Mountain View continuing listening forums on policing Thursday

Mountain View Civic Center Plaza

Communities across the country are revisiting the role that police play in their societies, following recent killings of unarmed Black Americans.

The City of Mountain View is engaging with its residents for a series of four events, garnering feedback. Hosted by the Human Relations Commission, the events will inform a report to the city council and police department.

Mountain View is following in the footsteps of other local cities. Earlier this year, Cupertino hosted multiple forums with a representative from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.

The first event, held August 31, focused on English-speakers of all ages. The second, set for Thursday, September 10 is an opportunity for young people, ages 15-24 to share insights. It runs from 5 to 7 p.m. with registration available here.

Two further events – one for Spanish speakers on September 17 and another for Mandarin speakers on September 24 – round out the series.

Mountain View is giving residents the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback. Leaders hope to hear about interactions with the Mountain View Police Department, regardless of outcome.

To submit a story anonymously, click here.

To see more information about this series of events, click here.