Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2018 #192
ORDER ADOPTED
Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to direct the appropriate City departments to establish an action plan to work with the City’s Community-Based Organizations to create a network of summertime evening programming to reduce the threat of violence in the City’s public spaces in 2019 and beyond.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, DSSponsors:Councillor E. Denise Simmons, Councillor Quinton Zondervan, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey, Councillor Alanna Mallon
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

The City continues seeking ways to make our community safer, particularly in the hot summer months when cities across the country tend to see a spike in violent activity, as has unfortunately been the case in Cambridge this year; and 

 

 

WHEREAS:

One important component of the City’s efforts towards curbing summertime violence must be in activating as many of our public parks and community spaces as possible with family-friendly programming in the evening hours, so that these areas remain vibrant, lively, and less hospitable terrain for undesirable activities; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

There has been a fair amount of this type of public programming taking place in recent years, and the regular Safe Streets, Safe City meetings continue to help connect community stakeholders in apprising one another of these efforts, yet the City must take a more aggressive, more methodical approach to activating our public spaces as we begin laying the groundwork for safer summers going forward; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to direct the appropriate City departments to establish an action plan to work with the City’s Community-Based Organizations to create a network of summertime evening programming to reduce the threat of violence in the City’s public spaces in 2019 and beyond, and to report back to the City Council on this effort by the end of this calendar year.

 

Meeting History

Jul 30, 2018 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED