Public invited to share thoughts on proposed police reform plan before Wednesday’s Common Council meeting

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There will be an opportunity for local residents to comment on the Rome Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan Draft at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, during a special session held one hour before the start of the city’s regular Common Council meeting.

The special session will
be conducted remotely via Webex audio stream via
telephone call-in at 1-408-418-9388, Access Code 129 714 0464#.

All members of the public who wish to speak during the hearing portion of the meeting must register in advance with the City Clerk’s Office using his or her full name, mailing address, email address and telephone number, no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Residents must call 315-339-7659 by the deadline to register to speak.

All participants must have internet access with a PC computer or equivalent device, such as a smartphone or tablet in order to participate.

The regular Common Council meeting will follow the public comment period for the police reform draft at 7 p.m.

While held separately, access to the public hearing and regular session may be accessed through the same call-in number and access code.

Those wishing to attend must register by contacting the City Clerk’s Office, and submit any questions or comments by 3 p.m. that day.

On the agenda for the regular meeting is a resolution naming a local responsible official for purposes of representing the city to the state Department of Transportation for the Seifert Road and Floyd Avenue bridge state projects.

There is also a resolution authorizing payment of $32,224 to Rome Art and Community Center.

Previously tabled resolutions will also be considered, including authorizing Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo to execute an agreement with Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department, as well as Stanwix Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

Two ordinances will also be up for authorization: the discontinuance of the paper alley known as Butternut Street, and authorizing the sale of the city-owned
property known as Butternut Street.

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