Town Hall - Gun Violence: From Community Issue to Community Solutions


Gainesville City Commissioner Desmon Duncan-Walker will host a one-hour virtual town hall meeting, Wednesday Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. to lead a community dialogue on gun violence.

Commissioner Duncan-Walker will be joined by panelists, including Police Chief Tony Jones, to discuss the Gainesville Police Department’s recently launched One Community initiative and its three-pronged approach to reducing gun violence in our community: 1) prevention 2) intervention and 3) suppression. One Community includes the role of neighbors in crime prevention, and the need for collective community action to mitigate violent crime.

Neighbors will be able to ask questions by dialing 1-888-410-3427 at the time of the event; Spanish speakers are invited to call 1-844-881-1317. Questions also can be submitted through the Zoom chat feature during the event. Neighbors are invited to register in advance for the town hall through this link to receive an automated reminder call or the dedicated Zoom link for the event.