I left the Averill Woods Neighborhood Association meeting last night feeling good about the way my neighbors and city officials came together after a shooting at Averill School last Sunday.
We left with assurances from the meeting attended by more than 30 people that the Lansing Police Department will enforce "zero tolerance" laws on illegals actions committed at the Averill Woods playground. This includes individuals, both minors and adults, who are found on school property after 10 p.m. at night.
Council-member A'Lynne Robinson at the direction of her neighbors who are also her constituents released a media advisory declaring the emphasis on the "zero tolerance" policy. She said:
" The Averill Woods Neighborhood Association held their monthly neighborhood meeting last night at Averill School. This very active community group is taking a stand against the negative forces that are attempting to encroach upon their family oriented, children friendly neighborhood.
"The association has asked LPD to enforce the ZERO Tolerance/School ZONE area around the school.
"They are working to increase the lighting on the basketball court. They also stressed the fact that fines for crimes are doubled in school zones.
"They will also be working with the prosecutor and city attorney's office to develop and submit a neighborhood impact statement."
As actions develop, I will try to report them in this blog.