Community Engagement Task Force to host first 'Let's Talk' forum - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Community Engagement Task Force to host first 'Let's Talk' forum

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

In an effort to build relationships based on openness and trust, Mayor Dan Pope has convened the Community Engagement Task Force comprised of elected officials, law enforcement, pastors, educators, business and other community leaders.

This group will make recommendations to encourage collaboration between citizens, city government, and law enforcement.

Currently, the Community Engagement Task Force is meeting to organize a series of community forums. These forums will provide community members with the opportunity to share their comments and concerns about police and community relations.

Information gathered from these forums will guide efforts to support and enhance community involvement within the City of Lubbock.

"Tragic violence in other cities prompted the need to organize this community conversation. Lubbock is a city with great people and a bright future. Nevertheless, providing the opportunity for our citizens to talk openly about police and community relations is important if we are to have positive relationships and trust among residents throughout our city. I hope these forums are well-attended," Mayor Pope said.

"We need the community's input; are we meeting your needs?  And we want citizens to trust us, to see that we act with integrity. We need dialogue to reach these goals," Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens said.

The first community forum is scheduled for September 1, 2016 at the Lubbock High School Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Additional forums will be scheduled at a later date.

Copyright 2016 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • War of words spreads to soldier's widow, Trump

    War of words spreads to soldier's widow, Trump

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-10-24 08:24:45 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 5:15 AM EDT2017-10-24 09:15:28 GMT

    "Yes, the president said that 'he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway.' And it made me cry 'cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn't remember my husband's name," Sgt. La David Johnson's widow said in an interview.

    "Yes, the president said that 'he knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway.' And it made me cry 'cause I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said he couldn't remember my husband's name," Sgt. La David Johnson's widow said in an interview.

  • Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:44 AM EDT2017-10-23 07:44:06 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:34 AM EDT2017-10-24 08:34:41 GMT

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

    Trump on Sunday personally implored House GOP members on a conference call to swiftly adopt the budget that was passed last week by the Senate, with the hope of clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts.

  • Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-10-23 13:04:12 GMT
    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:26 AM EDT2017-10-24 08:26:35 GMT
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared...
    President Donald Trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and used his name "without hesitation." Trump addressed the call on Twitter Monday after Myeshia Johnson appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America.
Powered by Frankly