State, city and county leaders host public safety town hall in Albuquerque
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Several state and city representatives along with law enforcement leaders are gathering Monday evening for a public safety town hall.
The goal is to hear directly from the community about its concerns, and for the community to hear directly from the people in charge of addressing those concerns.
State Reps. Pamelya Herndon and Debbie Sariñana, Albuquerque City Councilor Renee Grout, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Eric Olivas will all be hosting the town hall.
Rep. Herndon says this will be the first of several town halls ahead of the next legislative session.
“About a month ago, city, county and state representatives, the ones that I have mentioned, got together and said you know what, we need to show people that money has been spent uniformly and that we are connecting the dots,” Herndon said.
The discussion Monday evening is expected to focus on a few main concerns – homelessness, speeding, road safety, and behavioral health resource access in the metro.
The town hall starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Manzano High School in the cafeteria. It will go until about 7:30 p.m.