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Let’s Talk: District 1 Crime and Economics Town Hall Meeting Offers Solutions

Only a few months into 2017, residents in Birmingham have seen a string of crime related incidents plague their communities. With one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities in the country, Birmingham City Councilor Lashunda Scales hosted an open dialogue town hall meeting where citizens could voice their concerns on crime and propose solutions to this ongoing problem in the City of Birmingham. Councilor Scales says, “the lack of economic opportunities and job skills have played a great part in the criminal element in our city.” For more information about everything the Council is doing visit