The Copperfield Coalition will host a town hall meeting Sept. 18 from 7–9 p.m. at Copperfield Church to discuss issues affecting the community, including speeding, human trafficking and the need for increased deputies. Residents and business owners will have a chance to speak at the meeting and listen to several guest speakers.
“We need as many people as possible to show up for two reasons: one, to let politicians know that we want the modifications passed for the [sexually oriented business] regulations, and two, we want law enforcement to realize we have a severe problem here with speeding and running stop signs,” said Anthony Cecala, Copperfield Coalition president.
Proposed changes to the county’s sexually oriented business regulations drafted earlier this summer are awaiting approval by commissioners court. The issue has more recently begun to plague the unincorporated areas of Harris County, primarily after the City of Houston strengthened its sexually oriented business ordinance.
Additionally, the coalition will discuss the issue of speeding in Copperfield.
“We need to bring this to the attention of law enforcement how bad it really is,” Cecala said. “A lot of people don’t really call the sheriff’s department every time they see a speeding car or run a stop sign. These are crimes that go unreported.”
Other topics of discussion include human trafficking, drug paraphernalia and the need for increased deputies.
Guest speakers include:
•Dwayne Bohac, Texas House of Representatives
•Jim Leitner, Harris County first assistant district attorney
•Linda Geffin, chief of the Harris County attorney’s special prosecutions unit
•Ron Hickman, Harris County Precinct 4 Constable
•Mike Montgomery, Harris County Fire Marshal
•Adrian Garcia, Harris County Sheriff
Representatives with several other Harris County departments, local state representatives and senators, Cy-Fair ISD, the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s office and the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department will also be present. According to Cecala, no representatives from Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack’s office will be present.