Town Hall on Safety Scheduled for February 1

The Brown Center at MICA

Recent events in Bolton Hill have raised concerns about safety. In response, MRIA’s Safety Committee and MICA have organized a Town Hall Meeting on Safety for Wednesday, February 1, 6–8 pm in Falvey Hall (1300 W. Mt. Royal Avenue), the large auditorium on the lower floor of the all-glass Brown Center on the MICA campus. Everyone is invited to this community-wide meeting. 

The meeting will focus on prevention and the specific actions each of us can take to make Bolton Hill safer for all.

Reverend Grey Maggiano (Memorial Episcopal) will moderate. Attendees will hear from Sammy Hoi (President of MICA), Major Kevin Jones (Central District Police Commander, Baltimore Police Department), Marlon Byrd, (Director of Campus Safety, MICA), Eric Costello (City Councilman), Ashe Smith (Liaison the State Attorney’s Office), and Michael Marcus (President, MRIA.)

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Mayor Catherine Pugh, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, and City Council President Jack Young have been invited but not yet confirmed.

The program will allow time for plenty of questions from the audience. Attendees will be invited to submit questions in writing at the event, as the organizers want to ensure that all of questions are addressed, even if time runs out.

Vendors representing security systems, outdoor camera installers, and safety lighting will be on hand to answer questions, and provide details and discounts on their products. Plus, volunteers will demonstrate how to set up the “Find My Phone” app.


4 thoughts on “Town Hall on Safety Scheduled for February 1

  1. Michael Collins says:

    Midtown Benefits District needs to have a representative there. I think more of their resources should be directed to safety.

  2. marti says:

    Even though Marble Hill (immediately to the west of Bolton Hill) is not included in the Mid-town Benefits district, it should be included in crime and safety events.

    What happens in Marble Hill has a direct effect on Bolton Hill. Several of the crimes that I have experienced and witnessed involved juvenilles that lived in nearby communities.

    • Jean Lee Cole says:

      Hello Marti, thanks for your comment. Marble Hill was not excluded from the event- the event was open to everyone, especially because, as you say, all of our neighborhoods are connected. We will try to make this clearer in publicity for future events.

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