CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville City Council got its first look at how the Police Civilian Review Board plans to operate on Wednesday, April 17.

During Wednesday night’s joint session, members of the CRB presented to city councilors a draft proposal that includes two paid staff members and a budget of about $180,000 a year.

CRB members and councilors agree that there is still a lot of work left to be done before the board's by-laws are final.

“A lot of progress has been made, a lot of work has been done, I don't want us to get 90% of the way there and cut ourselves short of getting to 100%,” Councilor Heather Hill said.

“This has been really, really hard and in order to grow the board over a five-to-seven-year period, we need that kind of professional help - exactly what that looks like we can have on-going conversations about,” Josh Bowers, a member of the Civilian Review Board, said.

The board hopes to present council with a final version of its by-laws sometime in May.