June 2015 Get-Together quick notes

The June Oak Park Neighborhood Association Meeting was our second meeting at the Oak Park Community Center, and was full of energy and great ideas. CRIME & SAFETY ISSUES IDENTIFIED   OPNA facilitated a community discussion on what we can do as neighbors to identify areas of Oak Park blighted with illegal activity, slum properties, and crime. WHAT’S NEXT? SOLUTIONS At our July 2 meeting, OPNA will be facilitating a roundtable … Read More…

March 2015 Get-Together

We had a great March Get-Together, with more than 75 people participating! Here is a summary of the meeting: 1. Tamika L’Ecluse is our new OPNA President! Tameka introduced the 2015 board, which includes: Bill Knowlton, Vice President; Russell Rawlings, Treasurer; Aleathea Howe, Secretary. Our past President, Michael Boyd remains on the board; along with Kimberly Moen, our past Secretary; Jarrod Fischer, our volunteer coordinator, and Rev. Ashiya Odeye. New … Read More…

May 1, 2014 Candidates’ Debate / City Council Seat District 5

The Great Debate/Conversation Candidates Jay Schenirer and Ali Cooper answer questions from members and from each other.It was an informative evening and we hope you will learn more about each candidate and vote on June 3.  OPNA does not sponsor or endorse as we are a public charity. 501(c)(3). Special Thanks to Sac High’s Antonio Sarabia (Instructor) and Eli (Student Videographer). … Read More…

February 6, 2013 Community Meeting Notes

Social Time Food prepared by Sacramento Basket; Pizza supplied by Tom Sumpter; Coffee donated by Old Soul Cops & Coffee (Tom Sumpter, Kevin Gardner, Mike Hight) Tom Sumpter provided an overview of the history of Cops & Coffee at Oak Park meetings Captain Kevin Gardner, East Command, reported: A common element in several recent burglaries has been doors that were left unlocked. Crime was down city-wide in 2013 by 10.1%. Measure … Read More…

September 5, 2013 Community Meeting

Guests: Chief of Police Sam Somers| Captain Kevin Gardner Lieutenant Glenn Faulkner Lieutenant Alisa Burnett Sergeant Josh Dobson Sergeant Mike Wood Presentations: Chief Somers discussed the economic improvements due to the voters strong statement and the development of department partnership with residents especially the development of neighborhood watch program, and developing relationship with residents. He noted that anonymity was the criminal’s best friend and how neighbors knowing their neighbors helps … Read More…

May 2, 2013 Community Meeting

At last night’s meeting, Lt. Buckley informed us that the SPD has been focusing on the home burglaries. They’ve made arrests and many recoveries. They give thanks for the calls and descriptions they’ve received from citizens. She also mentioned that the department was recently engaged in SWAT activity. You can check the details on the SPD Website. There was public comment in regards to the increase of prostitution and drug … Read More…