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New Meetup: Community Forum about Second Saturday with Councilman Cohn

From: Marsh
Sent on: Monday, September 20, 2010 4:37 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Downtown/Midtown!

What: Community Forum about Second Saturday with Councilman Cohn

When: Saturday, September 25,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Hart Senior Center
915 27th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816

Councilman Cohn is convening a community forum on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Hart Senior Center,[masked]th Street, in Midtown Sacramento. The purpose of this forum is to afford an opportunity for City Police and Code Enforcement staff, Midtown businesses and residents to discuss solutions implemented so far for Second Saturday, address concerns regarding the shootings that took place after the last Second Saturday event and, more importantly, address concerns about late night activity in Midtown, while working together on solutions.

Second Saturday has been a positive, family-oriented event and we want to keep it that way. Over the past few months, crowd control has become a bigger challenge, but City staff and the Midtown Business Association (MBA) have been proactive in addressing these challenges and concerns.

However, there has been an increasing problem with late night crowds, particularly with young people and most recently, gang members, disrupting the mellow and fun atmosphere that should be the hallmark of Midtown Sacramento. This is not just a Second Saturday problem, but a problem that is occurring on other nights as well. Unfortunately, gang activity has been on the rise in urban areas throughout America. Midtown businesses and residents have been working on ways to resolve this problem for quite some time, but we obviously need to step up our efforts given the recent tragedy.

Many neighbors and businesses have worked for years to make Midtown a great place to live, work and play. While Downtown has been referred to as the ?heart? of Sacramento, I often refer to Midtown as its ?soul.? I will work with the community to do whatever it takes to preserve this great community.

If you can?t make it, you can still weigh in with your thoughts by contacting Councilman Cohn at [address removed].

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