On the heels of recently released video and court records allegedly detailing a teenage girl beating another teenage girl in the downtown transit tunnel—after the victim reportedly warned security, who looked on during the attack—Mayor Mike McGinn posted a video announcing plans for his Youth and Families Initiative. We need to "ask people what needs to be done and what we need to do differently," he says.


Among the steps in the process: Five town halls where people break into groups and elect delegates, 50 to 100 community caucuses, where more delegates will be elected, and finally a a congress later this year.

Meanwhile, public hearings for the police chief are underway, but the first one drew small audience.