Commission President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting. After a quorum was established, Commissioner Robert Saltzman made a comment about attending last week’s LGBTQ Forum with Commissioner Paula Madison. Commissioner Saltzman characterized the event as a “very positive discussion.”
The meeting proceeded to the Report of the Chief of Police. Chief Charlie Beck began by recognizing the recent deaths of NYPD Officer Brian Moore, who was shot and killed in the line of duty, and ex-LAPD Policewoman Fanchone Blake, whom Chief Beck said made a “huge impact” in her efforts to enable women to promote to high-level ranks in the Department. He went on to talk about attending the California police memorial events this past weekend in Sacramento. May Day was the next topic, and Chief Beck expressed great satisfaction that there were no major problems or arrests in connection with the many May Day marches and demonstrations. Chief Beck then mentioned attending the Safe Summer Tip-Off event from the previous weekend and the Gun Buyback event for this coming weekend, “one of the many things that keeps L.A. safe,” he said. Finally, he mentioned the importance of the current week being Teacher Appreciation Week. He concluded his report with current crime and traffic statistics, including personnel statistics.
For the Report of the Executive Director, Executive Director Richard Tefank reminded everyone of an upcoming police commission meeting in the community on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. The location will be Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch.
There was no report from the Inspector General; so the meeting proceeded to the Consent Agenda Items, which were approved, and the meeting proceeded to the Regular Agenda Items.
There were four Regular Agenda Items. There were no presentations, nor were any items pulled for discussion.
• Item 8A, the Executive Director’s Report, dated April 27, 2015, relative to the recommendation of a qualified vendor to provide official police garage and storage services for Service Area 16 (RFP #14-980-010), as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8B, the Executive Director’s Report, dated April 27, 2015, relative to the recommendation of a qualified vendor to provide official police garage and storage services for Service Area 14 (RFP #14-980-011), as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8C, the Department’s Report, dated April 24, 2015, relative to the request for proposals for the Internet Auctioning Services for Unclaimed Personal Property, as set forth, was approved.
• Item 8D, the Department’s Report, dated May 1, 2015, relative to the payment of a reward offer on City Council File #14-0010-S7, as set forth, was approved.