City Council to discuss Frey’s appointment of Alexander to community safety commissioner

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Members of the Minneapolis City Council will vote on whether to move forward with the man being recommended to be the city’s first community safety commissioner during their meeting Thursday.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey officially announced the nomination of Dr. Cedric Alexander earlier this month.

If approved, Alexander will oversee the fire and police departments, Minneapolis 911 and the offices of emergency management and violence prevention starting Jan. 3, 2022.

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Thursday’s meeting will only consider whether to refer Alexander’s nomination to the committee of the whole meeting, which is scheduled for Aug. 2. If it is referred, the nomination will have a public hearing.

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The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.