While the crowd clapped for all speakers, Elan Firpo and Chief Andy Mills received a welcoming applause. Others popular with the crowd were Maggie Fleming, Virginia Bass and Natalie Arroyo who were in the audience.
Fourth District Supervisor Virginia Bass, District Attorney Maggie Fleming, City Eureka Councilmembers Kim Bergel and Natalie Arroyo, local attorney Allan Dollison, Sequoia Park Zoo's Jeff Lamoree, Eureka Main Street's Charlotte McDonald, Measure Z Committee member Mike Newman, local business owner John Fullerton and LOCO columnist Matthew Owen were in the audience. About 250 people attended the event. Some were standing in the hallway
As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness and help prevent crime, Operation Safe Streets, Eureka held a community meeting this evening from 6pm to 8pm at the Eureka Veterans Building located at 1018 H Street in Eureka.
Operation Safe Streets was formed by a group of concerned local citizens to help local crime prevention groups by offering training and guidance.
Speakers included Eureka Police Departments Chief Andy Mills and EPD Division 1 Captain Steve Watson. Captain Watson discussed law enforcement’s response and limitations to commercial trespass complaints along with current information about the departments Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP). Private attorney Elan Firpo of Zwerdling, Bragg, Mainzer and Firpo discussed private property legal rights and liabilities. Eureka Police homeless liaison Pamlyn Millsap discussed issues relating to homeless, transient and mental health concerns. Eureka City Attorney, Cyndy Day-Wilson discussed the nuisance abatement and social party host ordinances. Joe Filgas with the Eureka Main Street Watch group spoke about the groups ongoing efforts in Old Town.
The public was asked to submit questions they would like addressed ahead of time by emailing email@example.com or submit questions at the event.
Due to time constraints, speaker times and question answer periods were limited to the set agenda.