COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Burglaries and messy lawns are two things a Columbus city councilor wants to do away with in his district, and he's taking steps to make sure that happens.
District 1 Councilman Jerry 'Pops' Barnes believes in order to have a safe neighborhood, community support is required, and he asking for everyone in his district to become involved.
Every morning, Barnes walks one street at a time in his district, making sure things are decent and in order and he's urging others to do the same.
"The police can't be everywhere. The neighbors really have to be the eyes and ears of the police," said Barnes.
Because of reports of code violations and some criminal activity, Barnes says residents and neighbors coming together is the answer.
"There's been some burglaries in District 1. That's what really concerns me is the fact that I'm very sensitive to my constitutes feeling safe," said Barnes.