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Councilman Johnson to focus special meeting on crime concerns in District 21

Monday January 8, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For more information contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For immediate release:

Louisville – Because of recent increases in vandalism in the Beechmont Neighborhood, Councilman Dan Johnson (D) 21 will hold a special community meeting with Metro Police on January 11th.

“I want residents to know that we are aware of problems we have been have with this kind of crime the neighborhood,” says Johnson. “I would like everyone to come out if they have a concern.”

The meeting will get underway at 7:00pm at the Iroquois Branch of the Louisville Public Library. The library is located at Sixth Street and Woodlawn.

Areas that have seen an increase in vandalism include the Sixth Street alley, Cliff Park and the Business District.

Major Steve Green and Andrea Brown of the LMPD 4th District will be on hand to talk about what is being done as well as address any concerns resident might have about crime in those areas. Graham Cook and Laura Kelleher, of the library will be on hand.

Representatives of the Beechmont Neighborhood Association and Block Watch Captains will also attend.

There have also been reported problems inside and outside the Iroquois Library. The meeting will also review efforts to handle any gang related of random graffiti problems.

“We have spent extra neighborhood funds over the years to get officers out on the streets to keep our neighborhoods safe,” says Johnson. “I want everyone to know, public safety is one of my top priorities.”

For more information about the meeting, call: 574-1121.

Dan Johnson (D) 21