Public Safety Advisory Board

About the Public Safety Advisory Board

The City of Mountain View Public Safety Advisory Board was established in 2020 to advise and make recommendations to the City Council, City Manager and Police Chief on public safety matters.

general functions of the Public Safety Advisory Board

The Public Safety Advisory Board serves solely in an advisory capacity and is tasked with:

  • Providing the City Council, City Manager and Police Chief with community informed input and recommendations on public safety matters
  • Serving as a forum for public discussion of public safety matters, including community policing concepts, furthering MVPD engagement and transparency efforts, and identifying best practices
  • Acting as a liaison between the community and Police Department


The Public Safety Advisory Board meeting dates for calendar year 2021 are listed below.  The PSAB will adopt a 2022 meeting schedule at its November 18, 2021 meeting.   

Thursday, November 18 at 7 pm

  • Register
  • Agenda and Material (Coming Soon)

Thursday, October 21 at 7 pm

Thursday, September 23 at 7 pm

Thursday, August 26 at 7 pm

Thursday, July 22 at 7 pm

Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm

Thursday, May 27 at 7 pm


Members and roster

The PSAB consists of:

  • Kavita Aiyar - Chair
  • Cleave Frink - Vice Chair
  • Derek Langton
  • Eva Tang
  • Jeannette Wang
  • Joan Brodovsky
  • Kalwant Sandhu

PSAB Work Plan

The PSAB will review topics discussed at the Ad-Hoc Council Subcommittee on Race, Equity, and Inclusion meetings in 2020 and propose a work plan for City Council approval. Potential work plan items include review of MVPD contact data demographics, exploration of alternative responses to mental health related calls for service, and review of community input from the Human Relations Commissions 2020 community listening forums on local policing, MVPDx Partnering for the Future participants and other sources.

Additional Information

The PSAB receives staff support from both the City Manager’s Office and Police Department. Melvin Gaines, Principal Management Analyst from the City Manager’s Office, serves as the lead staff liaison. The lead liaison is responsible for developing the agenda and overseeing the information and recommendations presented to the PSAB. Captain Michael Canfield serves as a support liaison from the Police Department.

For additional information, please contact the staff liaisons at