City's community-based services will expand to Eastside, South Tacoma

The City of Tacoma's Community Based Services (CBS) program will expand in June to the Eastside and South Tacoma, including...

The City of Tacoma’s Community Based Services (CBS) program will expand in June to the Eastside and South Tacoma, including the Dometop, Lincoln LAWG (Lincoln Area Watch Group), Lincoln South and Whitman neighborhoods.
The CBS program has also defined a stronger focus. Rather than working to meet any community need, with this new area, the CBS team will partner with the community in the lead to reduce crime, eliminate blight and increase community education and involvement.
This expansion will add a dedicated code enforcement officer, one community liaison police officer, and a program development specialist to the area, with full support from the City of Tacoma as a whole.
The rollout of the new area will begin on June 2 with a kickoff meeting that is currently in the planning stages. In the months of June, July and August, as staff is trained on the City side, community cleanups will take place. In September, citizen engagement training and priority setting will occur in the expanded area.
To view a presentation that was offered to the Tacoma City Council Public Safety and Human Services Committee, that includes information on the new area and an update on the four current CBS areas, visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cbs .

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