College Park Conversation Cafe set for Wednesday night

By Curtis Galbraith
July 11, 2018 - 5:30am Updated: July 11, 2018 - 12:32pm

Crime Prevention, RCMP, and Enforcement Services are bringing their Conversation Cafe series of meetings to the College Park neighbourhood Wednesday evening.
The City's Chris Manuel says this is a chance for residents and business owners to talk to people from city hall.
"To come out and have a conversation with various city departments and partners and just have a discussion about things they're seeing in their neighbourhood. Concerns regarding criminal activity or civic infrastructure, whatever it may be.
Manual says this also gives the city departments a chance to talk about what's been occurring and what has been or will be done about it.
"It's not really a public forum to gather public feedback around the particular merits of a specific initiative. One of the ones that has been floating around is that this meeting is in regard to safe injection sites or safe drug consumption sites and that's not the intent of this meeting"
Manuel says consultations specific to these things will be held, adding the people who facilitate the Conversation Cafes are not involved in things like safe injection site projects.
He adds the Conversation Cafes are held around Grande Prairie throughout the year. One concern that has been coming up is activities of street-involved people.
"And whether there's been an increase or a disproportionate concentration of activities that are adversely affecting the neighbourhoods and we're looking to share some of that information."

The event will take place at Maddhatter's from 7-8:30 p.m.

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