7:34pm – Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson
Introductions: Members of the community introduced themselves. Next meeting announced for Wednesday June 10th 2015 with EBMUD coming to talk about the drought.
Announcements: Activity file distributed to attendees for review; News about Richmond police on cutting edge of violence prevention; Uptick in personal property theft; Planning Dept considering approval Charter School on Marina Way South.
Police Beat Report (Officer Jose G. Villalobos, #1318): Officer Villalobos advised us about new program for handling “5150” incidents; the use of body cameras by Richmond officers; Property crime down in Marina Bay; Marina Bay remains “very safe area”; RPD below capacity by 20 officers
Moody Underpass Project Report (Jacqueline Majors): Ms. Majors requested community feedback on partial opening in June vs no opening at all until August. She said choice of former would delay full completion by a short period of time in August. Group voted to support early partial opening. Ms. Majors said this would happen towards the end of June. No date for paving balance of roadway yet. Moody family expected to visit the site on May 19th for a ceremony to imprint their handprints in the concrete
Presentation – Richmond City Smartphone APP: A presentation and demonstration was given by Sue Hartman and Steve Furtado of the City of Richmond regarding the new “CivicTrak” mobile app for the public to keep in touch with the city and report problems.
Presentation – Air Quality Monitoring: A presentation and demonstration was given by Axel Abellard of Argos Scientific regarding the air quality monitoring of the Chevron refinery and the ability of members of the public to monitor it directy via the website: www.fenceline.org/Richmond
Minutes Submitted by Stephen Beard, MBNC Secretary