City seeks Mayor’s Commission on Crime applicants

By From page A3 | May 22, 2014

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.

Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.

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  • 2realMay 22, 2014 - 5:55 am

    What a crock..

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  • TylerMay 22, 2014 - 6:28 am

    I hope the business person owns a demolition company with lots of bulldozers. The only fix for some of the problems is razing the awful apartment complexes.

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 6:51 am

    "Envisioned as a short-term obligation?" What does that mean exactly? "The commission’s work is expected to conclude in September." Well that pretty much explains everything! I have lots of suggestions as I have stated here on numerous occasions. I have the answers and I've even provided remedies but here we are. If there is a "lack of resources" as the chief likes to say, and that obviously has not changed, then why waste our time? The citizens of this city might be cynical but they know this is a BS plan. Seen it before “woe is me but thanks for your help have a nice day” from the powers-that-be and achieve zero results. Mraz knew it and bailed, good grief.

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  • Salty DogMay 22, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    CD: If you have all the answers and solutions to the problems then why don't you run for office then you can fix everything.

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  • CD BrooksMay 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Salty Dog, this city is not ready for true leadership and zero tolerance.

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