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Visioning A Safer Long Beach

Visioning a Safer Long Beach –

Residents Invited March 13 to Review Crime Stats by Council Districts

Long Beach, CA – February 27, 2013 – In response to recently published data regarding the number and types of violent and property crimes committed in each council district in the City of Long, Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will be holding a meeting to review the crime statistics, and to engage residents in a discussion about what it takes to make a safer Long Beach.

“This is the first time since 2004 that crime statistics are available for each council district. For the past several years, the Mayor and City Manager have made cuts to police services. These decisions were made in absence of a real vision of how residents want their community to be in the future,” says Councilwoman Schipske.

Schipske believes that because crime impacts the ability of Long Beach to attract and keep both, businesses who create jobs, and residents who pay property taxes, crime in any council district should be of concern to all residents.

“The latest crime reports make it clear it is time that Long Beach residents step up and determine what it takes to make a safer Long Beach.”

It’s Your City. We Need Your Voice.

Come participate in the first public session to ask ALL residents to help determine the future of Long Beach in terms of public safety, Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 pm at the Long Beach Water Treatment Plant, 2950 Redondo.

Among those taking part will be LongBeachReport.com (LBReport.com), which will present its detailed information so we can talk about:

· What are the important characteristics of a safe community for all who live, work and play here?

· How do you envision the City of Long Beach in the next five or 10 years?

· What key behaviors will be required from the elected officials, the police, the community and others in the next five to 10 years to realize this vision?

For more information, please contact Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at: 562-570-6932, or email: district5@longbeach.gov.