Safe Streets will convene focus groups to plan for future

Tacoma residents concerned with the safety of their neighborhoods are invited to participate in a series of focus groups hosted by Safe Streets, the first private, non-profit organization that unites neighbors against crime.

Residents will have a chance to tell the organization how it’s doing, and also help determine what its priorities should be for the next 5 years. The focus groups are from 6:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. at various locations throughout Tacoma and Pierce County.

In addition to discussion, residents will also be able to give their opinions using Electronic Voting. Light refreshments will be served, and the evening will conclude with drawings for door prizes.

Residents are welcome to attend one or more of the following meetings:

— Tues., July 17, Mottet Tacoma Library Branch, 3523 East G St.

— Weds., July 18, Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd. SW, Lakewood

— Thurs., July 19, South End Neighborhood Resource Center, 7802 South L, Tacoma

— Thurs., August 16, Pierce County Library, Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. Tacoma (Midland area)

Registration for focus group participation is recommended. Contact (253) 272-6824 to register. Safe Streets has served Tacoma and Pierce County since 1989. For more information, visit .