Jamestown Gazette

Chautauqua County Executive Issues Statement on Downtown Jamestown Safety Concerns

PJ Wendel

PJ Wendel

Statement by
Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel

“While I’m pleased to hear the City of Jamestown is considering additional security measures, like surveillance cameras and added lighting at the Spring Street parking ramp, the uptick in crime in the heart of downtown Jamestown has been a problem for years.

It’s disappointing that additional measures are being considered only after acts of violence and vandalism towards not just Chautauqua County employees who patronize the parking structure, but also the general pubic, makes headline news across our community.

My administration is scheduled to meet with city representatives in September to try and resolve these safety concerns going forward.”

“While I’m pleased to hear the City of Jamestown is considering additional security measures, like surveillance cameras and added lighting at the Spring Street parking ramp, the uptick in crime in the heart of downtown Jamestown has been a problem for years.

It’s disappointing that additional measures are being considered only after acts of violence and vandalism towards not just Chautauqua County employees who patronize the parking structure, but also the general pubic, makes headline news across our community.

My administration is scheduled to meet with city representatives in September to try and resolve these safety concerns going forward.”

– PJ Wendel, County Executive

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