There were many exciting things happening in the city of Reedley within the last week. I attended the first Reedley Town Hall meeting on the evening of Jan. 28. 

It was encouraging to see how many community members showed up to let their voices be heard. 

The topic at the town hall meeting was homelessness. City manager, Nicole Zieba spoke to the crowd, so did Reedley's Police Chief, Joe Garza, Lt. Marc Edidger and Sgt. Gary Kincaid.

The conversations between the city officials and residents were definitely informative. They talked about areas of town that tend to be inhabited by homeless people. 

There were moments of debate between community members who felt strongly on behalf of helping the homeless in town. And others who felt more needs to be done to have these people rehabilitated once and for all. 

The town hall meetings will continue each month through June. The next one is Monday, Feb. 25 and will focus on economic development, facts and myths in Reedley. The title of the next meeting will be "Why don't we have a Target yet?" 

Also this past week I attended the St. La Salle Benefit Auction at the Reedley Community Center. There were so many items up for bid. And it was good seeing Tony Cabrera and his wife Raquel at the event. Congratulations to St. La Salle on a successful event, keep up the great work. 

Prior to the event that night, I experienced a little mishap with my car. 

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