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Community members to discuss improving Eureka at Community Created Jefferson Meeting

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EUREKA- Eureka residents have the chance to share the improvements they’d like to see made in the city at the third annual Community Created Jefferson Meeting.

For the last three months, members of the Westside Community Improvement Association have spoke with residents about changes they’d like to see on Eureka’s West side and the city as a whole. Now, the organization is looking for additional input. At Thursday night’s Community Created Jefferson Meeting, residents will separate into four breakout groups; one on the homelessness issue with an Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives representative, another group on drug treatment programs with a representative of Alcohol and Drug Care Services, a group on public safety with a Captain with the Eureka Police Department and one on Jefferson Community Center activities. 

"When the community comes in and talks about what they want, you find what the real passion is, and what is really affecting peoples' lives the most, and when you can work on those things, you know you're going to make the biggest difference in the community," said Heidi Benzonelli, the President of the Westside Community Improvement Association.

The meeting begins on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Community Center, which is located on 1000 B Street in Eureka. The community is welcome and dinner will be provided.