The Public Safety Advisory Committee is established by ordinance of the City of West Linn, codified as Chapter 2.450 of the Municipal Code. Its purpose is to advise and make recommendations to the Chief of Police and the City Council regarding public safety needs in the City and within its Urban Growth Boundary . The Public Safety Advisory Committee does not review allegations and inquiries related to the actions of individual police officers. The committee:
(1) Reviews and make recommendations on community livability concerns related to crime prevention and traffic safety issues that affect public safety and the neighborhood livability in West Linn and within its Urban Growth Boundary.
(2) Review and make recommendations for police-community partnerships to mitigate the negative influence of crime and traffic on the community.
(3) Promote public education and awareness of the effects of crime and fear of crime on the community.
(4) Collaborate with local, county, and state government agencies to develop strategies to mitigate negative community livability concerns by focusing partnership agency resources to reduce or eliminate specific crime, problem areas, or concerns.
(5) Carry out such other activities as the City Council may assign.
The Committee is made up of seven at-large members, at least one of whom is an owner or manager of a business within West Linn. All members of the Committee are residents of West Linn. Members are appointed to the Public Safety Advisory Committee by the City Council for two-year terms.
The Committee meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month usually at West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Meetings are open to the public.