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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Neighborhood Crime Meeting Recap

About a dozen people attended the Beat 8x Neighborhood Council Meeting on Tuesday. Only one priority was present to Problem Solving Officer Ercivan Martin: ongoing crime on Telegraph between 23rd Street and 26th Street. The group decided it would hold regular meetings at Providence House at 540 23rd Street on the second Thursday of every other month for the rest of the year. The meeting dates will thus be: March 12, May 14, July 9, September 10 and November 12. Barbara Cook of Providence House chaired the meeting and agreed to be the vice chair. We had a discussion about how the NCPC/Neighborhood Council model is not working well given the way that Beat 8x is currently drawn. Hoang Banh, our neighborhood services coordinator, said that she expects the beats to be redrawn at some point in the future and we are seeking to get a date on this. We also discussed outreach for the neighborhood council. Everyone was asked to bring outreach ideas to the next meeting that they are willing to help implement.

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