Thursday, November 12, 2009

PUBLIC SAFETY: Youth in traffic intersections

Question/Comment: A resident is concerned that it seems unsafe to allow children to stand in traffic intersections asking strangers for money.  While school activities are underfunded, this does not seem like a safe or educational approach to raising funding.

City Update 12/3/09:  For youth to undertake fund raising drives of this nature they must obtain a permit form the City.  Applications for the permits are reviewed by the Somerville Police Department and they are generally approved if they meet the requirement that an adult supervisor will be present.  If residents see children undertaking in these activities in an unsafe way, or without adult supervision, please report this to the police and they will respond.

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