Posted on Friday, May 30 2008 by Heather Brandon
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is planning to embark on a walk in the Bay neighborhood on Saturday, May 31, starting at 11:00 am, in order to assess quality of life and public safety concerns for city residents.
The walk will visit Bergen Circle, Bay Street and Federal Street in the neighborhood. Representatives of various agencies will be present, such as the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department and the city’s graffiti remediation program. “The significance of this walk,” mayoral aide Darryl Moss said in a release late today, “is that we will gather important information as a unit, and that will allow us to plan our work from the same point of origin as we move forward.”
A previous walk toured areas of Forest Park, according to the press release, and more are being scheduled in the city’s most troubled spots. The purpose is to show a presence and take a proactive approach to problems like housing code violations or criminal activity.
Mayor Sarno’s full release about the walk is below. (more…)