Meeting Minutes:  Coffee with the Chief ~ Dec. 5, 2022

Location: Park Ridge Public Library Meeting Moderator:  Alissa Goldwasser Guest: Chief Frank Kaminski, Park Ridge Police Department Attendees:  Noreen Gayford, Joan Bludeau LaVelle, Nan Parson, Ginger Pennington, Chris Parson, Liz Swanson, Lee Joosten, Bill Baty, Shel Neuman and Caroline Kubzansky (reporter for the Herald-Advocate) Start Time:  2:05 Chris Parson opened the meeting by asking theContinue reading “Meeting Minutes:  Coffee with the Chief ~ Dec. 5, 2022”

Policing and Criminal Justice Update ~ October 2021

In a conversation with Chief Kaminski, Action Ridge Policing and Criminal Justice Committee Chair Alissa Goldwasser learned that the PRPD has made nine new hires this year, replacing officers who have retired or left the department. Whereas finding qualified candidates had been challenging a year ago, the department has been successful recently, hiring officers withContinue reading “Policing and Criminal Justice Update ~ October 2021”

Action Ridge Impact on Equity in Law Enforcement

Action Ridge is having an impact on equity in law enforcement in Park Ridge, as evidenced by the three cultural competency training workshops provided by the Park Ridge Police Department in June. The Park Ridge Police Department (PRPD) works with volunteer citizens groups on various initiatives, including carrying out patrols when the department deems itContinue reading “Action Ridge Impact on Equity in Law Enforcement”

Meeting Minutes ~ 4.8.21

Meeting commenced at 7:00pm. Nan Parson welcomed participants, especially Melvin Lars, who was the meeting’s featured speaker. Nan reminded people to submit comments to the Park Ridge City Planning and Zoning Commission to encourage affordable housing to be included in the Park Ridge Comprehensive Plan. Letters can be sent to John Carlisle To attendContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 4.8.21”

Mark Your Calendars

A look ahead at the next few months: Affordable Housing Action Group, Next Meeting — April 1st at 7:00. Nan and Kristin have organized an Affordable Housing Action Group which met for the first time on Thursday, 3/25. The group agreed to take a strong stand in support of increasing lower cost housing. If youContinue reading “Mark Your Calendars”