Communication Advisory Commission on July 6, 2020
6 p.m., Regular Session
Zoom meeting platform
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically, so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected]
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- Call to Order
- Roll Call
- Approval of the Agenda
- Election of Chair and Vice Chair, terms through June 30, 2021
- Public Comment
- Staff Report
- Public Access Provider Policy Update
- Working Title: I Am North Liberty
- Old Business
- New Business
1. Call to Order
Commissioner Fields called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. New commissioner Mike Nicholls was welcomed.
2. Roll Call
In attendance were commissioners Wells, Fields, Bevins and Nicholls. The fifth commission seat is vacant. Also in attendance were Nick Bergus, Jillian Miller and Derek Blackman.
3. Approval of the Agenda
Wells moved, Bevins seconded, to approve past meeting minutes. The motion passed with all in favor.
4. Election of Chair and Vice Chair, terms through June 30, 2021
Wells nominated Fields to continue as Chair. Bevins seconded. Fields nominated Bevins as Vice Chair, Wells seconded. Nominations were approved with all in favor.
5. Public Comment
None was received.
6. Staff Report
Bergus provided an overview of recent public messaging and response, including COVID-19 safety precautions, the fireworks ordinance, and racial injustice and social equity. Staff is exploring what action items can be taken to push the racial injustice conversation forward.
Miller has been working on alternative plans for North Liberty Blues & BBQ.
Staff hosted a virtual Project Open House event.
Fields inquired about what the NLPD has initiated for positive community engagement as it relates to social equity. Bergus shared that he and Chief Venenga are beginning conversations of what police community engagement can look like amidst the pandemic.
7. Public Access Provider Policy Update
Bergus provided an overview of the policy as it sits currently and proposed a modification. The amendment would require a local sponsor, meaning someone with residence in Johnson County, for any programming submitted from outside sources to ensure that the content is relevant for our community. Fields asked for a motion to accept the policy addition. Bevins moved and Wells seconded. Amendment was approved with all in favor.
8. Working Title: I Am North Liberty
Bergus and Miller provided an overview of a storytelling series inspired by the City of Denver that the department is considering producing for North Liberty. This series would cover residents’ stories of social and racial injustice. In the future, the series could cover a variety of topics. The commission discussed recruitment tactics, future topic ideas and timeline for the project.
9. Old Business
There was none.
10. New Business
There was none.
Bevins moved, Wells seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 6: p.m. the motion passed with all voting in favor. The next meeting is scheduled for August 3, 2020, at 6 p.m.