One of CIC's primary activities was to hold biweekly meetings called "community dialogues" to discuss broad issues such as racism, police sensitivity, education, and employment discrimination within the city of San Diego. The number of attendees at any given meeting was usually quite high--perhaps as many as 30 or more persons--representing an extremely wide variety of backgrounds, including city officials, educators, administrators, religious leaders, law enforcement, journalists, and minority community spokespersons. This meeting opened with a discussion about a drop in attendance, and concerns regarding the value of the dialogues. The mayor, city manager, and chief of police were not present. Several people, including the mayor, had said that the dialogues had become more like a monologue, with the minority groups talking and no response from the majority. Those present generally felt the dialogues to be of value, both to their personal growth and awareness, and as a catalyst for some changes made. The remainder of the meeting dealt with the San Diego Police Department, namely the commitment to promote two African-American officers to sergeant, and a more lengthy debate about whether there should be a police review board of some sort, where the grievances of citizens could be heard. Judge Lindsley felt a proposal to establish a second grand jury for that purpose would be the proper route. Police spokesmen felt there was no need for a board, since they had an internal grievance procedure. Minority groups did not trust that any review by an inside department of the police would be impartial. Finally, a committee of the CIC was appointed to review the question and make recommendations at a subsequent meeting. The meetings were moderated by CIC Executive Director Carroll Waymon, and his voice is often the first one heard in the audio recordings of the meetings. The tapes constitute the meeting minutes, but a summary consists of 18 pages of handwritten notes from a stenographic notebook. Numbered items at the top include: progress report of promotion of African-American police officers, police review board, and sensitivity training. At the left on pages are tape-recorder counter numbers, from 005 to 588, and beside them names of speakers, with comments including resolutions, announcements, comments, and motions, at the right. One note is of the formation of a "Police Committee."