Friends of Sigourney Square Park met on Sept 10
th, at 50 Jennings Rd for a tour of the Hartford Police Department's real time crime center. They were able to see the results of all the latest technology acquired by HPD through various grants and other sources that are being used to keep crime down and Hartford safe. In many ways Hartford is a leader in this area.
Public Safety Committee met at the Asylum Hill Family Center on Sept 21
st at 5:30 pm. This evening meeting was an attempt to engage with more of the residents. The topic discussed was how to help minority teens prepare for a future engagement with a local police officer. Everyone present shared anecdotes and experiences and Ofc. Chanaca was able to present a police perspective. The committee will continue to work on this in the months to come.
Welcoming Committee met on Sept 22
nd at Center for Health Equity, 140 Woodland St. It began with a presentation of the Hartford Decides program. This year the total funds available are $250,000. All Hartford residents 13 years of age and older are allowed to vote. The steering committee is looking for more volunteers to represent various constituencies in order to expand the variety of ideas presented.
Kim McLoughlin from CT Fair Housing Center spoke about a new law requiring dissemination of information concerning affordable housing to be spread more widely.
Items for the next meeting include an update on the Multicultural Center at the Mark Twain Library, and a selection of a new chairperson or co-chairperson for the committee.