Monthly Meeting Minutes – November, 2016

Deforest Park Neighborhood Association
meeting minutes  11/17/16
Meeting called to order at 7:08 by Dan Pressburg President
Flag salute led by Darlene Broom
Dan Pressburg updates
Veteran’s day parade 10,000 in attendance increase of 3,000 from last year
Christmas party 12/4 3-6 pm  bring favorite dish and ornament
2nd annual Christmas light display contest
Police report of recent     crimes
61st breaking and entering
5 car thefts, 4 thefts from vehicles
pamphlets about fraud and holiday safety provided
mail theft in street boxes
Christian Cambridge District Director for Rex Richardson’s office
new role- similar to field deputy
more research for policy
business facade improvement
restoring rescue 12
funding is available due to measure A
60-90 day request for status report
want response time decrease
11/22 5:00 p.m. city council meeting to discuss 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
state of the district meeting successful event
Uplink (participatory budget item) completed wifi and cameras installed
last item  from participatory budget marquee at Houghton park to be completed soon
Day of service 11/25 (flyer provided) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
discussion of using Go Long Beach app for cleaning up alleys
question about opening up Victoria St. county project
Adopt a storm drain initiative
Corazon Lomeli chairman of welcome committee
presented information about property values  currently $400-450K
76 new homeowners from DeForest park this year welcomed
90805 zip code still a seller’s market October home sales up by 1.5% in October
up 41.7% from last year
home prices average $315-400/sq. ft.
Keith Odd Treasurer presented information about fundraisers
earned $765 at jazz festival
donations from chili cookoff
current balance of account $1,925.75
shared information about Amazon link this year earned $8.20
Darlene Broom chair of fundraisers presented upcoming events
grant from NPP to redo outside of park
port grant will be used toward wine tasting event planned
arts project grant will be used toward chili cookoff will add poetry slam contest
Christmas light contest
Tiara announced cupcakes provided to thank DPNA and their work at the park
Andrean shared that DPNA is being noticed for all of their work
Meeting adjourned  8:00 p.m.

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