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June 27, 2012

 

 

 

JUNE 27, 2012 REGULAR MEETING

 

 

The Police Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met in the Tenderloin District, 201 Turk Street, San Francisco, at 6: 10 p.m.

PRESENT: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus

ABSENT: Commissioners DeJesus, Turman

Commissioner Mazzucco welcomed the audience and asked the Commissioners to introduce themselves.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Request of Officer Philip Helmer to accept a gift of a commemorative wooden jewelry box from the United States Golf Association (USGA), valued at $75.00

 

Commissioners Loftus and Kingsley commended Officer Helmer for his actions.

Motion by Commissioner Marshall, second by Commissioner Loftus. Approved 5

 

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PUBLIC COMMENT

None

RESOLUTION 12

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APPROVAL OF THE REQUEST OF OFFICER PHILIP HELMER TO ACCEPT A GIFT OF A COMMEMORATIVE WOODEN JEWELRY BOX FROM THE UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION (USGA), VALUED AT $75.00

 

 

RESOLVED, that the Police Commission hereby approves the request of Officer Philip Helmer to accept a gift of a commemorative wooden jewelry box from the United States Golf Association (USGA), valued at $75.00.

AYES: Commissioners Mazzucco, Marshall, Chan, Kingsley, Loftus

ABSENT: Commissioners DeJesus, Turman

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

a. Chief’s Report

 

Review of recent activities

 

Chief Suhr reported on recent activities in the department including the Pride celebration and gave a brief update on crime statistics and staffing. The Chief also talked about the Police Foundation and its recent event at John’s Grill.

b. OCC Director’s Report

 

Review of recent activities

 

Director Hicks introduced herself and Chief Investigator Galman, and went on to talked about the duties and responsibilities of the OCC.

c. Commission Reports

 

Commission President’s Report

 

 

Commissioners’ Reports

 

Commissioner Mazzucco reported on attending the press conference about the new technology for the Police Department.

Commissioner Chan talked about attending an event with Fiona Ma’s interns.

d. Commission Announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future Commission meetings

Insp. Monroe announced that there will be no meeting next week, July 4

 

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PUBLIC COMMENT

Ace Washington talked about the African

 

American out migration.

 

Unidentified talked about the California Vehicle Code pertaining to wearing helmets when riding motorcycles.

CAPTAIN JOHN GARRITY, COMMANDING OFFICER OF TENDERLOIN STATION, TO ADDRESS THE COMMISSION ON POLICE ACTIVITIES IN THE TENDERLOIN DISTRICT

 

 

Captain Garrity addressed the Commission on police activities in the Tenderloin District and went on to talked about crime statistics and the demographic of the Tenderloin District.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Pat Zamora, Boys and Girls Club SF, talked about the Safe Passage Steering Committee and asked for support to continue their efforts with safety for the kids in the neighborhood.

M.J., talked about walking with her camera and taking pictures of people who sells drugs in the neighborhood. She went on to talk about concerns about drugs in the community. She asked for help from the Commission to put more police officers in the streets.

Clyde talked about how the Tenderloin is a unique community and commended Captain Garrity.

Michael Naulty, Alliance for a Better District 6, congratulated the Tenderloin District in staying number 1 for arrests. He went on to talk about the problem of resale of drugs in the community. He also talked about lack of open space in the district.

Abdulla Foley II discussed concerns about not having enough space to play ball in the neighborhood and asked for more playgrounds.

Maria agreed with Abdulla that the district need more parks.

Susan Brandt, Eddy & Jones resident, asked what resources are available for veterans in the neighborhood.

Jessica talked about the yellow and orange bricks outside on the sidewalks and smoking.

Abdulla agreed with Jessica and talked about his brother who had an asthma attacked because of people smoking in the streets.

John Nulty talked about problems with smoking and what it’s doing to the neighborhood and parks and in front of buildings. He went on to talk about concerns with the liquor establishments and asked that liquor permits should be online and accessible to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by Commissioner Mazzucco to adjourn the meeting in memory of Sergeant Harold Butler, second by Commissioner Chan. Approved 5

 

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Commissioner Marshall also asked that the meeting be adjourned to honor the kids who spoke at tonight’s public comment.

Thereafter, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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Inspector John Monroe

Secretary

San Francisco Police Commission

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