Co-Chair Penny Meyer
Also in attendance were:
Sgt. II Tarek Ismail
Sgt. II Ron Fisher
Lt. II Dave Bachman
Sgt Peter Gillies
Lynda Levitan and Guillermo Marquez - Council District 6
City Attorney Tamar Galatzan
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by C-PAB Co-Chair Penny Meyer. She welcomed all those in attendance. All those in attendance also went around the room, and introduced themselves.
Captain Ivan Minsal reported the crime statistics for the Van Nuys Area. He further added that the Division has seen an increase in aggravated assaults. The vast majority of the assaults occurred during domestic violence situations and heated street arguments. Also, Captain Minsal mentioned Constitutional Policing.
Sergeant Ron Fisher introduced the new CPAB sub-committee called Sepulveda Boulevard Prostitution and Human Trafficking Committee. He further explained CPAB’s role with the new committee.
Lieutenant Dave Bachman addressed CPAB regarding the Van Nuys Area Community Impact Team. He asked for help from CPAB members to assist the Van Nuys Area’s Gang Unit to spread the word about the Community Impact Team. The main purpose is prevention of gang violence.
• Tamar Galatzan addressed CPAB about the new Neighborhood Justice Panel Program. The program allows community members to take an active role in how their community responds to the commission of minor crimes, such as vandalism and petty theft.
• Guillermo Marquez CD-6 spoke about Movie Night in the Van Nuys Civic Center. The movies will begin on Fridays during the month of August. The following movies will be shown: Friday, August 15, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and on Friday, August 22, “The Lego Movie.”
Captain Minsal reported about the success of Mid-Valley’s Cops and Cowboys.
CPAB members voted on attending the 9/11 tribute on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at LAFD Fire Station 88 instead of having their regularly scheduled meeting. All members approved the vote. The regularly scheduled CPAB meeting will be on September 18, 2014, rather than September 11, 2014.
Cheryl Cashman reported about the Great California Shake Out occurring on October 16, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Quality of Life Issues, Homeless Committee - Don LeStrange
Emergency Preparedness Committee - Cheryl Cashman
Blight Abatement Committee - Penney Meyer
Technology Committee - Bob Cupples
The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.