HANCSM Winter 2017 General Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
725 Monte Diablo Avenue

Police Report
Crime statistics:  Sgt. Collom (ccollom@cityofsanmateo.org) and Officer Ramirez reported on various crimes in 2016, both in general and in the area north of Highway 92 and west of Highway 101, e.g. residential burglaries: 2 in the area and 10 elsewhere; vehicle burglaries: 0, 21; stolen vehicles: 19, 48.  77% of stolen vehicles are recovered elsewhere. Gang activity is low now, both juvenile and adult.  Tagging is low.

Body-worn cameras: The police department is testing different equipment, including Go Pro and Taser.  They need to develop a policy, including utilization and reporting.  It should be implemented by October 31, 2017 because San Mateo County recommended that all cities in the County have body cameras by November 1, 2017.

Staff: There are 112 officers now. They are understaffed by 20% and would especially like to have more traffic officers based on the new traffic action plan. This is scheduled to be addressed at City Council on March 8, 2017.

Street parking: Code enforcement is responsible for parking on private property, including on the parking strip.  A question about parking over a squared curb being a legal violation was raised.  Sgt. Collom said he would look into it.  They enforce commercial parking in residential areas, but some seemingly residential streets may be partially commercial.  Sergeant Dave Erlich is the parking enforcement (derlich@cityofsanmateo.org).

Downtown Specific Plan
Julia Klein reported on the plan.  She asked for input from the community (online survey) and for suggestions for engaging other venues and organizations. Learn more about the Downtown Plan online.

Community Workshop #1 (6:00 – 8:00PM) Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the San Mateo Library (Oak room) 55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA, 94402 

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