The public is invited to attend a Safety Fair and a Safe Passage workshop to share ideas and engage in new ways to achieve street safety and create a healthier, safer community along the Santa Fe Avenue corridor. The free event will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
• Public Safety Fair 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
• Safe Passage workshop 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Keeping Long Beach safe and secure is my highest priority as Mayor,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This fun and informational event builds on the City’s commitment to maintaining a network of strong, sustainable neighborhoods, and will bring families, local partners, and stakeholders together to keep our community safe.”
The Public Safety Fair will consist of more than 20 public safety information booths, including interactive displays, CPR demonstrations, free child ID bracelets, first aid kits, and more.
The Safe Passage workshop will feature a presentation by community partners from the San Francisco Safe Passage Program, a project that has successfully helped direct children and families away from danger in the Tenderloin neighborhood. The presentation will focus on soliciting public participation to deter criminal activity and ensure that all children are able to walk to and from school safely.
“As we continually reinforce at community meetings throughout the year, the safety of our neighborhoods is a collaborative effort between law enforcement and residents,” said Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “Saturday’s resource fair and workshop will provide an opportunity for a community dialogue that will continue to foster a culture of safety along the Santa Fe Corridor.”
Safe Long Beach, the City’s Violence Prevention Plan, addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. Adopted by the City Council in May 2014, the Plan draws upon the City's many existing assets to target violence at its root and attain the goal of building a safer Long Beach by 2020.
This event is sponsored by Safe Long Beach; the Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau’s Neighborhood Leadership Program; Tesoro; the Long Beach Police Department; and the American Red Cross.
For additional information about the Public Safety Fair, call 562.787.1118. For more information about the Safe Passage workshop, call 562.570.7177.
To learn more about Safe Long Beach, go to www.lbvpp.com