Meeting Minutes for Tuesday January 22, 2019

The regular monthly ASNC #25 meeting was held January 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Alief Community Center on Bellaire Boulevard and Kirkwood.

Program: Chairperson, Barbara Quattro, called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM. Rollcall of council members was done by a sign-in sheet. A quorum was met. A motion was made and carried to approve October and November 2018 minutes.

Guests: Captain M.J. Faulhaber with the Westside Command Center, Priscilla Rios with Harvey Rebuilding Funds Housing Resource Center, Sally Alcorn, Raj Sulhotra, Van Huyhn District F and Long Nguyen.

Captain M.J. Faulhaber, Chairperson Barbara Quattro introduced Captain M.J. Faulhaber, Commander, Westside Command, who discussed crime statistics for our community.
During the months of November and December crime was high in our area. Capt. Faulhaber was happy to report that crime for the month of January was substantially lower but there was still high crime in the commercial districts and apartment complexes. HPD has initiated a new program to lower Family Violence. There has been a noticeable drop in crime since the program was started.

There were two arrests for sexual assault, and one of the victims was beaten almost to death. Capt. Faulhaber said that most sexual assaults are committed by individuals known to the victims. Sexual trafficking is extremely prevalent in Houston. Women and young girls are lured here by the promises of money and a better life which never happens.

Sally Alcorn: Mrs. Alcorn announced she is running for City Council at-large Position 5 which is an open seat. She briefly discussed area home flooding.

Raj Sulhotra: Mr. Sulhotra announced that he is a candidate for City Council at-large Position 1. CM Mike Knox presently occupies the seat. Raj stated that his intentions are to better the area which will reduce poverty and increase the quality of life.

Van Nguyen with CM Le’s office discussed the upcoming District F CIP meeting and Improvement projects. He also introduced Long Nguyen, a new intern with District F.
Priscilla Rios with Harvey Rebuilding Funds Housing Resource Center discussed the resource centers available for those who still are in need. Ms. Rios reviewed the available City’s homeowners’ assistance programs with step-by-step directions. In April Harris County will join the City with their program. Currently, the maximum funds available for the assistance program is $3.2 million from Federal Government on a first-come-first serve basis.

Treasurer Report: Doug Smith reported that we currently have $6023.62 as our balance. IBC Bank made a large donation of $2,500 which was greatly appreciated.

Announcements:
• Tree planting 1-26-19 in MacGregor Park
• Plant swap and Arts/Craft 2-23-19
• CIP Meeting 2-26-19
• Metro Meeting 2-5-19
• LISC GO Neighborhood Grants 1-23-19

Election Nominations: Barbara Quattro, Noreen Smith, Doug Smith and Cynthia Young
The meeting was adjourned at 7:50PM

Minutes approved by:

Compiled, Written and Submitted by:
Cynthia Young
Secretary