Next Neighborhood Meeting
Event: AWNA Monthly Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Averill Woods Elementary School
Topics: Crime Update from LPD
We will be hearing from Lansing Police Department regarding the recent drive-by shooting on Deerfield. No one was injured but the home sustained damage from the bullets. Our neighborhood has historically had a low crime rate and a high presence of neighbors watching out for one another which is a key to our safety. We want to address this situation quickly and take any necessary steps to preserve the safety of our neighbors and our neighborhood.
We have asked LPD to help us understand more about this specific situation as well as gun violence in Lansing.
(1) Was this incident on Deerfield random or targeted?
(2) How are guns getting in to the hands of those who should not have them?
(3) How are we coming with hiring more officers? What are the obstacles to getting more preventive patrols?
(4) Are there any links to the growing number of medical marijuana shops and crime?
(5) Neighbors already watch out for each other, know each other, and report suspicious activities. What more can we do to protect ourselves and our neighborhood from gun-related activities in our part of town, including recent robberies at gun point at Walgreens and Subway?
We will also have on hand valuable materials that our state Representative Andy Schor and Council member Carol Wood passed out at the well attended Rejuvenating South Lansing Meeting on January 26, 2016.
Questions about your sidewalk assessment?
Read the answers we received to all our questions from City of Lansing Transportation Engineer Andy Kilpatrick and City Council member Carol Wood.
We understand that only a portion of the sidewalk repairs were completed last fall and may begin again this year.