On Monday, August 17th Rose Park residents and volunteers arrived masked and ready to work using chalk and spray paint with stencils to display the feedback of residents and surrounding neighbors for safer, accessible streets and equitable spaces. Thank you to Rose Park resident and artist Cody Lusby for leading the street art action and to the volunteers who participated in the summer heat! We also appreciate Matt Hamilton who provided us with permission to use the parking lot for our street safe art!
On Tuesday, August 25th at 11am, Rose Park Neighborhood Association President Gretchen Swanson will host an online pedestrian safety training workshop for older adults via zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
In September, Rose Park Neighborhood Association will present it’s findings in a report to the city council. These efforts are funded by a grant received from Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). ‘With support from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Local Community Engagement and Safety Mini-Grants fund projects that build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users, including those who depend on biking and walking. ‘
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Residents on E 5th Street from Junipero to Molino Avenue, as well as surrounding neighborhoods gathered on Saturday, July 7th to discuss safety concerns and create a Neighborhood Watch group.
Long Beach Police Department Sergeant Conrad Penn attended the meeting to talk with residents about the importance of reporting suspicious activity, methods of crime prevention such as adding additional lighting to your property, installing cameras, and the importance of neighbors working together to prevent crime in their area. To ask a question, or seek advice about a police related topic, or to request extra patrol while away on vacation, or to report a non-emergency, please call Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711.
Adelita Lopez hosted the Neighborhood Watch meeting. Adelita not only wanted to identify preventative measures that her Neighborhood Watch Group will address, but to make residents aware of volunteer opportunities in Long Beach that may help reduce crime in their area. Adelita invited two women from the CSU Long Beach Rising Scholars program. This program was launched by formally incarcerated students who believe that higher education is key to successfully diverting individuals out of the criminal justice system and toward a better path. The women shared their powerful life stories and how education helped keep them from the cycle of incarceration. If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor, please contact Irene Sotelo @ email@example.com.
The next Neighborhood Watch and Potluck Social will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 4pm. For more information or to RSVP please email Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California