Editor’s note: Look what happens when people get together to work on a problem! Reading needs to be the focus.
The cause of curtailing violent crime in Reading and Berks County got a push forward Friday afternoon as more than 100 public and private leaders conducted a long-awaited crime summit.
Gov. Tom Corbett and U.S. Sens. Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey were among the participants in the closed-door session held at the Crowne Plaza Reading in Wyomissing.
Lasting two hours and 15 minutes, the summit produced a five-point set of initiatives that county officials pledged to pursue immediately. Those ranged from strengthening county-city cooperation to a fact-finding trip to learn about a community program in Altoona.
Berks District Attorney John T. Adams and Christian Y. Leinbach, county commissioners chairman, were at the center of preparations for the summit.