City of San Antonio

Public Safety Committee

Council Briefing Room
City Hall
100 Military Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:30 AM Council Briefing Room at City Hall Complex

The Public Safety Committee will hold its regular meeting in the Council Briefing Room at City Hall beginning at 10:30 AM. Once convened, the Public Safety Committee will take up the following items no sooner than the designated times.

Members of the public can comment or speak on items on the agenda. Public comment will be scheduled during the meeting by the Chair. If an individual signs up to speak on one or more items, all comments will be heard at the same time. To sign up to speak visit Click on meetings and events and select the meeting you’d like to participate in. Sign up to speak or submit a written comment. Questions relating to these rules may be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at (210) 207-7253.

Once a quorum is established, the Public Safety Committee shall consider the following:
Approval of Minutes
Approval of minutes from the March 19, 2024 Public Safety Committee Meeting
Public Comment
Briefing and possible action on the submission of a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) grant application and acceptance of funds upon award in an amount up to $2,181,533.00 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2025 as well as accepting additional grant funds up to 20% of the grant and authorizes a budget and personnel complement of 16 positions. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William McManus, Police Chief]
Briefing and possible action on the acceptance of grant funds in an amount of $196,084.00 from the Office of the Governor, Public Safety Office for the FY2023 DNA Testing Grant Program for the period of January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Briefing and Possible Action on
Briefing by the Animal Care Services (ACS) Department on the Strategic Plan initiatives for FY 2024. [David W. McCary, Assistant City Manager; Shannon Sims, Director, Animal Care Services]
Briefing on Year 1 of the Violent Crime Reduction Plan. [María Villagómez, Deputy City Manager; William P. McManus, Chief of Police]
Executive Session

At any time during the meeting, the Committee may meet in executive session for consultation with the City Attorney's Office concerning attorney client matters under Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
Consideration of items for future meetings

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Intérpretes en español estarán disponibles durante la junta del consejo de la ciudad para los asistentes que lo requieran. También se proveerán intérpretes para los ciudadanos que deseen exponer su punto de vista al consejo de la ciudad. Para más información, llame al (210) 207-7253
For additional information on any item on this agenda, please visit or call (210) 207-7080.
Public Safety Committee Members
Melissa Cabello Havrda, Dist. 6, Chair
Dr. Sukh Kaur, Dist. 1 | Jalen McKee-Rodriguez, Dist. 2 
Marina Alderete Gavito, Dist. 7 | Marc Whyte, Dist. 10

* Other members of City Council may attend to observe, but not vote or participate in discussion, on matters before the Committee.

Posted on: 04/12/2024  06:21 PM