Wednesday, April 21, 2010

East Naples Weighs In On Safety Topics

Sheriff Kevin J. Rambosk continued his series of community meetings Wednesday, this time in East Naples.

Audience members offered concerns and ideas on everything from how to decrease speeding to ways to heighten community involvement in safety issues. Block parties were suggested as a way for deputies to draw communities together and share safety information.

In the area of legislation, East Naples residents said they support Sheriff Rambosk's efforts to push for a law that would outlaw texting while driving.

Input gathered from the six meetings around the county will help shape the agency's Community Safety Plan for the coming year. The current Community Safety Plan was also created with the help of community input. It outlines five areas of focus for the agency: communication, community outreach, traffic and boating safety, youth programming and crime prevention.

On Thursday Sheriff Rambosk will meet with Everglades area residents. That meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Everglades Community Church, 101 S. Copeland Ave.

Anyone unable to attend one of the community meetings is invited to submit their ideas and concerns via Just click on the "Got a Great Idea?" icon on the home page.