The "Joint Resolution" (City of Memphis and Shelby County) is back on the Shelby County Commission Agenda for Monday, February 11, 2008. (The proposal passed in Committee Wednesday afternoon.)
Supposedly, changes have been made which provide for joint operations without predetermining consolidation of the Shelby County Sheriff and Memphis Police Department. However, I have been unable to obtain a copy of the proposal. A copy should be available when the agenda is posted either Thursday or Friday at http://www.shelbycountytn.gov/.
The title of the Resolution on the Committee Agenda was:
Joint resolution of the Board of County Commissioners and Memphis City Council establishing the Memphis and Shelby County Public Safety Commission (MSPSC) to assist with the negotiation of interlocal agreements acceptable to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and the Memphis Police Department to functionally consolidate duplicative units, services and/or functions. Sponsored by Commissioner Mike Carpenter.