The Resident Survey results indicated that while most residents are satisfied with living in Mt. Airy, they have deep concerns regarding community safety.
The top response to the question, “What are the things that you like least about living in this community?” was “safety in the community.” In addition to crime, public safety concern is related to pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety. The three strategies detailed here focus on improving coordination among residents, police officers, civic organizations, city officials, and private businesses to address public safety issues in Mt. Airy.
- Convene a Community Safety & Placemaking Task Force.
- Facilitate the creation of community programming leading to stronger community bonds to increase the “eyes and ears” in the community.
- Expand existing community safety structures to ensure full neighborhood coverage.