This past year downtown stakeholders have identified hot spots of criminal activity in the entertainment district and have been able to work with police, TABC, and landlords to remove Paradox, Planeta, and Spiros. This morning I received the following message from Randy Fortenberry in response to KVUEs story on violence surrounding Club Fuze. With Randy’s permission, his message is copied in its entirety below. Randy has been instrumental in purging the entertainment and convention district of venues which host the majority of violent crime.
Please take five minutes to email the people listed below with a message that you will not tolerate clubs that knowingly play host for violent crime.
Last night one of our local TV stations did a large feature on Club Fuze and the continued violence surrounding that club. There have been continued “sucker punches” of passing pedestrians similar to the type which killed the young man in front of Coyote Ugly.
I am sending you a list of relevant city officials that I am asking you to contact in relation to this new story.
If there is enough pressure at this time we may be in the perfect position to make a real impact on the existence of Club Fuze.
Your concerted actions in regards to Club Paradox and Planeta worked wonders.
Please take just a few minutes to address one, a few, or all of the following folks regarding our downtown safety, our desire to live in a downtown urban core that is safe, the necessity of a crime free downtown if Austin is to remain as one of the most livable cities, your personal safety and the safety of your family.
It only takes a minute and your letter may be the one that makes the difference.
The Avenue Lofts
*personal email address removed*
You’ve gotta a typo in Antonia.Singletary@ci.austin.ts.us. It’s Antonia.Singletary@ci.austin.tx.us.