Los Altos holding town hall on policing

Cities have been rethinking relationships with local police forces in recent weeks, following George Floyd’s killing in Minnesota in May.

Protests in San Jose, Cupertino, and other local cities led to extensive conversations about the role of police in communities.

Los Altos is set for a community discussion, giving residents a chance to provide input. Unlike several other Santa Clara County cities that use County Sheriffs for law enforcement, Los Altos has its own department.

The town hall, held over Zoom due to COVID-19, will feature Council Members, City Manager Chris Jordan, Judge LaDoris Cordell, and Police Chief Andy Galea. It is set for Tuesday, July 28 at 6 p.m.

“We encourage residents to tell us about their experiences and suggestions for improvements,” organizers said in the event listing.

The event in Los Altos follows two similar town halls in Cupertino. County Sheriff’s Deputy Rich Urena answered dozens of pre-selected community questions at those events. The second event focused on the role of police and schools, with participation from local school district leaders.

To register for the Los Altos Police Town Hall, click here.