FAIRFIELD — The city is seeking applicants for the Mayor’s Commission on Crime, a community panel formed Tuesday by consent of the City Council.
Commission members will look into issues that surround crime, develop recommendations and present them to the council. The commission will meet twice a month, and is envisioned as a short-term obligation for those who take part.
There will be nine members, one each to represent the general business community, participants in the city’s neighborhood watch program, local homeowners’ associations, the faith community, the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, local nonprofits, community organizations and service clubs, and residents at large.
City officials said the commission’s work is expected to conclude in September.
The concept for the commission came from an April 29 community town hall session on crime, which drew hundreds of people to the Fairfield Community Center and took place in response to an escalation in violent crime in the city.
A pair of information meetings for prospectives applicants are scheduled Tuesday, the first at 11:30 a.m. and the second at 6 p.m. at the Sullivan Interagency Youth Services Center, 2195 Union Ave.
Applications are available in the city clerk’s office, 1000 Webster St., fourth floor, or on the city’s website, www.fairfield.ca.gov. The application deadline is 5 p.m. June 9.
For more information, call City Manager Sean Quinn at 428-7400 or Assistant City Manager David White at 428-7402. Those who want an application by mail should call White.
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