Residents in Savannah’s 6th District voice concerns in ‘listening sessions’

Residents in Savannah’s 6th District voice concerns in ‘listening sessions’
(Source: City of Savannah)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Residents in Savannah’s 6th District are getting the chance to discuss any concerns they might have involving the city.

Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas is holding a series of “listening sessions” over the next two weeks. The first one was held Monday evening at the Elks Lodge for residents who live in the Wilshire Estates and Rio Road area.

During the session, Savannah Police reminded the crowd about locking car doors after 10 break-ins have taken place in the area so far this year.

“We’ve had some burglaries and car break-ins, but that’s because people leave their car doors unlocked, and the big issue with that is, if they have a weapon and it’s left in the car, sometimes the perpetrator can take the weapon out and use it in a crime,” said Estelle Mannion, President of Wilshire Area Neighborhood Association. “Several have been used in crimes in the past.”

The next meeting will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Crusaders Community Center for Coffee Bluff, Rose Dhu, and White Bluff residents. A third session will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Armstrong University’s Health Professions Academic Center room 160 for Largo Woods and Leeds Gates residents. A final meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Feb. 20 at the Windsor Forest Golden Age Center for Windsor Forest residents.

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