Join our 16th Skid Row Neighborhood Walk

From: "Tara Devine"
Date: October 1, 2006 12:46:18 AM PDT
Subject: [newdowntown] Join our 16th Skid Row Neighborhood Walk - Wednesday, October 4th at 6pm at the Midnight Mission (601 S. San Pedro St.)

Please join us for our 16th neighborhood walk, and our first since the
launch of the Safer Cities Initiative. The Safer Cities Initiative is a
huge step toward making Skid Row -- and all of Downtown -- a safer place.
Fifty additional LAPD officers are patrolling Downtown on foot and on
bicycles. Let's show them our support!

LAHSA workers will join us again on our walk, conducting outreach to those
living on the streets, and offering immediate van transportation for any
individual seeking shelter and/or services.

What and Why:
CCEA is working closely with Councilmember Jan Perry, Skid Row residents,
LAPD, state and county legislators, service providers and a multitude of
other stakeholders to affect positive policy changes for our community. Our
monthly walks have successfully garnered the attention of federal, state,
county and city legislators who are all working on various solutions for the
inhumane conditions that exist in Skid Row.

First and foremost is our call for public safety - all people who live
Downtown, and especially Skid Row residents, deserve a crime-free,
gang-free, drug-free and empowered community to call their own.

Regardless of where you live or work in Downtown, please come and make a
difference. We need you to stand strong with us as we call for an improved
quality of life in Skid Row.

When and Where:
Wednesday, October 4th
6 PM
The walk begins and ends at the courtyard of the new Midnight Mission at 601
S. San Pedro St. The courtyard entrance faces 6th St.
We assemble at 6 and depart at approximately 6:15.

Secure parking is available in the Midnight Mission's underground parking
structure. The entrance is on San Pedro St. just south of 6th St. Please
tell the parking attendant that you are there for the Neighborhood Walk.
The walk will cover approximately 10 blocks. Comfortable shoes are strongly
Several LAPD officers from Central Division as well as our BID security
officers will accompany us on our walk.
TV and/or print media may accompany us on our walks.

If you have questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me. I hope to see
you there. Thank you to all who have joined us for previous walks.

Tara Devine
Director, Economic & Community Development
Central City East Association (CCEA)
725 S. Crocker St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.228.8484 ext. 14
213.228.8488 fax