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Henderson mayor meets with community to talk about public safety

Just a day after unanimously approving the Henderson Strong plan focusing on growth over the next 20 years, Mayor Debra March spent the morning talking with her new constituents.

The meeting at Henderson Multigenerational Center Thursday is the first of a new series aimed at reaching the heart of the community.

Speaking to a packed house in Henderson, Mayor Debra March held the first of her "March On" meetings as mayor. She is hearing from residents about their major concerns and issues.

"I prepared a 100-day plan based on the 50 town hall meetings that I conducted throughout the community, I heard what the communities concerns were and the major one was public safety so my commitment in the 100-day plan was actually to invite the community into to talk about public safety issues," Mayor March said.

Henderson officials contacted more than 26,000 residents as part of the outreach for the Henderson Strong comprehensive plan for growth over the next two decades.

The main focus is schools and education, parks and open spaces and healthy and safe communities. The issue of public safety took center stage Thursday and those in the community and at the meeting took notice.

"We got some great schools here," said Santos Capone.

"It's very heartening to note, it feels very empowering that here's the mayor and the chief of the police and the fire station and they're here and they are accessible," said Muzi Nais, Henderson resident.

Mayor March plans to hold at least one March On meeting every month. The next one is set for Aug. 10 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center followed by one on Sept. 21 from 9 -10:30 a.m. at Heritage Park Senior facility and Oct. 10 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Park.

You can also catch the mayor coming up on Monday's with the Mayor on Channel 8.

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