The December 1, 2021 General Meeting of Neighbors First for Bywater was held virtually via Zoom video conference. The meeting started at 7 p.m. when we were introduced to Captain Gwen Nolan, the new police leader of the 5th district. Captain Nolan discussed a focus on addressing blight, as blighted property tends to be linked with criminal activity. She encourages residents to report concerns about blighted property to 311. There is a video on the 5th District Facebook page with more information. Lt. Palumbo then spoke to the group about some recent car jackings in the neighborhood. The next monthly MAX meeting is December 7th at 1 p.m. at the 5th district station – 3900 North Claiborne Ave. MAX meetings are in the station every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and NONPAK meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. also in the station.
At about 7:15 we were introduced to the District C Runoff candidates, Stephanie Bridges and Freddie King, and a forum was moderated by Brian Luckett. A video of the forum can be seen below.
Submitted by Tyler Harwood, NFB secretary