There were three items on the agenda for the November 2, 2010 Membership Meeting.
President George Beattie opened by giving an update on Measure V. He then turned the mic over to POA communications staffer, Kerry Hillis. Kerry gave the membership a rundown of what the campaign has entailed leading up to Election Day. Over 1 million fliers were distributed, Police Officers and Firefighters have been walking every weekend, and phone banks have been operating during the week to get our message to the residents. We have been working closely with local 230, and South Bay Labor to try and defeat this measure. Kerry stated that in his experience we ran a very professional campaign, although the same could not be said for the mayor and council. Kerry then showed the YouTube video of councilman Pierre Luigi Oliverio caught taking No on V signs. President Beattie advised the membership that a police report was filed on the theft and the DA was reviewing the matter. He stated that there is a strict code of ethics that our membership is held to and that he expects our elected officials to abide by the same. Lastly he reminded everyone to get out and vote.
George spoke about the Fontana Park restoration project that is under way. This is being led by one of our community churches (It's A Beautiful Day). They will be having a workday and BBQ on 11/20/2010 from 9AM-12PM.
President Beattie told the membership that he has meet with the chief and the independent police auditor about using retired judges for mediation. This process will be available to our members for rude conduct complaints.
CFO Vado gave a report on the associations finances. He advised that between the Firefighters and the POA, $840,000 was put into Measure V. The POA's share was $420K. Of that $175K came from the Association, the rest was raised through coalitions and contributions from other associations.