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Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41


Subject
Appointments to the Public Safety Coordinating Council

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: Ava Ehde, Director
Neighborhood Services, Ext. 3974

Contact: Dr. Renese M. Remy, Criminal Justice Policy Coordinator
Neighborhood Services, Ext. 3722



Action Requested

Accept letters of appointment to the Public Safety Coordinating Council for Judge Lon Arend - Circuit Court; Judge Heather Doyle - County Court.

Approve the appointment of the State Probation Circuit Administrator, or a member designated by the State Probation Circuit Administrator, to be appointed to a 4-year term, effective October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024.

Approve the appointment of the Director of any County Probation or Pre-Trial Intervention Program, to be appointed to a 4-year term, effective October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024.

Approve the appointment of the director of a local substance abuse treatment program, or a member designated by the director, to be appointed to a 4-year term, effective October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024, specifically, Centerstone.

Approve the appointment of representatives from county and state jobs programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims, appointed by the chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners to 4-year terms, October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024, specifically, the Bradenton Police Department and Manatee County Drug Court.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statute 951.26

Resolution R-12-212



Background Discussion

The Public Safety Coordinating Council is established by legislative action under Florida Statute 951.26.  Resolution R-12-212, implementing the statutes in Manatee County, outlines the membership for the Public Safety Coordinating Council.

 951.26 Public safety coordinating councils.—

(1) Each board of county commissioners shall establish a county public safety coordinating council for the county or shall join with a consortium of one or more other counties to establish a public safety coordinating council for the geographic area represented by the member counties.

(a)1. The public safety coordinating council for a county shall consist of:

a. The state attorney, or an assistant state attorney designated by the state attorney.

b. The public defender, or an assistant public defender designated by the public defender.

c. The chief circuit judge, or another circuit judge designated by the chief circuit judge.

d. The chief county judge, or another county judge designated by the chief county judge.

e. The chief correctional officer.

f. The sheriff, or a member designated by the sheriff, if the sheriff is not the chief correctional officer.

g. The state probation circuit administrator, or a member designated by the state probation circuit administrator, to be appointed to a 4-year term.

h. The chairperson of the board of county commissioners, or another county commissioner as designee.

i. If the county has such program available, the director of any county probation or pretrial intervention program, to be appointed to a 4-year term.

j. The director of a local substance abuse treatment program, or a member designated by the director, to be appointed to a 4-year term.

k. Representatives from county and state jobs programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims, appointed by the chairperson of the board of county commissioners to 4-year terms.

The Chair of the Board of County Commissioners appoints the Commission representative. Additionally, Section 951.26 and Resolution R-12-212 allow the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to appoint representatives from county and state job programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims. Every seat is permanent in nature with the possible exception of the very last category, (k) Representatives from county and state jobs programs and other community groups who work with offenders and victims, appointed by the chairperson of the board of county commissioners to 4-year terms. This category is not position-specific but requires appointments by the chair of the county commission every 4 years.

The attached matrix lists all Public Safety Coordinating Council members.  Those individuals whose names are highlighted will be appointed by this action (Stephanie Ditroia for State Probation Administrator, Jennifer Burgh for County Probation, Melissa Larkin-Skinner for Centerstone; Alfred James for Drug Court; and Melanie Bevan, for the Bradenton Police Department).



County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
Palmer

Instructions to Board Records

Return copy of approved agenda package to Renese Remy, renese.remy@mymanatee.org.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
-0-

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
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Attachment:  2020-2024 PSCC MEMBERSHIP.pdf
Attachment:  PSCC Resolution R12-212.pdf
Attachment:  PSCC Appointment Judges 2020.pdf
Attachment:  PSCC Appointments Attorney Memo.pdf