MEETING AT 7:15 PM, City Hall, 133 William Street, New Bedford, MA City Council Chambers - Room 214


1. COMMUNICATION, Mayor Mitchell, to City Council, submitting a ONE-YEAR WAIVER OF RESIDENCY for MELISSA BATCHILDER, Compliance Officer (Community Relations Specialist) for the New Bedford Police Department, who currently resides in Fairhaven, MA. (Ref’d 7/18/19)


INVITEES: Melissa Batchilder


Chair Suggests 'No Further Action' and 'Report Out to the Full City Council'

2. WRITTEN MOTION, Councillor Gomes, notifying the City Council that this Councillor is suspending a call at this time for a public safety summit, due to the lack of support from the Administration, along with others that feel at this time the City is a safe place to live, work, raise a family and have a business; and further, requesting that the Administration and the Police Chief provide the City Council with documentation that agencies such as the FBI, State Police, Homeland Security and any other Federal or State public safety agencies located in New Bedford are working with our public safety officials to combat gang violence, illegal guns and drug dealers on a Federal level to collectively bring safety to the entire City with a zero tolerance approach; and furthermore, that letters be sent to Third District Court Judges requesting that they take every initiative under the law to protect the people of this City from the criminal elements, and that they be prosecuted to the full extent of the law sending a clear message to offenders that the court will not tolerate criminal activity or threats to life and property in the City and Region, also that our State and Federal Delegation be sent letters asking what is being done on the State and Federal level to assist the City of New Bedford’s law-enforcement with Federal monies for equipment and public safety personnel. (To be Referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhoods, and requesting that Rule 40 be Waived.) (Ref’d 9/14/17)





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