University of Missouri

49-73: A Resolution in Support of Columbia Proposition 1

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 49-73

A Resolution in Support of Columbia Proposition 1

WHEREAS, Proposition 1 would allow for the use of city-owned downtown safety cameras in public areas to promote safety and,

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2009, Columbia resident and Missouri graduate Adam Taylor was brutally attacked and beaten in a downtown parking garage. The attack was captured by a city-owned video surveillance system causing the swift arrest of the attackers and,

WHEREAS, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Police Officers’ Association, Crime Stoppers and Columbia Professional Fire Fighters endorse the placement of cameras because of their already proven worth and their invaluable aid in potential future violent crimes and,

WHEREAS, Proposition 1 limits camera placement to public areas where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy, and

WHEREAS, public notice will be required before camera deployment, giving the opportunity for public comment and,

WHEREAS, support will extend recent MSA efforts in the area of public safety.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSOURI STUDENTS ASSOCIATION SENATE that in conjunction with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia Police Officers’ Association, Crime Stoppers and the Columbia Professional Fire Fighters, supports voting “YES” on Proposition 1 on April 6, 2010.

Respectfully Submitted,

Greg Loeffler, CCRC Vice-Chair

Lisa Grelle, CCRC Chair

Amanda Shelton, MSA Senate Speaker

Sarah Danner, CCRC

Andrew Ellis, CCRC

Brad Fowler, CCRC