October 16, 2013
The meeting was called to order at 1836 (6:36 p.m.)
Welcome: Betty Ley welcomed members.
Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bonney Klabunde.
Self Introduction of Guests: There were no self-introductions.
Natalie Bellissimo asked members if they reviewed the minutes from the September 18, 2013 meeting. Paul Burke made a motion to approve the minutes of September 18, 2013 as presented. Bonney Klabunde seconded the motion and the minutes were approved.
At this time, Betty Ley extended her appreciation for all those who participated in the planning and execution of the OAD event.
Captain Chamberlain reported that this event has a positive impact on our officers (about 300 in attendance at OAD), and he sent out his heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers for their generosity and participation.
Melanie McShane was not in attendance.
Quality of Life Committee:
Punam reported that the QOLC focuses on issues that affect our communities, that the QOLC has had some successes and some failures, and that there is strength in numbers, with a better chance of success. Punam asked the CPAB membership that if they cannot attend a QOLC meeting, to email the QOLC with issues that can be addressed. Punam reminded the membership of the CPAB Summit, and asked that we please attend.
At this time, Captain Chamberlain asked for a big hand for Punam’s support and his chairing of the Summit Committee.
Betty Ley reported that the next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, at 6:00pm. And Bonney Klabunde asked for volunteers to ‘man’ a CPAB table at the Harvest Festival on Nov, 23rd.
Crime and Deployment Period:
Captain Marino gave a brief summary of the crime stats, most of the crimes being property crimes (up by 3.1% since last year at the same time), and that violent crime is down by 10%. Our problem crimes are GTA and BFMV. Our officers are out in the streets working on all the issues, and that there are more resources out on patrol, all departments are working together, and that our officers are trying to be proactive.
Captain Chamberlain reported the YTD stats, there have been 4,080 crimes (up 90 crimes from 2012), but that there have been 6,000+ arrests. Our officers are aggressively looking for suspects in crimes committed. The highest crime day is Tuesday, with the majority of crimes being committed between 12 midnight and 6AM, the lowest committed crimes being on Sunday.
Officer Webb spoke about a crime event in Arleta, a home burglary, and how great our officers did working with the public input to capture the suspects. Public input is a valuable resource to our officers.
Betty Ley introduced Councilman Felipe Fuentes (CD7) who thanked our uniformed officers for all their hard work and effort on our behalf. Councilman Fuentes handed out a brochure on his ‘first 100 days” in office, pointing out the contact info on the back of the brochure. Councilman Fuentes wants to meet the challenges and needs to hear from the community, and his task to ensure that funding is available. He appreciates the work that we all do to help keep our communities safe.
A brief questions/comments period followed.
Betty Ley introduced Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD6) who also thanked our officers for all their hard work and efforts on behalf of all of us. She spoke about the focus on prostitution along the Sepulveda corridor, and the on-going homeless issues invading our parks, which includes trailers, RVs that come into the parks at night. Councilwoman Martinez spoke about her efforts to mitigate these issues.
A brief questions/comments period followed.
C-PAB Advisory and Cease Fire:
Captain Chamberlain spoke about the recent Cease Fire and that he felt it was a poignant event being held at the SF Mission Cemetery. 25 parolees were asked to attend, 22 showed, 3 violated their parole. Several of those in attendance sought help from the speakers that attended.
This is a positive result in that those that sought help, will hopefully filter down to more asking for help.
Officer Mohamadi asked that those who plan to attend please RSVP, check in time is 7AM, and the Summit starts at 8AM. There will be interactive static displays throughout the day.
CPAB-SFVCPAB Co-Chair Bureau:
Betty Ley reported that the goals have been submitted:
• Hide It, Lock It, Keep It
• Presentation will be in the Front Desk/Customer Service (which replaced a presentation on GTAs and BTFVs).
Before announcements, Gabriela Martinez from Congressman Tony Cardenas’ office provided membership with a call from the Congressman who spoke about the Federal Government re-opening and the costs to all of us during the government shutdown. Congressman Cardenas also expressed his appreciation to the officers and membership for all that they do.
Announcements from the floor:
Family Health Faire on Nov 9th, - State assembly District 39
Superhero Halloween on October 31st - State Assembly District 39
Women’s Self Defense Workshop (flyer with dates) – Parks and Rec
Bonney Klabunde is having the last “Sparkle Clean-up” for the year and will provide CPAB with a list of upcoming “Sparkle” events for 2014.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 2026 (8:26 p.m.).)