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Plan to prevent violence on city streets

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 06:56:08-05

Violence on Cleveland’s streets has pushed Ward 2 City Councilman Zack Reed to propose a plan.

Reed said recent homicides are reason enough for Mayor Frank Jackson to consider his three-tier plan.

Reed’s plan pushes for $250,000 in funding to go toward the Peacemaker’s Alliance program. Reed also wants to equip all city police cars with dash cameras, provide body cameras for every member of law enforcement and install surveillance cameras throughout all Cleveland neighborhoods.

Reed also wants the city income tax to increase from 2 percent to 2.5 percent. He said it will help purchase more safety equipment.

“That obviously won't happen this year,” said Jackson. "Those who wait on, or look for panaceas are usually naive or deceptive.”

“The No. 1 community in the city of Cleveland with the most homicides is downtown,” said Reed.

Jackson is expected to share his plans for the city’s budget Feb. 1.

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