How does this project fit into the Community Empowerment Plan?

Staff from the Office of Community Engagement, along with Council Member Schwedhelm and Police Chief Navarro, met with residents from Santa Rosa Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community groups from July through December 2020 for listening session that were part of the Community Empowerment Plan (Plan). One listening session group, the Sonoma County Lowrider Council, proposed this idea during one of the sessions as a community bridge building and community healing tool. As a community-led idea and project, this effort falls under Goals 1 and 3 of the Plan, as well as the Empower category of the Spectrum of Community Engagement. Under this category, the community is empowered to bring forth ideas and make decisions alongside City staff on project development and implementation. Through the Community Empowerment Plan, the Office of Community Engagement will support the Sonoma County Lowrider Council in providing funding for the project, as well as community resources and communication and outreach to the community on the project.

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1. What is the purpose of this project?
2. Where did the idea for this project come from?
3. Where does funding for this project come from?
4. How does this project fit into the Community Empowerment Plan?
5. Will this car be used for regular patrolling duties?
6. Does this type of project exist in other communities?