Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office is hosting six virtual community safety town halls this year and next week to discuss the city’s “near-term” violence prevention strategy.
Representatives from the Community Safety Coordination Center and the Chicago Police Department will provide an overview and answer questions. The West Side event will be held this Thursday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Community Safety Coordination Center launched in August with the goal of bringing together public safety programs, nonprofits, youth organizations, teachers and spiritual leaders together to discuss anti-violence measures, according to Block Club Chicago.
“As part of this strategy, we want to hear from our residents to learn what more we can do to wrap our arms around their communities,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “The invaluable voices of residents will build upon the [the center’s] holistic approach to community safety and help the City rapidly respond to the needs of Chicagoans.”
Residents are encouraged to use this registration link.
Here’s a full list of the town halls, one of which will be fully in Spanish:
- March 9 –North/Northwest Sides Community Safety Town Hall
- March 10 –West Side Community Safety Town Hall
- March 12 –Southwest Side Community Safety Town Hall
- March 15 –City Center/Near North, South Loop, West Loop Community Safety Town Hall
- March 16 – South Side Community Safety Town Hall
- March 19 –Citywide Community Safety Town Hall in Spanish