Sorry to hit you with this again, but I just now found out that Redwood City’s new police chief JR Gamez will be attending tonight’s “Neighborhood Organizing 101” workshop, along with our Community Policing Officer Diana Villegas. They’ll be talking just a bit about community policing, and it’s a chance for you to meet the new chief. Please try to attend, and again sorry about the lateness of this update!
Gain valuable tools for bringing your neighborhood together
Redwood City’s “Neighborhood Organizing 101” workshop!
TONIGHT Thursday, March 15th – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue
Refreshments will be served
The workshop content is provided by the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (www.pcrcweb.org).
- Hands-on, informative, fun workshop!
- Prepared resources
- Flyer templates
- Contact list forms to assist you in neighborhood organizing
- Refreshments will be served!
- What makes a healthy neighborhood and community
- How to assess the health of your neighborhood and identify possible issues or concerns
- Tips on how to organize your neighborhood and bring people together around an issue or opportunity
- What the City can do to help bring your neighbors together
- City programs and grants, and other resources and opportunities
- Upcoming opportunities to participate and get involved
- Neighborhood Watch information
One of the most common efforts in any neighborhood is to help improve or beautify their area, which can both strengthen property values and reduce crime. A neighborhood-wide effort can target problem areas and assist in their solution, especially if the issue involves an elderly person or someone who would otherwise have difficulty in that effort on their own. With an organized neighborhood the residents can work more effectively with municipal service providers, like public works, the police department, or others. This makes it easier to communicate with the City to voice concerns, access resources, resolve problems, or take advantage of opportunities.
The entire community is invited to find out what neighborhood organizing is all about, on Thursday, March 15th!