Statement from Mayor Frey, City Council Vice President Jenkins and City Council Member Cano on community-led reconnection of 38th and Chicago

June 3, 2021

Mayor Jacob Frey, City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins and City Council Member Alondra Cano issued the following statement following this morning’s community-led reconnection of 38th and Chicago:

“The City’s three guiding principles for the reconnection of 38th and Chicago have been community safety, racial healing and economic stability and development for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and other communities of color.

The Agape Movement brought together community leadership to begin facilitating the phased reconnection this morning, with the City playing a supportive role. We are grateful for the partnership.

We are collectively committed to establishing a permanent memorial at the intersection, preserving the artwork, and making the area an enduring space for racial healing.

Alongside City leadership, we have met on a regular basis with community members to discuss both the short-term path toward reconnecting this area and the long-term plan for the neighborhood with sustained investments to help restore and heal the community.

The City plans to hold a press at 1:15 p.m. today to answer questions about the reconnection. The media briefing will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel, website and broadcast on Comcast channel 799.

 

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