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Mantua Residents Identify Action Steps to Discourage Crime, Make Neighborhood Safer

April 19, 2012

Task forces for the We Are Mantua! planning effort have met over the past few months to come up with recommendations for a comprehensive community plan.

In the Mantua neighborhood, residents serving on the Safety Task Force have identified early implementation projects to discourage crime across the neighborhood.

“The participation of everyone in this planning effort is second to none,” says Andrew Jenkins, who serves on the task force. Jenkins is the former president of the Mt Vernon Manor and has been an active resident in the community since 1961. “I am working with the committee to strengthen the representation and participation of the community. I want to make sure whatever we are doing for the neighborhood is comprehensive, to make sure it’s a joint effort.”

The task force recommends creating a new and anonymous process for reporting illegal activity to help curb drug activity near the Mt Vernon Manor apartments. The process would be based on the anonymous reporting form provided by the 16th District Police department.

The group also recommended implementing comprehensive, community-wide lighting improvements.

Read more on the SCI West blog.

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