West Side’s La Loma Neighborhood Organizes Program

by Staff Reporter / Jul 26, 2018 / 0 comments
Calle Lopez, Calle Loma and Calle Jose Pablo held a community meeting on July 25. Courtesy photo

West Side’s La Loma Neighborhood Organizes Program

Española – City Councilor John Ramon Vigil in collaboration with the Española Police Department hosted a Neighborhood Meeting on July 25th for the residents of Calle Lopez, Calle Loma and Calle Jose Pablo streets; an area traditionally referred to as La Loma.

Recently there have been some increases in incidents for the area. Police Chief Louis Carlos discussed initiatives the police department will be taking to increase police presence in the area. Councilor Vigil personally canvassed the area inviting the residents to the meeting; resulting in a large turnout from the area.

Resident Jason Salazar stepped up to the plate to serve as the Area Coordinator and will work with the respective street liaisons. Salazar will then bring any concerns to the attention of Vigil and the police department for follow-up from the City of Española. 

“Our neighborhoods and the community networking that exists from them is the framework of grassroots activism. Pride in our city begins with involvement and engagement; and a neighborhood watch program helps deter crime while inciting civic pride,” Vigil stated.

Next on the list, Vigil will be coordinating neighborhood meetings for other areas of the Española’s West Side and Ranchitos.