DPNA Board Meeting Minutes – April 25, 2018

Date: 4/25/2018

Members: Ryan Blazer, Darlene Broom, Elizabeth Horin, Corazon Lomelai, and Keith Oddie, and Joni Ricks-Oddie, and Dan Pressburg

Guests: Nicole Ellington


7:21PM Welcome DPNA Neighborhood Association (DPNA) Executive Board Meeting – Meeting called by President Dan Pressburg


Old Business


  • Steve Harvey Fundraiser – Darlene will be calling for dates; minimum number of people is 10 with $35 donated per person.
  • Jazz Fest – June 9, 2018; DPNA will not be serving breakfast; only doing hot dogs and brats – need someone to fill out paperwork for Jazz Festival (Corazon agreed to do it); Darlene will work on donations for the event
  • Dine-out 90805 Sal’s Gumbo Shack in Dine 90805 – Breakfast Edition on 5/5/5018 from 10:00AM until noon. Dan will pass out flyers at Pop-Uptown. Fliers were already passed out at DPNA meeting and Coolidge meeting.
  • Wetlands Update – almost complete
  • Need to follow-up on Campfire and Conservation Corp re: taking over Deforest Park


7:31PM Need Quarterly Update from 4th District Supervisor Rep Erlinda Chico (Janice Hahn) – Darlene to follow-up

Clean-Up in the neighborhood –

7:33PM New Business

Chili Cook-Off – Council Office assistance with connecting with Long Beach Police and Fire Department

Swap Meet at Cypress as they have lots of foot traffic – DPNA can sell for fundraising

Earthquake Event – Michelle Obama Library is a no-go; consider the North Division Police Station

Wine Tasting Event after May 2018

Teen Summit – Proposed Program Outlines; Darlene has grants in for $2,000; proposed budget is $6,050

Teacher at Jordan High, Kelly Meade [redacted] would like to meet during the week day during her free period at 1:45PM to discuss how DPNA can help with programming – Dan and Nicole are happy to coordinate and attend

Veteran’s Day Parade post cards and e-mails to keep it on South Street like last year

Motion to make Nicole Chair of Business Interface Committee for Facade Improvement Program made by Joni, seconded by Ryan and no abstentions made; unanimous

Public Comment: None

Motion to adjourn Joni and 2nded by Darlene

Adjourn at 8:57PM


Reminders and Dates to Remember:

  • Long Beach Veteran’s Day Parade Last Tuesday of each month with Parade on November 10th
  • 7:00AM Good Neighbors – Spires at Del Amo and Cherry – 2nd Tuesday of the month
  • 7:00PM Starr King – 1st Wed. of the Month
  • 7:00PM Grant Meeting – American Legion Post 560 at 59th and Orange – 2nd Thursday of the month
  • 7:00PM Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Association – 3rd Wednesday of the month
  • 7:00PM Deforest Neighborhood Association – 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Long wood – Last Thursday of the month – Collin Powell
  • Pop-Uptown – Last Thursday of the month at 6:00PM at Michelle Obama Library

Next Board Meeting on Wed. 5/23/2018 at 7:00PM LB Historic Dairy and Creamery located at 167 E. South Street.

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