Grand Crossing Park Neighborhood Network
"...What YOU can do for YOUR Neighborhood"
Dearest Neighbors and Stakeholders,
As previously mentioned, there has been much going on within the city, state and federal governmental bodies to curtail the scourge of violence we are now under. Officials have stated they don't know what to do this phenomenon. Nevertheless, elections are coming and action on the part of the grassroots is WELL at hand. We have some "irons in the fire" and must prepare to have our demands tested and firmly established.
This Wednesday (tomorrow) is the all important Beat 624 CAPS meeting at St Dorothy's 78th and Vernon 6:30 p.m. Our main focus is;
- # 1 - Beat Integrity or consistently assigned offices to the beat during all shifts
- # 2 - The daytime 79th Street Foot Patrol Mission
- # 3 - Dady's Liquors strategy & follow-up from last meeting
- 7600 Drexel violence - a bad neighborhood trend is emerging
- 006 District Robbery Prevention Initiative review
- Our National Night Out collaborative
- Update on court case against the store owners who attacked the city tax stamp inspectors.
- Planning for next "Community CAPS meeting"
Beat 624 is important to our neighborhood because it has the highest concentration of community assets and serves as a central point (at 79 & Cottage) of our larger community. It's city leading homicide rate has dropped over the last couple years, due in part to our efforts, but we must maintain vigilance to drive the numbers even lower. Residents and surrounding neighbors of this beat have a vital stake in outcomes achieved here.
As always, we need all stakeholders (living on and around the beat) to come out and weigh-in on what's going on, as we try to create and maintain a winning strategy that gives us more safety, greater peace and a better quality of life in our community.
It's our responsibility. The time is now!