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Live in Fishtown? Fill Out This Public Safety Survey From FNA & FACT

Fishtown Action (FACT) and Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) are excited to announce a partnership to address safety concerns in the neighborhood. This is a direct result of a Feb. 1, 2016 meeting, when FACT invited the FNA to cohost a discussion about crime and safety issues. At that meeting, Councilman Darrell Clarke suggested the creation of a task force to determine what the biggest concerns are and how his office might help address them.

“We believe that the attendance of 200 residents at our joint meeting sends a clear message that people are concerned,” FACT President Maggie O’Brien said. “We believe that working with FNA on issues that affect our neighborhood is imperative. We are one community and we stand united in making Fishtown a neighborhood where all residents feel safe.”

The next step in this partnership is to get more feedback from everyone in the neighborhood about crime and how the City can assure Fishtowners that our concerns about safety have been heard. Everyone in Fishtown can participate by taking an anonymous survey about crime in the neighborhood. Fill out the survey online, or at one of several neighborhood businesses, and tell us about your perception of safety in the community. The survey will be available until March 1.

You can complete the survey at ph.ly/saferfishtown

FACT and FNA appreciate Councilman Clarke’s involvement, and thank him, Councilman Mark Squilla, and Capt. Kappe of the 26th Police District for attending our Feb. 1 meeting and remaining involved in this partnership.

“We appreciate Councilman Clarke recognizing that residents feel unsafe despite Police Department statistics showing that crime overall is down in the area,” FNA President John Consolvo said. “We’re optimistic that the work of this task force of community partners and the community survey will result in action to address this.”

FACT will host another joint safety meeting with FNA on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7PM in the Holy Name Church basement. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Contact obie725@aol.com or info@fishtown.org for more information.

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