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File #: R-20-123   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council
Final action: 2/17/2021
Enactment date: 3/10/2021 Enactment #: R-2021-008
Title: F/S Directing That A Policy Or Procedure Be Developed To Address Instances Of Unexpected Departure, Unavailability Or Incapacity Of The Albuquerque Police Chief; Requiring Recruitment Updates For A Permanent Chief When A Vacancy Exists (Bassan, Jones)
Attachments: 1. R-123.pdf, 2. R-123 Approved Floor Substitute.pdf, 3. FS R-123Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/10/2021 City Clerk Published  Action details
2/26/2021 Mayor Not Signed by the Mayor  Action details
2/23/2021 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
2/17/2021 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
2/17/2021 City Council AmendedPass Action details
2/1/2021 City Council Postponed as SubstitutedPass Action details
2/1/2021 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
1/20/2021 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
1/12/2021 Public Safety Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
12/15/2020 Public Safety Committee PostponedPass Action details
12/7/2020 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
12/7/2020 President Referred  Action details
CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S R-20-123 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Brook Bassan & Trudy Jones


RESOLUTION
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F/S Directing That A Policy Or Procedure Be Developed To Address Instances Of Unexpected Departure, Unavailability Or Incapacity Of The Albuquerque Police Chief; Requiring Recruitment Updates For A Permanent Chief When A Vacancy Exists (Bassan, Jones)
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DIRECTING THAT A POLICY OR PROCEDURE BE DEVELOPED TO ADDRESS INSTANCES OF UNEXPECTED DEPARTURE, UNAVAILABILITY OR INCAPACITY OF THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE CHIEF; REQUIRING RECRUITMENT UPDATES FOR A PERMANENT CHIEF WHEN A VACANCY EXISTS.
WHEREAS, the City Charter requires that certain key appointments by the Mayor be presented to the City Council for confirmation; and
WHEREAS, the Chief of the Albuquerque Police Department is one such appointment requiring confirmation by the City Council because of its critical importance to the welfare of the City; and
WHEREAS, per the City Charter, a Police Chief must be presented to the City Council for confirmation within 45 days after the Mayor takes office or after a vacancy is filled; and
WHEREAS, the police chief is of particular importance and relevance because of the current and pressing demands on the department, including the DOJ reform process, understaffing, and elevated crime; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding that the Charter prescribes a timeframe for presentation of a Chief to the Council after a vacancy is filled, the City Council has not previously considered policies aimed at promoting continuity of leadership within APD; and
WHEREAS, the officers and staff of the Albuquerque Police Department, together with the residents of Albuquerque, should be provided with reasonable assurances and predictability about the continuity of steady leadership within the Police Department;
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
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