Associations Respond to Violence

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Wednesday, May 09 2007 May 9, 2007 Wednesday, May 09, 2007 12:31:56 AM CDT May 09, 2007 in News

"We live in a participatory society and it's been my goal to find a way for both myself and others to expand their participation," said Dan Cullimore, vice president of the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association.

In Columbia alone, there are more than 60 neighborhood associations that allow homeowners to get more involved in their area's needs.

"The ideal is that neighbors bring concerns to the association which can then both disseminate information about that and also voice those concerns to city government, to officials, to the police department and then back to the neighborhood itself," said Cullimore.

"If you're standing by yourself, not too many people are going to listen to you," Bill Thompson of Douglass Park Neighborhood Association said. "But if you have a large group of people talking about the same thing, the powers that be are more inclined to listen and respond to your needs."

Crime prevention is often a specific need.

"The shooting and the publicity around that did make people more concerned about other disturbances that are going on," said Linda Rootes, president of North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association.

Residents on Alton Avenue have recently been arrested for assault, trespassing, crack dealing and even forgery. An increase in these crimes is why the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association thinks it's time for a neighborhood watch program.

"I think the activity on Alton reached a point where people became concerned enough that they were willing to do something," said Rootes.

The North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association did do something. It took on the issue as a group instead of letting it play out.

"We try not to shy away from things for the simple fact that basically people have to have a forum to discuss their feelings, express their feelings," said Thompson.

The city's neighborhood associations are not funded and are strictly voluntary.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - More than 300 Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives customers are without power, as of 7:15 p.m. ... More >>
13 minutes ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:19:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - City manager John Glascock named De'Carlon Seewood as Columbia's new deputy city manager Tuesday. Seewood will... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:45:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - One passenger was injured when a Columbia city bus slid on a patch of ice Tuesday morning. ... More >>
2 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:37:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Winter started with an early preview in October , but it went full throttle at the start of... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:20:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in Climate
COLUMBIA -- A combination of low temperatures and steady snowfall left roads slick and icy this morning around Columbia. ... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:13:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA ­– KOMU 8, Mid-Missouri’s CW and Mediacom agree to a new, multiyear agreement well before expiration of their current... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:10:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — People around Missouri were able to see a fireball in the sky around 9 on Monday night. ... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:53:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department is now streamlining information sharing for emergency situations through "Smart 911." ... More >>
6 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for the 2020 season,... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:29:24 PM CST November 12, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - Judge Tracy Gonzalez issued an order Tuesday denying bond reduction for a man suspected in the disappearance of... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 10:36:08 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a surgery... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:30:00 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock will get the chance to salvage his rookie season in Denver and show Broncos... More >>
14 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:07:57 AM CST November 12, 2019 in Sports
COLUMBIA - Veterans from three major wars flew to Washington D.C. early Tuesday morning for the final Central Missouri Honor... More >>
15 hours ago Tuesday, November 12 2019 Nov 12, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:53:00 AM CST November 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — An out-of-control kitchen fire in Jefferson City damaged an apartment Monday evening. The Jefferson City Fire... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:48:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
PARIS, Mo. — A veteran of three wars is one of 108 mid- Missouri veterans who are visiting their memorials... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 10:13:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Schools’ Board of Education unanimously approved its 2020-2021 calendar Monday night, aligning with a house... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 8:13:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
CALIFORNIA - Winter weather has hit Missouri and the cold weather is not leaving the state soon. People are continuing... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 6:35:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Finding reason for optimism in a shut out is not easy. But true freshman quarterback Connor Bazelak provided... More >>
1 day ago Monday, November 11 2019 Nov 11, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 6:00:00 PM CST November 11, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 17°
8pm 17°
9pm 16°
10pm 17°
11pm 18°