Meeting Minutes for November 2020

Virtual Meeting

Meeting Minutes for November 24, 2020

The regularly scheduled meeting was convened at 6:3 pm by Barbara Quattro via a zoom meeting. Board members present were Ms. Quattro, Chair and Vice-Chair Noreen Smith.

Guests: Officer Tim Whitaker, Commander David Angelo and Officer Jason Limb, Westside Command Center,
Council Member Tiffany Thomas, Long Nguyen, District F office; avid Hawes General Manager of International Management District.

Treasury Report: Barbara Quattro announced we have $6,513.85 in our bank account.

Alief Houston Police Department Report: Westside Command Center crime statistics for the Alief area were presented by Officer Tim Whitaker. The past month has Non-Violent crime up 7% and Violent crime up 1.235%. Breakdown on crime locations or incidences is Commercial down 17%, Apartment and Residential up 40%. Burglary of Auto up 13%, Theft of Auto up 66%. Local gangs in our area are as follows: Houstonian Black Disciple’s, MS13, 4 Line Bloods, Jack Boys, Tango Blast, Cholas, LaPremara, 52 Hoovers, Park Crips and Haze Street Mafia. There are two overtime programs in process for the Officers. They have been able to arrest and confiscate drugs, guns and money.

Program Speakers:
David Hawes Vietnamese Signs: Ms. Quattro provided a short history of the signs. Guest speaker Davis Hawes presented the new proposal for the compromise markers for the Vietnamese signs. Hawes said he was also surprised when the signs went up and he has been trying to get these down for the last four years. The present signs have no content or meaning and he has been searching for balance. Currently, it is proposed to have signs on the right-of-way (both sides of the street) at five intersections as part of a walking tour. These will be the only signs related to the Vietnamese signs. All overhead signs in our District will come down.

Council Member Tiffany Thomas: Ms. Thomas listed several items that are upcoming on the new newsletter. Homelessness is a large issue in our community. Covid is a big issue in trying to get these individuals stabilized. New trash schedules will be coming out. The groundbreaking for the new Community Center was held two weeks ago. This is a 55 million dollar investment.

• No meeting for December 2020

Meeting was adjourned by Ms. Quattro.

Minutes written and submitted by:
Cynthia Young, Secretary