Meetings and Commissions
The Animal Commission consists of three members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council.
Each Commissioner will serve a three-year term or until his or her successor has been appointed. The objective of the Animal Commission will be to make determinations regarding whether a particular animal is a Dangerous animal or At-Risk animal, as defined by Article 5, Chapter 8, Section 1 of the Park Ridge Municipal Code. The Commission will review information submitted by the Police Chief or his designee regarding a particular animal at an open meeting. After review, the Commission will determine whether the animal is a Dangerous animal or At-Risk animal.
The Commission has decided to hold meetings when necessary, on the first or third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and will review only “signed” complaints for dog bites. Click here to review meeting information.
Chief's Advisory Task Force
Statement of Purpose
The Chief’s Advisory Task Force consists of citizens of the City of Park Ridge, Illinois who represent various segments of the community as well as the seven wards making up the city. The members are also chosen based on a blending of their ability to understand important areas of need and concern of the citizens of the City of Park Ridge and an appreciation for the role of the Police Department in addressing those needs and concerns. The composition of the Advisory Task Force is determined based upon interest expressed by citizens of Park Ridge and recommendations made by the Chief of Police, the Mayor and the City Council, and is subject to the final approval of the Mayor.
The purpose of the Chief’s Advisory Task Force is to provide input, feedback and recommendations to the Chief of Police, the Mayor, and the City Council regarding a range of issues or concerns related to the lives and well-being of the citizens of Park Ridge and the ability of the Police Department to fulfill its mission and purpose. The overarching goals of the Task Force are:
- To foster a strong, collaborative and positive relationship between members of the Police Department and the citizens of Park Ridge.
- To promote the safety and security of all members of the Park Ridge community.
- To foster the highest degree of quality of life in the constituents that make up the City of Park Ridge.
The function of the Task Force is solely advisory in nature and responsibility for any and all decisions or action based on recommendations offered by the Task Force resides with the Chief of Police, Mayor and City Council. However, in their capacity as representatives of various segments of the Park Ridge community and based on their interest in promoting the effectiveness of the Police Department, members of the Task Force have a responsibility to promote the best interests of those they represent in the pursuit of the goals of the Task Force noted above.
At the August 20, 2010 City Council meeting Mr. Frank Gruba-McCallister read a report on the activities of the Task Force since its inception in February 2010.
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