7:34pm – Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson
Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves.
Police Beat Report: Officer Decious gave a report on general crime issues in Beat 1, which includes Marina Bay. He said crime is up all over the city, but not noticeably in Marina Bay. In emergencies residents should call 9-1-1. Residents can contact him directly via email for non-emergencies: firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.ci.richmond.ca.us/82/Police–Department)
Moody Underpass Project Report (Jacqueline Majors): Ms. Majors said work continuing on the underpass. Two towers on the bridge going up soon, as well as sidewalk railings and fences. There is no specific date for official opening, but hopes sidewalks will be opened by end of September, with landscaping efforts after that. There have been reports of pedestrians crossing over the roadway and emphasized that people should stop doing this because it is not safe. The flashing red lights at the intersections will be reset to the regular red-yellow-green traffic lights only AFTER the project is fully completed. (www.moodyup.com)
Announcement – Rosie The Riveter Rally on August 15th (Allison Joyce): Ms. Joyce advertised the event on August 15th to break the Guinness World Book of Records for the “Most Rosie’s” at the park, and answered questions about costumes, parking, and other details. (www.nps.gov/rori/)
Presentation – Richmond Hiltop YMCA (Kristy Sharkevy): Ms. Sharkevy gave a presentation on the services offered at the Y, and handed out programs and some passes. (http://www.ymcaeastbay.org/Locations/Hilltop_Family_YMCA.htm)
Presentation – NIAD (Deb Dyer): Ms. Dyer gave a presentation regarding the Nurturing Independence through Artistic Development (NIAD) Art Center and its studio for artists with developmental disabilities in downtown Richmond. (www.niadart.org)
Minutes Submitted by Stephen Beard, MBNC Secretary