There will be a general meeting of the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association tonight, Tuesday April 25, 6:30pm, at the El Rincon Elementary cafetorium. Agenda items include:
- Neighborhood watch, Culver City Police Department
- Golden State Water repiping update
- Oil fields update
- LAX overflight
- Mail delivery issues
- West L.A. College
- Mansionization & Building on Culver Crest
- Disaster Resilience
[Minutes of this meeting]
This 5 part training in neighborhood disaster resilience continues this evening, Monday April 20, 2015, at 7pm at Marycrest Manor at the top of Cranks Road on St. James Court.
Last Monday, Session 3 ended with a mapping of the neighborhood, and each block. Neighbors planning what to do when disaster strikes on their block. Where to go, what problems we might encounter, who to meet, who will need help, and who to get it from.
Session 5 continues with a broader perspective on the final plan to move us to safety. Get to know your neighbors, your neighborhood, and find out how we can help each other under duress. Be prepared! Join us even if you have been unable to previously attend! With an average of 33 neighbors attending each week, there is obviously something very worthwhile happening here!
This program is a formal interactive presentation by Loma Linda University, the County of Los Angeles, and the City of Culver City and the Culver City Fire Department . It is sponsored by the Culver Crest Neighborhood Association.
Minutes from last night’s CCNA General Meeting, updating on status of Emergency Prep Subcommittee, PXP Oil, and CCPD social media.
You are cordially invited to our CCNA Emergency Preparation Committee meeting this Wednesday evening, 7:30 to 9PM at the DeBenedittis Residence, 10708 Northgate Street.
At this initial meeting, we will look at what is needed for the Crest to be adequately prepared and begin to take action. Below is a list of potential sub-committees. If there are others that you see a need for, please email Suzanne DeBenedittis at: MakeCCsafe@gmail.com.
Thank you to all who have responded. Please do so if you have not already done so.
See you soon,
Suzanne De Benedittis
- Reach-out Hosts
- One per street in the Crest, hosts a coffee klatch to invite everyone on both sides of their block to learn more & get involved to cooperate.
- Assures there is a host for follow up mtgs for this street.
- Puts together talking points for coffee klatches for hosts and/or presents them at respective gatherings if host prefers.
- Vendors’ Fair &/or “Scavenger Hunt”
- Connects with Vendors to ascertain discounts for bulk buying.
- Handles orders.
- Organizes a Gathering where participants agree to handle buying respective items for those preferring this option.
- Water Pump
- Connects wth Fire Dept/City officials to work w Golden State to bond a CC resident or two to turn on generators in case of need.
- Maintains connections.
- Does outreach to assure everyone who wishes to be included is included in Community Directory, with listed or unlisted option.
- Creates and maintains Directory listing Culver Crest health professionals, trades people, etc. needed to help during emergency situations.
- Core organizing team
- 1 or 2 others committed for the long haul to work closely with me, the City and CERT to assist each of the committees.
- Has overall responsibility to assure we are progressing and ever more prepared.
- Any other team/sub-committee the group recognizes a need for?
There is a new CCNA subcommittee, the Emergency Preparedness Committee. Even if you were unable to attend our last general meeting on emergency preparedness, we urge you to join in with the subcommittee. There will be a meeting of this subcommittee at Suzanne DeBenedittis’ house, either on March 22 or March 27th, please RSVP.
Christine Parra, CC Fire Department & I (Suzanne DeBenedittis) will facilitate this hour long meeting. (If need be, this meeting will be 90 minutes max).
Our focus will be on how to
- Provide each family in the Crest the opportunity to adequately prepare so that your family is not imposed on in an emergency.
- Work as a team for cost-savings bulk buying.
- Invite neighbors on your Street to get actively involved so that you can rely on each other.
- Assure the Golden State water generators will pump immediately if there is need.
- Anything else you deem needed to insure our resilience.
Meeting will close with Sign-ups for sub-committees/teams to carry each aspect of our Emergency Prep Project to success.
Yummy refreshments will be served! Bring neighbors & family too, as “many hands make light work” Let’s make it fun too!!
Our next general meeting is on February 26, 2013, at 7pm at Marycrest Manor. The theme of the evening is Disaster Preparedness, and will cover things like CERT, emergency supplies, and what we as a neighborhood can do as “best practices” to help ensure our safety in case of some unforeseen calamity. Guest speakers include Christine Parra, the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of the Culver City Fire Department, and Lieutenant Iizuka of the Culver City Police Department. We will as well have a vendor presentation to describe what might be good items to keep on hand in case of a disaster.