Residents of the Edgecliff neighborhood are invited to a town hall meeting tonight to talk about neighborhood improvements and crime.
The meeting, hosted by Edgecliff SCOPE (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort), will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Pratt Elementary, 6903 E. Fourth Ave..
Edgecliff SCOPE has received a Weed and Seed grant from the Department of Justice. The grant program has been in effect since 1991 and the money is to be used on projects and programs aimed at reducing crime.
In years past the Edgecliff grant money has been used to fund extra police patrols and community clean-up days. A cleaning day in 2003 netted more than 100 tons of trash. The neighborhood expects to receive a little more than $220,000 this year.
The Edgecliff neighborhood includes residents south of Broadway, north of 12th, east of Havana and west of Argonne. There will be child care available during the meeting, and those attending will receive a free boxed dinner.
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