Community members speak out at public forum
CLOVIS (KSMX)- In a show of solidarity with the nation, a group of approximately 20 people of Clovis organized a successful event at Green Acres Park where community members were given an opportunity to express and discuss concerns/issues in a peaceful organized way.
Community leaders including Mayor Michael Morris and Mayor Pro Tem/Commissioner Chris Bryant attended the meeting in “hopes to be able to listen and better serve the people of Clovis”.
Police Cheif Doug Ford and other law enforcement officials were also in attendance to not only answer questions but also ensure the safety of those who were present.
“We respect your first amendment rights,” stated Ford. “We want you to exercise your rights and we are going to do everything in our power to keep you safe and to keep it from being anything else. As most of you have seen throughout the country, the majority of the people causing problems are not from the communities. We all know that’s not Clovis.”
The event lasted about two hours and residents asked community leaders, law enforcement officials and even their peers questions that all stemmed from the same focus: How can we be better?
Residents have planned for a protest and vigil in honor of George Floyd later this week. These events are peaceful and violence of any kind will not be tolerated.