Andy Beattie is a member of the La Cañada Flintridge Public Safety Commission, and when not working at his apparel company or on local safety issues, he can be found in close proximity to the president of the United States. He answered questions from the La Cañada Valley Sun via email.
Sun: Why do you volunteer for the Public Safety Commission and what is the most important work the commission does?
Beattie: I enjoy public service and believe that each of us should contribute to the community where we can. Public safety is a particular interest for me.
The commission’s function is to evaluate the public safety needs of the community and make recommendations to the City Council for programs and services. Projects like the Reverse 911 communications system, the forums on social hosting laws and teen substance abuse, and distribution of fire and earthquake preparedness materials are some of the recent activities that Commissioners Olivia Brown, Kay Linden, Tom Schafer, Joel Smith and I worked on.