The City of Long Beach will seek public input on how to prevent violence in the city during a series of community meetings beginning Saturday morning, March 9 at Cesear E. Chavez Park.
The goal of the meetings, the city said, will be to listen to public input and then use that input to help develop a comprehensive Long Beach violence prevention plan.
“Nothing is more important to us than a safe and thriving Long Beach,” Long Beach mayor Bob Foster said in a release. “The development of a Violence Prevention Plan will help to make Long Beach safer, where residents and visitors feel safe and our young people will be able to grow up safely.”
The Long Beach Violence Prevention Plan was ordered by the City Council in July 2011 and asks that city leaders work with city staff and the community to "focus on all forms of violence including family, school, and community violence."
Saturday's meeting at Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Avenue, will take place from 9 a.m. until noon and includes a free breakfast and child care for children 5 to 12 years of age.