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Vanguard Court Watch Council meets in West Sac

By From page A4 | September 19, 2013

The next meeting of the Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Turner Branch Library, 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento.

Community members are invited to attend and express their concerns about the judicial system. Newly hired West Sacramento Police Chief Tom McDonald will be present to hear community concerns and provide information.

“At our previous meeting in June, we had a good discussion with a member of the West Sacramento Police Department,” said David Greenwald, executive director of the council. “We recognized at that time there is a need for improved communications between segments of the community and the police.

“I met with Chief McDonald shortly after his hire and he seems committed to improving relations with the community,” Greenwald added.

The council will take testimony from invited speakers, hear public comment, then deliberate in closed session to determine its course of action. The 12-member Court Watch Council has members from Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento.

A nonprofit organization founded in 2010, it researches and reports on legal issues in Yolo County.

Enterprise staff

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