The Tulsa City Council announced the date and panelists for the first of four special meetings on select topics from the City of Tulsa's 2018 and 2019 Equality Indicators reports.
The first special meeting will cover the report’s findings regarding racial and gender disparities in police arrests of juveniles on Wednesday, June 26, in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 110 E. 2nd St. The Council will hear from and ask questions of panelists of experts and community representatives.
This special meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., after the conclusion of an abbreviated, regularly scheduled Council meeting at 5 p.m. in City Hall.
The panelists for the first meeting are: Doris L. Fransein, former chief judge of Tulsa County Juvenile Court; Melanie Poulter, Community Service Council; Paula Royce, Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau; Greg Robinson, citizen representative; and Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish and Officer Jesse Guardiola from the Tulsa Police Department.
In March, Councilors voted to take citizen comments and suggested questions on the equality indicator topics one week in advance of each special meeting. The early public comment period will allow the Council to incorporate citizen feedback into its panel discussions. Public input for the first topic will be received during the regular Wednesday Council meeting on June 19 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.