50th Ward Public Safety Meeting

50th Ward Public Safety Meeting
Tuesday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy.
Safety concerns have dominated the news in Chicago.  Our neighborhood, although still one of the safest in the city, has experienced serious incidents, as well. It is our responsibility as residents to know the facts about this situation and what steps the police are taking to deal with this challenge to all of us.
On Tuesday, July 19, 7 p.m. at the Bernard Horwich JCC, 3003 W. Touhy, Alderman Debra Silverstein is inviting the community to meet new Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, as well as 24th District Commander Roberto Nieves and 17th District Commander Elias Voulgaris.  The 50th Ward is covered by these two districts.
This is our chance to hear the facts as opposed to sharing rumors.  What is the trendline of the number of discharged firearms, shootings and violent crimes?  What is the level of police presence in the neighborhood as compared to past years?  What can our leaders do to increase police presence and increase its effectiveness?  What other concerns of residents require the attention of our top police leadership?
This is our chance to get answers to our questions from the top leadership of the Chicago Police Department.  It is imperative that we attend this meeting and we thank Alderman Silverstein for making it happen.