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Mayor John Hamilton Announces Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2016

For more information, please contact:
Mary Catherine Carmichael, Communications Director, 812.349.3406, carmichm@bloomington.in.gov

Mayor John Hamilton Announces Downtown Safety, Civility and Justice Initiatives

Bloomington, Ind. - Today Mayor John Hamilton announced six steps being implemented in an effort to respond to concerns about the safety and civility of the downtown area and to promote long-term initiatives encouraging opportunities, fairness and justice.The steps include:

At the press conference, Mayor Hamilton said, "We will work together to make sure our community is a safe place, yes. Absolutely. And we will also work together to determine what we can do to assure that no children grow up homeless in our city. To identify gaps in services to those suffering mental illness, or addiction, or deep poverty, and do our best to fill those gaps. I know we can't pretend that our community can solve every major ill. But we can take steps to improve the situation."

Hamilton's complete remarks can be found at: bloomington.in.gov/safetyandcivility.

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