The following is an account of actions taken, being planned and work in progress. Since the shooting incident of Saturday, March 3rd, there has been immense pressure placed on the various agencies charged with keeping Royal Palms safe for residents and neighbors. Our prayers go out to those victims.
Both offices of Councilman Tim McOsker and LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, recognize the necessity that pressure to rectify recent events, must and will be resolved. Be assured, that your South Shores Community Association, will likewise keep pressure and focus on real resolutions not promises, further investigations, or continued “studies”. We will not accept a “bucket of steam or empty promises”. Enough is enough!!!
The list below is a synopsis; several other steps that are in place, that I am not at liberty to say, given the fact that it is not smart to publicize ALL the actions being taken.
- Until further notice LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors will close the Royal Palms parking lot at dusk Monday-Thursday and 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The parking lot will continue to be open at the regular time.
- LAPD will have primary responsibility for law enforcement
- Increase presence
- Increase number of patrols
- More responsive to calls of assistance
- LASD will patrol the area and support LAPD in both emergency and routine calls
- Department of Beaches & Harbors, will enforce established rules:
- No Barbecues
- No open fires
- Adherence to permit protocols
- Possession of proper permits
- No Firearms
- Installation of additional cameras
- LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors will issue cease-and desist letters to unpermitted event organizers when they can be identified and, as time permits, staff will scan social media for events promoted online in order to issue letters in advance and make law enforcement aware of planned unpermitted activities.
ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN
- Installation & implementation of LPR (license plate reader) technology
- Constant review of camera placement
- Limiting the number vehicles admitted in the parking area
- Installation of Gates to control entering and leaving
- Distribution of additional keys to law enforcement personnel
Richard F. Scandaliato, President SSCA