Meeting Minutes for June 25, 2019

The regularly scheduled meeting was convened at 6:30 pm by Barbara Quattro in the Alief Community Center. Board members present were Ms. Quattro, Chairperson, Noreen Smith, Vice Chair, Douglas Smith, Treasurer and Cynthia Young, Secretary. Motion made and carried to accept the May meeting minutes.

Guests: Lt. Tim Trometer & Sgt. Adam Turner, Westside Command Center, Thati Moreira, Rolando Guajardo & Kiara McClennon – Alief Early College High School.

Alief Houston Police Department Report: Westside Command Center crime statistics for the Alief area were presented by DRT Lieutenant Tim Trometer who is directly affiliated with the Gang Task Force. There was a 30.3% decrease in violent crime. There were three homicides with gun fire exchanged. Burglaries have increased from 33 to 23 in the last 30 days. However, home burglaries are down 14.7% so far this year. Sexual assaults were down in the last 30 days; there were two this month compared to three last month. According to Lt. Trometer, once these criminals are caught they do not stay in jail very long and then there right back on the street doing the same thing.

Gangs are very present in Alief. Some of the gangs are as follows: Jack Boys, Black Disciples, MS13 and SW Cholos. Westside Command is partnered with the ATF to stop these gang members in our community. The community was encouraged to report gang activity directly to Sgt. Turner – stop gangs in houston [email protected]

There are several anti-gang programs for children, which can be found on the Mayor’s website.

There is a new law regarding the marking of tires of illegally parked vehicles. Lt. Trometer encouraged individuals to email him direct for more information: [email protected]

Treasury Report: Doug Smith announced we have $5,460.21 in the account.

Program Speakers: Thati Moreira is associated with a donor through the Houston Food Bank who is looking for a suitable project and is willing to donate $50,000. The donor wants interested people/associations to detail how they would spend the funds which must have a long lasting impact on the community.

Kiara McClennon and Roland Guajardo with Children’s Defense Funds of Texas – Beat the Odds: Roland presented a video on Ms. McClennon regarding her struggles and triumphs. She won the Beat the Odds award. Kiara attended the Alief Early College High School and will be going to Sam Houston University. It was also shared that the ASNC requested that Kiara receive the City of Houston Award – The mayor’s proclamation is scheduled for July 23, 2019 at the City Council meeting.

Announcements:

· Empty Shelter Project is August 24, 2019

· Department of Neighborhoods Grant status.

Meeting was adjourned by Ms. Quattro at 8:00 pm

Minutes written and submitted by:

Cynthia Young

Secretary