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Mayor gets an earful about crime at city budget meeting

Landrieu says entire community must attack crime problem. (FOX 8 Photo) Landrieu says entire community must attack crime problem. (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Crime is a major concern for the people who gathered Monday for a budget meeting with Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

In his first public meeting to discuss the 2016 budget, the mayor acknowledged that the city has a problem. Landrieu said it's no secret that residents are fed up with violence in the streets, and he pointed to two major incidents which just recently happened in District D, where the meeting was held.

“We had a very, very tough week, and we had a very, very tough month in the city of New Orleans,” Landrieu said. “We lost Officer [Daryle] Holloway, of course. We buried Milan [Arriola] today.”

Arriola, the daughter of a police officer and a fire captain, was gunned down in Gentilly. Holloway was killed near St. Roch. Tonight, residents were given an opportunity to tell Landrieu what they'd like to see prioritized.

“The light is off in the front of my house,” one resident said. “My son’s hub caps, they tried to steal his hub caps off his car.”

“My concern right now is broken lights, blighted property and crime,” said resident Angela Chalke. “I would just ask that the city use the model that Detroit used to fix their broken light, broken window syndrome, and apply it to us.”

Many people said there's a direct correlation between broken street lights in their neighborhoods and crimes of opportunity. Landrieu said the NOPD is working to address crime while the city focuses on outages, but he says it'll take the entire community to solve the problem.

The mayor will host budget meetings in each district. Tomorrow night’s meeting will be held in District C at Alice Harte Charter School.

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