The March 8, 2017 meeting called to order by Maureen Neeley, President, at 7:11 p.m.
Meeting Attendance – approximately 25
Jack Cunningham represented Councilperson Suzie Price
Meeting was a potluck without a sponsor
Maureen talked about website updates
Introduced Board members and former board members
Report from committees to see how goals were met from last year
Community Survey – “Speed Planning”
Ashley Waugh introduced“4 Simple Questions”
What new problems should we address other than Crime, Noise, and Parking? Answers to this would be tallied and discussed tonight. The following answers would be combined with an email survey in the future.
What was your favorite or most informative meeting?
What would you change about BHCA?
What activities would you choose to participate in in the BHCA?
Board Election Results
Maureen announced results of elections—slate was elected unanimously via email vote (March 2-6)
Congratulations to all! Maureen thanked past board member, Neal Vincent, for his considerable contributions while serving for the past two years
Special Guest Discussions
Maureen introduced Jack Cunningham, Councilwoman Suzie Price’s chief of staff; He encouraged residents to sign up for Suzie’s e-newsletter at http://suzieaprice.com/contact
Introduced CopLogic, a new mobile app to report a crime online. The types of police reports that can be filed online include:
Annoying/harassing phone calls
Thefts and attempted thefts
Non-injury hit and run traffic collisions (parked vehicles with no witnesses)
Crimes with suspect information, involving firearms, or theft of medication, passports, and license plate registration tags are not eligible for online reporting.
Rash of hate graffiti that Councilperson is very upset about and does not represent BH or LB
Marina Vista Park added sport court from youth participatory budgeting. Grand Opening March 18th 10 AM. Suzie’s 3rd District community meeting will take place immediately following the Grand Opening, same location. All residents are invited.
City Council actions—
Council asked staff to study restricting people in street medians with report from City Attorney to improve safety
Next week at Council: proposal to make handicapped parking with meters free in City owned lots —consistent with state law
Report on limiting RV street parking report will be coming. Council will hear this item at a future meeting
With Measure A—street resurfacing will start, including alleys
Street Pavement Index to be done prior to surfacing to help prioritize work
LB Police will patrol Blue Line within LB and maybe Compton and Carson
“Walk the Walk” Mar 25th from Peninsula to Temple Israel for talk on tsunami preparation. 8:00 a.m. meeting at entrance to Peninsula.
Alamitos Bridge dedication Mar 25th at 11:00 a.m. Gather at Loynes and Costa del Sol.
Concert Mar 26th Marine Stadium at 4:30 p.m.
Jack fielded questions from residents on
police staffing for traffic enforcement, particularly Colorado. Jack will report back on the results of a previous speed study of this street.
RV parking – Study and vote will be forthcoming
sanctuary city – rationale for not publicly proclaiming
Blue Line sheriff’s station – will LBPD share with Sheriffs?
Review of Last Year
Maureen & Linda reported on
BHCA financial situation improvement
Newsletter growth (Bill)
Newsletter 3,300 households quarterly
Email list 582
Meeting attendance average 60
FB page – 500 friends/likes
Consistent newspaper coverage of meetings, events
Suzie Price newsletter
Welcome letter for new homeowners
Donations - $650 last year | larger budget projected for 2017
Website revisions – working on it now; nearly done
Events suggested by residents – 2016 reflected survey with Art Show, Holiday Party, Tree Plantings
Problems to solve – 2016 survey resulted in the formulation of 3 teams:
Noise (Ken Konrad)
Parking (Bill Marshall)
· Fourth issue identified in Speed Planning exercise earlier was TRAFFIC
Breakout into four groups & feedback from these groups on these issues
Noise (Ken Konrad) – gained 3 new members, plan to meet with Horace Mann PTA, plan to host a BHCA meeting devoted to the nuances of noise reduction in the neighborhood
Parking (Bill Marshall) – Plan to keep on with current initiatives of the parking inventory, and garage clean-outs. New data: garages rent out for about $125/month
Crime (Doug Forasté) – Several residents are interested in helping with this team. Bike thefts are of great concern and will be a focus for this year by offering easy ways to register bikes, offer engraving services, and plan some bike tutorials in the community. This team needs a community facilitator (Board liaison is Doug)
Traffic – New team may be activated with this topic. Several residents offered anecdotal stories that general speeding and unsafe driving habits seems to be increasing. Can the city explore strategic speed bumps, especially for Colorado? Also, be sure to get Colorado speed survey results. This team needs a community facilitator and a Board liaison before it can activate. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in this topic.
Next BHCA meeting will be April 12th. Synergy will present its plan for consolidating oil operations to allow for expansion and restoration of the Los Cerritos Wetlands. They will also sponsor the refreshments.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:40.
Submitted by Doug Forasté, BHCA Secretary
March 9, 2017
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