The College-Glen Neighborhood Association and Foundation’s Annual Corporate meetings drew a full house. President Annette Deglow opened the meeting with a summary of the year’s activities and a financial report for the Association and the Foundation.
Following the annual reports, those in attendance heard from members of the City’s Police, Fire, and Homeless Services Departments, County’s Probation Department, Members of the academic and business community and elected representatives.
Police Observation Device (POD) cameras: The total cost for the five POD cameras was $27,897 or 7% under the projected cost and the Foundation received $30,582 in donations or about 2% above the target. As a result, when the Foundation combines the funds from the recycling program at Bancroft with the savings from the project, the Foundation has $2,540 in the POD’s sinking fund for our share of future maintenance cost. The residents contributed $20,842 or 68% and the area business $9,740 or 32% of the funds collected for the Foundation’s portion of the cost for the five POD cameras. The Sacramento City Police Department paid the other 50% out of their operating budget. This was truly a community, City and Police Department project and everyone that contributed to it can be proud of their community participation. The partnership and product that resulted from the joint effort will assist the police department in making our neighborhoods a safer place.
The POD project is now complete!
As a result of our partnership with the City of Sacramento Police Department, and donations from residents and local businesses, the College Greens and Glenbrook neighborhoods now have the benefit of the latest crime fighting technology to assist in reducing area crime at all 5 entrances to the neighborhood.
A big thank you to all the donors of this project!!!!!
Please join us on Friday, June 30th 7:30pm at Thomas Jefferson/CMP on Chestnut Hill Drive for the joint celebration for the completion of the POD Project and National Family Night Out.
The College-Glen Neighborhood Association/Foundation’s Annual Corporate meetings and POD Financial Report drew a full house in spite of the rain.
The evening began with the viewing of slides from the year’s events. President Annette Deglow opened the meeting with a summary of the year’s activities and a detailed financial report of the Police Observation Devices (PODs).
Following the Association/Foundation’s Annual Reports, those attending heard from members of the City’s Police and Fire Departments, Sacramento County Probation Department, Superintendent and board members for the Sacramento City Unified School District and the principal from Rosemont High School as well as the Principal from Cristo Rey High School and members of the local business community.
CGNA Secretary and registered Legislative Advocate Rebekah Cearley gave an overview of legislation at the State Capital and Senator Dr. Richard Pan encouraged everyone read their ballots and vote. Other Elected representatives included Supervisor Don Nottoli, SMUD Trustee Gregg Fishman and Councilmember Eric Guerra.
The presentations closed with the introduction of the three candidates for the Los Rios Community College District Area 7 Trustee seat and an open forum coordinated by the elected representatives.
POD Summary: The Association/Foundation has signed the Sacramento Police Department’s (SPD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for five PODs and paid the SPD $12,000 for the first two PODs that are up and operational at Folsom/Julliard and La Riviera/Howe. The remaining three POD sites Folsom/Notre Dame, Folsom/Wissemann and La Riviera/South Watt will cost an additional $ 18,000. The Association/Foundation has $13,510 and needs $4,490 before we can access the remaining three cameras. Letters are being mailed to everyone in the community that have not already contributed to this project in hopes of generating the needed additional funds to finish out the project. (Note: The Julliard POD captured its first stolen vehicle within 36 hours of being in operation.)