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Thursday, January 19, 2006

KC Safe City Initiative to meet

Broken_windowKansas City kicked off a Safe City Initiative in 2002. Goal: "to make Kansas City one of the safest cities in the nation."
Participants in the initiative - cops and codes enforcers, business owners and block watchers - will meet tomorrow to hear from seven elementary schools about progress since the beginning of the school year.
WHERE:  The Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave.
WHEN:  8:30-11:00 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2006
Some safety issues being addressed:

  • Gangs
  • Graffiti
  • Open-air drug sales near schools
  • Sex offenders living in the area
  • Seatbelt safety
  • Illegal dumping, brush on sidewalks, hinderances to walking to school
  • Animal Control
  • Abandoned houses

You're invited.

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