Meet your new Public Safety Commissioners

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After a politically volatile year sent nearly the entire Public Safety Commission packing, there are now six new faces joining Chair Tod Hallman on the seven-member board that guides the city’s law enforcement policies and spending.

Joy Freiberg

A veteran of the Human Services Commission and the Disabilities Advisory Board, Freiberg is an animal rights activist who once worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer. She endorsed Lindsey Horvath’s run for County Supervisor last year.
APPOINTED BY: Chelsea Byers
LIKELY LEANS: Less law enforcement

Robert Saltzman

A Harvard-educated attorney and former Associate Dean at USC School of Law, Saltzman was most recently appointed by the Los Angeles District Attorney to the Factual Analysis Citizen Consulting Team (FACCT), which “re-examines fatal use-of-force incidents by law enforcement officers and recommends further action when appropriate.” Saltzman is a former member of the Business License Commission, the L.A. County Probation Oversight Commission and the L.A. Board of Police Commissioners.
APPOINTED BY: Sepi Shyne
LIKELY LEANS: Less law enforcement

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George Nickle

An active co-Captain of the WeHo Eastside Neighborhood Watch Group, Nickle spoke out strongly against the Public Safety Commission’s decision to ax sheriff’s deputies in the midst of last year’s crime wave. His first move as a new member of the commission was an attempt to reverse that decision.
APPOINTED BY: Lauren Meister
LIKELY LEANS: More law enforcement

 

Adam Eramian

Eramian is the Operations Manager at Micky’s and a graduate of California State University-Northridge.
APPOINTED BY: At-large (voted on by City Council)
LIKELY LEANS: More law enforcement

Brandon Blau

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Blau is a computer engineer who hails from Spokane, Wash. Prior to his appointment to the commission, Blau spoke out against the potential misuse of private citizens’ data collected by ALPR cameras at recent City Council meeting.
APPOINTED BY: At-large (voted on by City Council)
LIKELY LEANS: Less law enforcement

Bill Harrison

Harrison is Senior Vice President at public relations firm Sunshine Sachs and a founder of Third Street Media Group. He supported Sarah Adolphson in last year’s City Council elections.
APPOINTED BY: John Heilman
LIKELY LEANS: More law enforcement

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G Men Standing Alone
G Men Standing Alone
1 year ago

Less law enforcement is the slogan for Shyne. Why? Because she’s getting commissions from BBB. So she appoints some guy from University of second choice. ,😂

Carlton cronin
1 year ago

Welcome aboard. Perhaps a consensus can be formed to finally – once again, actually – to have a city-sponsored CERT., so that the residents can learn how to care for themselves when normally responding agencies re not available during any sort of disaster or major disruption. What’s the possibility??

Manny
Manny
1 year ago

I don’t know how staff gets through these meetings without loosing it. At least I can leave.

JF1
JF1
1 year ago
Reply to  Manny

Some of the staff is part of the problem.

Endless Reports& Meetings
Endless Reports& Meetings
1 year ago
Reply to  Manny

Not only PSC, City staff should be encouraged or required to write more concise, succinct staff reports that clearly illuminate to the least knowledgeable, the crux of an issue. The planning staff reports are drudgery for all parties involved. Timely, efficient discussion should also be encouraged. Otherwise subjects take on endless cycles of their own lacking perceptible solutions.

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
1 year ago

We’re doomed.

Polly
Polly
1 year ago

It’s such a tiny city…….with such a huge bureaucracy.

:dpb
:dpb
1 year ago

Amazing that less law enforcement qualifies as a public safety stance. These less law enforcement commissioners aren’t woke they’re simply not awake to the safety issues in West Hollywood.

Woody McBreairty
Woody McBreairty
1 year ago

I think ANYONE who supports less law enforcement presence in the city doesn’t have the best interests or safety of the people in mind & shouldn’t be a part of any city government in any way, either as a paid employee or as a volunteer, because they do not represent the people of this city. I think that whole idea is irrational & dangerous & I simply don’t understand the logic behind it, or if there even is any, other than someone’s cockamamy idea in the name of “progress”. There should be as much protection for the public as possible… Read more »

JF1
JF1
1 year ago

YUP.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
1 year ago

It looks like a diverse group of professionals with some interesting life experiences and if the initial meeting was any indication, we will see a more calm and deliberate body and fewer personal agendas. Tod Hallman, George Nickle and Adam Eramian are all board members of the Eastside Neigbhorhood Watch so they bring a residential viewpoint to the body. As the long time manager of Mickey’s, Adam brings some much needed insights to business and nightclub law enforcement issues which will be really valuable. Overall the group seems pretty progressive and I am hoping that we can see constructive changes… Read more »

Latishia Jones
Latishia Jones
11 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

What a joke. You can’t rationalize with criminals.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Do they all live in Weho, or have we once again outsourced people to help further deranged lunatic defund agendas.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

It just seems to me now that Nika Soong Ong is at Oxford, that a public records request for her alleged WeHo address while she was on the Commission would be enlightening. I always wondered is she just put down a PO Box or she was living at the Pendry.

Mikie
Mikie
1 year ago

with three for less law-enforcement and three for more or law-enforcement, it’s important to know where does Tod Hallman stand on that issue!

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikie

Check the winds.

Mikie
Mikie
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

really! i hope no bad guys steal his “cadillac” converter!!
(to be explained upon request!)

JF1
JF1
1 year ago

Split right down the middle. More important than ever in the next election to vote out anybody that doesn’t support law enforcement.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  JF1

What worries me is Hellman, who stumbles, flip flops and is easily influenced. Having two Byers side kicks on this commission is a horrifying thought.

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

As I said earlier, check the winds on where Hallman stands.

JF1
JF1
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Yes, I’m concerned too.

Got My Vote
Got My Vote
1 year ago

Bill Harrison is so handsome, I know I’ll be voting for him. What’s he running for?

Stevie
Stevie
1 year ago
Reply to  Got My Vote

And people wonder why idiots get voted into office.

Uninformed
Uninformed
1 year ago
Reply to  Got My Vote

This is one of the reasons we wind up with inadequate city council members that may appoint questionable commissioners.

Indeed
Indeed
1 year ago
Reply to  Got My Vote

what a strange comment

The Best Medicine
The Best Medicine
1 year ago
Reply to  Got My Vote

I know this guy can’t possibly be serious. I laughed so hard I almost tumbled off my chair. Any more like this?

WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
1 year ago
Reply to  Got My Vote

Maybe Queerty has an answer for you. They seem to specialize in this kind of thinking.

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