On his public safety blog, Rob Mills of the Sun posted a letter urging people to attend the City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting tomorrow at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Here’s an excerpt from the letter:
. . . I think Lowell is a great community, made up of hard-working and caring people. For nearly five years, I have called it my home. However, too many lives have been impacted in recent years by violence. As a city, we cannot continue to let events like the shootings on Grand Street occur and then be forgotten. Instead, Lowellians must come together to address these issues.
To help spread the message that violence will not be tolerated in our city, the Lower Highlands Neighborhood Group is urging you to attend the next meeting of the Lowell City Council’s Public Safety Subcommittee on Tuesday, January 11 at 5:00 PM. By filling the City Council Chamber, we will demonstrate the importance of public safety in our community and press for city leaders to develop a coordinated and ongoing effort to address crime and violence in our neighborhoods. You are welcome to address the Council, but are not required to do so–your presence means just as much.
We cannot allow another family to fall victim to the senseless actions of others–an experience I hope no one will ever have to endure.
Heddi Nieuwsma, Vice President
Lower Highlands Neighborhood Group