Sacramento Police Department
Lt. Adam Green provided the following updates:
- Thanked MNA for the sweet treats delivered to the station on Christmas Eve by Angela, Bill and Betsy.
- Shared that Sgt. Neil Cybulski will replace Sgt.Corey Faria as our Midtown officer.
- Stated that Sac PD no longer practices Problem Oriented Policing (POP) but is using Community Crime Beat policing instead.
- Informed MNA the bike officers are targeting areas heavily impacted by auto burglaries and have reported a slight dip in activities.
- Reported the department has made 3 arrests using bait packages in cars.
Sacramento Fire Department
Captain Chris Swarbrick from Station 2 shared highlights of 2016 that included:
- The department’s proactive approach to notifying the homeless camps along the American River Parkway about the potential flooding danger.
- Fire department colleague Chris Harvey, a Midtown resident in charge of pulse-point, is often dispatched to sites before others due to his proximity to the community.
- During 2016, the department:
- hired 75 fire officers.
- purchased 4 engines, 4 trucks, and 2 ambulances.
- responded to 88,622 calls.
- attended 700 structure fires.
- received an ISO rating of 2 (water coverage response time).
The 2017 budget provides for rebuilds of station #14 on North B St. and station #15 on Truxel Road in Natomas. A new station is proposed to be built in the Railyards and Delta Shores and Station #9 is scheduled to reopen after a toxic cleanup project.
Captain Swarbrick invited Midtown residents to schedule a tour, a ride along or stop by the station, children are welcome.
Councilmember Steve Hansen’s Office (District 4)
Peter Fenolio, briefed the group on 2017 Priorities and Agenda:
- The Street Car project continues and will be discussed at the Jan. 24 council meeting.
- The city will begin holding community meetings to gather input on the Capitol Mall project (3rd St. to the state Capitol). Any suggestions for pedestrian friendly designs are welcome.
- There has been a moratorium placed on lot splits for large lots that contribute to a historic lot/district, such as 2110 U Street. It is suspected that there are only a handful of these in the Central City.
- The city is working on putting together a Code Amendments Package for a more consistent way to deal with new developments.
Senator Richard Pan’s Office: ABSENT
Assembly Member McCarty’s Office
Lianne Remen shared that Assembly Member McCarty introduced AB 11, which will create a child care early intervention partnership to help California infants and young children suffering from trauma and toxic stress. This bill seeks to provide critical support for early intervention services such as early learning and home visitations along with health and mental health.
Town hall meetings will be scheduled and residents are invited to come and participate, MNA will be notified once the schedule has been set.
Sen. Toni Atkins’ Office: Senate Bill 2 attachment 9: ABSENT
Cap City Freeway Corridor Project: (Larry Brohman)
Larry Brohman and Clark Peri from Caltrans presented details on the new Cap City Corridor Project. For specific details on the development check the MNA website. Mr. Brohman may also be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 916-274-0627. Clark Peri is available by calling 916-825-8168 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midtown Association: Expansion and Updates
Jameson shared that the Midtown Association will hopefully be moving into its new headquarters at 1401 21st Street by March. The MA now constitutes a 92 block district that will include the Alhambra Corridor district.
Effective January 1, 2017, the Midtown Property Business Improvement District (PBID) provides three primary services to commercial entities including:
1. Streetscape - Increasing safety, decreasing homelessness and building pride.
2. Maintenance - Removing graffiti, human waste, stickers, biohazards and litter, pressure washing sidewalks, cleaning gutters/storm drains and collecting debris.
3. Safety - Improving daytime and nighttime safety by reducing homelessness and crime in Midtown through outreach, security and partnership with the Police Department.
Congresswoman Matsui’s Office: Absent