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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

Los Angeles Police Department
Van Nuys Area
Community Police Advisory Board Minutes
June 11, 2015


Co-Chair Penny Meyer

C-PAB Members:

Richard Adams
Cynthia Antokal
Wendy Barnard
Linda Brooks
Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Richard Disisto
Judith Hirshberg
Andrea Jones
Carrie Konjoyan
Josef Lazarovitz
Don LeStrange
Sandy Logan
Kambiz Merabi
Leonard Nelson
Ruth Nunez
Gail Pincus
Don Shultz
George Thomas
Chris Villa
Brenda Villanueva

German Agustin
Raquel Siguenz

Also in attendance were:

Sergeant I Maria Pedroza
Officer Michelle Lopez
Senior Lead Officer Jose Saldana
Senior Officer Stephen Underwood

Senior Lead Officer Trenton Berry
Senior Lead Officer Tony Cabunoc
Senior Lead Officer Justin Bergmann
Senior Lead Officer Kathryn Paschal

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 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.


•    Guillermo from Councilmember Martinez’ office advised of the success of the Town Hall Meeting where the rise in crime was discussed.  Chief Beck was in attendance and spoke of the new leadership here in the Valley.  The Council Office is working on the return of Movies in the Park for the Van Nuys Area.
•    Neighborhood Prosecutor Tamar Galatzan addressed members of the on-going issue with the homeless encampment of Don Martin.  Efforts have been made to try and remove his property that blocks City and private property.  The matter is now before the courts and Tamar Galatzan, along with SLO Cabunoc continue to stress the impact his deliberate disregard and continual violation of the laws has affected the neighborhood between Delano and Bessemer at Tyrone.

New Business:

•    SLO Underwood addressed the success of Coffee with the SLOs.  The next meeting will be held on June 27th, 9:00 -11:00 a.m., at Houston and Hazeltine.
•    Officer Appreciation Day will be held on June 27th, sponsored by Mid-Valley Community Police Council.
•    George Thomas spoke regarding an article addressing Sex Trafficking and an upcoming meeting in the next few days with various entities including FBI and DEA.
•    Sandy Logan invited members to attend a meeting regarding drug abuse prevention here in Van Nuys.  Information (flyer) will be e-mailed to Penny Meyer for distribution.

Old Business:

•    Penny Meyer, and Teen CPAB held a clean-up day at Van Nuys Elementary.
•    Penny Meyer along with Bob Cupples, Don Lestrange, and SLO Erika Kirk, cleaned up part of Sepulveda between Victory and Vanowen.
•    Penny Meyer, DOT, Street Services, Mayor’s Office, Council Office and other members walked Van Nuys Boulevard between Oxnard to Victory documenting necessary improvements to bring back “Great streets.”  Deadline is June 30th.
Committee Reports:
Neighborhood Watch Committee Chairman-
Quality of Life Issues, Homeless Committee
Membership and Outreach - Emergency Preparedness Committee - Cheryl Cashman
Blight Abatement Committee - Penney Meyer
Technology Committee - Bob Cupples

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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