The regular meeting of the Public Safety Committee of City Council will be moved to the Renaissance Conference Center (107 West Broad Street) on Monday, 3/17 @ 3PM. On the agenda for the meeting are: 1) the need for greater police presence along Broad Street, 2) the need to remove prostitutes, panhandlers, and drug dealers from the area, and 3) the need to improve trash pick-up and interrupted street lighting. This meeting is open to the public; anyone who has an interest in effective and on-going downtown Richmond revitalization is encouraged to attend. [via]
Tarrant’s Cafe at 1 West Broad Street made the request for this off-site location at a recent Public Safety Committee meeting, and the Committee members have agreed. The Renaissance meeting location will give elected officials and several dozen residents, restaurateurs, small business owners, and employees the opportunity to discuss quality-of-life issues that affect the public safety of everyone in the Broad Street corridor. These issues must be addressed in order to continue revitalization of Broad Street from Belvidere to Church Hill.
The following issues will be discussed with the Public Safety Committee members:
In order to keep the present revitalization momentum going, these issues must not only be addressed, but also corrected. We need at least 75-100 people to attend this meeting to show that we, as residents and business people in the Broad Street corridor, are working toward nothing less than “zero tolerance”. We need representatives from the Downtown Neighborhood Association, the Jackson Ward area, Venture Richmond, the Convention Center, art galleries, and any and all business owners, employees and residents along Broad Street. Pastor Melvin Williams, Jr., a big proponent of revitalization from the Church Hill area, will also be in attendance.
@The Renaissance Conference Center (107 West Broad Street), 3/17 @ 3PM