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Increased Police Presence May Be the Next Investment in the Overtown Community

(Miami, FL January 27, 2017) - On Monday, January 30, 2017, Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) Board of Commissioners will vote on a resolution, directing the Executive Director to award a $750,000 grant to the City of Miami Police Department. This resolution intends to increase police visibility and assist officers in alleviating the criminal element in the Overtown community.
 
Commissioner Keon Hardemon, chairman of the agency stated that “Overtown residents deserve a better quality of life and should not have to suffer from social ills presented by outsiders. The residents need the cooperation of our police in guaranteeing their neighborhood is safe and drug free.”
 
The meeting will be held on NW 1ST Court between NW 13th and 14th street, an area that has been ground zero for the opioid overdosing epidemic in Miami-Dade County. A presentation will be made by the City of Miami Police addressing how the dollars be utilized to best serve the Overtown community.
 
Who:  Miami City Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon and the Southeast Overtown / Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) Board of Commissioners
 
 
What:  CRA Board Meeting to Consider $750,000 Grant to City of Miami Police Department among other items.
 
 
When:  Monday, January 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.



Where:  NW 1st Court between 13th & 14th Street (Underneath the I-395 Overpass)
               Miami, FL 33136
 
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MEDIA CONTACTS:
 
 
Kiara Garland
E: Kgarland@MiamiGov.Com
P: 305-250-5390
 
 
Jonelle Adderley (CRA)
E: JAdderley@miamigov.com
P: (305)679-6800


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