A recent Lynwood Town Hall meeting on public safety drew an inquisitive and engaged audience of our residents. The presentations and ensuing discussion were aimed at getting more resident participation in programs that promote public safety.
Lynwood Public Safety manager J.D. Whitaker reviewed the latest information on code enforcement, parking enforcement and animal control. In addition to reviewing how the city is going about its work in these areas, residents also received some helpful tips on how to avoid violating municipal laws enforced by the division.
Block Watch President Bruno Naulls, Sr. emphasized the importance of getting involved and gave a presentation that urged residents to create block clubs and become block watch captains.
“My message was our community can be strengthened using block watch as a tool to regain a level of comfort when engaging in outdoor activity to achieve a healthier life style and an overall greater quality of life,” said Naulls.
Captain Kerry A. Carter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, gave an overview of the responsibilities the Sheriff’s department, and discussed how the community can step up and get more involved. The Captain informed the audience of their resources, i.e. Block Watch, Volunteer Programs, Community Meetings, and how getting involved is better than standing on the sidelines.
“This Town Hall meeting is part of the efforts by the city of Lynwood to provide its community with a sustainable quality of life. Public safety is paramount in achieving this goal,” said Lynwood Mayor Jose Solache. “Having these periodic town hall meetings benefits how the community views our efforts at continuing to improve public safety and urge them to get more involved in programs to promote public safety.”