3 crime talks at May 28 OWN meeting

       Three law enforcement presentations will highlight the next membership meeting of the Organization of Westside Neighbors (OWN) Thursday, May 28.
       Starting at 7 p.m., the gathering will be one of the last at the West Intergenerational Center offices, 25 N. 20th St., before it relocates to the old Buena Vista School the next day (see story, Page 1).
       The meeting is free and open to the public. It is called a “membership” meeting because residents of the older Westside are members by definition of OWN, the city- recognized advocacy group for that area.
       The police speakers will be Colorado Springs Police Lt. Vincent Niski, who will explain city efforts to improve traffic safety; Cathy Sisco, who will talk about the Police Department's Citizen Advisory Committee and how it can work with residents and neighborhood organizations; and Dennis Moore, discussing the Neighborhood Watch program.
       Another topic at the OWN meeting will the integration of immigrant and refugee families into neighborhoods, as presented by a group called the Pikes Peak Immigrant and Refugee Collaborative in Colorado Springs.
       For more information, call 471-4023.

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