By LILA SEIDMAN | Reporter
In an effort to educate and empower Palisadians, Alphabet Streets resident Lou Kamer is organizing a community safety meeting series that will address everything from cyber security to break-ins.
Kamer, Pacific Palisades Community Council (PPCC) At-large Representative, told the Palisaidan Post he is currently seeking a space to hold the meeting (and approximately 50 attendees), and will set a date as soon as that is locked in.
Kamer believes that the more agency community members exercise on behalf of their own safety—rather than relying solely on the police, fire department and other entities—“the more they’ll feel connected to the solutions.”
The inaugural meeting, originally scheduled for Nov. 9, will cover an overview of safety topics affecting Palisadians and a few prevention/safety tips for each. Going forward, each meeting will spotlight one topic in detail, aided by guest experts.
“It has to be interactive,” Kamer stressed, “People have to feel they have [a voice].” He added, “It should be fun.”
As the owner of a technology solutions company in Santa Monica, Kamer has significant experience in cyber security and physical security, and hopes he can take his experience and “apply it to our community.”
Although PPCC has plans to launch a similar initiative next year, Kamer felt it was important to act now.
“There’s fear…as more and more city issues come into ‘the village,” he told the Post, noting a perceived increase in petty crime. “The best thing is to turn that fear into action.”
In January, Kamer also plans to launch a campaign to bolster pedestrian safety, which he considers is the most pressing issue facing the community.
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