The Safe City Project is about SOLUTIONS that will reduce crime in a city. It’s about smart people deeply investing in their city so they are equipped to answer some of the toughest questions that a community could face. In 2014, the City of Redding reached a peak in frustration over rising crime. Some may have even started to believe that the problems were too big, too expensive, too complex or couldn’t be repaired because of decisions already made by others in Sacramento.
The Safe City Project brought together a team of people who would not give into resignation or hopelessness over the city that they love. They came together and invested hundreds of hours into listening to community leaders, studying the problems, researching other cities and discovering successes in cities much like theirs. They were strategic enough to think outside of the box, resilient enough to not give up when facing resistance, and committed enough to dig deeply and realistically find the best possible ideas to rebuild Redding into a safe city.
Everyone has a place to help in making the city safer!
The Safe City Project (SCP) could begin to list all the citizens who sacrificed incredible amounts of time to invest in this project but it fits better to describe who is behind the Safe City Project by saying that “They are Redding”. They are people who would say that this is “MY CITY” and believe they have a part to play in making in great. No longer would it be someone else’s responsibility to fix everything, it became their responsibility. They took ownership and became convinced that the City of Redding was valuable and worth investing in.