Chief Lanier clears up 'misunderstanding' on club relocation
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Chief Lanier clears up 'misunderstanding' on club relocation

Message from Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Message from Councilmember Jack Evans

From:Rick Rosendall
Sent:Tuesday, April 01, 2008 1:45 PM;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
Subject:[GLAA] Thanks for promptly resolving issue over club relocation

Thanks, Chief, for clearing this up so quickly. GLAA looks forward to continuing to work with you.

Thanks to you too, Jack, for raising your respected voice.

And thanks to Brett for helping out even though he was overseas.

Don't you wish we could always resolve concerns so promptly and amicably? Maintaining good lines of communication is the ounce of prevention that's worth a pound of cure.

Rick Rosendall
VP for Political Affairs

Message from Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Original Message:
From:Lanier, Cathy \(MPD\)
Sent:Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:38:54 -0400
To:JACKEVANS@DCCOUNCIL.US,,, Membersonly@DCCOUNCIL.US,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject:RE: Update: MPD opposes relocation of Ziegfeld's/Secrets

All, let me start by saying the MPD will not protest the relocation Ziegfeld's/Secrets. This was obviously a misunderstanding on the part of the PSA lieutenant who attended the meeting and the District Commander. If the relocation is approved, I look forward to working with the club owners to ensure a security plan is drafted to ensure the safety of all parties.

Cathy Lanier

Message from Councilmember Jack Evans

Sent:Tuesday, April 01, 2008 10:09 AM
To:Rick Rosendall;; Members Only (COUNCIL); Mayor; Lanier, Cathy (MPD); Parson, Brett (MPD);;;;;;;;;;;;; Dyer, Christopher (EOM)
Subject:RE: Update: MPD opposes relocation of Ziegfeld's/Secrets

Rick - I will be asking Chief Lanier to withdraw any MPD protest to this matter. There are instances where it is appropriate for MPD to take a position - especially when there is an existing establishment with a clear history of public safety concerns. To me this clearly does not fit such a scenario since it involves the mere moving of Ziegfeld's/Secrets to a proposed new location, and my distinct impression is they have always had a pretty good record of operation in the past.



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