Can you please convey to us the date the Downtown Safety Committee was formed(We think it was 3 years ago but not sure) and a list of the goals that you have established for this committee. It would also be interesting to know from your vantage point what their accomplishments have been to date. Thanks in advance for your response.
In reviewing the following information from the FBI UCR Crime Report the Eugene problem has been on the upswing since at least 2006 as the Mayor has indicated. This prompts two questions: do the Mayor and Council agree with these findings from 2006 and 2007, and secondarily what has been done to curtail further growth that we are all aware of which increased in 2008 and is on a trend line to increase even further in 2009.
Violent Crime Changes Varied by Urban and Rural
5 City Total
Rest of State
Thank you for your anticipated response. We appreciate your efforts to assist us in understanding the problem and what has been done to date. This may give the various task forces and the Downtown Safety Council some much needed information.
EugeneAdvocates for a Clean City