Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Community Forum

If you are concerned about the spate of recent shootings in town, the city has scheduled a community forum for the evening of April 21. Somehow, I don't think they will solve the problems behind the recent violence in two hours, especially since two of the men involved in the Easter shooting came from Cape Girardeau.

Mayor Henry and Interim City Manager Gary Williams met with Sandy Litecky and other citizens concerned about recent violence in our community on the afternoon of April 6. As a result of that meeting we have scheduled a Community Forum to be held at City Hall on April 21 from 6 to 8 PM. The topic to be discussed will be "What can we as a community do to make Carbondale safer and more welcoming for everyone?" Dr. John Washburn will lead the discussion and facilitate the meeting. We anticipate that most, if not all, City Council members will attend as well as representatives from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Our Chief of Police, Mr. Jeff Grubbs and others in his department will also attend. Carbondale residents that are interested in helping make the community safer are encouraged to attend.

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