE LAW, NOT TO PROTECT HUMAN BEINGS YOU CAN LOOK THAT UP AND THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED FUNDED AND ACTIVELY ENCOURAGED BY POLICY AND BY POLICY-MAKERS TO UPHOLD THAT LAW TO PROTECT ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 49 IS JESSICA ROSENBERG THEN WE’LL HAVE AARON ILIKA, BRIANNA PAT NEED, STEPHANIE GROUP ≫ MY NAME IS RABBI JESSICA ROWS BEEN SEARING, I LIVE IN WARDS 8 AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IS THE BARE MINIMUM THAT WE NEEDS FROM THE COUNCIL AS A JEW AND RABBI, I KNOW THAT MY SAFETY AND MY COMMUNITY’S SAFETY WILL ONLY COME FROM COMMUNITY-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTIONS, HEALTH CARE, HOUSING AND CREATING A CITY WHERE ALL PEOPLE CAN THRIVE MY PEOPLE’S HISTORY AND MY LIVED EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME THAT POLICE ARE INHERENTLY VIOLENT POLICE COME AFTER HARM HAS HAPPENED AND DO NOTHING TO CHANGE THE CONDITIONS THAT LEAD TO HARM AND VIOLENCE I BELIEVE THAT MINNEAPOLIS CAN THIS YEAR, RIGHT NOW, MOVE TOWARDS SOLUTIONS THAT — TO HARM THAT KEEP US ALL SAFE FOR THE SAKE OF THE LIVES AND SAFETY AND SURVIVAL AND DIGNITY OF MY BLACK AND BROWN FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS, FOR THE SAKE OF ALL OF OUR WELLNESS AND TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FLOYD, I ASK THAT THE CITY COUNCIL SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 98, AARON LIIKA ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ HEY, I’M AARON — PARENT OF YOUNG KIDS IN KING FIELD I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID IN PREVIOUS CALLS AND EARLIER ON THIS CALL WHAT I’M HEARING FROM MY FELLOW CITIZENS IS A DESPERATE PLEA TO REINVEST IN THE DEEPLY RACIST STATUS QUO AS WELL AS THE REFUSAL TO ENGAGE WITH GOOD FAITH EFFORTS AFTER THE MOMENTOUS EFFORTS OF THIS SUMMER I WANT TO REMINDS EVERYONE WHAT THE STATUS QUO LOOKS LIKE 87% OF POLICE SEARCHES AND MORE THAN HALF OF ALL TRAFFIC STOPS ARE — DESPITE THOSE GROUPS MAKING UP LESS THAN 20% OF OUR POPULATION DOZENS OF MURDERS HAPPEN EVERY SINGLE YEAR EVEN UNDER A FULLY FUNDED M — MPD IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, THE POLICE HAVE KILLED AN AVERAGE OF ALMOST TWO PEOPLE A YEAR THE VAST MAJORITIES ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR OFFICERS LIKE CHAUVIN ARE ROUTINELY KEPT ON PATROL DESPITE EXCESSIVE FORCE AND A MAJORITY OF OFFICERS EVER REELECTED HE ELECTED A TRUMP-SUPPORTING LEADER WITH A RECORDS OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, AS THE REPORTS PUTS IT, THE STATUS QUO IS

GEORGE FLOYD CAGE OUT FOR MISS MOTHER AS A POLICE OFFICER KNEELS ON HIS NECK ≫ I BELIEVE THAT SOME FORM OF ORGANIZED COMMUNITY SAFETY WILL ALWAYS BE NECESSARY BUT I ALSO THINK WE NEED TO DEEPEN OUR INVESTMENT IN COMMUNITY THROUGH VIOLENCE, PREVENTION, HOMELESSNESS PROGRAMS AND HEALTH RESPONDERS TO COMMUNITY SAFETY, WE ARE CON SIGNING OURSELVES TO MORE OF THE SAME STATUS QUO THAT WORKS FINE FOR SOME PEOPLE BUT ACTIVELY HARMS PEOPLE LET’S LOOK AT ALL — ALTERNATIVES LIKE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS ≫ I HEARD A SPEAKER WE MUST HAVE MISSED, WHO WAS THAT? STATE YOUR FULL NAME? [INDISCERNIBLE] S-GO AHEAD ≫ THIS IS [INDISCERNIBLE] HELLO, MY NAME IS [INDISCERNIBLE] THE TWIN CITIES HAS BEEN MY HOME FOR THE BETTER PART OF 12 YEARS I SUPPORT — OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN THAT THE MINIMUM THE CITY CAN OFFER AND FULLY SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I’M CALLING TONIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN STRUCK DEEPLY BY THE DISCONNECT OF THE PRIORITIES OF THE CITY AND A DEEP LACK OF LEADERSHIP [AUDIO IS NOT UNDERSTANDABLE] THE MAYOR, CHIEF ARRADONDO SPEAKING ABOUT THE CITY HAVING — WE WERE PAYING MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS UP TO $65 AN HOUR FOR — NO IDEAS, THAT’S NOT OUR PROBLEM ARE SUPPORTED ALMOST WHOLLY BY THE ABSENCE OF VOLUNTEERS, ORGANIZERS AND REGULAR MINNEAPOLIS CITIZENS WHERE IS THE — FUNDING HERE WHERE IS THE CONCERN ABOUT HOW TO HOUSE THESE STAFF MEMBERS THAT ARE UNHOUSED IN MINNESOTA IN THE WINTER IT’S NOT — BUDGET BY THE CITY COUNCIL OR BY THE MAYOR, IT IS IN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT ≫ THANK YOU ≫ PLEASE WRAP UP ≫ OF FOUR MPD OFFICERS COMMITTING MURDERS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT ≫ THANK YOU, THAT WAS SPEAKER 56 FOR THE CLERK HI, I WAS ALSO MISSED, I WAS NUMBER 73 ≫ THANK YOU, GO AHEAD ≫ THIS IS ABIGAIL JOHNSON, I WANT TO SAY THAT I SUPPORTS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE THAT SPOKE BEFORE ME AND ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY SAY I KNOW A LOT OF WHITE HOMEOWNERS THAT POLICE EQUALS SAFETY BUT I THINK COUNCIL MEMBERS YOU AND I KNOW AND MANY ON THIS CALL KNOW THAT SAFETY COMES FROM STABLE HOUSING, HEALTH SERVICES, AND ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND JOBS THINGS THAT HAVE SO LONG BEEN DENIED TO SO MANY IN OUR CITY SO NOW IS THE TIME TO FUND JUSTUS BY PUTTING MONEY TOWARDS THESE THINGS SO THAT ALL RESIDENTS CAN FEEL SAFE IN MINNEAPOLIS SAFETY IS NOT A ZERO SUM GAIN STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MORE COPS DOES NOT EQUAL LESS CRIME AND YOU KNOW THIS SO TO THE NINE OF YOU THAT PROMISED TO DEFUND THE POLICE THIS SUMMER, NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU LOST VOTES FROM THE LAW AND ORDER CROWD AND IF YOU PROMISE TO DEFUND THE POLICE AND YOU DON’T DO IT, YOU’LL LOSE THE REST OF THE VOTES BUT YOU DO HAVE TO LOOK AT YOURSELVES IN THE MIRROR EVERY DAY SO I JUST ASK THAT YOU DO THE RIGHT THING THIS WILL BRING US BACK TO SPEAKER 99, THEN WE’LL HAVE — SPEAKER 99 IS BRIANNA PATNODE HAPPY TO BE HEARING — LOTS OF POTENTIAL MAYORAL VOICES OUT HERE TONIGHT I SUPPORT THE BUDGETS ONE AND TWO AS THE BARE MINIMUM FROM THE COUNCIL AND INCREASE TO THE POLICE BUDGETS IN 2021 IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS I’M AN UNEMPLOYED WORKING CLASS ARTIST WHO HAS ALWAYS LIVED PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK AND I’M SPENDING MY TIME IN THIS PANDEMIC FEEDING COMMUNITIES OUT OF MY CAR I AM PROTECTING AND SERVING MY COMMUNITY AND BEING PAID NOTHING BUT MPD DESERVES $80 AN HOUR TO TRULY ADVERTISE CITIZENS DAY IN AND DAY OUT I THINK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SHOULD TAKE A MONTHLY RIDE WITH ME CRIME IS HIGH BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DYING OUT HERE I AM NOT AFRAID TO WALK MY DOG IN MY COMMUNITY I REGULARLY WALK MY DOG AND TALK TO MY NEIGHBORS I’M AFRAID OF THE WAY THE POLICE WILL CONTINUES TO HURT, TRAUMATIZE AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO I LOVE, PEOPLE WHO WE NEEDS, MY NEIGHBORS, MY FRIENDS, MY FAMILY I’M HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR FAMILY AT THE END CAMPMENTS, PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT ME IN THE EYES AND SOBBING TO ME THAT THEY ARE DOING AND NOBODY IN THE WORLD CARES FOR THEM I’LL ASK SOME OF MY FELLOW MINNEAPOLITANS TO GET OFF NEXT DOOR AND GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITIES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO FEAR THEM

I’M SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO GOOD IN THE WORLDS AND WE HAVE NO OPTIONS MENTAL HEALTH CALLS I AND MANY PEOPLE AROUND ME SUFFER WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS GUNS ARE NOT NECESSARY IN ANY RESPONSE TO A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IT IS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED THAT ANY OF THEM END IN LOSS ON OCTOBER 5th ≫ FOLKS CAN ALWAYS EMAIL THEIR TESTIMONY SPEAKER 100 IS STEPHANIE GRUVER SPEAKER 101 WILL BE JIM GALVIN ≫ HI, COUNCIL CAN YOU HEAR ME? I’M JIM GALVAN, I LOOK WHITE BUT I’M MEXICAN AND I LIVE IN WARD 10 AND MY HOUSE WAS SHOT UP IN JULY, AND, YOU KNOW, I’M AGAINST — I’M AGAINST DEFUNDING THE POLICE HONESTLY, I THINK IT’S MORE OF A CONVERSATION OF ABOLISHING THE POLICE MY QUESTION IS THIS, WHY CAN’T WE HAVE BOTH? WHY ARE WE FORCED TO CHOOSE TO DEFUND THE POLICE AND PUSH RESOURCES INTO MORE OF THE COMMUNITY ACTION WHY CAN’T WE HAVE COMMUNITY ACTION AND FUND THE POLICE? I HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE ASKING FOR HELP BUT IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE TALKING PAST EACH OTHER AND, YOU KNOW, IF ANYBODY SAT IN A MEETING OR VIDEOCONFERENCE WITH CHIEF ARRADONDO, I MEAN, THE GUY’S — YOU KNOW, HE IS HE’ GOT THE EXPERIENCE WE JUST NEED THE COUNCIL TO UNTIE ITS HANDS AND GIVE HIM THE RESOURCES FOR HIM TO DO AND MAKE THE CHANGES THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN THE COMMUNITY I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE MAKING STATEMENTS HERE WHO REALLY HAVEN’T STEPPED OUT AND REALLY SEE WHAT’S GOING ON OUT ON THE STREETS I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IF — WE’RE TALKING PAST EACH OTHER WE REALLY NEED TO START HOLDING OUR COUNCIL ACCOUNTABLE AND THAT’S LIFTING US UN WE SHOULD HAVE BOTH WE SHOULD HAVE POLICE FUNDED AND WE SHOULD HAVE THE COMMUNITY FUNDED, AS WELL, YOU KNOW I’M TOTALLY FOR MENTAL HEALTH, I’M TOTALLY FOR ≫ PLEASE STARTS TO WRAP UP ≫ SO ANYWAYS, COUNCIL, I ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 102, JUDY HANNIGAN, THEN DORIS OVERBY, TRAVIS JOSEPH AND SARAH AN DIX AND MARIA JOHNSON SPEAKER 102 IS JUDY HAND I BEGAN ≫ CAN 93 GO IF SHE’S NOT HERE? ≫ YES, DANI GORMAN ≫ YES, DANI GORMAN NSTEADS OF INCREASING THE POLICE BUDGETS, WE SHOULD INCREASE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS LIKE DOING THINGS WITH COVID-19, WE NEED TO MAYOR FREY TO JOIN MAYORS FOR A GUARANTEED INCOME THERE’S A COALITION OF 11 MAYORS AROUND THE COUNTRY GUARANTEEING CASH PAYMENTS DIRECTLY TO CITIZENS TO SUPPORTS THEMSELVES AND FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC WE ALSO NEED EMERGENCY FOOD SUPPLY, COMPENSATION FOR PARENTS ASSISTING WITH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING WE NEEDS HOUSING SHELTER VOUCHERS TO ASSURE WE HAVE NO MEMBER OF OUR COMMUNITY LEFT ON THE STREET AFTER EVICTION DUE TO LOST WAGES WE NEEDS JOBS WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES TO ASSIST THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WITH AGGRESSIVE CONTACT TRACING, PRIORITIZING THE HIRING OF THOSE — DUE TO COVID-19 WE SHOULD FIGHT TO GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO SCHOOL SAFELY BY SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY PPE AND DAILY TESTING FOR BOTH STAFF AND STUDENTS WE NEEDS AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR ALL WE SHOULD FIGHT TO DEFEAT HOMELESSNESS IN OUR CITY AND ASSIST RESIDENTS WHO ARE LOOKING TO RENTS AS WELL AS IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS THAT EQUIP THEM TO BUY, CREATING MORE GENERATIONAL WEALTH IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SHOULD FIGHT TO ABOLISH LEGAL FORCE NOT SAY ABOLISH THE POLICE FORCE ALTOGETHER, WE NEED THE POLICE BUT WE SHOULD ABOLISH LETHAL FORCE THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF AND EXCESSIVE IF WE IMPLEMENTS NEW POLICIES WITH MANDATORY BODY CAMERAS FOR EVERY PEACE OFFICER REPRESENTING THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS WHILE ALSO CREATING ADDITIONAL JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY TO MONITOR THOSE CAMERAS, WE NEED DAILY REDUCTION CRIME CORRECTION AND WE SHOULD WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH CRIME STOP WISH — FOR HOMICIDE CASES ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 102 IS JUDY HANNIGAN SPEAKER 103 IS DORIS OVERBY ≫ YES, THIS IS DORIS OVERBY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU, I’M SAD AND SO SORRY FOR ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE CITY THAT I LOVE SO MUCH I HAVE LIVED IN THE STANISH NEIGHBORHOOD FOR MANY YEARS WE KNOW EACH OTHER BY FIRST NAME, INCLUDING THE NAMES OF THE KIDS, DOGS AND CATS I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ONE PERSON IN

MY COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS DECREASING THE NUMBER OF POLICE OFFICERS BY APPROVING THE MAYOR’S BUDGET, YOU CAN MAKE AMENDS TO THE CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES OF MINNEAPOLIS OUR QUALITY OF LIFE IS DIMINISHING DAILY WE NEED MORE POLICE OFFICERS TO RESPOND TO VIOLENT CRIMES SO THAT PERPETRATORS ARE APPREHENDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE RESPONSE TIMES ARE BEING DELAYED AND THAT MEANS THAT APPREHENDING SUSPECTS DROPS EXPONENTIALALLY PLEASE RECOGNIZE THE NEGATIVE FINANCIAL IMPACT ON OUR CITY IF PEOPLE MOVE AWAY, IF BUSINESSES MOVE TO THE SUBURBS, IF CONVENTIONS ARE NOT COMING AND IF SUBURBANITES AVOID MINNEAPOLIS I WANT TO THANK THOSE COUNCIL MEMBERS, INCLUDING MY COUNCIL THEM ANDREW JOHNSON WHO HAVE HANDLED THEMSELVES IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS THEY HAVE TREATED POLICE CHIEF RONDO IN A DIGNIFIED AND RESPECTFUL WAY AND BY DOING SO HAVE SHOWN PEOPLE HOW OUR POLICE CHIEF AND OTHERS SHOULD BE TREATED THANK YOU ALSO TO THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO RECENTLY APPROVED CHIEF RONDO’S FINANCIAL REQUEST TO AIDS IN CURBING THE VIOLENCE FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020 ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ BE WELL AND BE SAFE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 104, TRAVIS JOSEPH SPEAKER 105, VAR AN DIX, THEN MARIA JOHNSON, SUSAN HERRICK, ELENA ANDERSON A AND WEDNESDAY BEER MAN SPEAKER 104, TRAVIS JOSEPH SPEAKER 105, SARAH ANN DIX — DIRKS 106, MARIA JOHNSON ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, WELCOME, GO AHEAD ≫ YES, THANK YOU MY NAME IS MARIA JOHNSON, I LIVE IN WARD 11 WITH MY HUSBAND AND A TEENAGE DAUGHTER WE HAVE LIVED IN THIS HOME SINCE 1996 ≫ THE INCREASE IN CRIME STATISTICS ARE REAL BUT THEY DON’T NEED TO BE REPEATED I WANT TO SHARE HOW OUR LIVES HAVE CHANGED WE NOW LIVE IN FEAR OF LEAVING OUR HOMES AS WE’VE HAD NEIGHBORS ASSAULTED, ROBBED, INCLUDING ARMED ROBBERY AND A CAR-JACKING CHASE ON MY STREET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY FOR THOSE THAT FEEL SAFE, I AM GLAD THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN HARMED BY CRIME WE’VE HAD TO DISCUSS A SAFETY PLAN WITH OUR 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN THE EVENT IF WE BE CAR-JACKED OR ASSAULTED CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE ENGAGED IN THAT TYPE OF DISCUSSION COUNCILMAN SCHROEDER, I SUPPORT REFORM BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE SAFETY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS WE NEED TO PASS THE MAYOR’S BUDGET, NOT THE PROPOSAL FROM THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS IT IS THE BETTER OPTION AT GETTING CRIME UNDER CONTROL I ALWAYS HOLD CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIVITY I HOPE THE CITY COUNCIL — I HOLD THE CITY COUNCIL RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT ARE ADEQUATE RESOURCES SO PROTECT MY FAMILY I URGE YOU TO PASS THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR VOTERS BE SAFE AND BE WELL AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 107 IS SUSAN HERRICK ≫ GOOD EVENING THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR SPEAKING UP THIS EVENING WE ALL CARE VERY MUCH FOR THIS CITY RIGHT NOW WE ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CITY LEADERSHIP FAILS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STAFF IS REDUCED VIOLENT CRIME HAS SKYROCKETED THIS IS A PLEA TO THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL FOR A FULLY FUNDED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR’S 2021 BUDGET OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY UNDERSTAFFED AND IS CURRENTLY DOWNSIZED THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE FUTURE WE NEED POLICE AND WE NEED MORE SOCIAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE ONE SMALL EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL DID IN MARCH THEY VOTED AGAINST APPLYING NOR $1 3 MILLION IN FEDERAL GRANTS TO HIRE TEN NEW OFFICERS FOR TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, SUCH THINGS AS RUNNING TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND NO LICENSE PLATES VIOLENT CRIME IS RAMPANT AND GETTING MORE BRAZEN IT’S NOT FALSE, IT’S NOT A PROJECTION, IT’S REAL CAR-JACKINGS, A MOM PUNCHED AND ROBBED IN A PARKING LOT? IN BUSINESS WE HAVE A PRACTICE OF SETTING PEOPLE UP FOR SUCCESS HOW CAN WE EXPECT CHIEF ARRADONDO TO DO HIS JOB IF WE DENY THE DEPARTMENT THE NECESSARY FUNDS?

HOW DO WE EXPECT THE CITY TO THRIVE AS VIOLENT CRIME IS KEEPING ITS CITIZENS IN FEAR? LET’S NOT MAKE THE CITY A NATIONAL LAUGHING STOCK PLEASE, LET’S NOT MAKE THE CITY A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT PLEASE — SET THE CITY UP FOR SUCCESS, LET’S SET THE CITY UP FOR SUCCESS AND FULLY FUNDS THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, APPROVING THE MAYOR’S BUDGET SAFETY IS A ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 108, ELENA ANDERSON 108 IS HE LEAN ANDERSON THEN WE HAD BEER MAN, JENAE CARVALLO, NADIA HECKER-ABRIAN AND PAUL WICHSER 109, WEDNESDAY BEER MAN 110, JENAE CARVALLO 111, NADIA HECKER-O’BRIAN? ≫ HELLO? ≫ HELLO, WELCOME ≫ HI, MY NAME IS NADIA, I AM A — I LIVE IN WARD 3, I WORK AS A HOUSING SPECIALIST SERVING THE SOUTH METRO, I’M HERE TO REGISTER AS SOMEONE WHO WORKS IN HOMELESS PREVENTION AND AS A MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS WHO WATCHED THE MAJORITY OF THIS COUNCIL COMMIT TO DEFUNDING THE POLICE I’M ASKING THE COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET WE HAVE HAD A CRISIS OF COUNCIL EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC WE NEED TO DEEPLY INVEST IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING, WE NEED TO INVEST IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES I KNOW IT’S HARD FOR MANY TO IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT POLICE WHICH IS PERHAPS WHY EARLIER COMMENTS REFERRED TO US YOUNG PEOPLE AS TO INCENTS TO SHARE OUR VISION BUT WE WILL NOT EXPERIENCE WIDESPREADS SAFETY FOR EVERYONE UNTIL WE HAVE HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE NEVER ACHIEVED THROUGH POLICE AS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE MPD’S OVER 150-YEAR HISTORY BUT THROUGH MEETING PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS, WE CAN ACHIEVE SAFETY OUR CITY IS UNSAFE BECAUSE WE AREN’T GIVING FOLK THE TOOLS FOR SURVIVAL AND INSTEAD PROPPING UP ALREADY RICH GENTRIFIERS AND SUPPORTING A VIOLENT POLICE FORCE THAT HAS MURDERED AND HARASSED SO MANY RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY THE FACT THAT A SINGLE PERSON LET ALONE THOUSANDS LIVE OUTSIDE IN MINNEAPOLIS IS A TOTAL FAILURE OUR BUDGET NEEDS TO CENTER THE PEOPLE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 112 IS PAUL WEIRER ≫ HIGH, MY NAME IS PAUL WEIR WRITER, I LIVE A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE SECONDS PRECINCT IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS A TEACHER, PARENT AND SPEAKING TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND — SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS ACKNOWLEDGES — SYSTEMIC FACTORS OPERATING AND THE ACTUAL YOU RHO YOU’VE HEARD REGARDING AN JUNE TICK IN TIME, UNSAFER WORKING CONDITIONS, GLOBAL PANDEMIC, BUT PROVIDING MORE MONEY TO THE MPD, A DEPARTMENTS THAT CANNOT AND WILL NOT ADDRESS THESE UNDERLYING FACTORS, WILL NOT PROVIDE THE SAFETY THAT MANY OTHER WHITE FOLKS ARE REQUESTING IN THESE MEETINGS THE PROPOSED PLAN FROM THE MAYOR IS A SHALLOW RESTRUCTURING OF INEFFECTIVE REFORMS, REQUIRING AN INCREASE IN OVERTIME FOR THE MPD AS A TEACHER, I SEE THE TOLL IT’S TAKEN ON MY COLLEAGUES AND I CAN SAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A GOAL WHEN WE HAVE OTHER CHOICES LIKE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS WE NEED TO STOP COMMANDING UNREASONINGABLE WORK FROM THE POLICE THAT THEY SHOULDN’T DO THIS IS SHORTS OF STAFF, SUPPORTING THE OFFICERS’ HEALTH, WELLNESS AND RESPECT THAT THEY’VE BEEN ASKING FOR WE INVESTED IN A VERY [INDISCERNIBLE] SO WE WANT EVERYTHING TO BE A NAIL SO IT’S UNREASONABLE TO EXPECT A HAMMER TO DEAL WELL WITH SCREWS, STAIN HE WILLS, GLUE AND WE NEED GLUE TO BONDS OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER SO LET’S TOP INVESTING IN HAMMERS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 113 IS HEATHER SILSBEE THEN WE’LL HAVE ABBEY KASTRUL, NICHOLAS RICHMAN, SUSAN HER RIDGE AND SKY LaTHEIL ≫ I’M HEATHER SILSBEE, A RESIDENT OF WARD 13 I’M HERE TO EXPRESS MY DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE MAYOR’S BUDGETS AND SUPPORT THE ALTERNATE PEOPLE’S BUDGET PROPOSAL THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL ARE A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT WOULD NOT HAVE PREVENTED THE DEAD OF GEORGE FLOYD 500,000 DOLLARS ON TOP OF THEIR 183 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET TO BRING EVEN MORE OFFICERS INTO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS WHEN CHIEF ARRADONDO WAS ASKED BY THE COUNCIL HOW THIS EXTRA MONEY WOULD REDUCE VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY, HE DIDN’T HAVE A PLAN

IT’S COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLE TO KEEP SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY ON AN EFFORTS THAT THE POLICE CHIEF HIMSELF ADMITS HAS NOT KEPT OUR CITY SAFE MY FAMILY IS AFFECTED BY MENTAL ILLNESS AND MY LOVED ONES HAVE EXPERIENCED HOMELESSNESS, UNEMPLOYMENTS AND COME POUNDED TRAUMA DUE TO A LACK OF SOCIAL SERVICES I ALSO WORKED FOR SEVERAL YEARS AT A NONPROFIT TREATMENT ORGANIZATION WHERE I SAW THE INCREDIBLE FINANCIAL, SOCIAL AND LEGAL BARRIERS THAT OFTEN LEADS OUR ADDICTED RESIDENTS TO JAIL INSTEAD OF QUALITY TREATMENT SERVICES AS WE SAW RECENTLY WITH THE STORY OF DANIEL PRODUCE YET IN NEW YORK, POLICE TEND TO MAKE THE SITUATIONS WORSE, NOT BETTER I WANT MY TAXPAYER MONEY TO BE SPENT ON MENTAL HEALTH MOBILE TEAMS AND REHOUSING SERVICES WHICH ALL HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO MAKE COMMUNITIES SAFER AND HEALTHIER PLEASE FUNDS ALL THE SERVICES OUTLINED IN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND NOT POLICING THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 114 IS ABBEY KASTRUL 115 IS NICHOLAS RIK MAN ≫ THIS IS ABBEY CAST TRULY ≫ HI, ABBEY, GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN WARD 9 AND I’M CALLING IN STRONG SUPPORTS OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND ASK THE — AS A FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IT’S REALLY OFFENSIVE THAT WE HAVE TO REPEATEDLY ASK YOU AS OUR REPRESENTATIVES FOR BASIC ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN THAT SHOULD BE YOUR MAIN FOCUS AS PUBLIC SERVANTS THE MAJORITY OF YOU ALLEGED TO DEFUND THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND INSTEAD YOU WEAPON NAYS A CHARTER AMENDMENT YOU KNEW WOULD NEVER MAKE IT PAST THE CHARTER COMMISSION TO CUT MPD’S FUNDING THIS SUMMER I — FORT BLOATED POLICE BUDGETS TO CONTINUE TO DRAIN RESOURCES FROM SAFETY MEASURES OR WHO CLAIM WE CAN HAVE BOTH, THAT POLICE DO NOT PREVENT CRIME PLEASE RESPONDS TO CRIME AFTER THE FACT UNLESS OF COURSE [INDISCERNIBLE] DELIBERATESLY CHOSEN TO SLOW DOWN RESPONSE TIMES OR RESPONDING ALTOGETHER WITHOUT HAVING MPD IS A PROTECTION RACKET AND IT’S FOOL IRON TO GIVE THEM MORE MONEY SUPPORTING A BLOATED POLICE BUDGET BECAUSE IT GIVES YOU THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY COMPROMISES THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO — THE CITY COUNCIL [INDISCERNIBLE] ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 115, NICHOLAS RICHTMAN 116 IS SUSAN HERRIDBGE CAN YOU LARRY ME, MADAM SPEAKER, MADAM CHAIR? I HAVE BEEN SITTING HERE LISTENING, THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY INTERESTING EVENING, LISTENING TO VERY, VERY DIVERGENT POINTS OF VIEW AND I HONESTLY DO NOT END JOE THE JOB OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT HAVE TO SOMEHOW THREAD THIS NEEDLE I LIVE IN WARDS 8 IN THE LYNDALE NEIGHBORHOODS, I RECENTLY MOVED THERE I’VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, AND I AM SPEAKING FIRMLY THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN AMENDMENT IT SEEMS TO ME, LISTENING TO THESE COMPLETELY DIVERGENT POINTS OF VIEW THAT IT’S A SENSIBLE, ALMOST — I DON’T MEAN TO INSULT IT INCREMENTAL PLAN THAT ADDRESSES MANY OF THISHES THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP AND IT SEEMS TO ME IT’S A WIN-WIN BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE TRAINED MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS TAKING MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY CALLS, THEN THAT FREES UP THE POLICE TO HANDLE MORE VIOLENT CRIME AND IF YOU INVEST IN ALTERNATIVE RESPONSES FOR FAST AND PROPERTY DAMAGE SUPPORTS, THEN IT FREES UP THE POLICE TO HANDLE MORE VIOLENT CRIMES AND I’M NOT SURE — AND I GUESS I DO AGREE WITH THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN SAYING IT’S THE BARE MINIMUM, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT’S A BLINDINGLY OBVIOUS DIRECTION TO GO INTO SINCE ESPECIALLY THE MENTAL HEALTH ARENA EXPERTS HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THIS FOR YEARS IT TAKES LESS THAN 5% — 5% OF THE BUDGET AND RATHER THAN — I’M CALLING ON THE CHIEF AND THE MAYOR TO KNOCK OFF THE DUELING PRESS CONFERENCES AND THE CRIME LISTSERV ≫ THANK YOU I’M GOING TO TURN THE CHAIR OVER TO COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT JENKINS FOR A FEW MINUTES THE NEXT SPEAKER IS 117, SKY LaTHEIL ≫ HELLO, SKYLA, CAN YOU PRESS STAR 6 TO UNMUTE? ≫ HI, I’M CALLING BECAUSE I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS, THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL ARE THE LEAST THAT YOU COULD DO, HONESTLY AND IT’S COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLE TO CONTINUES THE FUNDING FOR A POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHO PRAY ON BIPoC

COMMUNITIES ANNUAL TO FULFILL THE SADISTIC STATUS QUO IF THE COUNCIL HAD BOTHERED TO SHOW UP AND LISTEN TO THE STORIES OF THE FAMILIES, YOU WOULD HEAR THE SAME STORIES THAT SHOW THAT MPD IS NOTHING MORE THAN STATE-SPONSORED VIOLENCE ON I-94, THEY TRIED MINDING THE MEDIA FROM FILMING, ATTEMPTED TRUNNEL KNOWLEDGE PEOPLE WITH THEIR HORSES, BROKE A BYSTANDSER’S NOSE WITH THEIR BIKE, THREATENING TO KILL A WOMAN WHILE LAUGHING ABOUT IT AND HOPEFULLY ADMITTED TO SLOWING RESPONSE TIMES IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS IN SPITE OF THE CRITICISM THAT THEY’RE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THIS IS WHAT FUNDING TO THE POLICE GOES TO, NOT TO COMMUNITY SAFETY, TO EVEN CONSIDER GIVING THEM MORE MONEY AFTER THE LEVEL OF ABUSE AND SUPPRESSION IS DISGRACEFUL NOW IS THE TIME TO SET A PRECEDENTS THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE POLICE VIOLENCE AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM COUNCIL MEMBER STOP POLICING PEOPLE IN THIS MEETING, CRITICISM IS HARD BUT YOU ALL DESERVE IT LISTEN TO BIPoC VOICES THE NEXT SPEAKER IS ANDERS NEILSON ≫ MY NAME IS ANDERS NEILSEN, I LIVE IN THE 9th WARDS I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND I ASK THE COUNCIL ADOPT IT AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THEIR — I’M A WHITE QUEER PERSON WHO WORKS IN A HEALTH CAREER AS A NURSE TIME AND TIME AGAIN, I’VE SEEN WHEN POLICE RESPONDS, THEY CRIMINALIZE THOSE INVOLVED AND CAN VERY QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY DESTROY PEOPLE’S LIVES I CONSISTENTLY WITNESS POLICE BE MORE VIOLENT TOWARDS BLACK, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS PATIENTS ON A PERSONAL NOTE, WHEN I WAS NINE YEARS OLD, I CALLED 9-1-1 BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE POLICE WOULD COME AND SAVE ME, MY SISTER AND MY MOM FROM MY PHYSICALLY ABUSIVE FATHER MY SISTER WAS BEING BEATEN WHEN THE POLICE SHOWED UP AND SHE HAD VISIBLE MARKS ON HER ARMS AND BODY WHERE SHE HAD BEEN GRABBED AND HIT MY DADS TOLD THE OFFICER THAT MY SISTER, WHO WAS 12, HAD STARTED IT THE OFFICER TOLD MY MOM THAT IF SHE PRESSED CHARGES, MY SISTER MIGHT BE PROSECUTED FOR ASSAULT THIS WAS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME MY MOM EVER TRIED TO GETS HELP I WISH THAT A SOCIAL WORKER OR A MENTAL HEALTH WORKER HAD RESPONDED TO OUR CALL I DON’T WANT THE POLICE TO KEEP ME SAFE, I WANT YOU TO KEEP ME, MY COMMUNITY AND MY PATIENTS SAFE FROM POLICE I’M SICK OF WITNESSING POLICE DO THEIR JOBS I BELIEVE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS NO PLACE IN THE NEUTER OF OUR COMMUNITY THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS SHOWS US CON GREETSLY HOW TO DIVEST FROM POLICE AND HOW TO INVEST IN HEALTH CARE, HOUSING, VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESTORE TIP JUSTICE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THANKS TO COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT I BELIEVE WE’RE ON — WHICH SPEAKER ARE WE ON? 1189? ≫ I’M SORRY, 119, THAT WAS — WE JUST HEARD FROM SPEAKER NUMBER 118 ≫ PERFECT WOULD 19 IS JOSEPH BANKS [SILENCE] ≫ SPEAKER 120 IS JAMES BARRI, THEN HANNAH LAGOON, MARIA WARDOH KU, AND PAUDEAN OWES TEN STONE 120 IS JAMES BARRI ≫ I’M CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND OF CHIEF ARRADONDO I’M IN FAVOR OF GIVING HIM THE TIME AND THE RESOURCES HE NEEDS TO CLEAN UP THE DEPARTMENT AND WE’RE ALSO PROBABLY LUCKY THAT THE CORONAVIRUS HASN’T STRUCK THE POLICE DEPARTMENT YET, OR AT LEAST NOT IN SIGNIFICANT NUMBERS WE NEED MORE COPS AS FAR AS — AND WE ALSO NEED TO DO THIS BOTH WAYS AS FAR AS THE SOCIAL PROGRAMS GO, IF YOU NEEDS EIGHT MILLION BUCKS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF FEEL-GOOD PROGRAMS YOU CAN BORROW FROM MY PERSONAL FAVORITE WOULD BE THE BIKE LANE PROJECT REMEMBER THIS, IF THE STREETS AREN’T SAFE FOR EVERYONE, THEY ARE SAFE FOR NO ONE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 121, HANNAH LAGOON 122, MARIA WARDOKU HI, MY NAME IS MARIA WARDOKU, I LIVE IN THE LONGFELLOW AREA I URGE YOU TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE FUNDING FOR THE POLICE AND FULLY FUND NON-POLICE 9-1-1 MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE AS WELL AS IT IS OTHER STRATEGIES THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGETS PLAN AND THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET LET ME TELL YOU A QUICK STORY A YEAR AGO, I WAS WALKING WITH A FRIENDS TO HER HOME AT NIGHT AND A MAN FOLLOWED US HE STOOD OUTSIDE, STARING THROUGH THE WINDOW AND WOULDN’T

LEAVE WHEN ASKED HE APPEARED TO BE HAVING A HARD NIGHT IT WAS LATE AND I WANTED TO BIKE HOME BUT I WAS SCARED TO GO OUTSIDE WE NEEDED HELP BUT WE DIDN’T TRUST THE POLICE TO APPROPRIATELY HANDLE THE SITUATION I WORRIED THE POLICE WOULD ESCALATE THINGS AND DIDN’T WANT THE MANITOBA RESTED, SHOT, DEPORTED OR ANY OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT SOMETIMES RESULT FROM CALLING THE POLICE I JUST WANTED HIM TO GET THE HELP THAT HE NEEDED, WHETHER THAT WAS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, HOUSING OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME WITHOUT BEING FOLLOWED I TRIED CALLING THE HENNEPIN COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH HOTLINE BUT THEY TOLD US THEY COULDN’T HELP AND TO CALL THE POLICE THERE WAS NO ONE ELSE TO CALL AND I FELT HELPLESS AND FRUSTRATED WE DESPERATELY NEED TO FUND SAFETY STRATEGIES THAT DON’T INVOLVE THE POLICE WE SUPPORT THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN, THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND TO GO EVEN FURTHER TO ROBUSTLY FUNDAMENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 123, PAUDEANE OWES TENNYSON 134 E.124, EMILY CLASHE 125 IS JOE SEHL ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? IS THIS EMILY? ≫ THIS IS EMILY CLASHE ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ HI, THANK YOU, MY NAME IS EMILY CLASHE, I WHETHER I HAVE IN WARDS TWO, A RENTSER AND UNION MEMBER WITH AFSCME 3937 AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET AS A BARE MINIMUM I CAN’T CALL 9-1-1 IN GOOD FAITH RIGHT NOW UNLESS THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY BECAUSE MPD IS SO VIOLENT AND THAT’S NOT PUBLIC SAFETY I’M I NOT SURE HOW MANY OF YOU WERE OUTSIDE THE PRECINCTS WHEN COPS WERE STANDING ON TOP OF IT, AIMING WEAPONS INTO THE CROWD AND SMILING, BUT THAT’S THE ESSENCE OF MPD THEY PROTECT EACH OTHER, THE POWERFUL AND PROPERTY, THEY DON’T PROTECT US MORE THAN 120 OFFICERS HAVE LEFT MPD THIS YEAR OF THEIR OWN ACCORDS THIS IS A RAT GETTING OFFER THE SINKING SHIP SITUATION I DON’T THINK THE RESPONSIBLE MOVE IS TO PUTS MORE MONEY ON THE SHIP, IT’S NEEDED ELSEWHERE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS IS FULL OF THOUGHTFUL IDEAS OF WHERE PUBLIC FUNDS NEEDS TO GO TO CREATES REAL PUBLIC SAFETY IT HAS A CLEAR VISION OF WHY CRIME HAPPENS AND A COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES LIKE FUNDING HARM REDUCTION GROUPS AND CULTURALLY SPECIFIC MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN CONTRAST, WHERE IS THE EXPLANATION FOR CHIEF ARRADONDO FOR WHY A THOUSAND OFFICERS WILL SAVE EMERGENCIES HOW WILL MORE RECRUITS, PROBABLY HIRED FROM THE SUBURBS, RESULT IN MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS GETTING WHAT THEY NEEDS? ONE COMMON THREAD TONIGHT IS THAT PEOPLE ARE UPSETS ABOUT ASSAULT HOWEVER, ONLY SOME OF THE ASSAULTS ARE PAID FOR BY US, MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS THE ASSAULTS ON COMMUNITIES MEMBERS COMMITTED BY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT COUNCIL MEMBERS, YOU HAVE THE PURSE STRINGS, I WOULD BE REALLY EXCITED TO SEE YOU USE THEM THANKS SO MUCH ≫ THANK YOU ≫ HELLO ≫ HELLO GO AHEAD ≫ YES, HI, MY NAME IS JOE, I AM A RESIDENT OF CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE 1999 I’M OF THE OPINION THAT CONSENSUS IS VERY HARD TO COME BY AND THAT WE DO NEED TO FUND THE POLICE IN ORDER TO HANDLE THE VIOLENT CRIME THAT IS INCREASINGLY ON THE RISE BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE ALSO NEED TO HAVE SOME FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, CRISIS CALLS, SO THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME KIND OF MIDDLE GROUND BUT AT THIS POINT I WOULD ASK THAT YOU SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET FOR 2021 AND THEN FINALLY, IF WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT FUNDING AND LOCATING FUNDS AND MONIES FOR PROGRAMS THAT WE NEED, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE EXORBITANT SAMURAIS OF THE CURRENT CITY COUNCIL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 126, DAYSI MARTINEZ THEN WE’LL HAVE RITA LOWINSKI, NELLIE RIVERS, ANY MISCHA NAGALIA, AND JEN STRAWBERRY 126 IS DAYSI MARTINEZ ≫ [MUSIC] ≫ I AM A MEXICAN AMERICAN ON THE NORTH SIDE LAST NIGHT MY HUSBAND AND I WITNESSED A YOUNG MAN SHOT UP OUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE WITH AN ASSAULT WEAPON HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU ≫ I’M A MEXICAN AMERICAN ON THE NORTH SIDE LAST NIGHT MY HUSBAND WITNESSED A YOUNG MAN SHOT UP OUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE WITH AN AR-ASSAULT STYLE WEAPON SHE WAS A DISABLED ELDERLY GRANDMA THAT IS TRYING TO RAISE THREE GRANDCHILDREN NOW WE’RE TRYING TO FIND EMERGENCY HOUSING FOR HER AND HER FAMILY MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN A BLOCK CAPTAIN IN NORTHERN MINNEAPOLIS FOR EIGHT YEARS, WHEN WE MOVED HERE WE HAVE MANY PROBLEMS, RESIDENTS WHICH WE HAVE TRIED TO WORK WITH BUT SHOOTING, DRUG SELLING AND STREET CRIME WERE NORMAL THING WE BANDED TOGETHER AS A BLOCK WERE DANGEROUS TO ALL WE USED THE POLICE TO CUSH AND DETER THEIR BEHAVIOR AFTER EIGHT YEARS, WE ARE NOW A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL OUR RESIDENTS WE HAVE FAMILY MEMBER THAT IS A POLICE OFFICER, THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD PEOPLE AND WE NEED TO FULLY RESTORE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH BLOCK CLUBS WE HAVE JUST TOLD THAT WE ARE LOSING THE COMMUNITY CRIME DUE TO TOXIC ENVIRONMENT TO THE CITY COUNCIL ≫ THANK YOU ≫ SPEAKER 127 IS RITA LOWINSKI ≫ AND I DO WANT — ≫ WELCOME ≫ I WANT TO SPEAK IN SUPPORTS OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT I’VE LIVED HERE ALL OF MY LIFE AND I HAVE WITNESSED A LOT OF POLICE BRUTALITY BUT I DON’T BELIEVE THAT RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME TO DEFUND THE POLICE AND DISMANTLE THEM WE DO NEED TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, VERY ACCOUNTABLE AND CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL SERVICES AND OUR MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITIES, AND WE NEED TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM THE RIDICULOUS PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE THAT AREN’T DOING ANYTHING FOR — BUT JUST FOR A FEW PEOPLE LIKE THE BIKE LANES THAT’S JUST RIDICULOUS HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT ON THAT SO LET’S NOT DISMANTLE OUR POLICE, LET’S SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND SUPPORT THE CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITY, AS WELL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 128, NELLIE RIVERS THEN THAT MISCHA — JEN STRAWBERRY, SUSAN FIELDS AND CARRIE HEINRICH 128 IS NELLIE RIVERS 129 IS NIMISHA NAGALIA [CHIMING SOUNDS] 130 IS JEN STRAWBERRY 131 IS SUSAN FIELD ≫ HELLO ≫ HI, WELCOME ≫ HI, MY NAME IS SUSAN FIELDS, I LIVE IN WARD 3 CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD COUNCIL MEN BENDER, YOUR MEGAPHONE PLEDGE TO DEFUNDS THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS DEGRADED THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR A WHOLE COMMUNITY THOSE WORDS EMBOLDENED CRIMINALS AND TERRIESED RESIDENTS IT WAS LOUD AND CLEAR, CRIMINALS ARE WELCOME HERE IF YOU BUILDS IT, THEY WILL COME AND COME THEY HAVE [INDISCERNIBLE] LET ME PUT IT VERY SIMPLY TO THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN’T SEEM TO CONNECT THE DOTS WHAT BOTHER PLACE TO HANG OUT AS A CRIMINAL THAN IN A CITY THAT DOESN’T RESPECT POLICE FLETCHER, CUNNINGHAM AND [INDISCERNIBLE] YOU CONTINUES THE RHETORIC THAT PERPETRATES A CULTURE OF DISRESPECT WITH OVER 100 OFFICERS FLEEING THE FORCE, YOU INVITED THIS LAWLESSNESS TO THE STREETS SO MUCH WORK THAT OTHERS HAVE DONE BEFORE YOU TO MAKE MINNEAPOLIS A VIBRANT CITY IS GONE, ON YOUR WATCH, BECAUSE OF YOUR INABILITY TO CHECK YOUR EGOS, YOUR PLAN IS — MINNEAPOLIS WILL ALWAYS NEEDS POLICE, NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE WITH NO EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, PLEASE GETS YOUR HANDS OFF THE ALREADY REDUCED POLICE BUDGETS DON’T HOLD OUR SAFETY HOSTAGE TO ACHIEVE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM GOALS WE DON’T LIKE SOCIAL — RESPONDING TO CAR-JACKSINGS OR BREAK-INS, LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR THE FUNDING THE CHIEF AND MAYOR ARE ALREADY

NEEDED, THEY’RE WORKING TOGETHER APPROVE THE MAYOR’S BUDGETS IN FULL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU WE DO HAVE SPEAKER 128 ON THE LINE, NELL RIVERS ≫ HI HI NELL RIVERS, CAN I SPEAK? ≫ YES, WELCOME, GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS TO INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DONE ANYTHING IN REGARDS TO DEFUNDING THE POLICE SO THIS IS NOT A REFLECTION OF WHAT A DEFUNDED POLICE LOOKS LIKE, THIS IS A FULLY FUNCTIONING POLICE FORCE HAVING MORE POLICE HAS NOT RESULTED IN PREVENTION OF CRIME AS A RESULT OF PANDEMIC, WE HAVE RESIDENTS THAT ARE UNHOUSED, UNEMPLOYED WITH NO ACCESS TO THE CARE THEY NEED IF WE DO NOT ADDRESS THESE ISSUES, THE AMOUNT OF POLICE WON’T MATTER TO THAT I WILL SAY AT THE VERY LEAST, I SUPPORT PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BY LISA BENDER, PHILIPPE CUNNINGHAM AND FLETCHER IT’S A GREAT STEP BUT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS IS A LONG-TERM SOLUTION THIS IS PREDOMINANTLY REPRESENTING BIPoC FOLKS [MUSIC SOUNDS] ≫ WE CAN STILL HEAR YOU ARE YOU THERE? ≫ YES I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THAT’S ALL ≫ THANK YOU I KNOW THERE WAS SOME NOISE NOTICE BACKGROUNDS THIS WILL BRING US TO SPEAKER 132, CARRIE HEINRICH AFTER CARRIE WE HAVE AMITY DIMOCK, DANIELLE CORBY, MELISSA ANDRE-HER, AMANA LEATHERS SPEAKER 132 IS CARRIE BEHINDISM ≫ THANK YOU MY KID WAS ONE OF FIFTY KIDS THAT HAD TO LAY DOWN IN THE PARK TO TAKE COVER FROM GUN FIRE KIDS AGES FIVE TO 14 WERE HAVING FOOTBALL PRACTICE WITH THEIR TEAM, THE MINNESOTA JAYS THE VIDEO I REPORTED ON Facebook WAS TOO HOURS AFTER, I POSTED TWO MILLION VIEWS PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD, FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA REACHED OUT BUT YOU, THE COUNCIL AND THE MAZER WERE SILENT AT THE TIME OF THE OUR SHOOTING, THERE WERE TWO OTHER SHOOTINGS OCCURRING WITH EIGHT PEOPLE SHOT THERE WERE NO RESOURCES TO RESPONDS TO US MYSELF AND THE COACHES HAD TO EVACUATE THE KIDS I BELIEVE TO THIS DAY IF THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A POLICE PRESENCE, IT WOULD EVER DETERRED THIS TRAUMA WHERE WAS YOUR OUTRAGE? I EMAILED YOU YOU DIDN’T EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THIS OCCURRED I’M GOING TO READS A MESSAGE TO YOU THAT MY SON WANTED YOU TO HEAR WHEN THE GUN FIRE STARTED, CONFERENCE WERE DUCKING, TELLING KIDS TO GETS DONE I’M STILL AMACED WE ALL GOT OUT PARENTS AND COACHES HAD TO GET VANS TO GETS US OUT 15 OF US PILED INTO ONE VAN WITH ALL OUR GEAR ON IN THE VAN, LITTLE KIDS WERE HUDDLED AND CONFUSED AND CRYING I’VE HAD NIGHTMARES OFF AND ON, I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THEM I WANT THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR TO RECOGNIZE THE COACHES WHO PROTECTED US THAT DAY I THINK THEY NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON AND FIX IT NOW THEY SHOULD LISTEN TO OTHER KIDS ON MY TEAM AND THEIR STORIES, I HAVE AN IDEAS THERE SHOULD BE MORE POLICE AROUND WHERE KIDS ARE PLAYING AND JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN SAFETY AND SECURITY IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT, IN CLOSING — ≫ PLEASE TRY TO WRAP UP ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 133 IS AMITY DIMOCK 134 IS DANIELLE KORBY [CHIMING SOUNDS] 135 IS MELISSA ANDRE-HER ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, PLEASE GO AHEAD WE DO HAVE A PHONE THAT’S NOT MUTED WHICH IS MAKING QUITE A LOT OF COMPUTER NOISES I’M GOING TO ASK THE TECH TEAM IF THEY’RE ABLE TO MUTE THAT PHONE BUT WOULD ASK SPEAKERS WHO ARE NOT A SPEAKING TO MUTE SO WE HAVE A SPEAKER READY TO GO AHEAD, PLEASE SAY YOUR NAME AND YOU CAN START YOUR TESTIMONY ≫ MY NAME IS DANIELLE KORBY, AND I WANT TO URGE YOU TO PRIORITIZE, BLACK, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS VOICES AND APPROVE THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS I STANDS WITH THESE COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THEY DESERVE JUSTICE MPD HAS TIER RISED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR SINCE ITS INESSENTIAL AND HAS TAKEN MANY INNOCENT LIVES, INCLUDING GEORGE FLOYD AND JAMAR CLARK WHAT I’VE HEARD FROM SO MANY MEMBERS OF THESE COMMUNITIES IS THAT POLICE DO NOT CREATES SAFETY FOR THEM, THEY CREATE FEAR AND DANGER I HAVE HEARD WHITE RESIDENTS TONIGHT FOCUSING ON DANGER IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS THIS YEAR, WHILE BIPoC RESIDENTS HAVE FEARED FOR THEIR LIVES AND THEIR CHILDREN’S LIVES FOR AS LONG AS MPD HAS BEEN AROUND WE HAVE SEEN THAT REFORMS DO NOT WORK WHAT WE NEED IS TO DEVELOP A COMMUNITY POLICING MODEL

AND INCREASE FUNDING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING, YOUTH PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, ADDICTION SERVICES, AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION, WHICH ARE INCREDIBLY UNDERFUNDED THESE ARE HUMAN RIGHTS AND STUDIES SHOW THAT THESE ARE PROVEN WAYS TO CREATE HEALTHIER, SAFER COMMUNITIES FOR EVERYONE, NOT JUST WHITE RESIDENTS THE MAJORITY OF YOU PROMPTED TO DEFUND THE PIECE IN POWDERHORN PARK YET AT LEAST A THIRDS OF THE BUDGET IS PROPOSED TO GO TO MPD THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE WE NEED YOU TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR PROMISES THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 134, MELISSA ANDRE-HER THEN WE WOULD HAVE AMANA LET THAT’S RIGHT — WELCOME GO AHEAD LAP LAMP ≫ I’M MELISSA ANDRE-HER, A HOMEOWNER AND PARENT IN THE LONG FELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD IN WARD 2 IN JUNE, MOST OF YOU STOOD IN POWDERHORN PARK AND COMMITTED TO DEEP AND LASTING CHANGE, TO REAL SAFETY AND I AM HERE TO SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO DEMONSTRATE THAT COMMITMENT ENVISION WHAT COMMUNITY SAFETY CAN LOOK LIKE WHEN IT IS CENTERED ON PEOPLE INSTEAD OF POLICE IT’S BEEN RESEARCHED AND PROVEN THAT ANTI-POVERTY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS REDUCE CRIME SAFETY COMES THROUGH STABILITY OF HOUSING, HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, WORKER PROTECTION AND EQUITABLE ACCESS WE HAVE ONE OF THE WORST RACIAL EQUITY GAPS IN OUR COUNTRY, AND THESE ARE THE LONG-TERM CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES WE NEED THIS BUDGET IS IN YOUR HANDS NOW IS THE TIME TO REDIRECT REPORT-ONLY CALLS TO 3-1-1 ≫ NOW IS THE TIME TO FOUL WILL HE IMPLEMENT 24-7 INDEPENDENT MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS, LIKE OVER 75 SMALL BUSINESSES ARE DEMANDING NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE POLICE OUT OF HOMELESSNESS, SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS NOW IS IT IS TIME TO PUT REAL MONEY INTO TRIED AND TRUE PROGRAMS THAT PREVENTS VIOLENCE LIKE STREET OUTREACH AND HARM REDUCTION AND RESPONDS TO VIOLENCE WITH RESTORE 50 JUSTICE, AND THESE INITIATIVES NEED PERMANENT, SUSTAINABLE FUNDING MAKE IT SAFE FOR EVERYONE NOW IS THE TIME THANK YOU ≫ SPEAKER 136, AMANDA LEATHERS 137 WILL BE SHANNON McCORMICK 137 IS JESSE MORTENSON FOLKS WILL NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE 139 IS D.A. BULLOCK WELCOME, GO AHEAD ≫ I SUPPORT THE SAFETY FOR ALL AMENDMENT, PARTICULARLY WHERE IT INTERSECTS WITH PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT, LIKE, FRANKLY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THE WHOLE COUNCIL WOULDN’T BE FOR SOMETHING THAT SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSE THAT ALLEVIATES STRESS ON THE 9-1-1 SYSTEM, AND THEN REDUCES OVER TIME AND MAINTAINS 770 SWORN OFFICERS IN THIS FIRST YEAR, LIKE — SO I THINK WE’RE GIVING IN TO A LOT OF UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS THAT FUEL A LOT OF THIS PANIC AND I WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT BECAUSE THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS ARE THAT A FULL STAFF OF MPD REPRESENTS PUBLIC SAFETY FOR ALL WHICH IS ALIVE, FRANKLY IF YOU LOOK AT 2019, WHERE WE HAD A FULL STAFFING OF OFFICERS AND A FULL COMPLEMENT OF 180-SOMETHING-ODDS MILLION DOLLARS, WE STILL HAD 48 HOMICIDES IN THIS CITY AND BECAUSE THEY WERE RELEGATED TO NORTH MINNEAPOLIS AND RELEGATED TO YOUNG BLACK BODIES, THEN NOBODY — IT WASN’T 400 PEOPLE IN LINE IN THE QUEUE TO TALK ABOUT INCOMPETENT PUBLIC SAFETY AND WE’RE ONLY HAVING THIS CRISIS AND EMERGENCY CONVERSATION BECAUSE PEOPLE WHO ASSUMED THAT THEY SHOULD NEVER FEEL THAT FEAR AND THAT INCOMPETENCE IN PUBLIC SAFETY — THEY ASSUMED THAT THEY SHOULDN’T — ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 140 IS PAUL KIRK-DAVIDOFF THEN WE’LL HAVE GRADY JOHNSON, LIZ NEILER AND ANGELA TONA SPEAKER 140 IS — ≫ OH, YES [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ THIS IS SHANNON McCORMICK, SPEAKER 137

IS IT OKAY IF I GO NOW? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU MY NAME IS SHANNON McCORMICK, I WORKED IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR MANY YEARS AND I’VE NEVER HAD THIS MANY TENANTS GIVE THEIR NOTICE TO MOVE OUT BECAUSE THEY DON’T FEEL SAFE IN THEIR HOMES THESE UNITS ARE VERY EXCLUSIVE, THEY’RE DIFFICULT TO GET, THE WAIT LISTS ARE VERY LONG SO WHAT DOES IT SAY WHEN THESE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO GIVE UP THESE APARTMENTS AND THEIR AFFORDABILITY TO LIVE ELSEWHERE JUST TO FEEL SAFE POLICE DO PREVENT CRIME THE DATA PROVES IT HOW MANY ROBBERIES OR CAR-JACKINGS HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PRESENCE OF AN OFFICER? NONE, BECAUSE IF A COP IS STANDING ON THE CORNER, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO COMMIT THAT CRIME THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO BRING UP IS I DON’T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND HOW HURTFUL IT IS FOR A CRIME VICTIM TO HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT REWARDING CRIMINALS WITH SOCIAL SERVICES AND OUTREACH WHERE IS THE OUTREACH FOR THE REAL VICTIMS? WHERE IS THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINALS AND WHY ARE WE COD ELLING THEM? THIS IS NOT ABOUT RACE, THIS IS ABOUT HOLDING CRIMINALS ACCOUNTABLE, NOT PANDERING TO THEM HOW CAN WE CRITICIZE POLICE WHEN OUR OWN BEHAVIOR IS DEPLORABLE? IF WE HOLDS OUR OWN PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR BEHAVIORS, WE WOULDN’T NEED AS MANY COPS ON THE STREETS THESE ARE NOT CRIMES OF NECESSITY, THESE ARE CRIMES OF — THESE ARE CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY THESE ARE NOT ONCE LAW-ABIDE YET CITIZENS THAT LOST THEIR JOBS AND ARE NOW OUT JAR-CHILD CARING — CAR-JACKING AND ROBBING PEOPLE THESE ARE CRIMINALS THAT ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE CURRENT SITUATION, THEY KNOW THAT WE’RE SHORT POLICE AND IT’S A FREE-FOR-ALL RIGHT NOW I AM ASKING ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 140, PAUL KIRK-DAVIDOFF ≫ 138 ≫ OH, WELCOME JESSE MORTENSON, WELCOME ≫ YES, HI, IS IT OKAY IF I GO? ≫ YEAH, GO AHEAD ≫ I’M JESSE MORTENSON, I LIVE IN WARDS 9, PRETTY CLOSE TO THE GROUNDS ZERO OF THE UPRISING THIS SUMMER AND I’M CALLING TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN I WANT TO JUST REMIND FOLKS, IT WAS HARD TO HEAR PEOPLE TALK WITHOUT MENTIONING GEORGE FLOYD TWO REASONS WHY WE’RE AT THIS PLACE ONE REASON IS THE PANDEMIC, OBVIOUSLY, WHICH HAS PUT US IN UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POSITION, AND ALSO THE FACT THAT DERRICK CHAUVIN AND THREE OTHER OFFICERS MURDERED GEORGE FLOYD IN THE STREET AND SO IF THIS UPRISING HAS TAUGHT US ANYTHING, I THINK IT SHOULD SHOW US THAT SAFETY AND JUSTICE ARE INTER-DEPENDENT, THEY’RE NOT — JUSTICE IS NOT PUT NUMBER TWO THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE MATTER AND WE’VE GOT TO TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY GEORGE FLOYD WAS A VICTIM OF VIOLENCE AND SO THAT’S WHY SOMETHING’S GOT TO CHANGE I THINK THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET IS LIKE OTHERS HAVE SAID THE BARE MINIMUM WE NEED TO DO TO DO SERIOUS CHANGE AND I THINK ONE — I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT OTHER CITIES ARE DOING THIS A HANDFUL OF CITIES THAT ARE ALREADY WORKING ON THIS, HAVE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND OR PLANNED FOR THE SHORT TERM THIS IS NOT AN EXPERIMENT, THE EXPERIMENTS HAVE BEEN DONE AND SO THESE KIND OF CHANGES ARE BACKED UP BY THE DATA IT’S ACTUALLY VERY SAFE AND VERY MAINSTREAM PROPOSAL SO THE IDEA THAT FOLKS ARE PUTTING THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGETS AS SOME KIND OF RADICAL HE HAVE FRONTS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY THE FACTS AROUND THE COUNTRY THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU I’LL GO BACK AND CHECK TO SEE IF WE HAVE SPEAKER 129, NIMISHA JEN STRAWBERRY, 130, OR 136, AMANDA LEATHERS? OKAY I DON’T WANT FOLKS WAITING AROUND SO WE CAN ALWAYS PICK PEOPLE BACK UP IF WE’VE MISSED ANYONE 140 IS PAUL KIRK-DAVIDOFF 141, GRADY JOHNSON 142 LIZ NEIMER, THEN WE’LL HAVE ANGELA TONA, RYAN BANDY, AND 145 WILLIAM THERIAC 1341 IS — ≫ HEIR, THIS IS CALLER — THIS IS CALLER 142, LIZ NEILER ≫ HI, GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN LONG FELLOW, THREE BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE FORMER THIRD PRECINCT IT’S LATE, I’M SURE YOU’RE TIRED, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE, I’M TIRED, AS WELL I’M TIRED OF FIGHTING FOR A SEMBLANCE OF JUSTICE WE ARE WAITING FOR REFORM THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN IN THE

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AMERICAN POLICING IS FOUNDED ON RACIST PRINCIPLES WE NEED TO DECREASE — INCREASE I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 14 IS ANGELA TONA 144, RYAN BANDY 145, WILLIAM THERIAC ≫ HELLO ≫ HI, WELCOME ≫ MY NAME IS WILLIAM THERIAC, I LIVE IN WARDS SEVEN I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND PARTS ONE AND TWO I WORK AS A PROJECT MANAGER AND MY JOB FOCUSES ON CUTTING COSTS AND REMOVING ANYTHING THAT FAILS TO PERFORM ADEQUATELY THE MPD HAS FAILED, IS FAILED AND WILL FAIL DON’T WASTE MONEY ON A TRIED AND BROKEN STRATEGY, INSTEAD LET’S REINVEST OUR MONEY IN COMMUNITY-BASED SOLUTIONS THAT DO NOT KILL OR MAPLE OUR PEOPLE I YELLED MY REMAINING TIME ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 146, TIMOTHY BONHAM ≫ THIS IS TIM BONHAM ≫ WELCOME ≫ PARTS? — PARTS? ≫ WE CAN HEAR YOU, GO AHEAD ≫ THIS IS TIM BONHAM, I LIVE IN ERICKSON NEIGHBORHOOD IN WARD 12, I BOUGHT MY HOUSE ABOUT 42 YEARS AGO HERE AND 2 OF THOSE PAST YEARS, I SERVED AS TREASURER OF THE MINNEAPOLIS DFL PARTY SO I’VE DOOR-KNOCKED AND LIT-DROPPED WITH MOST OF YOU AND YOUR PREDECESSORS ALL OVER THE CITY AND I WAS NEVER WORRIED ABOUT ANY OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE CITY AT THAT TIME BUT NOW I’M FEELING NOT SAFE I’M NOT EVEN SAFE IN MY OWN NEIGHBORHOOD THERE’S BEEN A CAR-JACKING THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS FROM ME IT’S JUST NOT SAFE HERE, PEOPLE ARE LOCKED IN THEIR HOUSE NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY’RE NOT FEELING SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE SO I SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND I HOPE YOU WILL, TOO THAT ALREADY CUTS 14 MILLION FROM OUR POLICE FUNDING AND CUTTING 8 MILLION MORE IS JUST RIDICULOUS THE — WE NEED MORE SAFETY AND NOT LESS WE NEED THE PUBLIC SAFETY THAT WE’RE PAYING TAXES FOR THE COUNCIL CAN FIND CUTS ELSEWHERE IN THE OTHER 88% OF THE BUDGET IT DOESN’T GO TO POLICE SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FUNDS THE MONEY FOR THE MAYOR’S BUDGETS FOR POLICE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 147, MAX FRIEDMAN [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ HELLO ≫ OH, SORRY ≫ THIS IS ANGELA TONA, I THINK I WAS A LITTLE BEFORE, I WAS WONDERING IN I COULD GO NOW IF THE SPEAKER WASN’T HERE ≫ YES, GO AHEAD EXCUSE ME ≫ OKAY, THANK YOU HI, MY NAME IS ANGELA TONA, I LIVE IN WARD 9 I RECEIVED MY MASTER’S IN PUBLIC POLICY AND MY MASTER’S DEGREE FROM SOCIAL WORK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, CURRENTLY I WORK FOR OUTFRONT MINNESOTA, AN LGBTQ ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS I JUST WANTED TO ECHO WHAT EVERYBODY SAID TONIGHT, IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I JUST WANTED TO ALSO ECHO THE TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCES THAT LGBTQ PEOPLE EXPERIENCE FROM THE POLICE IN PARTICULAR AND IN PARTICULAR SEEKING — GETTING ZERO JUSTICE FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, REGULARLY, AND ALSO FINDING NO JUSTICE WHEN SEXUAL VIOLENCE CRIMES COME ABOUT AND THINGS IN THAT NATURE SO I WANTED TO VERY QUICKLY ECHO WHAT EVERYBODY SAID TO MIGHT AND JUST ADD THAT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU DO WE HAVE SPEAKER 141, GRADY JOHNSON OR 144 RYAN BANDY? 1478 HAVE 147, MAX FRIEDMAN WE’LL THEN MOVE TO 148, AMITY FOSTER, FOLLOWED

BY EXPLAIN THAT SENSE —SENSE SEAR-MURRAH AND WILLIAM McMAHON 148 IS AMITY FOSTER 149 IS SAMANTHA SENCER-MURA ≫ THIS IS 148, THIS IS AMITY ≫ WELCOME, GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN WARD 3 AND I’M A MEMBER OF ISAIAH I AM IN SUPPORT OF PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN WE NEED A MODEL OF SAFETY THAT RECOGNIZES THE HUMANITY IN EVERYONE AND SEEKS TO PREVENT THE CAUSES OF CRIME, NOT ONE THAT SIMPLY REMOVES PEOPLE FROM SOCIETY I AM FRUSTRATED THAT THE CONVERSATION ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY IN OUR CITY IS TURNING INTO AN INDIVIDUAL ONE WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP ME SAFE INSTEAD OF ONE FOCUSED ON THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE IN MINNEAPOLIS, INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO HAVE LONG BEEN LEFT OUT MY SAFETY IS ABSOLUTELY TIED TO THE SAFETY OF MY NEIGHBORS BUT AS ARIANNA SAID EARLIER, MINE CAN’T COME AT THE EXPENSE OF HER LIFE AND RIGHT NOW, THAT’S THE SYSTEM WE HAVE WHEN PEOPLE WHO ARE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS ARE RESPONDED TO BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS INSTEAD OF ARMED OFFICERS, WE WILL ALL BE SAFER WHEN THE RESPONSE IS RIGHT-SIZED, WE ARE SAFER AND CURRENTLY WE’RE IN A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL MODEL AND IT’S CURRENTLY NOT WORKING THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGETS IS A VERY SMALL STEP TO THE RIGHT SYSTEM I URGE THE MAYOR TO SUPPORT THESE PROPOSED CHANGES AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE COUNCIL’S HAVING THIS CHANGE WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO TRANSFORMING PUBLIC SAFETY IN OUR CITY SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN BE SAFE [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER — WE’LL RUN THROUGH AGAIN, SPEAKER 144, RYAN BANDY, 147 MAX FRIEDMAN, 149 IS SAMANTHA SENSER-MURRAH 150 IS WILLIAM McMAHON ≫ IF I COULD JUMP N I MISSED MY TURN EARLIER ≫ SURE, GO AHEAD NUMBER 117 SUZIE LOVESTRANDS FROM WARD 8 AND I’LL JUST BE BRIEF I JUST WANT TO SUPPORT THE REDUCED FUNDING FOR POLICE IN ORDER TO FUND OTHER PRIORITIES, ESPECIALLY HOUSING RIGHT NOW CRIME IS INCREASING IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, TOO, AND IT’S SCARY AND I’M SAD BUT I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THROWING MORE POLICE AT IT IS REALLY GOING TO WORK IT’S JUST LIKE BRINGING EXTRA BUCKETS ON YOUR BOAT TRIP INSTEAD OF PLUGGING THE HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR BOAT BECAUSE AS LONG AS PEOPLE DON’T HAVE THE DIGNITY AND SAFETY OF A HOME, CRIME IS ONLY GOING TO INCREASE, SO PLEASE PRIORITIZE HOUSING, APPROVE A BUDGET — AND PROTECTS US ALL FROM POLICE VIOLENCE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING ≫ THANK YOU 149, SAMANTHA SENSER-MURR O.MURR ROW? 150, WILLIAM — ≫ HI, THIS IS SAMANTHA ≫ WELCOME, GO AHEAD ≫ HI, MY NAME IS SAMANTHA SENSER-MURR ROW, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MINNEAPOLIS, LIVED HERE MOST OF MY LIFE I’M CURRENTLY A’S DENTS OF WARDS 9, AND I’M CALLING BECAUSE I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I BELIEVE POINTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGETS IS A BARE MINIMUM FOR A CITY THAT IS FACING THE DUAL PANDEMIC OF COVID-19 AND SYSTEMIC RACISM I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALL SAFE WHEN ALL RESIDENTS IN OUR CITY HAVE OUR NEEDS MET WE HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT INSTEAD, MINNEAPOLIS IS A DEEP LEAP UNCULL CITY THAT PRIDES ITS ON A QUALITY OF LIFE THAT IS BUILT ON RACIST POLICIES ENACTED ON STOLEN LANDS THEY’VE BUILT THE SYSTEM BY WHITE SUPREMACY BY KEEPING SOME PEOPLE SAFE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHER’S LIVES THE TRUE YOU GO I DO NOT BELIEVE WE SHOULD CONTINUE FUNDING THE POLICE FORCE AT THE LEVEL WE HAVE BEEN AS A MIXED RACE ASIAN AND WHITE WOMAN, I DO NOT FEEL THE DIRECT THREAT TO MY LIFE THAT MANY BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR EXPERIENCE NEVERTHELESS, I’VE NEVER HAD EXPERIENCES WHERE POLICE WERE HELPFUL OR KEPT ME OR MY COMMUNITY SAFE IN MY EXPERIENCE, POLICE NOT HELPED PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULT OR MENTAL HEALTH CRISES AND WHEN THEY HAVE COVERAGE TO INTERVENE IN THOSE SITUATIONS, THEY EVER NOT HELPED DEESCALATE THE SITUATION OR HELPED TO SOLVE THE CRIME ≫ PLEASE TRY TO WRAP UP ≫ I WISH THAT WHICH AS A CITY WOULD SPEND MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT HOW WE’RE GOING TO SUPPORT OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS THIS WINTER AS OPPOSED TO HAVING THE CONVERSATION HIJACKED BY THE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 150, WILLIAM McMAHON ≫ HI, I’M 147 [Overlapping Conversation]

≫ GO AHEAD ≫ SORRY ABOUT THAT MY NAME IS MAX FRIEDMAN, I LIVE IN WARDS 9, A IF YOU BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE FORMER THIRDS PRECINCT I THINK IT’S ABSOLUTELY ASININE THAT THIS IS EVEN A CONVERSATION, DEFUNDING THE POLICE AND PUTTING THE MONEY INTO SOCIAL SERVICES IS FRANKLY COMMON SENSE AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH OF POUND OF CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT’S NOT COMMON SENSE IS TO CONTINUALLY FUND A PUBLIC SAFETY APPARATUS THAT HAS FAILED TIME AND TIME AGAIN IF WE DON’T START ACTUALLY ADDRESS ADDRESSING THE ROOTS OF CRIME, AND CONTINUED TO ONLY INVEST IN A VIOLENCE OCCUPYING FORCE THAT DOESN’T EVEN PREVENT CRIME WHILE TOTALLY FUNDED IF YOU KEEP USING THE SAME BROKEN STRATEGIES, WE WILL GET THE SAME RESULTS DEAD CITIZENS AND A CITY — BURNED TO THE GROUNDS THE MPD HAS PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THEY CANNOT BE DEALT WITH IN GOOD FAITH AND THEY HAVE PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THEY HATE THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS I RECENTLY RED AN OPINION IN THE RAG THAT IS THE “STAR TRIBUNE,” DESCRIBING AN ADMITTEDLY TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE WHERE A WOMAN WAS ROBBED BY SOME TEENAGERS IN A GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT AND I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE VIOLENCE WE EXPERIENCED BUT THE CHILDREN WERE STEALING FOODS FOOD BECAUSE THEY WERE HUNGRY IS THE BEST SOLUTION ARRESTING THESE CHILDREN OR FEEDING THEM? THIS IS COMMON SENSE DO NOT LET YOURSELVES BE RULED BY FEAR, CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, LEAD WITH COURAGE AND MAKE HISTORY YOU’VE ALREADY LOST THE SO-CALLED LAW AND ORDER VOTE SO HAVE SOME CONVICTION, HAVE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 150 IS WILLIAM McMAHON 151, CYNTHIA GOMEZ 152, BROCK ESHETE ≫ YEP, HELLO, MY NAME IS Dr BROCK ESHETE, EXCUSE ME, AND I HAVE BEEN A HOME AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN WARDS 9 FOR OVER 16 YEARS WHERE IT HAS BEEN PEACEFUL AND QUIET ALL THESE YEARS AS AN ETHIOPIAN AMERICAN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, I HAD NEVER FELT UNSAFER IN MY NEIGHBORHOODS SINCE THE UNJUST MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND IT IS EMOTIONAL OUTCRY TO DEFUNDS THE POLICE, THINGS HAVE TAKEN A NEGATIVE TURN WHEN THE WEATHER IS WARMER, I AM HEARING MULTIPLE GUN SHOTS FREQUENTLY A NEIGHBOR FRIENDS HAD HER CAR STOLEN FROM HER DRIVEWAY RECENTLY, THE CAR WAS LOCATED AFTER SEVERAL DAYS EACH COMMUNITY IS UNDERSTAFFED WITH ONE OR TWO DISPATCHERS WORKING 18-HOUR DAYS I HAVE WITNESSED SUPERB US AND UNLICENSED VEHICLES DRIVING THROUGH MY ALLEY SCOPING OUT THE HOUSES, INCLUDING MY OWN THESE CRIMINALS CLEARLY NEEDS HELP AND WE THE TAX-PAYING, LAW-ABIDE YET CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE PROTECTED BY DECENT COPS THE BAD COPS SHOULD NOT BE THE ONES TO REWRITE THE REPUTATIONS OF THE GOOD ONES WHILE POLICE REFORM HAS DESPERATELY NEEDED, GETTING RIDS OF COPS IN OUR COMMUNITIES GIFTS THESE CRIMINALS THE GREEN LIGHTS TO GET BUSIER BY CUTTING THE BUDGETS SO RADICALLY, WE ARE IMPACTED NEGATIVELY THERE ARE BALANCED WAYS TO RESOLVE THIS YES, THERE HAVE BEEN UNJUST EVENT TAKING PLACE IN THE LANDS OF THE POLICE BUT WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITIES? GETTING RID OF THEM MAKES NO SENSE WE NEED MORE ETHICAL AND SENSIBLE COPS IN OUR COMMUNITIES, NOT LESS A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD SOLUTION IN A DIXIE IS MORE PRACTICAL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ HELLO ≫ HI, WELCOME YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND STATE YOUR NAME AND YOUR TESTIMONY [SILENCE] ≫ HELLO ≫ HELLO, WE CAN HEAR YOU CAN YOU — ≫ OKAY, I’M SO SORRY, OKAY THE FIRST THING I WANT TO SAY IS THAT BIN LADEN IS ACTUALLY A REPRESENTATIVE OF AL-QAEDA, SO — I LIVE IN POWDERHORN — ≫ COULD YOU TELL US YOUR NAME? ≫ CYNTHIA GOMEZ, I’M NUMBER 151 ≫ PERFECT [Overlapping Conversation] A YOUNG MAN I KNOW WAS RECENTLY SHOT DEAD NEAR THE FAMILY DOLLAR ON 18th AND NICOLLET HE WAS LOVELY A RECENT GRADUATE, AN ARTIST, LIVING ON HIS OWN, THE PRIDE AND JOY OF MANY, HIS MOTHER MY FELLOW CITIZENS, I WANT TO YOU TAKE A DRIVE, PULL INTO THAT PARKING LOT OF THE FAMILY DOLLAR, SEE THE DAY AND NIGHT TRAFFIC YANG, THE NUMEROUS ARMED PEOPLE AND ASK YOURSELF WHETHER GETTING OUT OF YOUR CAR WOULD BE WORTH YOUR WHILE NO ONE HAS TAKEN A PENNY FROM MPD

WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT THE MAGIC WORD DEFUNDS ACCOUNTS FOR THE DISAPPEARANCE OF POLICE OFF OUR STREET, THAT THEIR DISAPPEARANCE IS THE FAULTS OF US, WHO CALLED FOR THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY THEIR LACK OF CARE AND EVEN HOSTILITY STORED OUR COMMUNITIES EXPLAINS THE VANISHING ACT IT’S INSTITUTIONAL, HOWEVER GOOD A MAN THE CHIEF IS, SYSTEMATIC FOR OVER A CENTURY THE AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT BEGAN IN MINNEAPOLIS IN 1968 AS A DIRECT RESPONSE TO ATROCITY COMMITTED BY THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT WHY ON EARTH WOULD WE SIMPLY CONTINUE WITH THE STATUS QUO NO, WE ARE COLLECTIVELY IMAGINING WHAT SAFETY FOR EVERYBODY CAN LOOK LIKE MAYOR FREY, IRRESPONSIBLE TO CONTINUE DOWN THIS DEADLY PATH THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT REFORM ITSELF THE POLICE HAVE PERMANENTLY LOST THEIR LEGITIMACY YOU CAN — CITY COUNCIL, YOU CAN GET WITH HISTORY OR BE OBSTRUCTIONIST IT’S REALLY YOUR CHOICE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 153, MEG REID THEN WE’LL HAVE JIM HAND DRY BEGAN, ANDREA THON AND CHUCK TURCHICK 153 IS MEG REID 154, JIM HANDRIGAN 155 ANDREA THON NEXT IS [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ I HEAR TWO PEOPLE TALKING LET’S TAKE Mr TURCHICK AND WE’LL GO BACK THEN TO WHO WE MISSED ≫ ALL RIGHT CHUCK TURCHIC, CITY 4 RESIDENTS, MAYBE I’M TOO CYNICAL BUT WHEN IS THE LAST TIME ANY OF YOU HEARD SOMETHING IN A PUBLIC HEARING AND CHANGED YOUR MIND ON AN ISSUE? MOST OF YOU RIGHT NOW ARE PROBABLY READING SOME DOCUMENT ON YOUR COMPUTER OR YOUR PHONE NOT REALLY LISTENING MAYBE I’M TOO CYNICAL BUT NINE OF YOU ON JUNE 7th AT AN I HAVE NOT THAT PROBABLY VIOLATED THE OPEN MEETING LAW CALLED FOR A POLICE-FREE CITY I’VE HEARD [INDISCERNIBLE] QUALIFIER BUT NONE OF YOU HAVE DISAVOWED THAT STAGE MAYBE I’M TOO CYNICAL BUT WHEN YOU TOUT TRANSPARENCY BUT THEN AGREEMENTS ARE NEGOTIATED IN SECRET YOU NEVER SOUGHT PUBLIC INPUT YOU MET WITH SELECT GROUPS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO YOU KNEW AGREED WITH THE POSITION THAT’S NOT BEING WE CAN, THAT’S BEING OPPORTUNISTIC YOU YOU HAVE NEVER EXCUSED THE SPECIFIC LESSONS LEARNED FROM PAST TRAGEDIES INVOLVING THE MPD, THAT’S ONLY BEEN DONE IN SECRET IN CLOSED SESSIONS WHO’S ON THE MAZER’S PUBLIC SAFETY TESTIFIES? SECRET WHAT’S BEING DISCUSSED? SECRET WHEN DICK CHENEY DID THAT WITH OIL COMPANY, YOU DEMOCRATS SCREAMED BLOODY MURDERS EVEN THE PCOC APPOINTSMENTS HAVE FOLLOWED THE SAME PATTERN THE NORM IS SECRECY, NOT TRANS MAN SEE MAYBE I’M TOO CYNICAL OR MAYBE I’M NOT CYNICAL ENOUGH TWO FINAL COMMENTS, DO NOT A BE FOOLED, THERE’S NOT ONE BIPoC VOICE, THERE ARE MANY AND THEY DIFFER AND ERIC, SECOND, THE AMERICAN ≫ THANK YOU LET’S GO BACK TO THE SPEAKER WE MISSED ≫ HI [SILENCE] ≫ YOU MAY HAVE MUTED YOURSELF BACK ≫ HELLO, MY NAME IS NATHAN ROBERTS AND I’M A WARD NINE HOMEOWNER ≫ OKAY, GO AHEAD ≫ YEAH, MY NAME IS NATHAN ROBERTS, A PASTOR WITH ISAIAH, I’VE WORKED AS A MINNEAPOLIS PUN EDUCATOR AND MY WIFE IS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN UPTOWN I SUPPORT THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN FROM CUNNINGHAM, FLETCHER AND BENDER AND I ALSO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET FOR YEARS, I’VE LIVED ACROSS SOUTH HIGH AND MY HOUSE LOOKS OUT AT JUST OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE BEAUTIFUL DIVERSITY AND ALL THE AMAZING YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WE ARE RAISING AND I’M SO PROUD OF ALL THE WAYS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD THIS SUMMER ONE OF THE TRAGEDIES IS, AS AN EDUCATOR, IS SEEING THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CONTINUE TO BULLY YOUNG PEOPLE THIS SUMMER I WAS HELD AT GUN

POINT BY FOUR MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS WHO FALSELY ACCUSED MY AND TWO BLACK TEENS OF SMOKING WEED IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE UNFORTUNATELY I DON’T FEEL SAFE CALLING THE POLICE TO RESPONDS TO CRIMES IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WE HAVE FAMILIES LIVING ON THE STREETS I HAVE HAD SOCIAL WORKERS HAVE TO DROP OFF LAPTOPS FOR KIDS TO GO TO SCHOOL ONLINE IN A TENT IN A TENTS WE HAVE TEENS OUT OF SCHOOL, PEOPLE OUT OF WORK, WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND RECESSION WE NEED TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR AFFORDABILITY HOUSING, YOUTH PROGRAMMING AND NON-VIOLENT MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS PLEASE STAY BRAVE AND KEEP THE PROMISES YOU MADE ≫ THANK YOU WE ARE ON SPEAKER 147, CAROL BECKER ≫ THIS IS CAROL BECKER FROM LONG FELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD I DRIVE A 2006 HONDA ELEMENT WITH — AND A MONTH AGO, A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME AND TRIED TO CUT OFF THE CATHOLIC — CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND CHASED THEM AWAY MONTHS LATER, THEY CAME BACK AGAIN AND WE — CHASED THEM AWAY THEY WERE ABOUT FOUR BLOCKS OVER, I CALLED THE POLICE, THREE TIMES, THREE TIMES OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF AS I WATCHED THEM CASE THE REST OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD TO FIND OUT WHERE THEY COULD STEAL THINGS NOBODY SHOWED UP THE — WEDNESDAY, LAST WEDNESDAY, BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING, THEY CAME BACK, WE RAN OUT AGAIN LIKE IDIOTS BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE COULD BE ARRANGED AND TRIED TO CHASE THEM AWAY BUT THIS TIME THEY GOT MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER WHAT THE POLICE TOLD ME WAS IS THERE ARE NO INSPECTORS TO SIT AND INVESTIGATE THIS AND SO FOR ALL THE GREAT BRILLIANT IDEAS THAT Mr FLETCHER HAS AND CUNNINGHAM, OF ALL THESE PROGRAMS THAT WE’RE GOING TO START, SOME DAY AND SOME DAY THEY’RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT, WHAT DO WE DO IN THE MEANTIME? WHAT DO WE DO? ≫ THE MEANTIME WHILE YOU BRING ALL THESE AWESOME PROGRAMS UP THAT DON’T EXIST TODAY, THAT WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO RUN, WE DON’T HAVE MANAGERS, STAFF, ANYTHING, AND SOMEHOW WHAT DO WE DO IN THE MEANTIME? [Overlapping Conversation] REALLY, IS THAT THE SOLUTION THAT WE SHOULD JUST LIVE WITH CRIME ALL THE TIME SO SOME DAY WHEN YOU BRING UP THIS STUFF, IT’S NOT OKAY WE NEED SOMETHING BETTER ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 158, AN ALYSE BRAN DEAD TANIS SPEAKER 159 — ≫ HELLO, I’M ANNA LEASE BRAN DEL-TANIS ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN WARD NINE, AN EDUCATOR WITH THE PARK BOARDS AND THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND POINTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN AS THE BARE MINIMUM WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD RIGHT NOW AS THE CAR PREVIOUS TO ME WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, LIVING IN CRIME, HONESTLY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY FOLKS DON’T SEE THE PUSH TO ALLOCATE RESOURCES INTO THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH WE LIVE AS SOLVING THE PROBLEM I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BECAUSE I AM AN EDUCATOR, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT IF I WANT MY STUDENTS TO SUCCEED, I CAN’T JUST TELL THEM, WELL, DO THE READING, DO IT MORE I HAVE TO GIVE THEM THE TOOLS TO DO THEIR READING I HAVE TO WORK WITH THEM, I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THEY NEED THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE’RE IN A PANDEMIC, WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT YEARS AND YEARS OF VIOLENCE FROM THE POLICE IS ESCALATING NOW CALLERS HAVE BEEN POINTING OUT THAT WE HAVE NOT YET SUBSTANTIALLY DEFUNDED THE POLICE WHAT WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IS RESOURCES ALLOCATED INTO THE THINGS THAT WILL CHANGE OUR LIVING CONDITION THAT IS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 160, CANDACE MONTGOMERY, THEN WE’LL HAVE CHRISTIAN ARE COST, TRENT WEIGHT AND MEREDITH HUFF SPEAKER 170 IS CANDACE MONTGOMERY ≫ HI, MY NAME IS CANDIDATES MONTGOMERY AND LIVE IN WARD 8 I WANT TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM OF OUR CITY AND HOPE THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF SEE THE HUGE OPPORTUNITY AND CRITICAL NEED FOR CONTINUOUS CONVERSATION, EDUCATION AND PRINCIPLE STRUGGLE ACROSS OUR BEAUTIFUL CITY I WANT TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR MAKING A SOLID STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH PART ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN WOW, LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME, Y’ALL LIKE MANY HERE TODAY, I’M ENCOURAGING YOU TO STEP INTO YOUR LEADERSHIP FULLY A ROBUST PLAN TO INVEST IN OUR NEEDS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE UNLIKE MANY OF THE AFFLUENT CITY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE VOICED CONCERNS ON THE CALL, THIS PROVIDES SOLUTIONS WE NEED HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS, DEEP INVESTMENTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES, NOT THE SAME UNJUST SYSTEMS WE’VE BEEN FORCED TO RELY ON WE MUST MOVE AWAY FROM ENDLESS

PUNISHMENTS AND GET TO THE — I CALL ON ALL OF US TO DIG IN WITH OUR NEIGHBORS AND REFLECT ON THE WAYS OUR ANCESTORS WILL LOOK I HOPE WE WILL BE TOGETHER PLEASE PASS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, INVEST IN THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITIES I OFFER THIS TEXT FROM OCTAVIA BUTLER TO GUIDE COUNCIL MEMBERS FORWARD ALL THAT YOU TOUCH, YOU CHANGE, ALL THAT YOU CHANGE, CHANGES YOU THE ONLY LASTING TRUTH IS CHANGE GOD IS CHANGE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU, 161 IS CHRISTIAN ARCOS, THEN TRENT WEIGHT, MEREDITH HUFF AND MAYA LEMON CHRISTIAN ≫ YES, HELLO? ≫ UM, HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, DID WE MISS YOU BEFORE? ≫ YES, I WAS CALLER 159, ALEXIS CHAPEL BUSH, CAN I GO? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS ALEXIS CHAPEL BUSH, I’M 17 YEARS OLD, I GO TO PYC ARSON TECH HIGH SCHOOL AND LIVE IN NORTH EMERGENCIES I CARE ABOUT POLICE AND COMMUNITY VIOLENCE BECAUSE I’VE EXPERIENCED BOTHER MY WHOLE LIFE COMMUNITY VIOLENCE HAS TAKEN AWAY MY PEERS AND MY FAMILY WHILE THE POLICE HAVE ALWAYS CAUSED HAVOC IN MY LIFE AND IN MY COMMUNITY THE POLICE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A THREAT TO ME BECAUSE I AM A PERSON OF COLOR INSTEAD OF SOLVING CRIME, THEY MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES LESS SAFE, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON’T LIVE IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE POLICE HAVE ALWAYS HAD VIOLENCE AND CHAOS WITHIN THE COLORED COMMUNITIES MISS POLICE TREATS US LIKE THEY ARE DISGUSTED WE EVEN EXIST THEY HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN SMALL CALLS AND TURNED THEM INTO SOMETHING MAJOR, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S A WHITE PERSON MAKING THE CALL I’VE LEARNED THAT POLICE ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES SPENDS ABOUT 30 TO I BELIEVE WE SHOULD DEFUNDS THE POLICE FORCE AND FOCUS ON WHAT THE COMMUNITIES NEEDS SO THAT PEOPLE WON’T HAVE TO CALL THE POLICE AS MUCH WE NEED TO INVEST THAT MONEY TO SUPPORT OUR PEOPLE’S MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH STARTING WITH FUNDING MONEY TOWARDS AFFORDABLE MENTAL HEALTH CARE WE — WE KNOW BREONNA TAYLOR DID NOT THIS IS OVERLANDS DISGUSTING THE THE WORLD IS WATCHING ARE WE JUST GOING TO KEEP GIVING MPD MORE AND MORE MONEY TO PUT PEOPLE IN JAIL? LET’S TAKE THAT MONEY FROM THE BUDGET AND SUPPORT OUR HEALTHY MIND AND BOYD AND LET’S START BY GETTING JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED THANK YOU [SILENCE] ≫ YOU’RE MUTED, MADAM PRESIDENT ≫ THANK YOU, COUNCIL MEMBER GORMAN THAT BRINGS US TO 161, CHRISTIAN ARCOS AND THANK YOU TO OUR LAST SPEAKER 162 IS TRENT WEIGHT THEN MEREDITH HUFF, MAYA LEMON AND CONNOR STRATTON ≫ ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU AS LONG-TERM RESIDENTS OF MINNEAPOLIS, I BELIEVE YOU’RE ULTIMATELY GOING TO NEED MORE FUNDING FOR THE POLICE, NOT LESS THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE CAN’T INVEST IN THE COMMUNITIES, THOUGH I DO RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH THOSE WHO SAY THE POLICE DON’T DETER CRIME CRIMINALS ULTIMATELY BALANCE RISK AND REWARDS IN THEIR ACTIONS AND PREFER TO AVOID CONFRONTATIONS WITH POLICE MORE POLICE AT AND POLICE THAT CAN RESPOND QUICKLY RAISE THE RISK FOR CRIMINALS UNLESS WE ADDRESS THIS INCREASE IN CRIME, ONE THING THAT WE WILL SEE IS MORE ARMED CITIZENRY AS A CITIZEN WHO IS TRAINED IN THE USE OF FIREARMS, I HAVE SEEN A LARGE INCREASE IN MY FELLOW CITIZENS OF ALL RACES AND BACKGROUNDS AND ESPECIALLY WOMEN WANTING TO PURCHASE AND LEGALLY CARRY WEAPONS FOR THEIR PROTECTION AND THIS INCLUDES PEOPLE WHO PREVIOUSLY EXPRESSED AN AVERSION TO GUNS AND FAVORED GUN CONTROL IT IS CONCERNING TO ME, THOUGH, HAVING MORE GUNS INTO THE POPULACE AS I BELIEVE THE MAJORITY OF GUN OWNERS ARE NOT ADEQUATELY TRAINED IN THEIR USE I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS DIDN’T START WITH THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD THE GUN SALES BEGAN GOING THROUGH THE ROOF AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC I BELIEVE WE NEEDS AN ADEQUATELY FUNDED POLICE FORCE TO WORK ON CRIME ALTHOUGH I ADMIT I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE I SUPPORT CHIEF ARE ZONE DO, I BELIEVE HE HAS BEEN TRYING TO ADDRESS THE PIECES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENTS I FEEL HE NEEDS THIS CITY’S REPORT TO PROVIDE SAFE, SECURE AND — THANK YOU, AND JUST POLICING IN MINNEAPOLIS ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS 163, MERE AT THIS TIME HUFF — MEREDITH HUFF 164 IS MAYA LEMON ≫ OH, HELLO, THIS IS MEREDITH HUFF ≫ WELCOME GO AHEAD ≫ HI, I LIVE IN WARD 6

I’M CALLING TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS PUT FORTH BY OVER 40 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES THERE IS A LOT OF CONCERN OVER RISING CRIME AND THESE STATISTICS POINT TO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE NOT BEING MET WE CAN MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR ALL OF US BY ENSURING PEOPLE HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEEDS AND THAT THOSE RESOURCES ARE DELIVERED IN A CULTURALLY SUSTAINING WAY WHEN WE DO THIS, WE ELIMINATE THE CONDITIONS THAT CAUSE CRIME THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS FAILED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE, PARTICULARLY OUR BLACK AND BROWN NEIGHBORS SINCE THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD, THEY HAVE CONTINUOUSLY SHOWN THEIR DISDAIN FOR THE PEOPLE THEY’RE SWORN TO SERVE IT WOULD BE COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLE TO KEEP LOOKING TO THEM FOR SOLUTIONS WE NEED TO TRY SOMETHING NEW I APPRECIATE THE PROPOSAL BY THREE OF OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM, THEIR PLAN DOES NOT DIVERT MONEY TOWARDS SOCIAL SERVICES THAT MEET PEOPLE’S NEEDS IF WE WANT TO TRANSFORM PUBLIC SAFETY INTO SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF MINNEAPOLIS, NOT JUST WHITE PROPERTY OWNERS, THEN WE NEED TO IMPLEMENTS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU THANK YOU SPEAKER 164 IS MAYA LEMMON ≫ HELLO ≫ HELLO HI, MY NAME IS ISSUE MAIL DORY I THOUGHT I WAS — ≫ GO AHEAD, I CAN GO AFTER YOU ≫ WE’RE ON 169 — MY NAME IS MAYA LEMON, I’M A REST DID NOT OF WARDS NINE I’M HERE TONIGHT TO SPEAK AGAINST THE FURTHER FUNDING OF MPD AND TO ASK THE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYORS TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET INCREASING POLICE DOESN’T MAKE OUR COMMUNITY SAFER FREE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING, MENTALITY HEALTH RESOURCES, AND GREEN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY JUST INFRASTRUCTURE KEEPS OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AS A SOCIAL WORKER, I’M PARTICULARLY INVESTED IN HAVING ALTERNATIVES OTHER THAN POLICING TO SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS I HAVE DEEP GRIEF FOR THE MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HARMED, TRAUMATIZED AND KILLED AT THE HANDS OF THE POLICE DURING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS POLICE SUPPORTS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NOT IN MPD THANK YOU ≫ THE SPEAKER WE MISSED, I WAS 133 BUT I THINK YOU CALLED ANOTHER NAME I’M ISSUE MAIL DORY, I LIVE IN WARDS 6 I CARE DEEPLY FOR MY COMMUNITIES AND I’M HERE TO ASK THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL — I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN AS A FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS TO REBUILDING OUR COMMUNITY WE KNOW POLICE DO NOT PREVENT CRIME WE NEED TO INVEST IN FUNDING AND SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES SO WE CAN PREVENT CRIME — BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CRIMINALS COMING FROM OTHER CITIES UNDER THE GUISE OF PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE THAT SPENDS OVER A HUNDRED HOURS OF TRAINING ON FIREARMS AND ONLY EIGHT HOURS ON DEESCALATION THESE THUGS DO NOT PREVENTS CRIME, THEY ONLY RESPONDS TO IT AND WHEN THEY DO RESPONDS TO IT, THEY FURTHER HURTS THE COMMUNITIES THEY GO BACK TO THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES WHERE THEY’RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THEIR SAFETY AND WE HAVE TO CARRY THE BURDENS OF THAT TRAUMA AS A MATTER OF FACT, MOST OF THESE THUGS ARE NOT EVEN FROM HERE, DID NOT DON’T LIVE HERE, DON’T HAVE MEANINGFUL COMMUNITIES RELATIONSHIPS HERE ONLY 7 ORR 8% OF OUR POLICE FORCE ARE RESIDENTS HERE LIKE, WE CAN GIVE THESE JOBS TO PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ACTUALLY KNOW PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT CAN USE THEIR RELATIONSHIPS TO DEESCALATE SITUATIONS AND PREVENT CRIME I DON’T EVEN THINK PEOPLE ARE AWARE THAT WE HAVE AN OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION WHICH IS UNDERSTAFFED, THAT COULD DO AMAZING THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITIES IF THEY HAD MORE MONEY WHY NOT GIVE THEM MORE MONEY? YOU KNOW, THESE POORLY TRAINED PEOPLE THAT SIGN UP TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE, SHOW UP TO DO THEIR JOBS MOST OF THE TIME WITH MORE FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES THAN THOSE OF US THAT ARE LIVING HERE AND THROUGH THIS — [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ OKAY ONLY A MATTER OF TIME ≫ SPEAKER 165, CONNOR STRATTON 166, HENRY SCOTT 167, LLOYD BROWN WE’LL THEN HAVE CHRISTIAN CRABTREE, TERRY GOUZ BECK, JAMARI JONES AND GREG SULLO LOOKING FOR 61, CONNOR STRATTON, 166, HENRY SCOTT OR 167, LLOYD BROWN ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, WHO IS THIS [SILENCE]

FROM THERE, WE’LL HAVE 168, CHRISTIAN CRABTREE HELLO ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, MY NAME IS HENRY SCOTT ≫ OKAY, GO AHEAD [ HEARING SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS TAKING PLACE] ≫ I’M HENRY SCOTT, I’M A MEMBER OF [INDISCERNIBLE] LIVE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MINNEAPOLIS AND [HEARINGS CONVERSATIONS] ≫ COME ON, POPPA I’M SORRY, I WROTE DOWN WHAT I WANTED TO SAY HERE WE GO I’M A MEMBER OF [INDISCERNIBLE] AND I AM HERE TONIGHT AS — TO ASK THE CITY THE CITY COUNCIL TO ACCEPT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AS THE SHORT ENDS OF THE STICK — I GOT THIS ALL MIXED UP WE ARE OFTEN A TARGET — WE ARE GETTING A [INDISCERNIBLE] IF WE [INDISCERNIBLE] BEFORE A JUDGE AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, WE ARE OVER — WE WERE OVERLOOKED WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING AND OPPORTUNITY AND RESOURCES I I VOTE FOR TO GET BETTER WAGES FOR — I VOTES FOR COMMUNITY CONTRACTS FOR OUT OF REACH AND EDUCATION AND WE NEED SIX INVESTIGATORS TO ≫ THANK YOU, THANK YOU ≫ THAT WILL BRING US — WE’VE MISSED 165, CONNOR STRATTON, 167 IS LLOYD BROWN 168 IS CHRISTIAN CRABTREE HELLO, MY NAME IS KRISTIN CRABTREE, I LIVE IN WARDS 12 AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THIS PROPOSAL CALLS US TO INVEST IN COMMUNITIES, TO PRIORITIZE COMMUNITY WELL-BEING OVER THE COMFORT OF A FEW THE CRISES THAT WE FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS ARE NOT INEVITABLE, THEY ARE THE DIRECT RESULT OF POLICY DECISIONS AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO THINK PAST POLICING AS A SOLUTION OUR CURRENT MODEL OF POLICING IS REACTIVE RATHER THAN RESPONSIVE AND RESULTS IN A FORCE TASKED WITH WORK THAT FALLS OUTSIDE THEIR EXPERTISE IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE COMMUNITY NEEDS ARE METS THROUGH RESPONSIVE AND PREVENTIVE PROGRAMMING RATHER THAN PUNITIVE REACTION WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN COMMUNITY — TOWARD COMMUNITY-BASED MODELS OF SAFETY, SUPPORT AND PREVENTION WE KNOW THAT WELL-RESOURCED COMMUNITIES THRIVE SEVERAL RESIDENTS HAVE CALLED INTO THIS MEETING EXPRESSING WORRIES ABOUT FEELING UNSAFE AND I ASK YOU TO REFLECT WHO FEELS PROTECTED BY POLICE? I CHALLENGE YOU TO IMAGINE WHAT SAFETY TRULY MEANS MY CHILDREN DON’T FEEL SAFE AROUND THE POLICE, THEY FEEL SCARCE I HEARD A MOM CALL AND TALK ABOUT SAFETY PLANS FOR HER KIDS DUE TO UPTICKS IN CRIME THEY’VE ALWAYS CREATED SAFETY PLANS FOR OUR CHILDREN FROM THE POLICE THE FEAR I’VE EXPERIENCED AS A MOM WHEN MY SON STARTED BEING SEEN AS A THREAT RATHER THAN AS A CHILD AT AGE 11 IS REAL ONE PERSON SENT THE SAFETY SHOULD NOT MEAN ANOTHER PERSON’S OPPRESSION WE MUST REIMAGINE — AND WE MUST KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE [CAPTIONS WILL CONTINUE SHORTLY] ≫ HELLO ≫ HELLO WELCOME ≫ THIS IS LLOYD BROWN ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ I WAS SPEAKER NUMBER 157, AND I’M A BOARD MEMBER OF [ INDISCERNIBLE ] AND I’M CALLING IN TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BILL BECAUSE I LIVE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, I JUST MOVED FROM OVER NORTH, BUT WHERE I LIVE, THE POLICE,

THEY ALL — IT’S LIKE THEY — THEY INTENSIFY THE SITUATION MORE THAN HELPS AND I THINK THAT WORKERS, I MEAN, THEY SHOULD HAVE INVESTIGATORS, SPECIAL INVESTIGATORS FOR WORKER RIGHTS AND A $600,000 BUDGET TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN PEOPLE GO TO PUT IT INTO THE COMMUNITY FOR THE WORKERS, TO GET THE WORKERS TO ESTABLISH ORGANIZATIONS FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE MENTAL ISSUES EXAMINE STUFF, THE POLICE DON’T HAVE TO BE ARMED AND WE JUST NEED AN ORGANIZATION TO OVERSEE THE POLICE WHEN IT’S NOT A VIOLENT CALL ≫ PLEASE WRAP UP ≫ BUT I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BILL ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 169, TERRY GRUZEBECK 170, JAMARRY JONES 171, GREG SULLO ≫ HELLO THIS IS JAMARI, CAN I GO QUICK? ≫ YES, PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS JAMRI JONES, I’M 20 YEARS OF AGE, AND I ATTEND SCHOOL AT PYC ARTS AND TECH THREE DAYS A WEEK WE GO OVER THE ISSUES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WITHIN THE COMMUNITY I ALSO WORK FOR THE RADIO AND I HAVE A REPORT ON SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE ARE FACING I SPOKE WITH COUNCILPERSON JEREMIAH ELLISON AND WE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I HAD AND WE WAS COOPERATIVE ON HIS END I ASKED FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR ON DEFUNDING COMMUNITY BENEFITS TYPE OF AGREEMENT WITH THE — WHERE THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY WOULD ENTER INTO A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT ABOUT POLICE CONDUCT, MORE EDUCATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THE POLICE, WHAT THEY WERE DESIGNED TO DO AND WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DO AND THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS, WHEN THE POLICE PULL UP ON THEM YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULDN’T FEEL LIKE THE ONLY PLACE THEIR VOICE CAN BE HEARD IS A POLICE STATION WE NEED TO PUT LESS MONEY TOWARD POLICE AND MORE MONEY TOWARDS ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT PUBLIC SAFETY REALLY WOULD BE IN A WORLD WITHOUT POLICE RACISM I BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY — A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT FOR POLICING THAT IS LEGALLY BINDING WOULD BE A GOOD-FAITH GESTURE COMING FROM THE POLICE TELLING US THAT THEY TRULY WANT TO IMPROVE THIS COULD SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER CITIES AS WELL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU AND YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IDEA NUMBER 171 IS GREG SULLO ≫ YUP I’M HERE ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ I’M A HOMEOWNER IN WARD 2 IT IS OF MAJOR — [ AUDIO CUTTING OUT ] AND REAL SYSTEMIC CHANGE BECAUSE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THE PEOPLE WHO SPEAK AT PUBLIC HEARINGS ARE MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THEIR BROADER COMMUNITY THEY’RE MORE LIKELY TO BE MALE, WHITE, AND AFFLUENT IT SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISING THAT THE PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT THE MOST FROM THE CURRENT SYSTEM ARE THE ONES MOST LIKELY TO RAISE THEIR VOICES FOR THE BELIEF THAT THE SYSTEM WILL LISTEN TO THEM BUT IF THE VOICES AT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS TEND TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THEIR GENERAL PUBLIC, THAT MEANS THOSE CALLING TO DEFUND THE POLICE ARE THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG MANY OF US WHO WANT TO DEFUND THE POLICE COMMUNITIES UNDERSTANDABLY DON’T HAVE FAITH IN THIS PROCESS WHEN YOU SEE A SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT PUT THE INTERESTS OF CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHY AHEAD OF YOUR OWN, YEAR AFTER YEAR, YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR VOICE DOESN’T MATTER THIS IS THE PROBLEM WE TRIED TO CONDUCT DEMOCRACY WITHIN A SYSTEM BUILT ON EQUALITY AND INJUSTICE THE QUESTION HAS BECOME, HOW DO WE EMPOWER THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT OF THESE CONVERSATIONS FOR TOO LONG? INEQUALITY THE QUESTION IS CLEARLY NOT MORE POLICE BECAUSE YOU CANNOT UNDO A SYSTEM OF WHITE SUPREMACY AND WITH THE VERY TOOLS THAT ARE USED TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE SYSTEM WE NEED THE COURAGE AND THE IMAGINATION TO BUILD NEW MODELS AND NEW SYSTEMS AND WE NEED A CITY BUDGET THAT WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE’S MARGINALIZED PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES THAT IS WHY I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ HI HI, MY NAME IS HILARY JOHNSON I LIVE IN WARD 9 I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BECAUSE A BETTER LIFE FOR EVERYONE IS WITHIN OUR POWER SAFETY, TO ME, LOOKS LIKE JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD SAFETY LOOKS LIKE PEOPLE ABLE TO BE WARM AND WELL FED SAFETY TO ME LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN’T GET KICKED OUT

OF YOUR APARTMENT JUST BECAUSE A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC MADE IT UNSAFE FOR YOU TO GO TO WORK SAFETY TO ME MEANS HARM REDUCTION FULLY FUNDED POLICE HAVE NOT PROTECTED US FROM CRIME THIS YEAR OR ANY OTHER AS FAR AS THE SAFETY FOR ALL AMENDMENT, PARTS 1 AND 2 ARE GOOD FIRST STEPS AT A MINIMUM I JUST WANT US TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR CITY WILL NOT BE SAFE UNTIL EVERYONE IS CARED FOR THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 173, MICHAEL JOHNSON 174 IS BRIDGETTE STEWART, THEN WE’LL HAVE JULIA DELUCA, ROBIN ONCELY, CARIN PETERSON AND BOBBI GASS 174 IS BRIDGETTE STEWART 175 IS JULIA DELUCA ≫ CAN 165 TALK? I’M CALLING IN LATE ≫ CONNOR STRATTON ≫ YUP, THAT’S ME ≫ GO AHEAD, CONNOR, THEN I THINK I HEAR BRIDGETTE WE’LL COME BACK GO AHEAD, CONNOR, PLEASE ≫ OKAY, THANKS SO MUCH YEAH I’M CONNOR I LIVE IN MIDTOWN PHILLIPS JUST CALLING TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET JUST QUICKLY, I JUST THINK THAT IT’S CLEAR THAT WE LIVE IN A SYSTEM OF RACIAL CAPITALISM AND THE POLICE’S FUNCTION — AND THE POLICE FUNCTION BEYOND WHAT ANY INDIVIDUAL MAY DO SERVES TO SUPPORT PROPERTY INTERESTS AND CAPITAL INTERESTS AND DOES NOT KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND, IN FACT, HARMS PEOPLE AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS INVEST IN THINGS THAT ACTUALLY KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND THAT IS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND, SO, WE SHOULD DEFUND THE POLICE AND WE SHOULD REFUND THE PEOPLE AND SUPPORT WHAT IMPORTANT MEASURES CAN KEEP ACTUAL PEOPLE ACTUALLY SAFE THANKS ≫ THANK YOU WE HAVE SPEAKER 174 BRIDGETTE STEWART 175, JULIA DELUCA ≫ HI, THIS IS JULIA DELUCA, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ HI I’M JULIA DELUCA, I’M A WARD 3 RESIDENT AND I’M WITH ISAIAH COALITION I SUPPORT 1 AND IT — 2 OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET WE ALL WANT TO PREVENT CRIME IN OUR CITY BUT THE ANSWER IS NOT FUNDING MORE POLICE POLICE DO NOT PREVENT CRIME AND VIOLENCE MUCH THEY RESPOND TO IT AND MAKE IT WORSE THE ANSWER TO PREVENTING CRIME AND VIOLENCE IS — THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE I FIND IT OUTAGOUS THAT YOU PLAN TO SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON POLICING, RATHER THAN HOUSING IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AND HOUSING THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR, WE, THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS, HAVE COME TOGETHER TO PROTEST AND CONTRIBUTE TO MUTUAL AID DURING THE PANDEMIC AND UPRISINGS AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER, WHILE YOU, THE GOVERNMENT, CHOOSE TO INVEST MORE MONEY IN POLICING RATHER THAN HOUSING SOLUTIONS WHILE PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING IN THE COLD, YOU CONTINUE TO GIVE MORE MONEY TO MPD WHO HAS FAILED TO DO ITS JOB PROTECTING THE CITY, AND INSTEAD HAS HARMED BLACK, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS LIVES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, DO WHAT YOU PROMISED TO DO THIS SUMMER AND REALLOCATE PROPOSED POLICE FUNDS TOWARDS POLICIES THAT CARE FOR PEOPLE INVEST IN THE IMMEDIATE SHELTER FOR OUR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS AND MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AT 30% AMI INVEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE, ESPECIALLY MENTAL HEALTHCARE, CHILD CARE, DIRECT ECONOMIC RELIEF AND WORKER PROTECTION DURING THIS PANDEMIC AND BEYOND WHEN WE CARE FOR PEOPLE, WE WILL NOT NEED THE CURRENT POLICING SYSTEM WHEN WE CARE FOR PEOPLE, WE WILL HAVE TRUE COMMUNITY SAFETY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 176 IS ROBIN WONSLEY ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO CAN YOU HEAR? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ ALL RIGHT I’M ROBIN AND I LIVE IN WARD 2 SEVEN MONTHS AGO, THOUSANDS OF OUR NEIGHBORS FLOODED THE STREETS FOR WEEKS BECAUSE MPD OFFICERS PUBLICLY EXECUTED GEORGE FLOYD HIS DEATH FORCED OUR CITY TO FINALLY RECKON WITH THE REALITY THAT SAFETY HAS LARGELY BEEN A PRIVILEGE EXTENDED TO CORPORATE BUSINESSES AND OUR WHITE AFFLUENT AND MIDDLE-CLASS RESIDENTS AND IT’S

A PRIVILEGE THAT LARGELY COMES AT THE EXPENSE OF POOR AND WORKING-CLASS BLACKS, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES ADDITIONALLY, SAFETY FOR OUR MOST PRIVILEGED HAS NOT REQUIRED MORE COPS INSTEAD, IT’S INVOLVED OUR CITY LEADERS ENSURING THOSE COMMUNITIES WITH HOUSING, FULLY FUNDED SCHOOLS, MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, AND QUALITY JOBS THE VERY THINGS WE DEFUND IN BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES SO TODAY OUR CITY CAN SET A NEWMAN DATE TO WHAT COMMUNITY SAFETY LOOKS LIKE BY PASSING THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND THE FIRST AND SECOND AMENDMENTS OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IT’S TIME TO FUND THE THINGS THAT HELP OUR COMMUNITY THRIVE AND NOT THOSE THAT AID IN OUR COLLECTIVE DEMISE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 177, KAREN PETERSON KARIN PETERSON THEN WE’LL HAVE BOBBY GASS, ARCHIE, JENNY ACKERSON AND KRISTEN BALL SO IS 77 IS CARIN PETERSON HELLO, GO AHEAD ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU GO AHEAD CAN YOU STATE YOUR NAME? ≫ YES THANK YOU [ AUDIO INAUDIBLE ] ≫ THANKS VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU SO WE ARE ON SPEAKER 178, BOBBI GASS ≫ HI MY NAME IS BOBBI GASS, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES GO AHEAD ≫ OKAY I LIVE IN WARD 9, I’M A TEN-YEAR RESIDENT OF THE POWDERHORN NEIGHBORHOOD, I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND PARTS 1 AND 2 OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BILL, WHICH IS THE BARE MINIMUM THAT I EXPECT FROM MY COUNCIL MEMBERS I HAVE WORKED ON THE FRONT LINES OF THIS PANDEMIC AS A PUBLIC HEALTH OUTREACH WORKER AND I HAVE SEEN FIRSTHAND THE DEVASTATING IMPACT THAT COVID AND THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD CONTINUE TO HAVE ON OUR COMMUNITIES I WORK EVERY DAY WITH RESIDENTS, YOUR CONSTITUENTS, WHO ARE WITHOUT SHELTER, FOOD, MONEY, AND ADEQUATE HEALTHCARE AND THERE’S NO RELIEF IN SIGHT THIS IS A POLICY FAILURE THE PEOPLE I SERVE ARE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE, YET, THEY CONTINUE TO LOSE LOVED ONES TO AN OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAT IS EXACERBATED BY COVID AND VIOLENT POLICING PRACTICES OVERDOSE DEATHS REACHED A RECORD HIGH IN MINNESOTA LAST YEAR AND I CAN TELL YOU FROM MY EXPERIENCE ON THE FRONT LINES, THAT IT’S ONLY INCREASING THIS IS A POLICY FAILURE OUR CITY DOES NOT HAVE THE BASIC PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE TO PROVIDE FOR OUR COMMUNITY’S WELL-BEING HOUSING, FOOD, MENTAL HEALTH, HARM REDUCTION, AND ECONOMIC RELIEF, THESE ARE THE DETERMINANTS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SAFETY WE DON’T NEED THEM SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE WE NEED THEM NOW PLEASE, I IMPLORE YOU, HAVE THE COURAGE TO PASS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND PARTS 1 AND 2 OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL BILL THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THANK YOU 179 IS ARCHIE BONGIOVANNI SPEAKER 180 IS JENNY ACKERSON ≫ HI, MY NAME IS JENNY ACKERSON I’M A RESIDENT OF WARD 3 AND I ASK FOR THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS TO GIVE A BUDGET THAT REFLECTS EQUITY AMONGST ALL ITS RESIDENTS ALL RESIDENTS OF MINNEAPOLIS INCLUDES OUR UNHOUSED RESIDENTS WE NEED INVESTMENT IN PROGRAMS THAT PREVENT HOMELESSNESS, INCLUDING RENTERS PROTECTION, PROTECTING NATURALLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT INTO CREATING AFFORDABLE HOUSING CITYWIDE AN EQUITABLE BUDGET ALSO MEANS FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS THAT

PROTECTS WORKERS FROM WAGE THEFT, PROVIDES CHILD CARE OPTIONS SO PEOPLE CAN WORK AND PROGRAMS THAT RECOGNIZE THE NEEDS OF SEX WORKERS AS WELL THE IDEA THAT YOU CAN TAKE PENNIES FROM WINTER MAINTENANCE BUDGETS ON OUR STREETS AND SIDEWALKS IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE BUDGET THAT JUST DISADVANTAGES RESIDENTS THAT ARE TRANSIT DEPENDENT ARE LESS MOBILE SPENDING ON POLICE IS NOT EQUITABLE A VOCAL PRIVILEGED CLASS THAT BENEFITS FROM EXCESSIVE POLICE FUNDING DOES NOT OUTWEIGH THE MAJORITY OF MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM A REINVESTMENT IN PREVENTION AND SUPPORT SERVICES DO NOT LET THE MASS FEAR OF CRIME FROM PRIVILEGED CLASS ASSERT THAT THEY ARE LOSING THEIR CITY BECAUSE THERE’S GOING TO BE CUTS TO THE POLICE FORCE THE EXPERIMENT WAS OVERFUNDING POLICE SERVICES IS DONE WE NEED AN EQUITABLE BUDGET ALTERNATIVE LIKE THE PROPOSED PEOPLE’S BUDGET FROM RECLAIM THE BLOCK THAT SERIOUSLY INVESTS IN THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 179, ARCHIE BON GIOVANNI 181 IS KRISTEN BALL 182, AL GEISEN, FOLLOWED BY REBECCA JOHNSON, JAN NYE AND BERNADETTE KAY ≫ HI, IT’S AL GIEE ISEN, WE’VE LIVED IN WARD 11 FOR 35 YEARS HI, JEREMY WE ASK YOU NOT TO REMOVE FUNDS FROM THE MPD DAILY WE HEAR OF INCREASED CRIME IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND ACROSS THE CITY WE’VE NEVER BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY AND CRIME, BUT THESE DAYS WE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, CARJACKINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING ALL AROUND US I HAVE NO QUARREL WITH REFORMING ASPECTS OF HOW THE POLICE DO THEIR JOB HOWEVER, THERE MUST BE LESSER PRIORITY ITEMS THAN PUBLIC SAFETY WHERE THAT MONEY CAN BE FOUND MPD ISN’T THE ONLY PLACE TO FIND FUNDS IT’S IRRESPONSIBLE TO INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL SAFETY OF ALL RESIDENTS BY REDUCING THE MPD BUDGET YOU, THE COUNCIL, CREATED THIS PROBLEM WITH RASH AND EMOTIONAL DECISION TO DEFUND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, FIX THE PROBLEM YOU CREATED, DO NOT LET IDEALISM GET IN THE WAY OF PRACTICALITY THANK YOU PLEASE LEAVE THE MPD WITH FULL FUNDING ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 183, REBECCA JOHNSON 184, JAN NYE ≫ THIS IS JAN NYE ≫ WELCOME, PLEASE GO AHEAD JAN NYE, WARD 6, I’LL BE SPEAKING NOT ABOUT THE HORRIFIC ACTS BY POLICE THAT HAVE BROUGHT INTERNATIONAL FOCUS ON OUR CITY BUT ABOUT SOME OF THE ROOT CAUSES OF THESE TRAGEDIES THE FAILURE OF POLICE TO UPHOLD AND FOLLOW THE APPLAUSE LAWS OF OUR CITY AND STATE HAS CREATED AN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT FOUR YEARS AGO, GOMEZ, WHO LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME WAS MURDERED BY HER HUSBAND OF LESS THAN A DAY A CALL TO THE POLICE ABOUT A DOMESTIC DISPUTE WAS HANDLED BY A DRIVE-BY BY OFFICERS WHO FAILED TO FOLLOW STANDARD PROCEDURE, FOIS THAT FOIS WITH — FACE WITH THE PARTIES SIX HOURS LATER SHE WAS FOUND DEATH A QUICK SEARCH REVEALED THAT ALISA’S HUSBAND HAD TRIED TO STRANGLE HIS EX-WIFE AND HAD SERVED TIME FOR DEADLY ASSAULT LIEUTENANT ZIMMERMAN WAS IN CHARGE OF THE INVESTIGATION OF A MERE FOUR HOURS NEXT DAY, THE MPD MIKE, TOO EXPENSIVE TO HAVE A STREET COP BECAUSE OF LAWSUITS CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP HE TAUGHT THE A FEW KICKS TO THE HEAD WAS PERMISSIBLE THREE YEARS AGO, ONE OF HIS PROTEGES WENT TO PRISON HE LATER HEADED THE SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION DIVISION WHERE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT OVER 1700 RAPE KITS HAD NOT BEEN PROCESSED HE HAS CLAIMED THAT NOT ALL RAPE KITS NEED TO BE PROCESSED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF POLICE, UNFORTUNATELY, TOO MANY STORIES OF RACISM, SEXISM, ILLEGAL HANDLING AND DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE, THEFT AND OTHER OUTRAGEOUS BY THE MPD WHY GIVE ONE MORE LIP WHY GIVE ONE MORE ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS 185, BERNADETTE KAY 186 IS JUSTIN KANEAKUA ≫ I’M NO LONGER MUTED ≫ HELLO, WE CAN HEAR YOU 187 IS M.E. SCHAEFER

SO WE HAVE 185, BERNADETTE KAY, 186, JUSTIN KANEAKUA, 186, M.E. SCHAEFER HELLO HELLO, YES, WHO IS THIS? ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU WHO IS SPEAKING? ≫ I’M A ADVANTAGE LISA, I’M FROM EARLIER, I GOT MISSED CAN I SPEAK? ≫ I DON’T THINK WE HAVE YOU EARLIER AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT FOLKS ARE ABLE TO SPEAK I’M GOING TO KEEP CALLING ON THE FOLKS THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SECTION OF THE SPEAKER LIST SO THAT WOULD BE PHIL PIERSON WOULD BE NEXT 188 IS PHIL PIERSON 189 IS KENNETH VREELAND ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES HELLO WHO IS THIS? ≫ OKAY KEN VREELAND I LIVE IN WARD 9 MY PROPERTY’S BEEN BURGLARIZED TWICE SO I’M A DOUBLE VICTIM WHAT WENT ON DOWNTOWN FROM HERE, I CAN’T SHOP I HAVE TO LEAVE MY COMMUNITY WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE NEXT CLOSEST PLACE IS, I CAN’T SHOP IN MY AREA WE DON’T FEEL SAFE IN OUR OWN HOME I’M THE CHAIR OF THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA SENIOR CAUCUS, THE SENIORS CAN’T FEEL SAFE DON’T FEEL SAFE WE OPPOSE CUTTING MPD BECAUSE COMMUNITY POLICING IS NECESSARY, MORE NOW THAN EVER BACK WHEN THIS CITY WAS CALLED MURDERAPOLIS, THE WAY IT WAS TURNED AROUND WAS BY COMMUNITY POLICING AND MORE POLICE YET, YOU HAVE PEOPLE SAYING, POLICE DON’T DO THEIR JOB POLICE DON’T COUNT POLICE DO THIS POLICE DO THAT POLICE DO A LOT AND WITHOUT ‘EM, WHO’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT US? AND YOU SAY, OH, WE CAN PROTECT OURSELVES YEAH, I HAVE APPLIED FOR A CONCEAL CARRY PERMIT BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE I FEEL I NEED TO HAVE TO BE SAFE AND HOW CRAZY IS THAT? I’VE NEVER IN MY LIFE FELT THAT I NEEDED TO CONCEAL CARRY BUT THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GETTING IF YOU DO THIS, AND CUT AND FOLLOW THIS PEOPLE’S BUDGET, YOU KNOW, MY TAXES ARE UP MY HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE IS UP BECAUSE OF THE BURGLARIES IT’S HAPPENING TO BUSINESSES ≫ WRAP UP ≫ YOU’LL KILL YOUR DOWNTOWN YOU’RE GOING TO ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 190, LISA CLEMONS ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ OH, YES WELCOME GO AHEAD ≫ BEFORE I GET STARTED, PRESIDENT BENDER, CAN JEREMIAH ELLISON TELL THAT YOUNG MAN THAT CALLED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE YOUTH ON THAT MEDIATION TEAM BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY’RE DOING, A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT SO IF HE WANTS TO REACH OUT TO REVEREND BETHEL OR CHIEF ARRADONDO, HE WOULD BE A WELCOME VOICE IN THAT ≫ THAT’S GREAT THANK YOU AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE TECH TEAM IS — ≫ SORRY ≫ START THE TIME WHEN MISS CLEMONS STARTS HER TESTIMONY PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ OKAY SHOULD I START NOW? ≫ YES PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ THIS IS JAMARI JONES, I WAS WONDERING, YOU SAID TO CONTACT WHO? ≫ OH, CHIEF ARRADONDO OR JEREMIAH ELLISON SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONNECT YOU TO HIM OR REVEREND IAN BETHEL, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR MORE YOUTH VOICES TO BE PART OF THAT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MEDIATION TEAM COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT YOU WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THAT ≫ OKAY THANK YOU CARRY ON I’M SORRY I DIDN’T MEAN TO CAUSE ANYTHING ≫ YOU’RE WELCOME NO PROBLEM SHOULD I GO NOW? ≫ YES THANK YOU GO AHEAD ≫ OKAY I WROTE IT DOWN I WORK WITH PEOPLE IN ALL OF YOUR WARDS, ESPECIALLY WARD 4 AND 5 I MENTION GEORGE FLOYD AND THE OTHER 78 OR MORE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN MINNEAPOLIS MY PRAYERS TO THEM THE FAMILIES WE HELP ARE NOT SAYING THEY DON’T WANT MORE

POLICE ESPECIALLY THOSE DODGING BULLETS IN THEIR COMMUNITY WE CAN’T HAVE A CITY AFRAID TO COME OUTSIDE AND THAT’S NOT BECAUSE OF MPD THE LONG LINES YOU — THE LONG LINES YOU GET FOR CARRY PERMITS SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED EVERYONE ON THESE CALLS IS RIGHT TWO YEARS AGO I ASKED YOU TO TAKE 1% FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS UNDER THE CITY’S BUDGET, UMBRELLA, AND THAT WOULD HAVE GENERATED $18 MILLION TO DO SAFETY WORK IN THE COMMUNITY AND YOU REFUSED I’M ASKING YOU AGAIN TO TRANSFER THAT 1% FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS CAUSE THIS IS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SASHA COTTON, UNDER THE OFFICE OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION, IT’S NOT NECESSARY TO DO, THAT THOSE FUNDS AREN’T THERE THIS IS PUNISHMENT TO MPD AND PUNISHMENT TO THE COMMUNITY THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO BE FULLY FUNDED AND THE RESOURCES NEED TO BE OUT THERE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES TO HAVE I’M TELLING YOU WITH BOOTS ON THE GROUND, WE NEED BOTH OF THEM ≫ START TO WRAP UP ≫ SO I’M ASKING YOU TO TRANSFER 1% FROM EVERY DEPARTMENT ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IN QUEUE IS 191, PAUL ROSENBERG THEN WE’LL HAVE KRISTINE KELLY, HEATHER WULFSBERG AND JENNIFER CITY LINSKY 191 PAUL ROSENBERG 192, KRISTINE KELLY 193, HEATHER WIL — WULFSBERG 194, JENNIFER ZIELINSKI 195, DONNA EDELSTEIN 196, MARK McCLELLAN 197, CARL PEARSON 198, EMILY RESSEGER ≫ I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT FUNDING FOR NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS I’M CURRENTLY THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE STANDISH ERICKSON IN WARD 12, I’VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR EIGHT YEARS COUNCIL APPROVED THE FUNDING MODEL IN NOVEMBER I APPLAUD CITY AND COUNCIL FOR CENTERING RACIAL EQUITY IN THIS PLAN HOWEVER I’M ASKING YOU TO TODAY TO ALLOCATE AN ADDITIONAL TO $3 MILLION TO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS BASED ON THE FUNDING SHOWN IN THE 2020 GUIDELINES, MY ORGANIZATION WILL GET RIGHT AROUND 50,000 IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM WHICH WILL DECREASE TO ABOUT 32,000 BY THE THIRD YEAR THESE AMOUNTS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO PAY OUR STAFF A LIVING WAGE AND DO THE PROGRAMMING, OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WORK NECESSARY TO SERVE OUR NEIGHBORS IT IS LIKELY BY THE THIRD YEAR OUR ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE TO SHUT ITS DOORS, ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AS CITY COUNCIL WRESTLES WITH WAYS TO HONOR THE COMMITMENT MADE ON JUNE 7th TO DRASTICALLY CHANGE THE WAY MINNEAPOLIS APPROACHES CRIME AND SAFETY, I URGE YOU TO IMAGINE THE ROLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS CAN TAKE IN THIS FUTURE OF MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS HAVE EXISTING RESIDENT NETWORKS AS WELL AS ORGANIZING SKILLS SO FIND WAYS TO WORK WITH US WE WANT TO BE YOUR PARTNERS IN CREATING AN ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM WHICH COULD INCLUDE ROLES IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND DE-ESCALATION PROGRAMS BUT CAN HE CAN’T DO THAT IF WE ARE FORCED TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDS AN ADDITIONAL $3 MILLION IS THE MINIMUM NEEDED TO KEEP ASSOCIATIONS OPEN THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SO I’LL JUST CHECK THROUGH, WE HAVE 191, PAUL ROSENBERG, 192, KRISTINE KELLY, 193, HEATHER, 194, JENNIFER, 195, DONNA EDELSTEIN, 196, MARK McCLELLAN, 197, CARL PIERSON I’LL JUST PAUSE HIT STAR 6 TO UNMUTE, SEE IF ANY OF THOSE FOLKS ARE ON THE LINE ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? THIS IS JENNIFER ≫ WELCOME ≫ HI I JUST URGE YOU TO VOTE ON THE MAYOR’S BUDGET I DO BELIEVE WE NEED POLICE REFORM, BUT I DON’T THINK THIS IS THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT NOW WE DO POLICE IN OUR COMMUNITY HOWEVER, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE CHIEF ARRADONDO HAVING THE RESOURCES HE NEEDS TO REALLY REFORM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IN A WAY THAT DOES SERVE OUR COMMUNITY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS

199 KEVIN PETRIE THEN WE’LL MOVE TO SPEAKER 200, DON SAMUALS ≫ YEAH, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, WELCOME ≫ GO AHEAD THANK YOU HI, I’M DON SAMUELS, FORMER COUNCIL MEMBER I’M IN FAVOR OF THE MAYOR’S BUDGET LET ME SAY, I’M A 71-YEAR-OLD BLACK MALE WHO RAISED A BLACK SON AND THREE BLACK DAUGHTERS IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS SONDRA AND I LIVE IN THE JORDAN NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE WE KNOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR US TO BE HERE WE’RE IN THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE THAT’S WHY WE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND WE SUPPORT THE GOALS OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET, WHICH CAN BE ACHIEVED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE COUNTY, WHERE THERE’S LOTS MORE MONEY WHEN GEORGE FLOYD WAS MURDERED, WE WERE AGHAST, WE WERE UPSET WHEN PHILANDO CASTILE WAS MURDERED, WE FELT TERRORIZED WE KNOW THAT THERE’S A NEED FOR CHANGE AND WE CANNOT LOSE THIS MOMENT WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING AND THE PRESSURE’S ON THE POLICE UNION AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO CHANGE AND WE HAVE A BLACK CHIEF FOR THE FIRST TIME THE STARS HAVE ALIGNED AND, INSTEAD, WE’RE GOING TO ABANDON THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR REAL CHANGE TO TRY AN EXPERIMENT THAT WE DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL WORK AND WE ALWAYS KNOW THAT NEW POLICIES HAVE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THESE CONSEQUENCES WILL BE DIRE BECAUSE WE’RE HEARING GUNSHOTS EVERY NIGHT, PEOPLE ARE SCARED, PEOPLE ARE MOVING, SELLING THEIR HOMES AFRICAN AMERICANS CAN’T AFFORD TO DEFUND EVERYTHING THAT DOESN’T WORK ≫ PLEASE START TO WRAP UP ≫ WE CAN’T DEFUND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, WE CAN’T DEFUND THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, WE CAN’T DEFUND THE STATE TROOPERS, WE CAN’T DEFUND THE LANDLORDS SYSTEM WE HAVE NOTHING ≫ THANK YOU AND WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH Mr SAMUELS AS WELL IF THERE’S TESTIMONY TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL SPEAKER 201 IS DANIELLE FOX ≫ THIS IS DANIELLE ≫ HI, DANIELLE, GO AHEAD ≫ I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL AND MY REPRESENTATIVE ANDREW JOHNSON TO PASS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND TO SUPPORT ITEMS 1 AND 2 IN THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN I LIKE TO THINK I KNOW THE CITY CLOSE UP I’VE WORKED HERE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE JOBS OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS MFIP CASE MANAGEMENT, HOUSING CASE MANAGEMENT, EVEN ASSISTING RESIDENTS AT THE HENNEPIN COUNTY ACF SO MUCH ABOUT SERVICE DELIVERY IS THROUGH A LENS OF VULNERABILITY AND I DON’T THINK THAT THIS IS ALWAYS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT BECAUSE WE DON’T SEE PEOPLE’S VALUE I LEARNED SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IN MY CAREER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND I WANTED TO SHARE THIS REVELATION WITH YOU TODAY IT IS NOT SOMEBODY’S VULNERABILITY THAT MAKES THEM WORTHY OF BASIC NEEDS LIKE APPROPRIATE HEALTHCARE, STABLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND SAFETY FROM VIOLENCE WE DESERVE THESE THINGS BECAUSE WE ARE ALL VALUABLE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND I CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE TO SEE PEOPLE’S VALUE, NOT THEIR VULNERABILITY AND I IMPLORE YOU TO DO THE SAME AS YOU MAKE THESE INVESTMENT CHOICES FOR THE CITY I’M IN THE PROCESS OF ARRANGING A MEETING WITH YOU, ANDREW, TO HAVE A DEEPER CONVERSATION ABOUT A STREET OUTREACH PROJECT THAT I’M INVOLVED IN WITH S.W.A.T MINNEAPOLIS, WE DELIVER HARM REDUCTION SUPPLIES TO PEOPLE ON THE STREETS AND WE NEED MONEY TO KEEP OUR DELIVERY STRONG SO IN CLOSING, I JUST WANT TO ASK THE PEOPLE ON MY COUNCIL TO START SEEING VALUE IN PEOPLE WE ARE HERE NOT BECAUSE WE ARE BROKEN BUT BECAUSE WE HAVE STRUGGLED TO STRIVE IN A BROKEN SYSTEM WE NEED TO FUND THE SYSTEMS THAT WE HAVE DESIGNED THAT WE KNOW WORK FOR US THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU THE NEXT SPEAKER IS LEE WILLIAMS SPEAKER 202 THEN WE’LL HAVE KATHY CIMA, JOE TAM BUR RIN OWE, REID ADAMS AND ERIN HART SPEAKER 202 IS LEE WILLIAMS 203, KATHY CIMA 204 IS JOE TAMBURINO ≫ HI THIS IS JOE THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON I GOTTA SAY, HATS OFF TO THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO ORGANIZE, USE THEIR TALKING POINTS AND BASICALLY HIJACK THIS MEETING I DISAGREE WITH THEM, BUT I’M VERY IMPRESSED WITH THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS I JUST HAVE TWO COMMENTS ONE IS, THE CITY COUNCIL SHOULD BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT AND DISCLOSE WHO ARE THE EXPERTS THAT YOU ARE LISTENING TO IT’S OBVIOUSLY NOT CHIEF ARRADONDO, SO PLEASE TELL US, WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO? AND, LASTLY, WHY DON’T YOU HAVE A VOTE?

SCHEDULE A VOTE, NEXT YEAR SOMETIME, LET ALL THE ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS VOTE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD FULLY FUND THE POLICE I SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET AND I THINK MOST VOTERS WOULD THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 205, READE ADAMS THEN WE’LL HAVE ERIN HART, RICK KLOSNER, MAX MILLER AND DAVID MANN 205 IS READE ADAMS 206, ERIN HART 207, RICK KLOSNER ≫ HI ≫ WELCOME ≫ FOR THE RECORD, MY NAME IS RICK KLOSNER, I LIVE IN WARD 11 I SUPPORT A FULLY FUNDED, FULLY STAFFED POLICE FORCE I DO NOT SUPPORT ANY BUDGET THAT SHIFTS FUNDING AWAY FROM MPD THIS CITY IS BECOMING A CRIME-INFESTED MESS AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE OUR CITY COUNCIL HAS ACTED COMPLETELY IRRESPONSIBLY WITH CALLS TO DEFUND THE POLICE IT IS THIS RHETORIC AND THE CURRENT SHORTAGE OF UNDERSTAFFED AND OVERWORKED POLICE THAT HAS EMBOLDENED THE CRIMINALS AND DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE RISE IN CRIME CRIMINALS ARE TARGETING OUR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND SENIORS I WORRY FOR THE SAFETY OF MY FAMILY AND FOR ALL THE CITIZENS IN MINNEAPOLIS THAT ANYBODY COULD BE THE NEXT VICTIM IT’S THE CITY’S NUMBER ONE JOB TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS AND CURRENTLY IT IS FAILING MISERABLY WE ARE ALSO SERIOUSLY ENDANGERING ALL OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND MANY ARE CLOSING — OR THREATENING TO DO SO BECAUSE OF THE RISE IN VIOLENT CRIME AND THE IRRESPONSIBILITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL THESE SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE LIFE BLOOD OF OUR COMMUNITY AND IF WE DON’T MAKE THE INVESTMENTS IN SAFETY NOW, WE WILL LOSE THIS PRECIOUS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY THE CITY COUNCIL NEEDS TO STOP THE ANTILAW ENFORCEMENT RHETORIC AND DO NOT GIVE IN TO THE SMALL MAJORITY OF ACTIVISTS IN THE CITY WHO WANT TO TEE FUND THE — DEFUND THE POLICE PLEASE WORK TOGETHER WITH CHIEF ARRADONDO TO COME UP WITH A PLAN TO KEEP THE CITY SAFE THANK YOU ≫ START TO WRAP UP OH, GREAT THANK YOU NUMBER 208, MAX MILLER 209 IS DAVID MANN ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES WELCOME ≫ HI, THIS IS MAX SORRY THANK YOU ≫ THANKS ≫ HELLO, MY NAME IS MAX MILLER AND I LIVE IN WARD 2 IN THE LONGFELLOW NEIGHBORHOOD I STAND WITH MY NEIGHBORS IN FAVOR OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THE MAYOR’S BUDGET IS DIVORCED FROM THE REALITY OF VIOLENCE AND HARM THAT THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS CAUSED TO CITIZENS OF THIS COMMUNITY PARTICULARLY TO PEOPLE OF COLOR AFTER THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD BY THE MPD, THE CITY, INCLUDING MANY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL, HAVE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO ENVISIONING A REAL MODE OF PUBLIC SAFETY THAT DIVESTS THE DANGEROUS MYTHS THAT POLICING ENSURES THEIR WELL BEING IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE BUDGET REFLECTS THAT INSTEAD OF FUNDING THE RACIST AND MILITANT POLICE AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF MINNEAPOLIS, WE NEED TO GIVE MONEY TO THE MANY RESOURCES THAT EXIST THAT HAVE PROVEN TO SUPPORT US DURING THIS PANDEMIC, I HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE NEIGHBORS TO ADDRESS THE THE LACK OF HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, IN A WAY THAT THE CITY HAS FAILED TO DO MANY, IF NOT MOST OF THE MUTUAL AID EFFORTS HAVE BEEN DONE ONLY THE GENEROSITY OF OFFERING A HAT THIS IS THE TIME TO ACTED BOLDLY, TO SUPPORT THE NECESSARY EFFORTS TO CHANGE THE CITY AWAY FROM ONE THAT HAS A NATIONAL REPUTATION BY USING POLICE TO TERRORIZE COMMUNITIES OF BLACK AND INTO ONE THAT PROMOTES JUSTICE FOR ALL ADOPT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 209 IS DAVID MANN THEN LAWRENCE FOX, KATHLEEN O’BRIEN, LISA KEITH AND KARL YOU WILL PERCENT 209 IS DAVID MANN 210 IS LAWRENCE FOX ≫ HELLO ≫ WELCOME PLEASE GO AHEAD ≫ HI, I’M LARRY FOX CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME’S LARRY FOX, I LIVE IN KENWOOD AND I WORK DOWNTOWN I SUPPORT EFFORTS TO PROMOTE RACIAL JUSTICE I ALSO SUPPORT FULLY FUNDING THE POLICE WE CAN DO BOTH THIS ISSUE IS PERSONAL TO ME TWO NIGHTS AGO, MY HOME WAS BROKEN INTO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WHILE MY FAMILY WAS SLEEPING MY WIFE AND I WOKE UP WHEN THE INTRUDERS LITERALLY CAME INTO OUR SECOND-FLOOR BEDROOM AND TURNED ON THE LIGHT WE WERE TERRIFIED RECENTLY A NEIGHBOR OF MINE WHO LIVES AROUND THE CORNER WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT AT 8:00 A.M

TO THE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO ARE ADVOCATING CUTTING THE POLICE BUDGET, YOU ARE PUTTING OUR LIVES AT RISK PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES FROM PRINCETON, PENN, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND OTHER SCHOOLS DEMONSTRATE THAT INCREASING POLICE PRESENCE REDUCES CRIME I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FEAR OF THE POLICE THAT MY BLACK AND BROWN NEIGHBORS HAVE JUST LIVING THEIR LIVES EVERYONE AGREES WE NEED TO REFORM THE POLICE AND INVEST IN ADDRESSING SYSTEMIC RACISM BUT IT WILL TAKE MONEY TO GET THE JOB DONE THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO GET BEHIND CHIEF ARRADONDO’S EFFORTS TO REFORM AND FULLY STAFF THE DEPARTMENT DURING THIS TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS, WE SHOULD BE DOUBLING DOWN ON POLICE FUNDING AND NOT CUTTING IT ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 211, KATHLEEN O’BRIEN ≫ KATHLEEN O’BRIEN ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ HELLO, THIS IS KATHLEEN O’BRIEN ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN THE LONGFELLOW COMMUNITY AND I SERVED ON THE CITY COUNCIL AS ITS CITY COORDINATOR ALL PEOPLE IN OUR CITY HAVE A RIGHT TO A JUST AND A SAFE CITY YOU, OUR CITY COUNCIL, ARE OUR CITY GOVERNMENT AND I’M TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE CHOICES THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO US YOUR PUBLIC SAFETY FOR ALL PROGRAM IS SETTING UP A FALSE CHOICE BETWEEN POLICE — ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR THE POLICE AND SUPPORTING OUR CHIEF AND ESSENTIAL SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND THE FULL FUNDING OF 311 AND THE CO-RESPONDER PROGRAM WITH HENNEPIN COUNTY I TOTALLY AGREE WITH DON SAMUELS THAT YOU’RE OFFERING CHOICES, PROGRAMS TO PEOPLE THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FUND AND YOU SHOULD BE WORKING WITH HENNEPIN COUNTY MORE THAT HAS MORE FUNDING I SUPPORT THE DEMANDS OF OUR NORTH SIDE NEIGHBORS WHO ARE SUING THE CITY TO RECEIVE THE POLICE PROTECTION AND SERVICE THAT IS THEIR RIGHT NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO REDUCE THE MPD NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO CUT POLICE OVERTIME WHICH CYNICALLY YOU KNOW THAT THE CHIEF WILL NEED OVERTIME IN ’21 BEFORE THE NEW POLICE CLASSES ARE ON DUTY SUPPORT CHIEF ARRADONDO, GIVE THE OFFICERS AND RESOURCES THAT HE NEEDS ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 212 IS LISA KEITH SPEAKER 213, KARL ULFERS [ AUDIO CUTTING OUT ] ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU CAN YOU STATE YOUR NAME? ≫ HI, THIS IS CARL ULFERS, I’M FROM WARD 11 ≫ THANK YOU, GO AHEAD ≫ FOLLOWING — YEAH, SO FOLLOWING THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE UNREST THAT FOLLOWED, OUR CITY LEADERS COULD HAVE CHOSEN TO BRING US TOGETHER INSTEAD, THEY’VE CREATED ENVIRONMENTS LIKE TONIGHT WHICH HAS CREATED A FALSE DIVIDE AND MAKING US CHOOSE BETWEEN POLICE REFORM OR SAFETY THE REALITY IS, WE CAN DO BOTHMENT LAST FRIDAY AT 7:45 DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, TWO CARJACKERS FIRED FOUR BULLETS AT POINT-BLANK RANGE INTO A HOUSEKEEPER’S CAR, WHO WAS JUST SIMPLY WAITING TO DO HER JOB THE REALITY HERE IS THE CITY’S BUDGET IS $1.5 BILLION AND WE’RE DEEPENING THE DIVISION WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY OVER $8 MILLION IN FUNDINGMENT THIS IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE WE HAVE A DEEPLY FLAWED POLICING MODEL, AND THAT MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD WAS TRAGIC AND COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD WE FOCUSED ON THIS EARLIER THE OTHER REALITY IS WE’VE LOST 100 POLICE OFFICERS IN VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS EVERY — AND VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD IS UP AND WE HAVE A SYSTEM THAT DUE TO THE LOSS OF OFFICERS IS COLLAPSING SO WE NEED TO FOCUS ON CREATING A STRONGER COMMUNITY, WHILE, AT THE SAME TIME, CONTINUING OUR FUNDING FOR THE POLICE SO WE CAN GET BACK TO OUR PREVIOUS LEVELS OF SAFETY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND WE CAN CREATE A LONGER LONG-TERM COMMUNITY WITHIN MINNEAPOLIS SO I ASK THAT WE FUND OUR POLICE AND I ASK BETTER OF OUR POLITICIANS TO BRING US TOGETHER AND LOOK AT THE RESOURCES THEY HAVE AND HOW WE CAN BE A LOT MORE CREATIVE AND FOCUS ON THE CITY, NOT ON THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDAS THANKS ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 214 IS GRACE DAVIES, THEN WE’LL HAVE THAT HITTY ROBINSON, WILLIAM CZECH ≫ MY NAME IS GRACE DAVIES, I’VE LIVED IN WARD 12 FOR THE LAST DECADE, I’M A WHITE WOMAN, ATTORNEY, AND A HOMEOWNER, I’M TESTIFYING TONIGHT TO ENCOURAGE THE ENTIRE

COUNCIL AND ESPECIALLY MY REPRESENTATIVE, ANDREW JOHNSON, TO VOTE IN FAVOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I CALL UPON COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO PLEDGED LAST SUMMER TO REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY IN MINNEAPOLIS TO KEEP THEIR COMMITMENT REIMAGINING PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORTS FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH, SUBSTANCE USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS, IT ALSO MEANS WE MUST COMMIT TO MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN HOUSING, CHILD CARE, DIRECT ECONOMIC RELIEF, AND WORKER PROTECTIONS, IT IS ALSO ESSENTIAL THAT WE FUND PROGRAMS AIMED AT PREVENTION, RATHER THAN PUNISHMENT SIMPLY PUT, MORE FUNDING FOR THE POLICE WILL NOT SAVE US OR MAKE US SAFER THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSION IN WARD 12 AND OTHER PREDOMINANTLY WHITE WARDS ABOUT THE RECENT INCREASE IN CRIME, THE NEED FOR MORE POLICE TO FIGHT IT THIS MAY FEEL LIKE AN OBVIOUS SOLUTION TO MANY WHITE COMMUNITY MEMBERS LIVING IN AFFLUENT NEIGHBORHOODS BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BEEN THE PRIMARY VICTIMS OF POLICE VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM MORE POLICE WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FACING OUR COMMUNITIES IN MINNEAPOLIS MORE POLICE WILL ONLY PERPETUATE THE RACIAL INEQUITY THAT IS STEEPED INTO EVERY FACET OF OUR LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT, MORE POLICE WILL ONLY PERPETUATE POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST OR MOST MARGINALIZED COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND IT IS INCUMBENT UPON US TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY OF THIS MOMENT AND BUILD A NEW SYSTEM OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN MINNEAPOLIS THAT MAKES ≫ THANK YOU WE’VE NOW REACHED HALFWAY POINT, WHICH IS SPEAKER 215, THAT HITTY ROBINSON ≫ TAHITI ROBINSON NO HUMAN BEING SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE A WILD ANIMAL AT ANY TIME THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS MORE CONCERNED WITH PROTECTING PRIVATE PROPERTY THAN THEY ARE WITH PROTECTING THE HOMES AND PEOPLE OF — THE HOMELESS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR MY FRIEND IS HOMELESS, AND SHE’S BEEN TOLD BY POLICE OFFICERS THAT SHE CAN’T PARK IN VACANT LOTS OVERNIGHT EVEN THOUGH SHE IS JUST TRYING TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP AT NIGHT WHY IS IT THAT IN A CITY WITH MORE VACANT HOUSING THAN I CAN COUNT, WE ARE PRIORITIZING HARASSING PEOPLE LIKE MY FRIEND INSTEAD OF FINDING THEM A PLACE TO LIVE? I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON A BUDGET THAT PRIORITIZES GETTING OUR HOMELESS HOUSING, AFFORDABLE, INSTEAD OF FUNDING THE HARASSMENT HELP US MAKE OUR CITY AND OUR STATE MORE BEAUTIFUL AND FRIENDLY BY MAKING IT MORE LIVABLE FOR EVERYBODY FOR ALL PEOPLE, ALL OVER THE WORLD NO MATTER WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE OR HOW MUCH MONEY THEY MAKE ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 216 IS WILLIAM CZECH, CHRIS PARSONS, JILL SMITH, DAN TUR HE CAN AND GEORGE SAAD ≫ HI, MY NAME’S WILLIAM CZECH I’LL BE QUICK [ BACKGROUND CONVERSATION ] ≫ I’M A WHITE LADY ≫ HELLO ≫ WE’VE GOT THE LINE MUTED NOW YOU CAN GO AHEAD YOU MAY NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 AGAIN TO UNMUTE ≫ THIS IS WILLIAM ≫ WE CAN HEAR YOU GO AHEAD ≫ ALL RIGHT THANK YOU AGAIN, VERY QUICKLY IT’S LATE TO DELIVER EFFECTIVE 911 MENTAL CRISIS RESPONSE AND I’M JUST HERE BECAUSE CURRENT PLANS FOR THE TEAM SIMPLY DON’T FOCUS ON GETTING THE PRECIOUS RESOURCE TO THE MOST CRITICAL MENTAL CRISIS CALLS INSTEAD, STAFF IS SELLING HYBRID HOMELESS OUTREACH APPROACH AND STAFF IS OPTIMIZED FOR THE NUMEROUS NONCRISIS CALLS AND HOMELESS CONTACTS THAT FILL THE BROADER CATEGORY THE MOST DIFFICULT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CALLS SHOULD BE TO FOCUS, THESE ARE THE CALLS WE ABSOLUTELY WANT TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE POLICE AND SO, YES, SEPARATE OUTREACH AND NAVIGATOR TEAMS, THAT’S NEEDED, BUT, PLEASE, YOU KNOW, RECOGNIZE, THESE ARE SEPARATE NEEDS PLEASE FOCUS NOW ON THE MUCH-NEEDED 911 MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE FOCUS THE EXPERTISE AND THE APPLICATION TO THE CRITICAL NEED, PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES, AND DO THAT BY REPLACING THE PARAMEDICS WITH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS TO CREATE TEAMS OF TWO MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS THE PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST BRINGS MORE EXPERTISE, MORE

LIVED EXPERIENCE AND MORE CULTURAL COMPETENCE PLEASE DROP THE FOOLISH, DO IT ALL HYBRID OUTREACH TEAM APPROACH THAT HYBRID APPROACH — ≫ THANK YOU PLEASE TRY TO WRAP UP ≫ ALMOST GUARANTEES A TEAM WILL BE — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] ≫ THANK YOU 217 IS CHRIS PARSONS THEN WE HAVE JILL SMITH, DAN JUREK, GEORGE SAAD, LANCE MILLER 218, JILL SMITH 219, DAN JUREK 220 IS GEORGE AD IS FOLKS WILL HAVE TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE GEORGE SAAD 221 IS LANCE MILLER I KNOW IT’S GETTING LATE 222 IS SONIA TOO MANY ME TOOMEY ≫ HI THIS IS — ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU ≫ THIS IS — OKAY I LIVE IN WARD 11 ≫ WHAT IS YOUR NAME? ≫ I WANT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT — SONIA TOOMEY ≫ GREAT, THANK YOU ≫ YUP I’M CALLING TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR MAYOR FREY’S BUDGET I’VE LIVED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR THE BEST PART OF 20 YEARS NOW BEFORE MOVING HERE I ACTUALLY LIVED ALONE IN A PRETTY SKETCHY PART OF LONDON AND I FELT SAFER IN LONDON THEN THAN I DO IN MINNEAPOLIS NOW CRIME RATES IN THE CITY ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE THE 1970s JUST LAST WEEK, A YOUNG WOMAN WAS CARJACKED AND SHOT UP THREE TIMES, POINT-BLANK RANGE ABOUT 100 YARDS FROM MY HOUSE THIS IS WAS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT 8:00 IN THE MORNING AND JUST A FEW HOURS AGO, THIS EVENING, AGAIN, VIRTUALLY BROAD DAYLIGHT, THERE WAS A STABBING AT A LOCAL HOLIDAY GAS STATION WHEN I GO TO AND FROM MY HOUSE, I DO SO DEFENSIVELY I SCAN THE STREETS OR THE ALLEYWAY FOR ANY CARS I DON’T RECOGNIZE AND I PULL OUT BEFORE I DRIVE DOWN THE ALLEY IF SOMEONE IS THERE TO BOX ME IN IN MY GARAGE I AGREE THERE’S A NEED FOR REFORM WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WE CERTAINLY NEED FUNDING FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, BUT THESE ARE LONGER-TERM SOLUTIONS TO VERY COMPLEX PROBLEMS AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS THAT WE’RE FACING RIGHT NOW AND TO DO THAT, WE NEED TO FULLY FUND THE POLICE FORCE WITH ADEQUATE RESOURCES TO DO THE JOB THAT WE ASK OF IT THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 223 IS ALICEA RUITER ≫ HI ≫ WELCOME ≫ THANK YOU THIS IS ALICIA REUTER I’M A RESIDENT OF WARD 11 I’VE LIVED IN MINNEAPOLIS MY ENTIRE LIFE MY FAMILY HAS LIVED HERE FOR GENERATIONS CRIME IS OUT OF CONTROL SINCE THE TRAGIC MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD JUST GOOGLE MINNEAPOLIS AND CHECK OUT THE TOP TRENDING ARTICLES THE VIOLENCE IS NOT A PERCEPTION IT IS A REALITY FELT BY ALL OF US ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THE SAFETY FOR ALL AMENDMENT, WHICH INCLUDES POLICE CUTS TO BOTH TARGETED STAFFING LEVELS AND MUCH-NEEDED OVERTIME, IS UNTENABLE, IT’S POLITICAL, AND IT WOULD SET AN ALARMING PRECEDENT MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT DOES NOT REPRESENT WHAT MOST MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS WANT WE NEED POLICE REFORM AND WE NEED A FULLY FUNDED AND STAFFED POLICE FORCE WE NEED BOTH, NOT JUST ONE OR THE OTHER OUR POLICE AND OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN ALIENATED BY THE RHETORIC OF MANY OF YOU, WHILE CRIMINALS HAVE BEEN EMBOLDENED LISTEN TO ALL OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS FULLY FUND THE MAYOR’S BUDGET PROPOSAL WORK WITH THE WHOLE COMMUNITY ON REAL REFORM AND TANGIBLE GOALS RELATING TO A COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC SAFETY EFFORT DO NOT SHIFT POLICE PROGRAMS AND MONEY DO NOT CUT POLICE STAFFING OR OVERTIME ABOVE ALL ELSE, DO YOUR JOB AND PROTECT THE SAFETY OF THIS CITY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 224, RICHARD REUTER ≫ THANK YOU MY NAME IS — YUP, YOU GOT IT RIGHT THIS TIME — MY NAME’S RICK REUTER, I’M A RESIDENT OF THE 11th WARD, MY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE IS JEREMY SCHROEDER, WHO WE ACTUALLY MET WITH AS A NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE I MOVED BACK TO RAISE MY FAMILY IT’S BECAUSE OF MY LOVE FOR THIS CITY AND I TRULY CARE I’M DEEPLY SADDENED BY ACTUALLY SOME OF THE SPEAKERS TONIGHT THAT SEEM TO HAVE ANGER AND EVEN CONTEMPT FOR THEIR FELLOW MINNEAPOLIS NEIGHBORS

IT’S HONESTLY HEARTBREAKING AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE HEALING BEGIN BUT I DON’T THINK WE’RE THERE YET THE TRAGIC MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD AND SYSTEMIC ISSUES DEMAND POLICE AND SOCIAL REFORM I ALSO AGREE THAT ECONOMIC AND CURRENT HEALTH PANDEMIC ARE HAVING A REAL DRAMATIC IMPACT AND NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AS SOME OF YOU HAVE READ IN THE “STAR TRIBUNE” AND OTHERS HAVE TALKED ABOUT JUST BEFORE ME, WE HAVE HAD AN ATTEMPTED CARJACKING WITH SHOTS FIRED AT OUR FRIEND, IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY WIFE, IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY CHILD, IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY NEIGHBOR THERE WAS NOT PROPER POLICE CONCH IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD — COVERAGE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY, ALTHOUGH THEY DID RESPOND NO ONE WANTS TO USE THIS PROTECTION, BUT WHEN IT’S THERE, I CAN TELL YOU FIRSTHAND YOU ARE SO GRATEFUL WHEN IT’S THERE I IMPLORE THE COUNCIL TO ANSWER THIS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN CRIME AND VIOLENCE WE NEED COMMON SENSE THE CHOICE SHOULD NOT BE ONE OR THE OTHER WE NEED BOTH REFORM AND SAFETY THIS IS NOT A NORTH OR SOUTH PROBLEM THIS IS A MINNEAPOLIS PROBLEM AND IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY PLEASE SUPPORT MAYOR JACOB FREY, CHIEF ARRADONDO’S PLAN ≫ THANK YOU 225 IS ELIZABETH SARQUIS, THEN LISA MOON, MIKE HALLENBECK 225 IS ELIZABETH SARQUIS 226, LISA MOON 227, MIKE HALLENBECK 228, KEVIN ALDWAIK 229, MARY BELFRY FOLLOWED BY AMY FINNIGAN, LARS NEGSTAD, AMY BLUMENSHINE WE’RE ON 229, MARY BELFRY 230, AMY FINNIGAN FOLKS WILL NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE ≫ HI, MY NAME’S AMY FINNIGAN I’M A MOTHER OF FOUR LITTLE KIDS, I’M A SOCIOLOGIST, I LIVE IN WARD 12, IN LONGFELLOW AND I’M CALLING, I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET WHICH OFFERS US A REIMAGINED VISION FOR SAFETY AND UNDERSTANDING THAT WHAT MAKES US SAFE IS SOCIAL COHESION AND A COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE MET I FEEL WE HAVE AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY HERE I FEEL HOPEFUL THAT OUR CITY CAN DO THE RIGHT THING, CAN BUILD ON OUR MOMENTUM TOWARDS JUSTICE FROM THE SUMMER AND BE INTENTIONAL AND THOUGHTFUL TO ENSURE THAT WE DO NOT PASS A STATUS QUO BUDGET AT THE MOST — AT THE END OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY OF YEARS THAT IS MARKED BY A ONCE IN A CENTURY PANDEMIC AND THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, OUR MODERN EMMITT TILL BY THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AS AN EDUCATOR, WHAT I HAVE LEARNED AND WHAT I TEACH IS THAT VIOLENCE LEADS TO MORE VIOLENCE OUR SOCIETY HAS STRUCTURAL INEQUALITIES, RESULTING FROM A SYSTEM OF RACIAL CAPITALISM, SOME PEOPLE ARE DAMAGED AND OTHERS ARE OPPRESSED, VIOLENCE NUMBER ONE AS A RESULT, SOME PEOPLE ENACT CRIMES TO GET WHAT THEY NEED OR EXPRESS INDIGNATION AFTER CENTURIES OF OPPRESSION VIOLENCE NUMBER TWO AND THEN AUTHORITY, THE POLICE, COME DOWN WITH FURTHER RELENTLESS PROVOCATIVE REPRESSIVE USE OF MILITARIZED VIOLENCE, VIOLENCE NUMBER THREE THE ONLY WAY TO BREAK THIS SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE IS TO MAKE OUR SOCIETY MORE EQUITABLE TO PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, THE ECONOMIC RELIEF, THE HOUSING, AND THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE MODELS THAT THEY NEED AND THAT’S WHY I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I ASK OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO LEAD WITH YOUR COURAGE AND CHOOSE THE HEALING ABOUT FEARS OF CRIME SEEM TO BE SUFFERING AMNESIA ABOUT THE TERRIBLE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD BY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER IS THE SIMPLE QUESTION, WHO GETS TO DEFINE PUBLIC SAFETY? OF COURSE WE SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF WALKING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS BUT WE SHOULDN’T ALSO BE AFRAID THAT OUR OWN ARMED OFFICERS WILL BRUTALIZE OR KILL OUR BLACK AND BROWN NEIGHBORS THERE ARE NO EASY ANSWERS BUT WHICH NEED TO START BY AGREEING WE ALL DESERVE PUBLIC SAFETY, NOT JUST WEALTHY OR MOST-CONNECTED VOICES DOUBLING DOWN ON A STATUS — TOXIC FEAR AND RACISM IS NOT THE WAY TO ENSURE SAFETY FOR ALL MINNEAPOLIS CHARTER ARTICLES 7 3 STATES, QUOTE, THE MAYOR HAS COMPLETE POWER OVER THE

ESTABLISHMENT, MAINTENANCE AND COMMAND OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT UNFORTUNATELY, THE MAYOR HAS NOT MANAGED TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE MPD THE MAYOR MISSED THE OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE ARNOLD RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CALLS THROUGH HIS BUDGET PROPOSAL SINCE HE ONLY REQUESTED TWO ADDITIONAL HENNEPIN COUNTY CO-RESPONDSERS, THAT’S ALL THE COUNTY OFFERED IN THEIR CURRENT BUDGET PROCESS LEADERSHIP REQUIRES COURAGE, HUMILITY AND PERSEVERANCE, WE NEED CONCRETE SOLUTIONS, NOT POLITICAL POSTURING POLICE SUPPORT THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL AND COUNCIL MEMBERS BENDER, COUNSELING HAM AND FLETCHER IT IS A CONCRETE AND POSITIVE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ≫ ESTEEMED AND PATIENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS, THANK YOU FOR HEARING MY TESTIMONY I AM AMY BLOOMENSHINE, AND I’VE HELPED LEAD OVER 30 NATIONAL NIGHTOUT EVENTS IN MY POWDERHORN NEIGHBORHOODS BUT, SADLY, OVER THE YEARS, POLICING WASN’T WORKING FOR ALL OF US AND THAT’S BEFORE THE PANDEMIC AND THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD WE NEED TO ALIGN OUR CITY BUDGET WITH OUR VALUES, INVESTING IN COMMUNITY HEALTH INSTEAD OF FUTILE EFFECTS AT DOMINATING POLICE FORCE PERMIT ME TO SHIFT THE FOCUS TO THE BIGGER PICTURE OF HOW OUR LOCAL TREASURE IS LEACHING FROM OUR FLOURISHING LAST YEAR $100 MILLION WAS TAKEN FROM THE FEDERAL TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS TO SPEND ON MILITARY WAR-MAKING, AND THAT MILITARIZATION IMPACTS US IN MANY WAYS IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT OUR PEOPLE ARE SICK, PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY ADDITIONALLY, AS GOVERNOR WALZ NOTED TODAY, THERE ARE PUBLIC SAFETY CONSEQUENCES OF BEING IN A PANDEMIC SOME PEOPLE ARE SICK, SOME PEOPLE ARE OPPORTUNISTIC THOSE KIDS CAR-JACKING MUST BE SICK LOTS OF COPS ARE ABSENT FOR DUTY NOW BECAUSE THEY’RE SICK MY COLLEAGUE, MILITARY VETERAN AL [INDISCERNIBLE] WILL TESTIFY NEXT WEEK THE MORE POLICE KILL, THE MORE THEY SUICIDE [Overlapping Conversation] BRANDISHING LETHAL FORCE DOES NOTHING FOR THE COMMON GOOD AS A LUTHERAN DEACON, I ≫ WE HAVE SPEAKER 227, MIKHAIL LENBECK MIKE HERE, LONG-TIME LISTENER, FIRST-TOO MANY CALLER PROUD RESIDENT OF WARD FOUR ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MINNEAPOLIS I DO NOT HAVE A — ≫ I CAN’T GET THROUGH ≫ I’M HERE TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGET PLAN PROPOSAL WHICH I CALL A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD IN ESTABLISHING TRUE PUBLIC SAFETY AS OPPOSED TO OUR CURRENT SYSTEM WHICH AS MANY CALLERS HAVE MADE CLEAR TONIGHT DOES NOT KEEP US ALL SAFE I’M ALSO OPEN TO THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET BUT I’M NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH IT BECAUSE IT’S KIND OF NEW TO ME BUT I CAN TELL YOU THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN REDUCES THE MPD’S LOAD BY IS A% SO PUTTING 15% OF THEIR RESOURCES TOWARD NEW SYSTEMS THAT TAKE UP THAT WORK IS PERFECTLY SENSIBLE THE PLAN ALSO SAVERS THE CITY 50 TO $70 MILLION OVER IT IS NEXT SIX YEARS AND THAT LEAVES ROOM FOR REAL INVESTMENT INTO OUR COMMUNITY I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU ≫ THIS IS MARY BELLFREE ≫ HI, MARE, GO AHEAD ≫ HI I’M IN WARD 11 AND, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE PEOPLE HAVE SAID, YOU KNOW, OH, YOU KNOW, WHAT — YOU CAN’T FEEL UNSAFE BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO GO OUT AND WALK YOUR DOG AND BLAH, BLAH, BLAH WELL, YOU KNOW, I CAN’T IMAGINE LIVING IN THESE AREAS WHERE THEY HEAR GUN SHOTS ALL THE TIME BUT THIS CRIME THAT IS GOING ACROSS THE CITY AND EACH IF IT’S CRIME THAT WE HAVE NEVER SEEN TO THE LEVEL WE HAVE, THAT IS NOT OKAY, EITHER SO RIGHT NOW, GIVEN THE PANDEMIC AND EVERYTHING ELSE AND THE HORRIBLE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, THINGS DON’T NEED TO BE CHANGED WE NEED REFORM AND WE NEED SOCIAL SERVICES I CAN’T IMAGINE A SOCIAL WORKER GOING TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALL AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE WALKING INTO AND THAT PERSON COULD BE MURDERED, ANOTHER PERSON COULD THEY’RE NOT TRAINED THEY CAN GO IN TANDEM THERE ARE IDEAS OF HOW DO THIS AND LISA CLEMONS, WHO SAID

1% FROM EVERY OTHER BUDGET, SIMPLE, DO IT ≫ THANK YOU TIME TO WRAP UP ≫ THANK YOU, BYE ≫ THANK YOU I’LL GO BACK AND JUST CHECK IN WITH THE FOLKS WE’VE MISSED, 225, ELIZABETH SARQUIS 226, LISA MOON 228, KEVIN ALDWAIK ≫ HELLO ≫ HI, WELCOME ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU ≫ HI, KEVIN ALDWAIK, WARD 4 RESIDENT AND LONG-TIME BUSINESS OWNER THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TONIGHT I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET AMENDMENT AND SAFETY FOR ALL AND IN MY 20 YEARS AS BUSINESS OWNER AND OPERATOR, IT’S NEVER — MY BUSINESS OR MY COMMUNITY LISTENING TO SEVERAL SPEAKERS TONIGHT, FURTHER PROVED THAT OUR CURRENT PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICING MODEL ISN’T WORKING 50% OF 9-1-1 CALLS HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS GOES TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL ISSUES WE ALL KNOW THAT OUR CURRENT FORCE ISN’T EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THESE CALLS DIVERTING FUNDS TOWARDS WELL-EQUIPPED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WOULD FURTHER HELP OUR COMMUNITIES CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO RECTIFY SEVERAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT HISTORICALLY HARMED AND INTIMIDATED MY COMMUNITY HERE IN NORTH MINNEAPOLIS FUND DESPERATELY NEEDED MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES THIS PROPOSAL WILL ULTIMATELY DEVELOP TRUST BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND POLICE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 233, GARRETT GREEMAN, THEN DYLAN WELCH, EMERY BRUSH AND CRYSTAL BOEHN 233 IS GARRETT GREEMAN 234, DYLAN WELCH ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, WHO IS SPEAKING? ≫ IT’S DYLAN WELCH ≫ OH, YES, WELCOME, THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU I LIVE IN LONG FELLOW AND I’M A WHITE UPPER MIDDLE CLASS WOMAN AND I’VE HIM HAD POLITE INTERACTS WITH POLICE AND BECAUSE OF THAT, I’VE AVOIDED THINKING TOO DEEPLY ABOUT THE SYSTEMIC VIOLENCE PERPETRATED AGAINST MARGINALIZED PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES AND I’M ASHAMED TO SAY IT TOOK YET ANOTHER MURDER, THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE SUBSEQUENT UPRISING TO SHAKE ME HARD ENOUGH TO WAKE ME UP NOW THAT I’VE SEEN THE REALITIES THAT POLICE ARE MILITARIZED SOURCE OF FEAR, VIOLENCE AND MURDERS, I CAN’T UNSEE IT I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER AND ACTIVIST, IT WAS SAID [INDISCERNIBLE] THEY HAVE THE MOST POLICE, THEY HAVE IT IS MOST RESOURCES THE BUDGET ILLUSTRATES HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN IN OUR CITY PLEASE MAKE THE BOLD STEPS TO TRANSITION US OUT OF SYSTEMICALLY RACIST SYSTEMS [INDISCERNIBLE] PLEASE BE THE VISIONARY LEADS YEARS WE NEED, SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 235, EMORY BRUSH 236, YES, SIR TALL BOW WESTERN 7 WE’LL HAVE CYNTHIA SARVER, TONY CLARK, WES SKOG GUNNED, MARKS WELCOME YARDS ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ WHO IS SPEAKING? ≫ THIS IS EMORY BRUSH SORRY, IT TOOK A SECOND ≫ NO, THANK YOU, WELCOME ≫ HI, MY NAME IS EMERY BRUSH, A RESIDENT OF WARD 8 AND CALLING TO VOICE MY OPPOSITION TO THE MAY I DON’T REMEMBER’S PROPOSED BUDGETS I’M AN EDUCATOR AN MOST STUDENTS I WORK WITH DO NOT LIKE OR ARE SCARED OF THE POLICE BECAUSE THEY OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO THEM HAVE BEEN BRUTALLY HA HARASSED BY THE MDP I’VE SEEN IT PERSONALLY FOR MANY TIMES EMERGENCIES HAS NOT BEEN SAFE FOR BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES FOR MANY TIME THE MPD DOES NOT NEEDS MORE MONEY THEY’VE SHOWN WILLINGNESS TO SPEND LARGE SUMS OF THEIR BUDGE NEEDSLEASELY ARRESTING PROTESTERS ON THE FREEWAY THE MPD ASK FULLY WILLING TO COME OUT IN FORCE IN OTHER WORDS TO SQUASH PROTESTERS AND THEN CLOSE TO WITHHOLDS SERVICES THEY’RE PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF AT THE PRESENT TIME TO EXPORTS MORE MONEY OUT OF THE CITY DON’T FORGETS ABOUT THE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY THAT THE CITY SO GOING TO HAVE TO PAY OUT DUE TO CIVIL RIGHTS CASES AGAINST THE MDP THEY DO NOT NEEDS MORE MONEY THE BUDGET IS ALREADY BLOATED, IT’S CLEAR THAT THE MPD

IS THE CLEAREST AREA WHERE IT CAN BE CAN YOU TELL US AND REALLOCATED TO SERVICES THAT WILL ACTUALLY HELP CITIZENS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 236 IS CRYSTAL BOWEN 237, CYNTHIA SARVER 238, TONY CLARK 239, WES SO GUNNED ≫ YES, THIS IS WEST SKOGLUND, I LIVE IN THE 12th WARD CAN I GO AHEAD? ≫ YEAH, WELCOME THANK YOU ≫ IT’S REALLY NO SECRET THAT CRIME IN MINNEAPOLIS IS SURGING, IT’S NOT JUST AN UPTICK AS SOME — UPTICK AS SOME COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE SAID, COUNCIL MEMBERS LIKE ANDREW JOHNSON AND JEREMY SHROEDER GUN FIRE IS RAMPANT 803 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED, OVER 500 PEOPLE OF COURSE SHOT AND THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS HAVE BEEN FIRED AT CROWDS, HOMES, APARTMENTS, BUSES, CARS AND MORE AND I SUSPECT MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE SHOT ARE WOUNDED OR AIMED AT WERE PEOPLE OF COLOR CAR-JACKINGS ARE UP 537% EVEN MOMS WITH KIDS HAVE BEEN YANKED BY THEIR HAIR FROM THEIR VEHICLES AND BEATEN ON THE GROUNDS BY THIEVES REPORTED VICTIMIZATION IS GOING OFF THE CHARTS BUT TRUTH IS, IT’S ACTUALLY LESS THAN HALF THE STORY BECAUSE BUS AT LEAST 50% OF THE CRIMES ARE NOT REPORTED TO THE POLICE ACCORDING TO STATISTICS IN OTHER WORDS, THE GRIM NEWS IS THAT CRIME IN EMERGENCIES IS FAR WORSE THAN REPORTED I’M A LIFETIME RESIDENTS OF THIS TOWN AND ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT MINNEAPOLIS WAS THE SAFEST BIG CITY IN AMERICA I DON’T FEEL THAT WAY ANYMORE THE PEOPLE — I KNOW THE CHANCE — THE PEOPLE WHO ARGUE THAT WE DON’T NEED POLICE SHOULD BE HAPPY THAT THERE ARE FEWER AND FEWER OF THEM ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOWN TO PROBABLY SIX — ≫ THANK YOU WE’RE ON SPEAKER 240, WHICH IS MAXWELL COLLYARD 241 IS KATHY VICTOR ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, WHO’S SPEAKING? ≫ ≫ HELLO THIS IS MAXWELL COLLYARD FROM WARD 9 I JUST WANTED TO START US OFF WITH A QUOTE THE WAVE OF ABOLITIONISM IS FAST FOLLOWED BY [INDISCERNIBLE] AND WE LOOK UPON THE WHOLE THING AS A PIECE OF FANATICAL FOLLY THAT WILL DID MORE HANDLE THAN GOOD SEE, NOW, I’M CONFUSED BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ABOLISHING THE POLICE AND, YET, IT SEEMS LIKE WE ALREADY HAVE, AND THE QUOTE THAT I JUST READ ARE FROM 1861, AND THEY’RE ABOUT THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY AND YET, THEY SEEM EARLY SIMILAR TO THE CONVERSATION WE’RE HAVING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT WE NEED TO STOP THE BLEED AND WE ARE ASKING FOR A LONGER NIGHT WE ARE PAYING $500,000 MORE TOWARDS OUR POLICE AND POLICE ARE AGAINST DEFUNDING BUT HOW ABOUT BEING AGAINST DEFUNDING THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS? BECAUSE $179 MILLION GO TOWARDS THE POLICE 92% OF THEM DO NOT EVEN LIVE IN THE CITY WHICH MEANS ABOUT $150 MILLION IN SALARIES FOR THOSE POLICE LEAVE THE CITY AND GO TOWARDS PROPERTY TAXES IN THE SUBURBS AND GO TOWARDS WHITE POPULATIONS THAT DO NOT LIVE HERE, AND WIRE DEFUNDING OUR SCHOOLS, AND WE ARE DEFUNDING OUR SOCIAL SERVICES BY FUNDING THE POLICE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT $8 MILLION IN SAFETY FOR ALL? AND EVEN THE 50 MILLION IN THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET IS NOT ENOUGH WE COULD HAVE 150 MILLION DOLLARS THAT GO ≫ THANK YOU FOLKS CAN ALWAYS EMAIL THEIR SHORT 241, KATHY VICTOR THEN WE’LL HAVE ALEJANDRA HEADILY, THERESA SUTTON AND JOANNA JANSSEN 241 IS KATHY VICTOR ≫ IT’S ACTUALLY KATHY HIGGINS VICTOR AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TONIGHT AS I’VE LISTENED TO EVERYBODY TO THIS POINT, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO FEEL SAFE, I’M VERY HAPPY FOR YOU AND THAT YOU FEEL THAT WAY I PERSONALLY DO NOT FEEL THAT WAY A VIOLENT CAR-JACKING AND ATTEMPTED MURDER HAPPENED TO AN EMPLOYEE OF MINE AT MY HOME LAST FRIDAY MORNING IN

BROAD DAYLIGHT AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT WAS A VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR ME AND FOR MY EMPLOYEE I THINK WE NEED A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO FIGHTING THESE ISSUES AND NOT A SHORT-SHIFT RESPONSE TO APIECE A SELECT AUDIENCE I AM ABSOLUTELY SUPPORTIVE OF FULLY FUNDING THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BUDGET AS WELL AS FINDING OTHER SOURCES AND BUDGETS TO CUT TO FUND THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I DON’T THINK IT’S AN EITHER/OR, AND I THINK WE HAVE TO DO BOTH TO THE VIABILITY OF OUR CITY I HAVE LIVED IN WARD 10 AND WARDS 11 FOR 35 YEARS AND RAISED MY FAMILY HERE AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT CRIME ESCALATE TO THE LEVEL THAT IT IS TODAY AND IF WE DON’T ADDRESS THIS — ≫ WRAP UP ≫ — BETTER, WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A HEALTHY CITY THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 242, ALEJANDRA HEADILY ≫ 342, — 243, THERESA SUTTON ≫ YES, WHO IS THIS? ≫ THIS IS ALEJANDRA HEAD LEE, CALLER 242 ≫ THANK YOU, GO AHEAD ≫ OH, UM, MY NAME IS ALEJANDRA I AM A FORMER AMBULANCE WORKER AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AND I AM CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS DOCUMENT BECAUSE THEY CLEARLY — IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO ME TO PUT RESOURCES INTO ANYTHING BUT THE — THE WHITE NATIONALIST POLICE THAT HAVE BEEN BRUTALLY MURDERING BLACK AND BROWN BODIES FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, AND IT’S NOT GOING TO GET ANY BETTER WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF CHANGE SO I AM DEMANDING THAT WE IN MINNEAPOLIS COMMUNITY FOCUS ON — ON WHY WE FEEL UNSAFE AND WHY CAN’T WE THINK OF OTHER WAYS TO PROTECT OURSELVES ≫ PLEASE TRY TO WRAP UP ≫ AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PUTTING FUNDS TO THOSE — ≫ THANK YOU 243 IS TERESA SUTTON ≫ HI, I’M [AUDIO DROPPED] ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, HELLO ≫ I’M NUMBER 237, CYNTHIA SARVER BUT I MUST HAVE MISSED MY TURN ≫ YES, THANK YOU, GO AHEAD, CYNTHIA ≫ MY NAME IS CYNTHIA SARVER, I LIVE IN WARD 11, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TONIGHT A LITTLE OVER FIVE YEARS AGO, MY HUSBAND AND I MOVED BACK TO THE MIDWEST FROM NEW YORK STATE BY WAY OF LOS ANGELES WITH OUR 9-YEAR-OLD SON LIKE MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO HAVE CHOSEN THE CITY AS A PLACE TO PUT DOWN ROOTS, WE VIEWED MINNEAPOLIS AS A — SOMEPLACE WHERE WE COULD EXPOSE OUR CHILD TO THE ADVANTAGES OF COMING OF AGE IF A LITTLE CITY KNOWN FOR ITS INVESTMENT IN PARKS, SCHOOLS, ITS REPUTATION FOR INNOVATION IN THE ARTS AND ITS LEADERSHIP AROUND ISSUES OF RACIAL, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE NEEDSLESS TO SAY, WE WERE APPALLED TO LEARN JUST A COUPLE MONTHS AFTER MOVING HERE THAT JUST BENEATH THE THIN VENEER OF PROGRESSIVISM LAY A HISTORY OF SEGREGATION, RACISM, POLICE BRUTAL, ONE OF THE WORST OPPORTUNITY GAPS ACROSS RACIAL LINES IN THE NATION IN 2015, THE UNARMED JAMAL CLARK WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE AND A LITTLE OVER ONE YEAR LATER, PHILANDO CASTILLE THE RESPONSE THIS SUMMER TO THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD AND ALL THOSE WHO DIED BEFORE HIM GAVE ME HOPE THAT MAYBE WE WEREN’T QUITE AS BAD AS WE SEEMED THOSE OF US WHO PLEDGED THAT SUCH A THING WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN, NOT IF WE HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT, IT WAS ONE OF OUR PROUDEST MOMENTS A AS MINNEAPOLITANS, WE KNOW THAT WE’RE BETTER THAN THAT, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH LET’S CONTINUES TO MAKE MINNEAPOLIS A CITY WHERE WE CAN BE PROUD — THAT

WE CAN BE PROUD OF LIVING IN, A POLICE WHERE LEADING IN AND — ≫ THANK YOU THE CLERK TIMER IS STARTING FASTER THAN MINE SO I’LL TRY TO SYNC MYSELF UP A BIT BETTER TO GIVE THE WARNINGS THAT I WAS DOING EARLIER SO 243 IS TERESA SUTTON 244, JOANNA JOHNSON 245, CHRISTOPHER HELP PING SHAND ≫ HI THERE, I’M CHRIS HELP PING SHANDS, A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS’S 10TH WARDS I’M CALLING IN SUPPORTS OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I WANT TO START OFF BY ADDRESSING SOME OF THE POINTS MADE BY MANY OF THE CALLERS WHO WERE ON THE OPPOSITION OF MYSELF THE IDEA THAT THEY’RE SO SCARED TO GO OUTSIDE AND THAT THEY CAN INCREASE IN POLICE WILL SOMEHOW HELP THIS, FIRST OF ALL, POLICE DO NOT PREVENT CRIME, THEY SHOW UP AFTER A CRIME HAS ALREADY HAPPENED AND ALL THE CRIMES THAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT CURRENTLY ARE CRIMES THAT ARE HAPPENING UNDER A FULLY FUNDED POLICE FORCE SECONDLY, THE MINDSET THAT POLICE ARE THERE KEEPING YOU SAFE IS AN INCREDIBLY PRIVILEGED AND TONE-DEAF POINT OF VIEW MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY DO NOT HAVE THIS PRIVILEGE THE POLICE ARE THERE TO PUT THEM IN A PLACE OF FEAR PUBLIC SAFETY NEEDS TO BE ALL ENCOMPASSING AND NEEDS TO EXIST TO PROTECT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST THOSE WHO ARE THE MOST AFFLUENT MEMBERS OF IT ALL THOSE PEOPLE ARE DOING IS FEAR-MONGERING AND I PRAY THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAVE THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF INTELLIGENCE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THAT PREVENTING CRIME AT ITS ROOTS, FUNDING PEOPLE, SEAT FEEDING PEOPLE AND HOUSING OUR COMMUNITY DO NOT ACT LIKE MORE OF THE SAME WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THAT IT’S ALREADY CAUSED THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ 246 IS ANDREA APPEARERLY 247 JANET SCHMIDT ≫ HI, MY NAME IS ARCHIE, MY NUMBER WAS EARLIER AND I HAD MISSED IT ≫ WHICH NUMBER WERE YOU? ≫ IT WAS 2 SOMETHING SOMETHING I DON’T SEE IT ANYMORE [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ GO AHEAD, THANK YOU ≫ SORRY THANK YOU YEAH, MY NAME IS ARCHIE, I LIVE IN THE SEWARD NEIGHBORHOOD I WANT TO COME OUT AND EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AND I REALLY URGE CITY COUNCIL TO FOLLOW SUIT FOR THE PAST TEN YEARS OF LIVING, WORKING AND CREATING COMMUNITY IN MINNEAPOLIS, I’VE BEEN RADICALIZED TO BELIEVE THAT POLICE ARE NOT THE ANSWER ATTEMPTING TO REFORM POLICE WILL BE INEFFECTIVE I HAVE SEEN COPS ACT VIOLENTLY TO THE BLACK AND BROWN MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES, TIERIZE PEOPLE, EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, TREAT WOMEN IN A WAY THAT IS CRASS AND SEXIST, AND I HAVE SEEN THEM MOCK PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES I WANT TO POINT OUT IT IS ESTIMATED THAT OVER HALF THE PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE HAVE A DISABILITY THESE ARE PREVENTABLE DEATHS MONEY CAN AND SHOULD BE DIVERTED FROM THE POLICE AND PUT INTO IMPORTANT INSTITUTIONS THAT CAN HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE TOWARDS HOUSING, MENTALITY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, SOCIAL SERVICES AND HARM REDUCTION INSTEAD OF THE CONTINUED CRIMINALIZATION OF THOSE THAT DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO RESOURCES THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 246, ANDREA EPP PEARLIE 247, JANET SCHMIDT 246, TIM SCHAFER 248, LAO OWE ZABACK THE NEXT GROUP WILL BE 250, AMY RUTHERFORD, FOLLOWED BY CHERYL ANDERSON, ARIANNA FELDMAN AND ANDREW JACKSON 250 IS AMY RUTHERFORD ≫ I’M CALLING, I MISSED MY TURN ≫ YES, WHAT WAS YOUR NAME? ≫ TONY CLARK ≫ TAXPAYER’? ≫ YEAH, TONY CLARK ≫ I BELIEVE I IT WAS 238 ≫ GO AHEAD, THANK YOU ≫ MY NAME IS TONY CLARK, I’M HERE TO SUPPORTS THE PEOPLE BUDGETS OF MINNEAPOLIS

AND — WE ALL WITNESSED A NEW AGE LYNCHING BY THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT THE POLICE PUT A NEON GEORGE FLOYD’S NECK WAS THE DAY THEY TOOK AWAY — DEFUND THE POLICE, TO PROVIDE THE MONEY FOR THEM TO USE UNNECESSARY FUNDING FOR MILITARY WEAPONS, EXPENSIVE NEW CARS AND CANINE UNITS AND A DRUG TASK FORCE THE MONEY THAT IS GOING TO THE AREA SHOULD BE PUT TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH AND HOUSING WE DO NOT NEEDS THE POLICE TO RESPOND TO MENTAL HEALTH CALLS I CAN’T CALL THE POLICE TO GIVE ME A WARM PLACE AND I CAN’T CALL THE POLICE IF I NEED MENTAL HEALTH IN A CRISIS THE THING THAT I NEED IN MY LIFE [INDISCERNIBLE] AND CAN’T CALL THE POLICE IF I BELIEVE IT’S NEEDED SO IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT THAT — I’M SORRY, IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT THE POLICE, THEN YOU WOULD ADOPT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET ≫ THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 250 IS AMY RUTHERFORD 251, CHERYL ANDERSON 252, ARIANNA FELDMAN I’LL GO BACK — I DON’T WANT TO TAKE TOO MUCH TIME DOING THIS BUT I DON’T WANT US TO GET ALL OFF HERE WERE THERESA SUTTON, ANDREA EPPERLY, JANET SCHMIDT, TIMOTHY SCHAFFER, LEO ZABACK, AMY RUTHERFORD AND CHERYL ANDERSON 252, ARIANNA FELDMAN 253, ANDREW JACKSON 254, SONIA MYDELS, FOLLOWED BY CARLY BERGMAN, KIRSTIN CAM POST, CONNER CLAUSING AND JEREMIAH GRADY SO 253 IS ANDREW JACKSON 254 IS SONIA MYDELS 255 CARLY BERGMAN ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? THIS IS ANDREW JACKSON ≫ YES, WELCOME, THANK YOU GO AHEAD ≫ HI, YES, I LIVE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS NEAR GEORGE FLOYD SQUARE I’M HERE TONIGHT TO DEMANDS THE DID HE BUDGET HAS A BUDGET THAT — GIVEN HALF THE FUNDING TO THE POLICE IS UNACCEPTABLE WHY WOULD WE CONTINUE TO FUNDS THE POLICE WHEN THEY DO NOT CREATE SAFETY WE NEED REAL LOWS, MORE AFFORDABLE HOUSING, MORE SHELTERS FOR THE HOMELESS, JOBS AND MORE JOB PLACEMENT, MORE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THIS IS WHAT OUR CITY NEEDS TO CREATE REAL SAFETY WE NEED A COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY CONTRACTS AS A MEMBER OF — I’M ASKING FOR THE DID HE TO INVEST 600,000 IN THE CITY CONTRACTS AND SIX INVESTIGATORS FOR LABOR STANDARDS LAWS MORE COPS DO NOT STOP CRIMES OR CREATE SAFETY THEY COME ON — THEY COME AFTER IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE AND THE CRIMES HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED SO OUR CITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN [INDISCERNIBLE] NEEDS TO BE MORE INVESTED INTO BUILDING THINGS AND STOPPING IT BEFORE IT HAPPENS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 254, SONIA MYDELS 255, CARLY BERGMAN 256, KJIRSTHINLY CAMPOS ≫ HELLO? ≫ HELLO, WELCOME ≫ HI, MY NAME IS CARLIE BERGMAN, A RESIDENT OF WARDS 6 THIS SUMMER, WHILE OUR CITY WAS IN UPRISINGS FOLLOWING THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD WAS MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH WHAT MIGHT BE CALLED A DISASTER SCENARIO DISASTER MOVIES HAD TAUGHT ME THAT WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, PEOPLE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHAOS TO HARM EACH OTHER, TAKE WHAT THEY NEED TO SURVIVE AND ABANDON THEIR NEIGHBORS TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES BUT WHAT I LEARNED FIRSTHAND IS THAT THIS IS NOT TRUE I SAW PEOPLE FEEDING EACH OTHER AND NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD BANKS POPPING UP OVERNIGHT LIKE MUSH ROOMS I SAW PEOPLE WORK TIRELESSLY TO SHELTER THEIR UNHOUSED NEIGHBORS

I WAS ON THE BRINK WHEN THE TANKER TRUCK DROVE THROUGH THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE AND I PANICKED BUT STRANGERS HELD MY HAND AND CARRIED MY BIC AND LED ME TO SAFETY WHILE MPD TEAR-GASSED US AS WE LEFT THE BRIDGE THE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE M SUPPORT OF THIS SEEM TO BE SHAPED BY DISASTER MOVIE FEAR WE NEED TO STOP MAKING BUDGETS OUT OF FEAR OF THE PEOPLE I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET OR AT LEAST PART ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL WE NEED TO STOP BELIEVING PEOPLE ARE FUNDAMENTALLY BAD AND START GIVING THEM WHAT THEY NEED TO HALF A GOOD LIFE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ≫ THANK YOU 256, KIRSTEN CAM POST ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ I LIVE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, WARD — I THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS VERY LATE-NIGHT TESTIMONY I UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF MY FELLOW NEIGHBORS WITH THE INCREASE IN CRIME BUT BELIEVING THAT MORE POLICE WILL MAKE EVERYTHING SAFER ASK A 1950s DREAM LAID UPON A 2020s LANDSCAPE THE POLICE HAVE NOT BEEN DEFUNDED, YET CRIME CONTINUES TO INCREASE TO PUMP MORE MONEY WILL NOT MAKE US SAFER THE POLICE SHOULD NOT BE A ONE-SIZE FITZ ALL SOLUTION TO OUR COMMUNITIES’S PROBLEMS THE MPD HAS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THAT THEY DO NOT SERVE AND PROTECT ALL EQUALLY, THEY SERVE WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY AND I DO NOT TRUST THEM TO CREATES A SAFE MINNEAPOLIS FOREALL RESIDENTS, GIVEN THEIR CURRENT TRAINING AND TACTICS IT’S TIME TO DIVEST IN THE POLICE AND SHIFT TO EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS LIKE VIOLENCE PREVENTION, COMMUNITIES-BASED OUTREACH AND MENTAL HEALTH AND DRUG ADDICTION TESTING, ASSURING THERE’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING WE NEED TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THESE PROBLEMS DO NOT LET FEAR OR STATUS QUO FROM HONORING YOUR COMMITMENT FOR CHANGE TO THE CITY OUR SIGHT SENSE DESERVE BETTER AND A SAFER MINNEAPOLIS FOR ALL I URGE YOU TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS PLAN FOR CREATING A TRULY SAFE MINNEAPOLIS THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 257 IS CONNOR CLAUSING, THEN JEREMIAH GRADY, BRIANNA LEE AND MICHAEL TROUT MAN 257 IS CONNOR CLAUSING ≫ HI, THIS IS CONNOR CLAUSING, WARDS 6 I’M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I JUST WANT TO ADDRESS WHAT I THINK IS A BIG FALLACY THAT PEOPLE ARE MAKING THAT THERE IS A CRIME WAVE HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT’S REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THERE’S PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE MINNEAPOLIS IS NOT UNIQUE SO ALL THIS TALK ABOUT MINNEAPOLIS BEING THE SOURCE OF — DEFUNDS THE POLICE BEING THE SOURCE OF THIS HAPPENING IN MINNEAPOLIS IS JUST NOT TRUE IT’S TERRIBLE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING TO OUR NEIGHBORS, THAT THERE’S — THAT THERE’S THINGS — CAR-JACKINGS HAPPENING BUT IT IS NOT CONNECTED IN ANY WAY TO WHAT’S THE DISCUSSION AROUND DEFUNDING THE POLICE THE POLICE, AS PEOPLE HAVE SAID BEFORE, THE POLICE SHOW UP AFTER A CRIME HAPPENS THEY DO NOT PREVENT IT WE WANT TO FEEL LIKE WE HAVE SOME KIND OF CONTROL, I THINK, WHICH IS WHY PROVIDING THE POLICE AND FUNDING THEM FEELS LIKE A GOOD SOLUTION BUT, IN FACT, WHAT WE KNOW FROM RESEARCH AND FROM ACTUALLY LOOKING AT NUMBERS IS THAT PROVIDING PEOPLE WAYS OUT OF POVERTY, PROVIDING FOOD, SHELTER, THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ACTUALLY MAKE PEOPLE SAFE IT’S NOT A MYSTERY, IT’S NOT VERY HARD TO FIGURE OUT THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE TAKEN CARE OF, THAT EVERYBODY DOES BETTER PLEASE, PLEASE FUND A BUDGET THAT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS CITIZENS, THAT DOESN’T USE INCARCERAL SOLUTIONS AND PUNISH AND KILL PEOPLE RATHER THAN ACTUALLY FEEDING, HOUSING AND MAKING THEM SAFE THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 258 IS JEREMIAH GRADES’ 259 IS BRIANNA LEE 260, MICHAEL DROUGHTMAN 261, BRIAN HERRON, THEN JACOB VIRDEN, SUZANNE AGUZMAN, ADD AGREE AN AOCAMPOS, AND SANDY SANCHEZ 261 IS BRIAN HERRON AND FOLKS WILL NEED TO PUSH STAR 6 TO UNMUTE YOUR LINE 262 IS JAKE VIRDEN 263 IS SUZANNA GUZMAN 26 IS ADRIANA OPAMPOS

265 IS SANDRA SANCHEZ 266 IS AARON CHERVENY 267 IS JOSHUA CHRISTIANSON ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD, PLEASE ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS JOSH CHRISTIANSEN, I RESIDE IN WARD 10 I’M CALLING TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET WHICH WILL MOVE FUNDING FROM MPD TO FUNDS VIOLENCE PREVENTIONS NEEDS TO ENSURE RESIDENTS ARE HAVING THEIR NEEDS MET SO THEY CAN THRIVE WE NEED TO STOP CRIMINALIZING HOMELESSNESS WE SHOULD BE FUNDING — AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PREVENTING EVICTIONS REGARDING THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL, I AM FULLY IN SUPPORT OF THAT AND I DO APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS OF COUNCIL MEMBERS BENDER, CUNNINGHAM AND FLETCHER IN THEIR PROPOSAL I THINK AT THE VERY LEAST, IT SHOULD BE PASSED TONIGHT I WOULD PREFER THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS, HOWEVER WE NEED TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF GEORGE FLOYD AND OTHER BLACK MEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND ABUSED BY OUR POLICE FORCE BY OFFERING PUBLIC SAFETY INVESTMENTS THAT PROVIDE SAFETY FOR ALL RESIDENTS I’M LOOKING FORWARDS TO ADDITIONAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE FUTURE REGARDING A CHARTER CHANGE TO RESTRUCTURE OUR PUBLIC SAFETY IN MINNEAPOLIS THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU I’LL JUST GO THROUGH IT IS LAST NAMES OF THE FOLKS WE’VE MISSED SO FAR GRADY, LEE, TROUTMAN, HERRON, VIR DID I KNOW, GUZMAN, OH CAM POST, SANCHEZ AND CHEER VEN’ M MOVE ON THEN STARTING WITH 268, MARTHA SPRIGGS THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DAVID MILLER, DeMARCUS BROOKS AND HANI ALI 268 IS MASH THAT SPRIGGS ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ HELLO, I’M MARTHA SPRIGGS, I LIVE IN THE 13th WARDS AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND I ASK FOR SERIOUS CONSIDERATION OF THAT BUDGET I HAVE LIVED IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR OVER 50 YEARS AND I SPENDS TIME REGULARLY IN MINNEAPOLIS, SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS I ALWAYS FEEL SAFE NOT BECAUSE OF POLICE PRESENCE BUT BECAUSE OF THE TEAM WHO LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS I’VE HAD TO CALL 9- ONE-ON-ONE TO REPORT A CAR THEFT BOTH TIMES — IN ONE CASE I GOT A PARKING TICKET, IT WAS FOUND ABOUT A MILE FROM MY HOUSE, I’M THE ONE WHO FOUND IT THE CURRENTS SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK AND IS NOT COST-EFFECTIVE POLICE DO NOT KEEP US SAFER, THEY KILL PEOPLE IT’S TIME FOR THE DID HE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT A POORLY RUN RACIST POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH UNION LEADERSHIP THAT HAS A MAFIA-LIKE ATTITUDE I’M NOT WILLING TO FUNDS THAT MORE MONEY TO MPD DOES NOT DECREASE CRIME OR INCREASE SAFETY IT’S TIME TO TRANSITION TOWARDS MENTAL PEACE KEEPING SOURCES AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME ≫ THANK YOU ≫ 269 IS DAVID MILLER ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, CAN YOU GO AHEAD? ≫ HI, MY NAME IS DAVID MILLER, WITH ISAIAH THE YOUTH COALITION AND I LIVE IN WARD 1 REPRESENTED BY KEVIN REICH MANY CALLERS TONIGHT SEEM TO BE CONFLATING POLICE PRESENCE WITH PUBLIC SAFETY MANY HAVE SAID THAT POLICE PREVENT CRIME THEY ABSOLUTELY DO NOT BACK IN FEBRUARY, I HAD JUST GOTTEN OFF WORK AND I WAS WAITING FOR THE THREE BUS FLEX TO U.S. BANK STADIUM WHILE I WAS WAITINGS, A PERSON CAME UP TO ME, PUNCHED ME AND SHOVED ME TEETH GROUNDS WHILE HE WAS TRYING TO TAKE MY PHONE AND WALLET WHILE I WAS BEING ASSUALTSED BY THAT MAN, A MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CAR DROVE PAST ME ON 4th STREET FEET AWAY, THEY WARNED IT HAPPEN, THEY DID NOT STOP, THEY DID NOT HELP THEY KEPT DRIVING WHILE I WAS BEING ASSAULTED, THE POLICE DID NOT PREVENTS THAT CRIME AND THEY DIDN’T EVEN STOP IT THEY ENABLE CRIME AND THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT US AS RESIDENTS I KNOW MY STORY IS ONE OF MANY THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT CRIME IS TO ELIMINATE POVERTY I DONALD KNOW MANY PEOPLE WHO FEEL SAFE AROUND POLICE AND HONESTLY MOST PEOPLE I HAVE TALKED TO AND KNOW FEEL LESS SAFE WHEN POLICE ARE AROUND, MYSELF INCLUDED PROTECT YOUR CONSTITUENTS BY DEFUNDS YOU KNOW THE POLICE, SWITCH TO A COMMUNITIES-LED PUBLIC SAFETY THAT ACTUALLY CARES FOR OUR RESIDENTS AND DOESN’T WATCH THEM GET ASSAULTED MOVE FUNDING TO HOUSING, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION, AND I’M ESPECIALLY TALKING TO YOU, REPRESENTATIVE KEVIN

REICH, YOU’RE MY CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AND I’M FULLY EXPECTING YOU TO DO THAT THANK YOU ≫ [SILENCE] ≫ YOU’RE ON MUTE ≫ THANK YOU, Mr. CLERK 270 IS DeMARCUS BROOKS 271 IS HANI ALI ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, HELLO ≫ HELLO ≫ YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU ≫ HELLO, I’M HANI ALI, A RESIDENT OF MINNEAPOLIS AND A STATEWIDE OF ALANDO CANO IN WARDS 9 I’M HERE TO EXPRESS SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS TRUE JUSTICE WILL NOT COME FROM SYSTEMS THAT WERE CREATED TO DISENFRANCHISE AND KILL BLACK PEOPLE JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD AND MANY OTHER VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF POLICE VIOLENCE MEANS A COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION OF HOW WE RESOURCE THIS COMMUNITY AND OUR COLLECTIVE WELL-, I HOPE OUR CITY COUNCIL CAN SEE THESE TESTIMONIES IN SUPPORT OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR WHAT THEY TRULY ARE, A DESPERATE ATTEMPT BY RACIST AND CLASSIST MINNEAPOLIS RESIDENTS TO CONTINUE TO LIVE COMFORTABLY WHILE A VIOLENT WHITE SUPREMIST FORCE CONTINUES TO BRUTALIZE BLACK PEOPLE THE FEAR COMING FROM THESE FOLKS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE DECADES OF OPPRESSION FACED BY BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES I KNOW CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS CAN IT WAS JUST MONTHS AGO THAT MY CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALONG WITH ANDREA JENKINS AND ANDREW JOHNSON DID JUST THAT I URGE YOU TO KEEP WITH YOUR WALLS AND MORE OR LESS LIKE YOU DID THAT ONE SUMMER DAY IN POWDER HORN PARK I DEMANDS THAT OUR CITY PUT OUR HEALTH FIRST, PRIORITIZE PEOPLE OVER PROFIT, FUNDS PREVENTION NOT PUNISHMENT AND HELP COMMUNITIES THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE I CONDEMN THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL, I COMMEND — SORRY, I COMMENDS THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN WHICH WOULD PROVIDE THE RIGHT RESPONSE TO CALLS FOR HELP AND EFFECTIVELY PREVENT [INDISCERNIBLE] CYCLES OF VIOLENCE ≫ THANK YOU AND HANI, PLEASE EMAIL THE REST IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO HEAR IT 272 IS LEX HORAN THEN WE’LL HAVE SARAH PAW COLICKY, HEDY TRIPP AND — [Overlapping Conversation] ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ GREAT GOOD EVENING, I’M LEX HORAN, I LIVE IN WARD 9, IN THE PHILLIPS NEIGHBORHOODS I’M ALSO HERE TONIGHT TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS AND PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IS THE BARE MINIMUM THAT I EXPECT FROM THE CITY COUNCIL WE’VE BEEN TALKING A LOT TONIGHT ABOUT VIOLENCE, IT’S UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANYONE IN OUR CITY TO EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE, WHETHER THAT’S VIOLENCE THAT COMES FROM THE POLICE OR OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS, IT’S NOT THE CITY THAT ANY OF US WANT TO LIVE IN YEAH, WE’RE HEARING THE STORIES OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE TONIGHT THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ANYBODY BUT I THINK IN RESPONSE TO THAT VIOLENCE, WHAT I WANT US TO ASK IS WHY IS IT HAPPENING AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING TO WORK TO STOP IT MPD HAS HAD MORE THAN 150 YEARS TO DO THAT AND RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE MORE MONEY THAN THEY’VE EVER HAD BEFORE BUT HERE WE ARE WITH THESE REALLY CURIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT VIOLENCE IN OUR CITY IF POLICING WAS GOING TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED ALREADY I’M GOING TO NAME THAT MOST OF THE VIOLENCE THAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE COMES FROM PEOPLE THEY KNOW THERE ARE REALLY SCARY ATTACKS THAT CAN HAPPEN FROM STRANGERS BUT THEY HAPPEN A LOT LESS OFTEN THAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE OR INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO KNOW EACH OTHER WHEN PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY STRANGERS IN THE U.S., A THIRDS OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY POLICE AND THIS INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, POLICE — ≫ WRAP UP ≫ IT TAKES COURAGE TO MOVE OUR MONEY OUT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUT I BELIEVE IN US THANK YOU ≫ ≫ THANK YOU 273 IS SARAH PAW COLICKY ≫ HI, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ OKAY, THANK YOU MY NAME IS SARAH PAW COLICKY WITH THE ISAIAH COALITION AND I LIVE AS A GRADUATES STUDENT IN THE HOMES DISTRICTS I BELIEVE THAT PUBLIC SAFETY SHOULD FUNCTION WELL FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY AND THE WAY THE SYSTEM CURRENTLY FUNCTIONS, FOLKS WHO HAVE BEEN MOST OPPRESSED HISTORICALLY BY RACISM AND COLONIALISM ARE MOST AFFECTED BY POLICE SALES THAT IS UNSEPTSABLE ONGOING POLICE VIOLENCE IN MINNEAPOLIS HAS LED TO A LOSS OF PUBLIC TRUST I’M WHITE AND SO I HAVE THE LEAST TO FEAR FROM THE POLICE STILL WHEN MPD ENTERED MY APARTMENT BUILDING TO ARREST A BLACK NEIGHBOR MY FIRST YEAR OF LIVING HERE BEFORE GEORGE FLOYD WAS MURDERED, I ALREADY NEW THAT POLICE PRESENCE DIDN’T MAKE ME, MY BUILDING OR NEIGHBORHOODS

SAFER INSTEAD OF FEELING REASSURED BY POLICE PRESENCE OR CONFIDENT IN THEIR ABILITY TO CARRY OUT JUSTICE, I FELT IMPELLED TO STANDS IN THE HALLWAY TO MAKE SURE MY NEIGHBOR WAS SAFE AND THAT THE SEVERAL HEAVILY ARMED POLICE OFFICERS DIDN’T HURTS HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE WASN’T RESISTING ARREST WE AS NEIGHBORS ARE ALREADY TRYING TO KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE AND TOO OFTEN WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE FROM THE POLICE I HAVE FRIENDS WHO HAVE AVOIDED REPORTING ABUSE BECAUSE THEY’RE AS AFRAID OF THE POLICE RESPONSE AS THEY ARE OF THEIR ABUSER THAT’S NOT A MODEL OF PUBLIC SAFETY THAT IS WORTHY OF ONGOING SUPPORT AND I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS A BUDGET THAT PRIORITIZES A VISION OF SAFETY BEYOND POLICING THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ 274, HEEDS’ TRIPP ≫ MADAM CHAIR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACIOUSNESS AND CITY COUNCIL WHO I’M SURE ARE ALL AWAKE, STILL MY NAME IS HED’ TRIPP, MY CHILDREN AND I HAVE HOMES IN MINNEAPOLIS AS A PROUD ASIAN AMERICAN ELDER, I SUPPORT THE — BUDGETS LIKE THE MINNEAPOLIS PEOPLE’S BUDGET THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BY BLACK, INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES FROM ALL OVER MINNEAPOLIS AND ADDRESSES ALSO THE MANY POLICE MYTHS THAT WE’VE BEEN HEARING, LIKE MORE POLICE, LESS CRIME THAT’S A MYTH THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET ALSO OUTLINES DIVESTMENT FROM VIOLENT POLICING RESPONSES, LIKE SURVEILLANCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTERS, MILITARIZATION, MURDERS [INDISCERNIBLE] PROGRAMS SERVED BY OTHER PROFESSIONALS AND INSTEAD WE HAVE TO INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES IN MINNEAPOLIS AS A NECESSARY STEP TO REPAIRING THE HARM THAT POLICE HAVE PERPETUATED SINCE IT IS INCEPTION MPD HAS A TRACK RECORDS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM AND VIOLENCE THEY RECEIVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, REREIN OF THE CITY, YESTERDAY AS YOU HEARD OVER AND OVER GANG, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL FEEL UNSAFE WE CAN’T AFFORDS TO PUT MONEY INTO WHAT DOES NOT WORK WE DIDN’T ACCORD TO REPEAT THE SAME APPROACH AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULTS ≫ TIME TO WRAP UP ≫ WE CAN MAKE MINNEAPOLIS A SAFE AND A MODEL CITY IF WE INVEST ≫ THANK YOU ≫ 275 IS ELLIOTT ALTBALM, THAT WILL BE FOLDS BY PATRICK STAGGER, DAYS’ JONES, JONATHAN STEGALL AND MARCH JAN SIR DAR ≫ HELLO, CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ HI, I’M ELLIOTT ALT BALM, WITH THE ISAIAH YOUNG ADULT COALITION I THINK MOST OF US ARE HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE WE LOVE OUR CITY AND THE PEOPLE WHO CALL THIS PLACE HOME WE WERE WHITE, BLACK OR BROWN, WE WANT TO LIVE OUR LIVES WITH DIGNITY AND IT’S CLEAR OUR CURRENT PROGRAM ISN’T WORKING ALL PUBLIC SAFETY IS BUILT ON PUBLIC TRUST, AND JACOB FREY’S POLICE DEPARTMENTS BROKE THAT TRUST WHEN THEY KILLED GEORGE FLOYD AND JACOB FREY’S POLICE DEPARTMENTS HAS BEEN IN A SLOUGHDOWN ALL SUMMER AND FALL IN RETALIATION AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF OUR CITY FOR OUR SIMPLE DEMAND FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN A HORRIFIC MURDERS AND ABUSE OF POWER SO I WAS REALLY ENCOURAGED TO SEE THE PROPOSAL FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS CUNNINGHAM, FLETCHER AND BENDER, TO SHIFT THE SAFETY FROM THOSE WHO ARE KILLING MEMBERS OF OUR CITY INSTEAD WE CAN FUNDAMENTAL HEALTH RESPONDERS AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A HOME OF THEIR OWN I’M CURIOUS, WHY WOULDN’T THE MAYOR WANT TO SHIFT THE DUTIES FROM A POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT’S CLEARLY UNWILLING AND UNABLE TO PERFORM THOSE DUTIES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE CITY I REALLY URGE THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL TO SUPPORTS THESE PROPOSED CHANGES AND LOOK FORWARD TO COUNCIL COMING TOGETHER TO PASS THEM WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AND THIS IS A GREAT FIRST STEP 276 IS PATRICK STAIGER 267, DAYS’ JONES ≫ HI, CAN YOU LARRY ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ MY NAME IS DAYS’ AND I’M WITH ISAIAH YOUTH COALITION AND I LIVE IN WARDS 10 I WANT TO BE A PART OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT CREATES WELL-BEING AND SAFETY FOR EVERYONE BUT OUR POLICE DEPARTMENTS IS CLEARLY FAILING TOO MANY PEOPLE WHILE SOME RICH AND WHITE PEOPLE MAY FEEL THAT THE POLICE KEEP THEM SAFE, THERE ARE BETTER WAYS TO CREATE COMMUNITY SAFETY THAN MANY OTHERS ON THIS CALL HAVE ALSO OUTLINED I WORK AS A HOUSING ADVOCATE ALONGSIDE PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS INSTEAD OF THE POLICE, I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS A BUDGET THAT PRIORITIZES HOUSING FOR OUR NEIGHBORS, RATHER THAN PAYING THE POLICE TO PUSH PEOPLE AROUND THE CITY AND INVESTING IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND OTHER INITIATIVES AROUND

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE AND ECONOMIC RELEASE INITIATIVES THAT WILL ENSURE THE WELL-BEING AND CARE OF EACH COMMUNITY MEMBER THE SAFETY FOR ALL BUDGETS IS A START BUT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS THAT MANY HAVE ALSO ADDS VO INDICATED FOR MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL INVEST IN SAFETY AND SOLUTIONS BEYOND POLICING THANK YOU 278, JONATHAN SSTEGALL 279, MARJAAN SIRDAR 280, LAURA VAN LUVEN 281 — ≫ HI, JONATHAN HERE I THINK I JUST GOT UNMUTED ≫ OKAY, NO PROBLEM GO AHEAD, JONATHAN ≫ ALL RIGHT, HI I’M JONATHAN, I LIVE IN WARD 8 AND I CARE ABOUT SAFETY AND HARM IN OUR CITY INCLUDING THE HARM THAT WAS DONE TO GEORGE FLOYD AND THE PEOPLE WHO ROSE UP AFTER HIS MURDERS AND THAT’S WHY I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGETS THERE IS A HISTORY OF MPD AND THE SCHOOL LARS AND ORGANIZERS TEACH US THAT WE DON’T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS [INDISCERNIBLE] POLICING IS NOT TO PREVENT HARM, IT IS AT MOST TO RESPONDS TO IT AFTER IT HAPPENS WE INSTEAD COULD [INDISCERNIBLE] THE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PEOPLE’S SAFETY AS WE MOVED BEYOND THIS PANDEMIC, WE CAN CARE FOR PEOPLE’S HEALTH IN NEW WAYS, INVEST IN SAFE HOUSING AND WORKER PROTECTION, PREVENT HARM TO IT AND TRANSFORMATION — BUILD A BETTER FUTURE WE DON’T HAVE TO KEEP INVESTING AS MUCH MONEY IN THE DAILY VIOLENCE OF POLICING WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO LEADS TO MORE CRISIS MOMENTS LIKE THE MURDERS OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE VIOLENT ESCALATION AND RETALIATION THAT THE POLICE HAVE DONE SINCE THEN WE CAN TAKE INTO ACCOUNT HARMS THAT EXIST AND WHAT THEY’RE CAUSED BY AND RESPOND TO THAT INSTEAD OUR CITY SHOULD AT LEAST PASSION PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PROPOSAL IT BEGINS TO MOVE TOWARD SAFETY AND CARE FOR ALL OF US ESPECIALLY BLACK AND OTHER COMMUNITIES THAT MISSING HAS FAILED AND I APPRECIATE THAT THIS PROPOSAL BEGINS TO MOVE 9-1-1 RESPONSE OUT OF MPD’S — HANDLING IT AND IT BEGINS A DEEP INVESTMENT IN THE PREVENTION OF AND INTERVENTION OF VIOLENCE BY COMMUNITY-LED STRATEGIES THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU ≫ 279, MARJAAN SIRDAR 280, LAURA VAN LUVEN 281, DEVIN HOGAN 282, PATRICK HANDILY ≫ YES, HELLO, THIS IS PATRICK HANDS LEE THE CRIME IN MINNEAPOLIS IS OUTS OF CONTROL AND I FULLY SUPPORT A FULLY STAFFED POLICE DEPARTMENT AND, AT THE SAME TIME, I ALSO WOULD SAY THAT PART OF THE BENDER PLAN CAN BE FUNDED FROM A LOT OF VARIOUS OTHER PARTS OF THE BUDGET, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF TWO THAT WE CAN DO BUT I DON’T THINK — NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO FUNDS THE BENDER PLAN THANK YOU VERY MUCH ≫ THANK YOU LET’S SEE WE HAD TO SKIP A FEW PEOPLE SO WE’RE ON 283, LAWRENCE SHOW NECKER THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ALICKS HE IS COLLINS, NATHAN ROBERTS, DAVID HAZDY AND TAYLOR DAIELLO ≫ I MISSED MY TURN, CAN I SPEAK IN ≫ WHO IS THIS SPEAKING? ≫ THIS IS JAKE VIRDEN ≫ OH, YEP, GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU I JUST WANTED TO BRING SOMETHING TO THE SURFACE, ONE — I’M CALLING IN SUPPORT OF THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET I LIVE IN WARD 9 I HAVEN’T HEARD MENTION OF THE DEEP CRIMINALITY AND CORRUPTION PRESENT INSIDE OF MPD, NOT ONLY DID THEY MURDERS GEORGE FLOYD IN BROAD DAYLIGHT ON THE A BUSY INTERSECTION, WHAT ABOUT THE 1700 UNTESTED RAPE KITS THAT THE MPD JUSTICE REGARDED, TO FORCED KETAMINE INJECTIONS, THE MANY INSTANCES OF EVIDENCE TAMPERING, ROBBERY, ASSAULT, ET CETERA, THAT OUR FAMILIES HAD TO DEAL WITH FROM MPD WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO FACE CONSEQUENCES FOR THEIR ACTION THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET IDENTIFIES $56 MILLION IN CUTS WE COULD MAKE NOW WITHOUT NEEDING PERMISSION FROM THE CHARTER COMMISSION OR FINDING REPLACEMENT SERVICES IN THE CITY BUDGET THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL CUTS AND THAT’S WHAT I HEAR SUPPORT FOR ON THIS CALL I LIVE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS, I’M NOT AFRAID OF MY NEIGHBORS, I SEE STRONG, RESILIENT PEOPLE AROUND ME I REGISTER A FEAR IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND IT’S

THE FEAR OF HOUSING INSECURITIES, CAN WE PAY RENTS NEXT MONTH OR THE OUR NEIGHBORS WHO HAVE BEEN LOCKED OUT OF HOUSING, WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO SLEEP? WE NEED TO MOVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AWAY FROM POLICE AND INTO PUBLIC HOUSING ≫ THANK YOU SPEAKER 283, LAWRENCE? 286, DAVID HADDY ≫ HELLO, I WAS 219, IS IT OKAY IF I GO? ≫ YES, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME AND GO AHEAD ≫ DAN YURICK, A RESIDENT OF WARD 11 I REALLY WANT TO SAY ONE THING THAT’S HAPPENING I DON’T BELIEVE HAS BEEN MENTIONED MUCH IS THE FACT THAT THE NUMEROUS BUSINESSES THAT ARE LEAVING OUR CITY BECAUSE OF THE CRIME THAT IS OCCURRING, THE DOWNTOWN COUNCIL DID A STUDY EARLIER THIS YEAR, IN JUNE, AND THERE WERE 27 LARGE BUSINESSES PLANNING ON LEAVING THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA BECAUSE OF THE CRIME THAT’S OUT OF CONTROL AND ALSO PEOPLE ARE LEAVING THE CITY, MOVING OUT BECAUSE OF THE CRIME AND IF WE LOSE THIS TAX BASE OF ALL THESE BUSINESSES AND PEOPLE, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORDS ANYTHING BY ALL MEANS, WE NEED TO REFORM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUT WE HAVE SOME PROBLEMS AS RELATES TO CRIMES THAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED NOW SO I THINK WE SHOULD FOCUS ON THAT FIRST AND THEN GO INTO THE REFORM ASPECT OF THINGS IT CAN BE DONE, IT’S BEEN DONE IN LOS ANGELES, IT’S BEEN DONE IN SAN FRANCISCO, WHERE THERE’S BETTER TRAINING AROUND DE-ESCALATION, HIRING THE RIGHT PEOPLE, GETTING THE WRONG PEOPLE OUT OF THE POLICE FORCE THERE ARE PROVEN TACTICS TO MAKE A WRONG POLICE DEPARTMENT RIGHT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT PROVE IT CAN BE DONE WE JUST HAVEN’T HAD THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN CHARGE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT ≫ THANK YOU SO WE’RE BACK AT SPEAKER 286, DAVID HADDY ≫ CAN YOU HEAR ME? ≫ YES, GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU MY NAME IS DAVID HADDY, I LIVE IN WARD 5 MANY CALLERS TONIGHT HAVE MADE THE POINT THAT THE POLICE ARE CURRENTLY FULLY FUNDED, BUT HAVE THEY BEEN PROPERLY AND SUFFICIENTLY FUNDED? IN 2019, 6,776 PRIORITY ONE 9-1-1 CALLS HAD NO OFFICERS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TO RESPOND HOW MANY CALLS WILL GO UNANSWERED IN 2020? CHIEF ARRADONDO REQUESTED 400 MORE OFFICERS FOR PATROLS BUT WAS DENIED NOW YOU WANT TO FURTHER HANDCUFF HIS WORK DEFUNDS ADVOCATE — SAN FRANCISCO, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, ARE A SUCCESS IN REALLOCATION AND REFORM BUT DO NOT MENTION THOSE CITIES’ OFFICER TO CITIZEN RATIOS SAN FRANCISCO’S — FOR 881,000 RESIDENTS, MPD WOULD EXPANDS TO 1,000 3028 OFFICERS FOR CAMDEN’S 70,000 RESIDENTS, MPD WOULD TRIPLE DURING THE HISTORIC UPTICK IN VIOLENCE, WHY PRESENTED AS A BINARY CHOICE WHY CAN’T YOU SUPPORTS BOTH THE STRATEGY FOR REFORM WHILE ALSO EXPANDING MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING AND OTHER SERVICES FOR OUR OTHER RESIDENTS POLICE SUPPORT THE MAYOR’S BUDGET THANK YOU ≫ THANK YOU 287 IS TAYLOR DAIELLO THEN WE HAVE LAURA McKINLEY FREDERICK SMITH ALLISON TOWNLEY AND FRANK BLOUNT ≫ HI, THIS IS TAYLOR DAIELLO ≫ GO AHEAD ≫ THANK YOU I LIVE IN WARD 10 I’M A MILLION OF THE MINNESOTA NURSES ASSOCIATION AND I SUPPORT THE PEOPLE’S BUDGET AS AN E.R NURSE, I’VE SEEN FIRSTHANDS THE TRAUMA THAT COMMUNITY MEMBERS EXPERIENCE WHEN POLICE RESPONDS TO CALLS THAT ARE OUTSIDE THEIR SCOPE OF PRACTICE, LIKE MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HOMELESSNESS I’VE CARED FOR PATIENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED INJURIES DUE TO POLICE VIOLENCE AND FAILURE TO DEESCALATE MENTAL HEALTH CRISES AND HAVE HAD TO PERFORM LIFE-SAVING MEASURES AFTER THE POLICE COERCE EMS INTO OVER-SEDATING PATIENTS GENERALLY THESE PATIENTS ARE BLACK OR BROWN AND ALREADY A TARGET OF THE VIOLENCE I’VE WATCHED THOSE POLICE OFFICERS SPENDS HOURS IN THE E.R PERFORMING UNFEELING CLERICAL WORK IN THE NAME OF TAKING A SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT AND HAVE WATCHED POLICE OFFICERS EFFECTIVELY DUMP UNHOUSED RESIDENTS AT THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE WEALTHY BUSINESS OWNERS WERE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THEM SEEKING SHELTER IN THEIR LOBBIES DURING FRIGID WINTERS

POLICE PRESENCE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THESE NOT PRISONED PREVENTED ANY CRIME OR KEPT ANYONE SAFER THESE EXPERIENCES HAVE SERVED TO HARASS, HARM, AN * AND TRAUMATIZE PEOPLE DURING CRITICAL POINTS IN THEIR LIVES MANY OF YOU STOOD IN POWDERHORN PARK AND REMAJOR POLICING IN MINNEAPOLIS PARTS ONE AND TWO OF THE SAFETY FOR ALL PLAN ARE A SMALL FRACTION OF THE LARGER CHANGES THAT WE NEEDS AS OUTLINED IN THE BUDGET COMMUNITY SAFETY EXISTS WHEN EVERYBODY IS GUARANTEE ED AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, SAFER AND DIG ANY IF I HAD SHELTER, FOOD, TREATMENT FOR ADDICTION PROBLEMS AND — PLEASE MAKE GOOD ON YOUR PROMISE AND BEGIN THE WORK OF DIVESTING FROM THE POLICE AND INVESTING IN THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF MINNEAPOLIS ≫ THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY [CAPTIONS WILL BE ENDING NOW]