COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther wants to make public safety a priority this year.
The mayor detailed plans to expand the summer safety initiative to a year-round program Thursday night during his State of the City address.
Officers will cover high-crime areas to crack down on gun violence, high-level felonies and juvenile crimes.
But not everyone likes the strategy.
Dan Clark, one of those protesting Thursday night, told ABC6/FOX28, "I have a big problem with extending the summer safety initiative. It has not shown to reduce violent crime in the neighborhoods."
Ginther also unveiled plans to roll out body cameras for police, a nonprofit grocery store in Franklinton and affordable housing in South Columbus.
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(ABC6/FOX28 and NBC NewsRadio contributed to this story.)