LCF Protesters Want Sheriff’s Dept. Cut From City Budget

Following weeks of protests, a wave of petitioners are calling on La Cañada Flintridge to end its contract with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The city’s Public Safety Commission was rushed with emails, which were read on Monday during a lengthy public comment portion. Many community members expressed support for an online petition started by La Cañada BLM, a group that has organized several protests in recent weeks.
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Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts

An update regarding the city’s crime prevention efforts was given after community members voiced concerns about residential burglaries at a recent Public Safety Commission meeting.
There have been 46 home burglaries this year through June, compared with 28 during the same period last year, according to statistics from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. Continue reading “Public Safety Commission Gets Update on LCF Crime Prevention Efforts”

City Provides Response to Traffic Plan Queries

The Public Safety Commission plans to preview updated traffic plans to the public at its next meeting, rescheduled to Monday, July 22, ahead of the date when the City Council plans to finally take a formal look at the proposals.
The meeting’s location was not immediately set, but it’s unlikely to be in the City Council chambers, as customary. Commissioner Jeff Boozell observed that, as with this week’s meeting attended by about 100 people, public interest will necessitate a larger location to accommodate the audience. Continue reading “City Provides Response to Traffic Plan Queries”

Commission Is Briefed on City’s Efforts to Extinguish Wildfire Danger

Measures that are being taken by La Cañada Flintridge and a regional utility company to prevent wildfires were outlined during a city Public Safety Commission meeting this week.
Chris Carey, LCF’s emergency services coordinator, explained Monday how the city plans to prevent power lines from creating fires. Questions from Commissioner Thomas Schafer had prompted the meeting at City Hall. Continue reading “Commission Is Briefed on City’s Efforts to Extinguish Wildfire Danger”

Panel Promises Homegrown (but Metro-Funded) Traffic Plan

The Public Safety Commission assured concerned residents at its meeting this week that the city is not currently planning to move forward with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority-designed plans to improve traffic capacity in San Marino, and that the city would craft its own plans to address their wishes.
Residents will have a further opportunity to make their desires known at a town hall meeting hosted by the city at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the Barth Room at Crowell Public Library. Continue reading “Panel Promises Homegrown (but Metro-Funded) Traffic Plan”

Public Safety Commission Debuts With Much to Discuss

Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK Members of the newly sworn-in Public Safety Commission are Peter Loeffler (from left), alternate Jeff Boozell, Al Boegh, Hunter Chang, Eugene Ramirez and Gene Chuang. The commission meets on the third Monday each month.
Photo by Zane Hill / OUTLOOK
Members of the newly sworn-in Public Safety Commission are Peter Loeffler (from left), alternate Jeff Boozell, Al Boegh, Hunter Chang, Eugene Ramirez and Gene Chuang. The commission meets on the third Monday each month.

They are sworn in, have had their first meeting and already have amassed a collection of issues to discuss.
San Marino’s first Public Safety Commission, effectively a spin-off of the former Traffic Advisory Commission, held its inaugural meeting last Wednesday. It was led by the City Council, which swore in members and kick-started the discussion of what the commission will be handling. Continue reading “Public Safety Commission Debuts With Much to Discuss”

SM City Council to Appoint Public Safety Commission

The City Council looks to make six appointments to its newly created Public Safety Commission at its morning study session on Friday.
This commission, formally created by the City Council at its Feb. 14 meeting, will primarily concern itself with analyzing the city’s needs as it relates to providing assistance to law enforcement, fire response and emergency services. It also will handle traffic-related issues, as the Traffic Advisory Commission was effectively repurposed to make the public safety one commission. Continue reading “SM City Council to Appoint Public Safety Commission”