Public Safety Citizens' Advisory Board

Overview


The Public Safety Citizens' Advisory Board advises the Mayor and City Council through the Police Chief and City Administration regarding various public safety programs, services, policies, budget issues, public information, public relations, criminal activities, and crime prevention programs within the city. The board will promote various activities of the Blue Springs Police Department, including but not limited to, activities related to crime prevention, law enforcement, and advocating of public safety needs. The board will provide Official Recommendations regarding short and long-term public safety planning issues, reviewing parking and traffic activities and animal control ordinances. The board will conduct an annual public safety community forum for the purpose of promoting and advocating public safety programs, services, and initiatives. The Board provides oversight of the 1/2 cent dedicated Public Safety Sales Tax.  


Meetings


The Public Safety Citizens' Advisory Board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Journagan Room at the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building.
 

Members


The Board shall consist of 8 members: 2 members from each of the City's 3 districts, one Councilman, and a youth member who shall be entering his/her senior year of high school at the time of his/her appointment. The members first appointed after the creation of the Board shall be appointed for the following terms: 3 (one from each District) for 2 years and 3 (one from each District) for 1 year. Subsequent appointment shall be for terms of 2 years.  The youth member and the Council representative shall serve 1 year terms.  The youth member, Council representative and City Staff members do not have voting rights.
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Board Members
Appointed
Term Expires
Robert Morton, Chairman May 2016 April 2018
Cindy Hood, Vice Chairman May 2016 April 2018
Charles Waites May 2017 April 2018
Natalie Beltgens May 2017 April 2019
Cynthia Savel May 2017 April 2019
Patrick Mitchell May 2016 April 2018
Connor Kahmann, Youth Member (non-voting) May 2016 Sept. 2017
Ron Fowler, Councilman (non-voting) May 2017 April 2018