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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

Los Angeles Police Department
Van Nuys Area
Community Police Advisory Board Minutes
December 11, 2014


Co-Chair Penny Meyer

C-PAB Members:

Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Fran Goldstein
Kenneth Heinsius
Carrie Konjoyan
Josef Lazarovitz
Gail Pincus
Don LeStrange
George Thomas
Christopher Villa

Also in attendance were:

Sgt. II Tarek Ismail
Officer Michelle Lopez
Guillermo Marquez - Council District 6 Lynda Levitan - Council District 6

Robert Danelen
Brenda Villanueva – NCADD
Sandy Logan - NCADD
Larry Hanna (MVCPC)

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 p.m., by CPAB Co-Chair Penny Meyer.  She welcomed all those in attendance.  All those in attendance also went around the room, and introduced themselves.

•    Captain McMahon introduced himself to CPAB members and spoke about Van Nuys Area crime trends.

•    Sergeant Ismail and Officer Lopez addressed members about “Van Nuys Toys on Patrol.”
•    Lynda Levitan - Council District 6 spoke to CPAB members regarding “Library Christmas,” December 15, 17, 18, 2014, provided by Councilmember Nury Martinez.
•    Larry Hanna, President of MVCPC addressed CPAB on working in partnership to obtain new members.
•    Officer Lopez provided information on upcoming Gun Buy Back being held
December 13, 2014, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
•    George Thomas addressed members regarding the Homeless Summit.

Old Business:
•    Penny Meyer advised of the success of Children’s Day and thanked members who were involved in the planning and execution of the day.
•    Sergeant Ismail advised members of the success of Badges for Bandages.  Van Nuys Area and the community provided Children’s Hospital with over 2000+ boxes of character bandages.

New Business:
•    Officer Lopez addressed members on completing packages and obtaining credentials from OVB.
•    Brenda Villanueva addressed members of their upcoming Prevention of Underage Drinking on December 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
•    Member Christopher Villa addressed members regarding the use of social media and his intent to create a new account.
•    Penny Meyer and Lynda Levitan addressed members about a new project to create new Neighborhood Watches in our communities.

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 7:45 p.m..

The next meeting will meet Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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