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Van Nuys C-PAB Meeting Minutes

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

Co-Chair Penny Meyer
Captain Lillian L. Carranza

C-PAB Members: 
Wendy Barnard
Linda Brooks
Cheryl Cashman
Bob Cupples
Josef Lazarovitz
Leonard Nelson
Ruth Nunez 
Chris Villa
Andrea Jones
Paul Anand
David Rankell
Richard Disito
Fran Golstien

Also in attendance were:
Sgt. II Tarek Ismail
Sgt. Maria Pedroza
Officer Jose Saldana
Officer Katy Paschal
Officer John Bailey

The meeting was called to order at 6:50 p.m.. by C-PAB Co-Chair Penny Meyer.  She welcomed those in attendance.  All those in attendance, went around the room and introduced themselves.

•    Captain Lillian Carranza introduced herself to C-PAB members. 
The Captain discussed the recent Divisional homicides and the possible reasons for their occurrence.  The Captain further discussed recent newsworthy events that have occurred within the Division.  The Captain spoke about crime statistics, and where the Van Nuys Area stands in comparison citywide.  She advised about the efforts being made to have a positive impact on Part 1 crimes.  The Van Nuys Area is still being affected by BFMV’s and an increase in Grand Theft Auto.

Officer Michelle Smith conducted pedestrian safety training and awareness to CPAB members.  She further provided information and necessary provisions regarding public safety.

•    Penny Meyer spoke about working in partnership with Mid-Valley for Van Nuys Area Officer
     Appreciation Day, and their intent to have appreciation days quarterly.

•    Penny Meyer also discussed the future date for the Van Nuys Area CPAB Summit.

•    During the meeting, issues pertaining to Proposition 47 were discussed with CPAB members.

•    CPAB members requested that the Van Nuys Area start a community surveillance team to combat
     quality of life issues.

New Business:
•    Sergeant Ismail spoke about the Mid-Valley Community Police Council regarding “Cops and

Old Business:

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 be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., in the Van Nuys Station Community Room.


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