Park View Public Safety Working Group Meeting This Saturday — All Neighbors Welcome

Whether you have been actively engaged with MPD over the past several months, or recently, public safety in the Park View neighborhood is top of mind. Community concerns about various hot spots in the community were top of mind over the past several months, and the shooting at the Park View Rec Center at Princeton and Warder on Wednesday night has only underscored the need to develop a strategy — not just to focus on current issues but also to proactively address future issues.

I’ve been collaborating with and supporting the United Neighborhood Coalition’s efforts to develop a community based task force to focused on public safety. This Saturday, this working group will kick off. Below is the announcement from the UNC.

As promised earlier this week, below are details and the draft agenda for Saturday’s meeting to kick off a Park View UNC public safety working group. All Park View UNC members and non-member neighbors are invited to attend.

Given last night’s events, public safety is top of mind for many in our community. This meeting will be a chance for neighbors to discuss the structure we’d like a public safety working group to take and determine its leadership. We’ll also lay out issues of top importance to the neighborhood that the working group can take on. Although many of us are urgently seeking answers about last night’s shooting, by taking space at this meeting for longer-term planning, we’ll be better equipped to address specific incidents in close coordination with MPD, our Councilmember’s and Mayor’s offices, and other city departments in the future.

I hope to see you there!

Where: Park View Rec Center , on the corner of Warder St. and Otis Pl. NW. We will meet in the small multipurpose room at the back of the rec.
When: Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:30am

DRAFT agenda – Park View UNC Public Safety Working Group Kickoff

Saturday, August 26, 10-11:30am

1. Welcome and introductions: each attendee provides their name, where they live and their top public safety topic of interest

2. Issues: Brainstorm top issues that the Working Group will focus on (driven by what was covered during the intros and added to/tweaked as we go)

3. Process: How do we track these issues? Which DC city agencies or offices (Mayor, Council, MPD, etc.) can help? How can we best coordinate with them? If it is something the community can be proactive on independently, what action can we take?

4. Structure: What will the Working Group structure look like? This will include leadership of the Working Group overall, point people on specific issues, frequency of report-outs, etc.

5. Next steps/discuss meeting frequency

6. Adjourn
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4 Comments on “Park View Public Safety Working Group Meeting This Saturday — All Neighbors Welcome”

  1. Angry Parakeet Says:

    There is already a solution in the works for the Park View Rec Center: moving Park Morton residents to Georgia and Irving in a couple years.

  2. curious Says:

    YES! I think Parakeet is on to something.

    Glad to see something is being done. I’m not one for meetings, but I support action on this issue.

  3. Anon Says:

    We need elected officials who aren’t weak on crime. Perhaps consider make it illegal to loiter within three blocks of a school, daycare or playground? Tougher penalties for crimes (drug dealing) that occur near a school or playground. The people committing crimes aren’t afraid of the police.

  4. Gentrify-U Says:

    Park Morton needs to be moved to Ward 8 where all those nasty people and bad hombres belong. I didn’t buy a $1Million house to tolerate this nonsense


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