Hearing on Retail Theft (Part 2)


Hearing on Retail Theft (Part 2)
10 a.m.
Thursday, December 14, 2023

Join in person:
Coastal Hearing Room
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

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  1. Hearing on Retail Theft
    1. Witnesses

The Impact of Retail Crime on Grocers 

  1. Lynn Melillo, Vice President for Asset Management, Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres Natural Market, New Leaf Community Markets

Prosecuting Retail Crime 

  1. Jonathan Raven, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Yolo County District Attorney’s Office; Rachel Michelin, President/CEO, California Retailers Association
  2. Marc Beaart, Bureau Director, Bureau of Fraud and Corruption Prosecutions, Los Angeles Office of the District Attorney
  3. Will Rivera, Assistant Chief, Criminal Branch, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Lunch/Business Meeting Break

The Commission will break for lunch and its regularly-scheduled business meeting from approximately 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The business meeting is open to the public. 

                Enforcing the Law – A Sheriff’s Perspective

  1. Jim Cooper, Sheriff, County of Sacramento

Combating Retail Crime through Legislation 

  1. Roger Niello, Senator, California Senate District 6

Leading the State’s Response to Organized Retail Crime

  1. Robin Johnson, Assistant Chief, Special Representative to the Legislature, California Highway Patrol (in person)

The Community-Wide Impact of Retail Crime

  1. Gabe Quinto, Council Member, City of El Cerrito; 2nd Vice President, League of California Cities (remote)

The Impact of Retail Crime on Retailers 

  1. Rachel Michelin, President/CEO, California Retailers Association (in person)
  • Public Comment