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8/12 Advisory Committee on Police-Community Relations


THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 2021 AT 5:30 PM


On July 23, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a new Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation extending the statewide declaration through August 21, 2021.  With the signing of this disaster proclamation, public meetings can continue to be held remotely per the requirements listed below.


  1. Standard 48-hour notice, except for an emergency meeting, to all member of the public body, posted at the meeting location, on the public body’s website and provided to any news media that has requested notice.
  2. During the meeting, participating members must be verified and must be able to hear one another, as well as hear all discussion and testimony.
  3. During open meetings, members of the public who are present at the meeting location of the public body must be able to hear all discussion, testimony, and votes of the members of the body.
  4. If attendance at the regular meeting location is not feasible due to the disaster, alternative arrangements must be made and notice of the meeting must include the arrangements that will provide live public access to hear all the parts of the open meeting (phone number or link to Zoom, Teams, Go To Meeting, etc.)
  5. At least one member of the public body, the chief legal counsel or the chief administrative officer must be physically present at the meeting location, unless it is not feasible due to the disaster (other member of the public body may attend in person or remotely).
  6. All votes must be by roll call, identifying each member and recording their vote on each issue.
  7. Standard minutes of all meetings must be kept, approved and made available for public review as usual; and
  8. A verbatim audio or video recording of all meeting must be made and available to the public for review. These recordings are public records and must be maintained per OMA.


  • A Virtual Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations Meeting will be held on August 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom.
  • If you’d like to attend and participate in the meeting, please email Christina Kirby at ckirby@peoriagov.org or call at 309.494.8335 and you will be provided with further instruction.
  • After the Police Community Relations Advisory Committee Meeting, a video recording will be posted on the City of Peoria YouTube Chanel at https://www.youtube.com/user/cityofpeoriatv
  • Anyone that cannot attend the Police Community Relations Advisory Committee Meeting can send their comments to Christina Kirby by 12:00 p.m. on August 12, 2021 via email at ckirby@peoriagov.org. The email should be labeled “Comment for August 12, 2021 Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations Meeting,” and we ask that you include your name and contact information. Live comments will be given priority to electronically submitted comments.
  • The agenda, minutes and a video podcast or the meeting will be available online at http://www.peoriagov.org/city-council/meetings/.



  1. Roll call
  2. Approval of minutes
  3. Welcome new chief/members and wellness check of committee members
  4. Unfinished business
    1. Virtual townhall series recap
    2. Committee attendance standard
  5. New business
    1. Chief Echevarria introduction
    2. Council Member Kelly request – preliminary report
  6. General police update (current or pending formal complaints and other notable stats/updates the committee should be briefed on)
  7. Citizens’ opportunity to address the committee
  8. Items for the good of the cause
  9. Adjournment
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