This meeting provided an incredibly helpful forum to prepare for the Baltimore County district 6 meeting with their councilmember about the Police Accountability Board nomination process. Fresh off of a productive meeting with Baltimore City council member Conway to discuss concerns around Facial Recognition Technology, the city district 4 folks were able to offer lots of great advice. We also prepared to attend the upcoming Local Control Advisory Board meeting and a town hall on the police commissioner nomination, especially focusing on making sure a set of questions from CJSJ get asked. Other events we're looking forward to participating in include the BTEC petition drive advocating for the creation of a regional transport authority, as well as some SURJ National phonebanking to support the re-election of KY governor Beshear.
This month we made some great progress on creating helpful intro resources for new members. We also continued to discuss a collaboration with BRIDGE Maryland and are working on scheduling a meeting with their leadership when they return from their August break. We discussed the latest BaltCo PAB meeting and confirmed a meeting with Council Member Ertel to discuss the continued PAB vacancy in the 6th county district. We wrapped up by discussing an upcoming legislator forum, which we decided that we’d be happy to volunteer for if any of our accountability partners wanted to take part in hosting the event.