Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor Gail Marshall will host a community meeting tonight at 6:30 in the University Religious Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, located at 777 Camino Pescadero.

Discussion at the meeting will focus on the improvement of public safety in Isla Vista. County plans to improve sidewalks, beach access ways and streetlights will also be reviewed.

Marshall said the meeting will give her a chance to collaborate with community members about safety issues in the neighborhood.

“These informal meetings give me a chance to bring issues into the community and also take back ideas from residents on ways to best serve the neighborhood,” she said. “I am particularly looking for feedback and ideas how we can provide for a safe community in Isla Vista.”

Marshall said she and her assistant, Mark Chaconas, have been concentrating on I.V. safety for years.

“Mark’s been working really hard to get more sidewalks. We’ve been working for five years and we’re finally getting them,” Marshall said.

Chaconas said the supervisor is looking to the community to voice their most pressing concerns.

“It’s really just soliciting input of ways to make the community safer,” he said.

The Sheriff’s Dept. will also report on Halloween weekend and Fall Orientation programs and will comment on safety concerns.

A public comment period at the end of meeting will also be set aside to acknowledge any other concerns of community interest.