New Beginnings II Community Meetings Continue on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. -- October 6, 2016 -- 2 p.m.

The next New Beginnings II community meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th Street, Sarasota.

This meeting is an opportunity to have an open discussion about community orientated and partnership policing as well as quality of life issues.  This meeting is a continuation from several other neighborhood meetings which were held in July and September 2014, May and September 2015 and January and May 2016.

There will be updates provided on New Beginnings II initiatives including economic development, law enforcement, neighborhoods and youth services.  There will also be a discussion about a Department of Justice grant that was received by the City of Sarasota to upgrade cameras throughout the city.  Chief Bernadette DiPino will discuss their use, locations and benefits.

“These meetings are an opportunity to continue the conversation about public safety and officer safety,” said Chief DiPino.  “We’ll continue to partner with our community to build relationships and trust and keep our city a safe place to live, work and play.”

Residents, community members, business owners and media are invited to attend the meeting.