February 2, 2017 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Feb 13, 2017


Board Members Present:

  • M. Singels, President
  • D. Graham, Vice President
  • J. Carson, Sgt-at-Arms
  • R. Biechler, Treasurer
  • P. David, Secretary
  • R. Balka
  • T. Charles
  • P. Farmer
  • J. Somosky
  • B. Walsh
  • J. Keller

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Staff Attorney

Meeting called to order at 11:10am

General Member Concerns:

  • At member request, the CSPPA October 2016 meeting with Mayor John Suthers was reviewed, specifically as it related to retention and recruitment of CSPD sworn officers.
  • Roll call video 550 was discussed and it was reiterated that officers are advised to adhere to their training for guidance. The CSPPA is to have representation at a panel being convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • It was suggested by a member that roll call videos and articles be used to provide greater communication between administration and line level officers.

Member Discussion Items:

  • Use of Force: As noted above, the CSPPA will have representation at a panel that will be convened to further discuss issues surrounding use of force.
  • Political Endorsements/City Council: Questions were developed and approved as a screening mechanism to aid in determining CSPPA City Council candidate endorsements; will be sent to all candidates prior to convening board committee interviews.
  • Recruitment/Membership: It was noted that there is some confusion regarding benefits and cost of membership for the CSPPA versus the CPPA. It needs to be better communicated to potential members that the CSPPA is the only entity offering a wrap around, unlimited, local legal benefit included in the cost of its membership, rather than being offered as an add-on, as is the case with the CPPA.
  • Golf Tournament: In lieu of the July golf tournament, the CSPPA will instead host a department-wide summer family party at Fox Run Regional Park. Details will be forthcoming.
  • Agenda for the Chiefs’ meeting: 
    • Use of force
    • Promotion pre-requisites
    • Workers Compensation
    • Roll call videos/communication
    • Time off requests
  • Financial Report: Approval of January 2017 financial report deferred until March. However, note:
    • The decrease in the General Invested Fund compared to a month ago is attributable to the final payment on the construction remodel of 516 N. Tejon. Fund dollars were utilized to circumvent increasing the size of our building loan.




Investment Accts.     January 2017
December 2017
November 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016
Checking $  48,802.45 $ 46,949.94 $  55,669.59 $   44,312.02 $   50,386.58  $ 71,384.39
Gen. Invested Fund $288,189.17 $301,524.51 $298,510.11 $294,124.43 $298,995.29 $298,325.73
Fallen Officers Fd. $133,991.83 $131,679.78 $130,097.12 $129,374.10 $130,726.13 $129,843.03
Totals $470,983.45
$467,810.55 $480,108.00 $499,533.15
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Approval to remove Roberto Williamson from CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Bill Walsh
      • 2nd Theron Charles
      • All approved
    • Approval to add Patrick David to CSPPA accounts as authorized signature.
      • 1st Theron Charles
      • 2nd Bill Walsh
      • All approved

Meeting adjourned at 12:50pm