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Here’s What’s On Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee Agenda

first_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Here’s What’s On Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee Agenda By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 1:28 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Public Safety Committee will hear a presentation on local use of force policies and discuss civilian oversight at Wednesday’s Public Safety Committee.The committee will “consider civilian oversight” according to the agenda and conduct a review of prior analysis (2016) of police oversight models and a poll of community perceptions of policing in Pasadena.The meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and can be viewed at http://pasadena.granicus.com/mediaplayer.php?camera_id=2&publish_id=9According to the poll “Community Perceptions of Policing in Pasadena,” released in April 2016, African Americans had negative perceptions of local police.The poll of 1,200 people was conducted at that time by USC criminalist Lisa Graziano, who also pointed out that by an overwhelming majority, Pasadena residents expressed support for the police, but minorities said they still believed they were being unfairly targeted by law enforcement.• 70 of those polled said they believed police engaged in racial profiling.• 60 percent of black respondents said they believed police stopped people without a good reason.• 53 percent found verbal and physical abuse to be a problem.• 37 percent said they found offensive language to be an issue during encounters with local officers.• On the opposite end of the spectrum, only 29 percent of white residents found racial profiling to be a problem.• 39 percent of all respondents ranked racial profiling as their biggest concern when dealing with police,• 37 percent overall said stopping people without a good reason and use of force was among their second biggest concern.Physical and verbal abuse came in third with 32 percent, and just 22 percent said they were concerned about offensive language.• 78 percent majority of residents believe in the PPD, expressing confidence in the department’s ability to do its job well.The committee will also see a presentation by Chief of Police John Perez regarding Pasadena Police Department’s use of force policies and an oral report on the department’s response to local demonstrations as well as threats to persons and property.Vice Mayor Tyron Hampton, who sits on the committee, called for a discussion of police oversight after the officer involved death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death set off a number of riots and protests across the country.That situation has forced the country to once again delve into conversations about race and how Black people, mostly men, are treated by the police.But it has also forced White Americans to see racism differently as young white progressives have taken to the streets alongside African Americans calling for change.The inclusion of White Americans may have prompted more people in the media to discuss the matter.And it may be having an impact.Several police officers across the country have been arrested for assault during the protests.The four police officers in the George Floyd incident have been arrested and charged with crimes.In several communities, there is talk of defunding the police and using funds for more social services.This past weekend, Pasadena’s powerful local police union denounced the actions of the officers in Minnesota.“We are not Minneapolis and proud of the work we do day in and day out to support our community and all who live, work and visit here,” said David Llanes, a decorated 27-year police veteran, 24 years with the Pasadena Police Department, “who is a proud Officer of Asian Pacific Islander (API) descent.”On Sunday, the department announced the suspension of the carotid sleeper hold, which cuts off blood supply to the brain. The hold has not been used by officers this year, a Pasadena police department spokesman told Pasadena Now.Local residents have called for oversight of the police department for years to no avail.Last week, a majority of the members of the City Council told Pasadena Now, they were open to having the conversation about police oversight.In a comment to the committee, former Mayor Bill Paparian, who led the push to form the committee and served as its first chairman said civilian oversight will not be easy, but it must be done.“Fortuna Favet Fortibus” in Latin means “Fortune favors the brave,” Paparian said. “If there was ever a time in your political careers to rise to the occasion and be brave, this is that time. This will not be easy for you to do. But when the history of the current era in our City’s political history and indeed our nation is recorded you will be remembered for what you do today, tomorrow, and next week on the question of finally establishing civilian oversight of the Pasadena Police Department.” Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Private non-profits in three additional Vermont counties eligible for SBA disaster loans

first_imgThe US Small Business Administration announced today that Essex, Orange and Washington counties in Vermont have been added to the disaster declaration for Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature. Sept. 6, 2011 is the deadline to submit a disaster loan application for physical damages caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on May 26-27. PNPs that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature in Caledonia County are also eligible for disaster loans from the SBA. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.PNPs may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA also offers mitigation funds to help borrowers pay for protective measures to minimize damages of the same kind in the future.The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses to PNPs of all sizes. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.Interest rates are as low as 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to [email protected](link sends e-mail). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external). Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Forth Worth, TX 76155.Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external). The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is September 6, 2011. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 9, 2012.last_img read more

Revive and reengage member swiping & deposit activity

first_imgIn a blow to our economy unlike anything we’ve seen before, spending has plummeted across all payment methods and has impacted nearly every category, except for necessities such as groceries. Most financial institutions are reporting a double-digit decline in payments revenue, and as much as 80% of that decline could come from a loss in interchange revenue as opposed to interest income, according to Mark Sievewright, founder and CEO of Sievewright & Associates.  And with the financial insecurity caused by widespread loss of jobs, many consumers who made regular deposits prior to the crisis no longer have the income to do so.Unfortunately, once we emerge from the pandemic, there is no guarantee that your members’ debit card spending or deposit activity will pick back up at its previous levels. Megabanks, other credit unions, digital-only institutions and other payment players are leveraging this unprecedented event to win over your members.  If your members weren’t fully onboarded and engaged with your credit union before the crisis, chances are they didn’t view you as their primary financial institution and could likely end up as another attrition statistic.A successfully onboarded account holder will generate more deposit activity, use more products and services with your institution, transact more heavily and stay with you longer. Research has proven that the level of engagement closely correlates with the profitability of checking accounts. But your account holders won’t generate profitable activity until they’re fully onboarded and committed to your credit union as their primary financial institution.  Savvy credit union executives know that now is the time to reengage your members and revive transactional activity.  These executives know that initial account acquisition is only the first step in an effective account strategy and must be followed by onboarding, engagement and retention efforts for ultimate success.For more information, download our free white paper, Part II of Velocity Solutions Credit Union Recovery Series:  Revive and Reengage Member Swiping & Deposit Activity. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Banjarmasin, Surabaya record highest COVID-19 mortality rates

first_imgDespite its large population, East Java, considered the new epicenter of the outbreak, has stood among regions with the highest crude mortality rates at the provincial level, besides its towering case fatality rate (CFR). The province also recorded the highest number of deaths in the country.In over a month, South Kalimantan and East Java have been among the hardest-hit provinces, with the former recording 2,775 cases and 168 deaths and the later 10,298 cases and 750 deaths as of Wednesday, according to the Health Ministry.All 13 regencies and municipalities in South Kalimantan have been designated “red zones”, but only two regencies and two cities, including Banjarmasin, have applied large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) that were lifted earlier this month.Greater Surabaya, which consists of Surabaya and its satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik, has also lifted the PSBB measures despite a spike in confirmed cases.Mayor Tri Rismaharini has dismissed calls from experts for the partial lockdown to be re-imposed and claimed that the second-biggest city in the country showed a downward trend in COVID-19 cases.Read also: COVID-19: PSBB unlikely to be reinstated as Surabaya mayor claims infections on ‘downward trend’The mortality rates, however, might underrepresent the actual severity of the outbreak, given the lack of testing capacity that has led to many unconfirmed deaths, which the government has also refused to include in the official tally.Over the past two weeks, the government has increased its testing capacity, reaching the target of 20,000 specimens and 10,000 people tested daily several times, although the performance has been unsteady.Along with the increasing testing capacity, the national test positivity rate has escalated, at 14 percent over the first two weeks of June, up from 11 percent in the last week of May. It is far from the provision of below 5 percent to impose new normal measures.“The speed of transmission is unchanged in Indonesia. We can’t say that conditions are worsening. The conditions are unchanged, only now [we have] better testing capacity to prevent infection of the vulnerable,” Dewi said.The chief of the national COVID-19 task force expert staff, Wiku Adisasmito, praised the “cross-sectoral collaboration” coordinated by the task force, saying it had contributed to the country’s ability to counter the pandemic, including its increased testing capacity.“All hospital data are now connected to surveillance and laboratory data automatically,” he said, reporting the dramatic increase of the number of hospitals from 250 to 1,687 in the past three months.Wiku explained almost 60 percent of regencies and municipalities in Indonesia were now at low or zero risks and allowed to reopen the economy.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appreciated local leaders and regional task forces that managed to contain the virus and said he was optimistic to see improving data, but he also asked for vigilance.“With an integrated information system, we have scientific data, and every policy we take should be based on those. Always ask for advice from the scientists,” the President said.Topics : “We see death [rates] based on not only the number of deaths but also the number of positive cases and the population in a region,” Dewi Nur Aisyah, an epidemiologist on the task force’s team of experts, said during a press briefing on Wednesday.Central Jakarta has topped the crude mortality rates in the capital due to its lower population even though East Jakarta has dominated both the number of cases and the number of deaths as of Wednesday. Sunday’s data also showed that Central Jakarta replaced North Sulawesi’s Manado in the third place, with a rate of 11.8.center_img Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan and Surabaya in East Java have recorded the highest mortality rates while COVID-19 case numbers keep rising across the archipelago.Banjarmasin’s crude death rate stands at 14.3 per 100,000 people, while that of Surabaya stands at 12.7, according to the latest data presented on Sunday by the COVID-19 national task force.The two cities have dominated the chart since the previous count on June 7, when Surabaya was the city with the highest crude mortality rate at 9.8 deaths, followed by Banjarmasin at 9.4.last_img read more