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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

Los Angeles Police Department
Van Nuys Area
Community Police Advisory Board Minutes
July 9, 2015

Captain Lillian Carranza
Captain Andrew Neiman
Co-Chair Penny Meyer

C-PAB Members:
Richard Adams
Linda Brooks
Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Judith Hirshberg
Andrea Jones
Carrie Konjoyan
Josef Lazarovitz
Don LeStrange
Leonard Nelson
Ruth Nunez
Gail Pincus
Don Shultz
George Thomas
Chris Villa
Brenda Villanueva

Also in attendance were:
Sergeant I Maria Pedroza
Officer Michelle Lopez
Senior Officer Stephen Underwood
Senior Lead Officer Trenton Berry
Senior Lead Officer Tony Cabunoc
Senior Lead Officer Kathryn Paschal

The meeting was called to order at 6:39 p.m., by C-PAB Co-Chair Penny Meyer.  She welcomed all those in attendance.  All those in attendance went around the room and introduced themselves.

•    Lynda Levitan from Councilmember Martinez’ Office invited members to Councilwoman Martinez’ support of the Special Olympics Torch Run July 23, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., in front of the Van Nuys Courthouse, fliers were provided.

•    Sergeant Ron Fisher provided members with an update on enforcement with regards to Human Trafficking and efforts with the on-going prostitution problem on Sepulveda Boulevard.  Vice is working with the Hotels/Motels in the area to assist this public nuisance.

•    Co-Chair Penny Meyer advised members of nominations for Co-Chair at next meeting in August.

•    Captain Carranza welcomed members and spoke regarding the success of Van Nuys Area.

•    Captain Neiman gave C-PAB an update on Van Nuys crime statistics and efforts being made to combat crime by public awareness.  He reminded everyone of our slogan “Lock it, Hide it, Keep it,” and requested assistance from C-PAB members.  Van Nuys continues to have an increase in property crime with regards to Burglary and Theft from Motor Vehicles.

New Business:
•    SLO Underwood advised the next Coffee with the SLOs will be in August.  The date, time, and location are to be determined.

•    Cops and Cowboys will be held on July 18, 2015, at Leonis Adobe in Calabasas.

•    Summer Night Lights are being held in Delano Park from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

•    Nation Night Out will be held on August 4, 2015, locations to be determined.

Old Business:
•    Senior Lead Officer Underwood advised on the success of Coffee with Cops.  Over 50 citizens were in attendance, and Officer Underwood thanks all that attended.

•    Senior Lead Officer Paschal advised members on efforts made regarding fireworks in residential areas on the Fourth of July.

•    Neighborhood Prosecutor Tamar Galatzan gave an update on the homeless encampment regarding Don Martin.  Mr. Martin was given a stay away order and has moved from the location.

Committee Reports:
Neighborhood Watch Committee Chairman-
Quality of Life Issues, Homeless Committee-
Membership and Outreach - Emergency Preparedness Committee - Cheryl Cashman
Blight Abatement Committee - Penny Meyer
Technology Committee - Bob Cupples

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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