I need to update you on our efforts to deal with the Last Place on Earth. Our two pronged approach involved a civil suit seeking a remedy to the problems associated with the business and its impact on the neighborhood. For now, the business is required to pay for two police officers to be present in the area and address the crime and disorder issues one hour prior to the business opening until one hour after closing at a cost of over $30,000 a month.
On another front the U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed 54 criminal charges against the owner of the business and several employees. Myself, impacted area businesses and families of those who lives who have been ruined by the drugs sold in this business are hoping for long prison sentences at the conclusion of the trial. The trial is scheduled for later this year.