YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Town of Youngstown is battling an ongoing downside with violence and security. On Sunday, they met with landlords and enterprise homeowners to get their enter on the right way to remedy the issue.
Questions have been raised Sunday at a group assembly held in downtown Youngstown.
How did we get right here?
What has labored up to now?
What is going to work transferring ahead?
Federal Avenue is an enormous a part of the leisure district in downtown Youngstown, and on Sunday, landlords throughout the town met with the mayor and different metropolis officers on the right way to maintain patrons and everybody else protected.
“We will’t have somebody to say I’m afraid to go there,” mentioned Mayor Tito Brown on the assembly.
A number of issues have been raised from restaurant and bar homeowners to residential landlords. All of them revolved round one factor.
“This is a matter that everybody faces, and I feel it’s one difficulty that’s occurring proper now the place everybody can have the same opinion on is security,” mentioned Anne Massullo-Savella, proprietor of Avalon Downtown.
Police Chief Carl Davis introduced physique digital camera footage from an incident exterior The Social, which has been called a nuisance.
Massullo-Savella was driving by when the incident came about. She says she had by no means seen something prefer it.
“It was an eye-opening expertise, and it was terrorizing to be sincere with you,” she mentioned.
Many concepts have been introduced up from landlords to curb the crime and violence. These included higher lighting, putting in cameras downtown and in addition a heavier police presence.
However what everybody actually pushed was working collectively to repair the issues at hand.
“Lots of people have labored very laborious on getting downtown to the place it’s right this moment, so , we will’t take any steps backwards,” mentioned Joey Mamounis, of Avalon Downtown.
There was a way of optimism that the town goes to work with companies and landlords for the frequent aim.
“They reside right here, too,” Mamounis mentioned. “Why wouldn’t they wish to reside in a protected atmosphere?”