Mayor Richard Riordan will speak Tuesday about public safety during the monthly meeting of the Sepulveda and Van Nuys Boulevards Business Watch.
The main priority of the Business Watch, in which dozens of Valley businesses participate, is to increase safety in the Van Nuys area. The group has established a weekly street cleanup program and a graffiti task force and has installed public phones on Sepulveda Boulevard in its efforts to battle crime.
Tuesday's meeting, which will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, is free and open to the public. It will take place at Economy Office Furniture, 6300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Van Nuys.
Riordan's appearance at the Business Watch meeting will be one of four events he is scheduled to attend in the Valley on Tuesday.