Background: On August 2, the Lynnwood City Council voted to postpone the awarding of a construction contract for the future Community Justice Center project. At that time, Mayor Smith convened a task force to explore the viability of reducing the number of jail beds in favor of adding community behavioral health capacity within the existing project footprint.
The task force includes professionals from the medical field, behavioral health providers, community partners, a provider of criminal legal diversion services, a race and social justice professional, building architects and financial professionals. The task force has drafted a proposal which will be delivered to City Council the evening of Tuesday, September 7th.
The task force invites the Lynnwood community to a listening and feedback session on Friday, September 10th, 6-7:30pm.
This community presentation will be hosted by co-chairs of the task force, Chief of Police Jim Nelson and Representative Lauren Davis, and will be held via Zoom Webinar.
The night's agenda will include a presentation of the Task Force's recommendations to the Lynnwood City Council regarding changes to the Community Justice Center Project to include behavioral health capacity, and there will be an opportunity for Lynnwood community members to provide their feedback on the task force's proposal.
At this session, the task force members would specifically like to hear feedback from Lynnwood residents. If you would like to provide your feedback on the Task Force proposal during the meeting, you can enter your name and zip code into the chat feature and you will be called on when it is your turn to speak. Each speaker will be given 3 minutes.
All are welcome to join and listen, but we especially want to hear from our Lynnwood neighbors.
US: +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 861 9859 5871
For more information on the Community Justice Center Project, visit www.LynnwoodWA.gov/CJCProject