Admit it, you’ve always wanted to sound off about how you’re upset with something about your city. Maybe you’re bothered by crime, gangs, the homeless, business options. Or maybe you’re simply unhappy with your neighborhood, streets, or those who govern you.

Now’s your chance to give your feedback.

City officials announced at the Jan. 8 Reedley City Council meeting that the city plans to hold six monthly “Reedley Town Hall” meetings, with most taking place the final Monday evening of the month. The first one will be on Monday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Reedley Community Center’s Senior Room. The topic should be of interest to many residents — “So Many Homeless People in Reedley Now!” The meeting will give the community the opportunity to speak out and the homeless situation, which has shifted from the eastern half of the city to portions of wooded area along the Kings River near the River Bottom development.

But in addition to addressing the challenge the city faces with the homeless, the town hall will inform the community about the federal laws that need to be followed to avoid overreach in enforcing homeless from undesirable areas. During the course of the winter and spring, residents also will get to discuss issues like local commerce and businesses, crime and gangs, local government, the city’s streets and roads and Reedley’s water situation in dealing with drought conditions.

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