COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Southeast Colorado Springs community gathered to discuss the problems present in that area of town.
Wednesday night four panelists, including city council member Yolanda Avila, representatives from the local school board, police substation and urban renewal authority took questions submitted by those in attendance.
The panel discussed issues that plague the area like crime, lack of affordable housing and necessary development of the area.
Neighbors who went are hopeful to see things turn around soon.
"I'm still hoping and praying that we can come together,' Delores Blackwell said.
"They did give us a good general understanding that something is being done and they still have a lot of work to do," Steven Deluna said.
The panelists left hoping for some change. They said because people showed up, obviously neighbors in the community care and want to see a better future for Southeast Colorado Springs.