The immediate issue facing the City Council concerns creating a new first response to some calls for help that go to the 911 dispatch system. We hope the city will move forward to do so. But the first response is just that. We must build up the resources and systems available after that first response.
A diverse group of Cantabrigians has come together to reimagine public safety through a fully participatory process and now proposes forming and funding for a quasi-governmental agency that is accountable to the community called the Holistic Emergency Alternative Response Team.