Columbus Mayor talks crime prevention, infrastructure, and community outreach at weekend Meet & Greet

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — One local outreach program hosted a meet & greet for Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson early Saturday morning at Overflo Beauty & Barber Shop to discuss crime and development in Columbus.

The Meet & Greet comes just a few weeks ahead of May primaries, at the event citizens expressed their concerns to the mayor and were able to ask questions about his plans for Columbus regarding crime prevention, rejuvenation of south Columbus, affordable housing, and programs for the youth of Columbus.

Mayor Henderson says two of the main challenges the city is experiencing right now is a nationwide labor shortage and an uptick in violent crime. He shares with News 3 concerns brought to him by attendees of the event.

“We’ve been talking to a lot of people, and a lot of folks are still concerned about crime. And of course, we’ve been putting together some actionable, strategic plans that we’ve got in place and it’s starting to make a difference. And we’ve shared some of that, so we’ve been able to address some of those issues. And the rest is just people talking about the community, just about in their neighborhoods, where there needs to be some improvement,” he states.

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