In August 2020, then-Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order creating the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The order required local governments to come up with police reform plans by April 1, 2021, in order to continue to receive state law enforcement funds.
Community Collaboration and Public Safety Committee discusses residents’ concerns
In one Finger Lakes community, the mission didn’t end there. The committee that put together the plan for the village of Newark continues to meet quarterly. It’s now called the Community Collaboration and Public Safety Committee. Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor says he feels the police reform plan was only the beginning of an ongoing process.
Taylor says the Newark school system is bringing back a leadership conference that was discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic. He says the committee provides residents an avenue to have their voices heard on the important issues facing the village.
Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Newark Mayor Jonathan Taylor below.
Ted is a longtime staple of the Finger Lakes media scene. He serves as lead anchor and broadcaster, hosting FingerLakes1.com’s flagship daily live program Finger Lakes Today. He also hosts Inside the FLX, a recurring podcast featuring newsmakers from around the Finger Lakes. Have a question or lead? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.