The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) approved funding for new security cameras throughout the commercial area of Georgetown.
"I am very supportive and pleased" with the decision said Ed Solomon a safety chair for both the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the BID.
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Solomon said the plans had been in the works for some time. He hopes that the cameras will be a tool for the police to address crime in the retail corridors of the neighborhood.
The move comes just weeks after at businesses in Georgetown.
The Citizens Association of Georgetown recently started its own camera program to increase security in the area. Solomon said the BID cameras would be separate from the CAG program.