Monthly Meeting Minutes – August, 2018

Monthly Meeting Minutes

Date: 8/16/2018

Meeting called to order at 7:08 PM by DPNA President Dan Pressburg

Flag salute at 7:09 PM by Sonny Lomeli


Good News:

Chili Cook Off and Poetry Slam is coming up on Saturday, August 25th at Michelle Obama Library

No Wetlands Clean-Up this weekend

Council 9 Policy Director, Alyssa Gutierrez accepted a new job and will be last meeting

North Station Report:

7: 11PM – The Beat Goes On

Long Beach Police Department 9th District provided by Officer E. Saldana and Erica Moreno (Neighborhood Specialist)

From July 20th until today

Stolen cars main thing – 8 cars; 5 are recovered (one in Compton, CA and remaining were in Long Beach, CA) – 1990s /2000s Toyotas and Hondas

Scams on the rise so please be careful; Victim got a letter in the mail for an account she never had and got scammed; calls from fake relatives, IRS, and Canadian lottery are most common ones

Be careful on Craigslist purchases; if you do transactions consider going to Long Beach North police station as there is video recording; Sheriff Station on Clark also has a designated area

Robbery at Deforest Park; Male Hispanic assailant pulled out knife on an individual

Two arrests for public intoxication

7: 17PM

9th District Report – Alyssa Gutierrez, Policy Director

Her last day in Council Office will be next. Wednesday, August 22nd; will start new role as Executive Director for new not-for-profit, Economic and Policy Impact Center (EPIC) on September 10th; Deforest will be assigned a new liaison person

Every Monday there is a Farmer’s Market at Houghton Park from 3:00PM-7:00PM; August 13th there will also be a health fair

Next Thursday, August 24th from 5:30-8:00PM Pop UpTown at Michelle Obama Library

Monday, August 27th is Community Budget Meeting from 5:30PM-8:00PM at Houghton Park

7:22PM –

Guest Speak – CEO of California Earthquake Authority (CEA), Glenn Pomeroy

Slide Presentation – It Could Happen Today

Important to protect homes from natural disasters as that is not covered by regular home or rental insurance

California is home to most earthquake risk, with 2/3 of nation’s earthquake risk

San Andres fault covers most of the state and is also where the greatest populations levels lie

Less than 10% of home are covered

5 Things to Know about your earthquake risk

99% chance of a M6.7 or larger earthquake sometime in next 30 years (Northridge in 1994 was 6.7; 44 million property damage and most was to homes) but not sure where or when

75% chance of M7.00 or larger in Southern California

Local faults and historic faults – San Andreas fault, Inglewood fault (impacted downtown Long Beach in 1933; legislature called Field Act has allowed for better school building safety)

Myth: The government will come and help. Truth: There is emergency relief with FEMA but they do not rebuild homes

Myth: Covered in your home owner insurance. Truth: It is actually excluded from home owner insurance policy. Offered when buying a home from insurance companies as a separate policy.

Insurance companies have joined in CEA

CEA reports to Governor, Insurance Commissioner and Secretary of State (Governing Body)

Rates have been lowered over the years by as much as 55%; discount for older home that need retrofitting

Policy is better now and less restrictive than in past; people have more options to choose from that meets their needs and budget is their website and can get quote for the type of policy you need that include home, rental, mobile, or condo

Did sample policy for the 90805 neighborhood for home built in 1948; insured value is $250,000 (not market value; cost to rebuild home instead) single story on a slab – cost depends on how much coverage you want

15% deductible of $250,000 – annual premium $384; $32/month

5% deductible of $250,00 – annual premium $600

25% deductible of $250,000 – annual premium of $250

Contact your insurance agent to get insured with earthquake insurance to be covered in event of a disaster


Questions – Where do funds come from for your organization? Insurance companies that paid to join; no state funding or tax dollars

In this area we have a lot of single family homes – How safe are they compared to other buildings? Answer – homes with crawl spaces are more problematic for earthquakes – homes prior to WWII and even prior to 1979 need to be retrofitted with stabilizing the home

Question re: insurance company rates? Answer – Insurance companies sell the policy but rates are set by CEA

7:48PM –

Chili Cook Off and Poetry Contest on Saturday, August 25th and still accepting entries – email [email protected]

Additional Comments or Questions?

Call for motion to adjourn

Meeting adjourned 7:49PM

Reminders and Dates to Remember:

7:00AM Good Neighbors Spires Del Amo and Cherry 2nd Tuesday of the month

7:00PM Starr King 1st Wednesday of the month

7:00PM Grant Meeting, American legion Post 560 59th & 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

DPNA Board Meeting on Thurs. 8/22nd or 8/29/2018 at Old Dairy and Creamery House 167 E. South

Pop Up Uptown Event at Michelle Obama Library – 4th Thursday 5:30PM-8:30PM

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