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Officials to host public safety summit
April 14, 2014 12:55 PM | 2187 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As part of his ongoing dialogue with metro Atlanta residents regarding their concerns about crime and violence, Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves will discuss those issues with residents and merchants in the city’s core business district April 22 at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 781 Peachtree St in Midtown.

Set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the event will be the third in a series of crime and safety summits with those in the midtown and downtown Atlanta communities. Following issues with robberies and assaults in those communities, police, political leaders and court officials will discuss current approaches to making these communities safer.

“These areas of the city represent neighborhoods full of concerned homeowners as well as the nucleus of our business community,” Eaves said. “It is imperative that their voices be heard.”

The meeting moderator will be Fulton County Public Information Officer Lyn Vaughn. Residents will get a chance to speak to a panel that is scheduled to include: Eaves, the Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts, the church’s senior pastor; Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney; Magistrate Court Chief Judge Stephanie C. Davis; Fulton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Bradley J. Boyd; Fulton County State Court Chief Judge John R. Mather; Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr.; Atlanta Police Department Maj. James Whitmire; Midtown Alliance Director of Public Safety Chris Leighty; Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson; and Atlanta City Council Post 3 at-large member Andre Dickens

Information: Darryl Carver, (404) 612-8238 or (678) 613-2396 or via Twitter @JohnEaves and Facebook /JohnHEaves.

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