July 31, 2012
Opening Remarks/ Introduction
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.PM
Hollywood C-PAB Coordinator Art Holmes, greeted the Board and began the meeting with opening remarks. Round robin introductions were made.
Crime Incidents and Statistics Update/ Constitutional Policing
Hollywood Area Patrol Captain Duane Hayakawa provided this month’s update. The Captain cited the summer influx of tourists, as a contributing factor to the ongoing problem with burglary from motor vehicle. On a high note, gang crime is down 27 percent also a significant reduction in aggravated assault was reported. Captain Hayakawa discussed the impact and success of the recent parole sweeps conducted in the Hollywood Area.
Field Deputy Sharon Shapiro from councilmember Tom La Bonge’s staff, advised the Board of a fifty thousand dollar reward in a homicide involving a severed head found near the Hollywood sign earlier this year. Sharon also provided an update on the recent City Council vote banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.
Police Service Representatives Yolanda Arroyo and Daniel Uzomah of Communications Division discussed the vital function and structure of this Department.
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Joseph Youssef and Alex Hernandez provided insight on this state run entity. Recycling is a major element in the effort to increase the green footprints of communities throughout California.
Social Media Network
Officer Robert Davenport assigned to Operations West Bureau, discussed the value of utilizing social media such Face Book and Twitter for public safety. The real time dissemination information is critical during an emergency, disaster or tactical situation.
Bruce Remick mentioned the Hollywood C-PAB Website as yet another example of the new alternate media.
Hollywood Hills West: Valorie Keegan made general announcements regarding upcoming elections for this Council.
Art Holmes invited everyone to attend the annual National Night Out event on August 7, 2012, at Hollywood Station, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. There will be no C-PAB Meeting in August.
Respectfully submitted by Arthur M Holmes Jr. The next meeting is scheduled for September 25th 2012.