BHCA Monthly Meeting
May 9th, 2018
Maureen called meeting to order 7:00 pm
Jack Cunningham (and 16 month old son, Max) spoke about various topics related to the city:
Thank you to Linda Van Raden, Outreach Chair and Roberta Rogoff, Docent Chair, who spoke about the history and restoration of Rancho Los Alamitos. To join the Rancho email list, provide contact information at this site: https://rancholosalamitos.com/join/join_our_mailing_list.html
Diane De Walsche spoke about the current situation of finding an operator for Community Hospital. The Mayor will be meeting soon with staff in a closed session to hear about possible/proposed operators of emergency services at this location.
Kathleen Brady explained the new LB Police crime-mapping program and mentioned new liaison to community groups, Anna Maria Rios. URL for this up-to-date crime reporting statistics and mapping is http://longbeachca.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=da05d12e09104e598b6ebcace59f2bba
Will Cullen reported on the successful AOC7 children’s book drive. Nearly 300 books collected from BHCA and over 7,000 received over all for the distribution.
Maureen acknowledged the success of the art and architecture tour. Encouraged volunteers to sign up to help ‘lead’ our neighborhood artists’ group.
Derrick reported on the citywide June 21st event, Make Music Long Beach. People are encouraged to provide a venue for artists to play music (sign up by May 21).
Maureen reported that BHCA member and horticulturist, C.J. Crockett, will offer a Waterwise Garden Tour on June 7th. Sign up sheet was distributed. RSVP to [email protected] soon. Space is limited.
Member, Marianne, reminded us that the LB Water Department is offering its Lawn-to-Garden Tour on May 19. Free but reservations are required. http://lblawntogarden.com/11-2/tour-registration/. She noted her home is on the tour.
Maureen asked for volunteers for several ongoing needs. See sign-up sheet or email [email protected]
Maureen reported on her and Derrick’s meeting with Suzie Price on portion of PERoW behind Musical Theater West regarding future plans.
Maureen reported on landscaping on Red Car Greenbelt and process to remove foxtails.
Maureen reported on Board retreat. It is not going to be in Cabo. Requested anyone who was interested to volunteer as a scribe for the Saturday morning workshop.
Scott gave Treasurer’s Report.
Maureen announced that the Long Beach Heritage Great Homes Tour June 3rd would feature two Belmont Heights locations: Eliot Lane (two open homes) and the penthouse at the Gaytonia.
Next BHCA meeting is June 13th when the Long Beach Public Library will present an overview of online databases, access to online books, training, language-learning etc.Meeting adjourned 8:32 Respectfully submitted, Douglas Domingo-Forasté