Responding to a series of armed robberies this weekend that she called part of a “spike of street crime” in her district, Councilwoman Toni Atkins has scheduled a series of safety-related community workshops.

Since August, San Diego police say they have documented a string of approximately 50 crimes in the uptown area in Atkins’ 3rd District. Police Chief William Lansdowne said at a press conference earlier today that his department is working on a “comprehensive plan” to address the issue.

“We need to take more precaution, we need to be more vigilant and more prepared,” Atkins said.

Here are the details on the forums:

Hillcrest: 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at the LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St.

North Park: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the North Park Recreation Center, 4044 Idaho St.

Balboa Park: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the San Diego Zoo. (This is a special meeting for Balboa Park Cultural Partnership employees and park volunteers.)

City Heights: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Metro Career Center, 3910 University Ave. (This is a special meeting for the Mid-City Police Advisory Board.)

More information is available at Atkins’ office, 619-236-6633.


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