Many who attended the meeting called for mutual respect from both sides. One woman suggested that police be trained to better understand ethnic communities. City councilman Brent Curry also called for residents to start neighborhood associations and include police in meetings and activities.
The meeting ended with police and around 80 people holding hands and praying for better relations.
The streetscape in the downtown business district involved the construction of new streets, underground utilities, sidewalls, curbs, lighting and other amenities. But this extension from Jackson Boulevard to Simonton Street wouldn't need any reconstruction of the street or replacement of underground utilities.
The city development commission has hired an engineering firm to begin planning the extension.
Elkhart County jobless rate rises with more entering workforce