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Community update - support needed for our 1st responders




Smart Streetlights and Automated License Plate Readers - At 5:30 on Wednesday May 31st the SDPD will go before the city of San Diego's Privacy Advisory Board to answer questions from the board. This will be a public meeting and supporters are needed to go to the meeting and speak or call/zoom into the meeting to voice support for the deployment of Smart Streetlights.

It's vital that there be a strong showing of support The meeting will be held at City Hall 202 "C" Street. The opponents of the use of the Smart Streetlights many of whom don't even live in San Diego will be organized and will show up so please take the time to show your support. The link to call/zoom into the meeting to make comment will be available at http://www.sandiego.gov/pab/meetings

Please see below for more information on the meeting and questions about the Smart Streetlights and Automated License Plate Readers. With a shortage of over 200 officers and growing we need to provide the SDPD with up to date technology to help protect our community. The Board and the membership of the MBTC on May 10th passed a resolution in support of the deployment of Smart Streetlights and Automated License Plate Readers

"The Mission Beach Town Council supports the San Diego Police Department’s use of Smart Street Lights and Automated License Plate Readers. This position is based upon the currently available information provided by the San Diego Police Department at community meetings throughout San Diego and information provided at the following website www.sandiego.gov/police/data-transparency/technology which among other information contains a link to a recorded community meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRtdFglWB0A"

1st Responders and the Mission Beach Community over Memorial Day Weekend -
Due to the work of Capt. Manansala Commander of the Northern SDPD'S Northern Division and his staff the beach communities from the South Mission Jetty to Torrey Pines State Beach will have well over 100 officers on duty from Noon to midnight on Friday through Monday over Memorial Day Weekend.
Officers from throughout the entire city will be working overtime to provide this support for out community. This means that while we enjoy time with friends and family our SDPD officers will not be with theirs but instead be protecting our community so if you have the opportunity Please thank them for their service.

On Monday the Mission Beach Women's Club will host a luncheon in South Mission Beach for our police, fire fighters, lifeguards and park rangers. Feel free to stop by and thank them on Monday or any day this weekend at the command post just south of the restrooms at Belmont Park. If you can donate to this please see the flyer below.



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