Pacific Beach Town Council holding meeting to discuss link between crime, alcohol
PACIFIC BEACH (KUSI) — Pacific Beach Town Council is opening the floor to discuss the link between alcohol and an increase in crime in the community. The council will host two speakers to lead a conversation on alcohol and crime-related issues in the area, including the kinds of crimes that occur. The meeting will be held in the auditorium at Crown Point Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. on June 15.
Eric Collins, a director with the San Diego County Alcohol Policy Panel, and Rob Hall, media specialist of San Diego Advocates for Youth, will lead the conversation. The Pacific Beach Town Council met with the San Diego Police Department in April to discuss crime trends. Residents, leaders and organizations within the community, and businesses believe alcohol could be part of the cause of crime statistics increasing.
The gathering is meant to raise awareness of crime in the area, consider possible solutions to the problem and further the discussion on what kind of affect alcohol consumption has in Pacific Beach.