Brief Notes from PSA 312 Community Coalition Meeting 3/10/2004
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 21:09:10 -0500
I attended the PSA 312 Community Coalition Meeting last night. In
Lt. Dennis gave us an overview of the “Operation Fight Back” plans that
is implementing in the PSA, along with DPW, DCRA, DOT and other members
the Ward Five Neighborhood Services Programs Core Team.
A lot of attention was focussed on the persistent problem of “open air”
activity along Q Street, N.W. and I reiterated my request for the more
frequent use of the Drug Free Zone strategy to assist in the MPD’s
efforts to abate this problem.
The need to supplement the efforts of the Office of Property Management
keep the building that formerly housed the Armstrong Adult Education
secure and free from the destruction of vandals, is also a goal that I
Lt. Dennis to give some special priority to.
With respect to the ever-increasing sound of gun shots in the
Lt. Dennis advises that we contact the police every tme we think that
hear gun shots so that the volume of calls that we place, can bump our
concerns up to a higher priority for the police who cover our area. I
that the coming of the summer months will further complicate this
(what with the constant sound of fire crackers, cherry bombs, and other
minor explosive devices that we begin to hear from May through August).
However, we must continue to call to make our record as well as to
our need for more police coverage for our area.
Finally, it seems that Lt. Dennis is having a measure of success in
the city to come by to pick up abandoned cars; hence, please email her
you discover abandoned vehicles on our blocks. And, please include in
email as much relevant informtation about the color, make, model, year
current location of the abandoned vehicle as you can compile. Lt.
email address is ADENNIS@MPDC.ORG.