What would the proposed Digital Public Records Repository entail?

The City would be required to post online tens of thousands of pages over the past 70 years of police reports, investigations, use of force incidents, and traffic citations [Sec. V.A.7], many of them on paper, which will require that each page be reviewed and confidential information redacted. These documents must then each be scanned into a new records system that must be programmed to be searchable and downloadable online. [Sec. V.A.] Police Department staff would have to maintain all of these documents electronically going forward that are created year after year, as well as thousands of hours of videos, forever.

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1. What is a Charter Amendment exactly?
2. What are the Charter Amendments being proposed for the November 2023 ballot?
3. What changes would these proposed Charter Amendments bring?
4. What would the proposed Nonviolent Community Administrators Team do?
5. The proposed Charter amendment calls for unarmed mental health workers and medics to take over traffic stops and other types of police calls. Is that safe?
6. Doesn’t the City’s new Mental Health Response Team handle mental health-related calls already?
7. What would the proposed Civilian Police Oversight Board do?
8. Doesn’t the City already have a Chief DEI Officer?
9. What would the proposed Digital Public Records Repository entail?
10. The organizers claim that violent crime is rising dramatically in Shaker Heights. Is this accurate?
11. The organizers claim the proposed Charter amendments do not dictate laying off police officers. Why does the City believe it would be required to lay off these officers?
12. What are the costs associated with implementing these proposed Charter amendments? How did the City develop these costs?
13. The Charter amendment proponents say costs for implementing the proposed Charter amendments could come from the City’s reserve. Are there reserve funds available for this?
14. How has the police budget changed in recent years? The organizers have claimed it’s increased by $6 million?
15. Would all of the Charter amendments proposed by this group need to be implemented exactly as written, or is there room for interpretation? [Continued]