Mayor receives requests from Coalition of Concerned Citizens - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mayor receives requests from Coalition of Concerned Citizens

July 11 Town Hall forum (Source: WMC Action News 5) July 11 Town Hall forum (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is responding to demands laid out by protesters in recent weeks.

Strickland said he's received 90 questions from the Memphis community, and officially received a list of requests from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens.

Some of those requests include an investigation into why only three percent of Public Works funding was giving to African-Americans, more influence over the community policing program, and an increase in funding for community-based programs.

"We're setting up a meeting with the leader of the group, and then have a public meeting some time in August," Strickland said.

These requests are in addition to demands made at the July 11 Town Hall meeting, including the demand to make Mike Rallings permanent Memphis police director.

Strickland has 30 days to answer all of the questions he received.

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