Crime commission begins works in Fairfield

By From page A6 | July 02, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Nine members of the Mayor’s Commission on Crime were sworn in Tuesday at the City Council meeting and then went to the police department to start work, Mayor Harry Price said.

Councilwoman Pam Bertani said of the new panel that, “We have some very serious talent on this commission.”

“They have skills,” she said.

Former Councilman Jack Batson, who was on the Fairfield City Council from 1999-2007, Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce President Debi Tavey and the Rev. Mervin Davis  Jr. of True Love Baptist Church are among commission members.

Cynthia Haynes-Epperson, Steve Huddleston, Ivonne Malave, Samina Masood, Scott Mulvey and Jonathan Richardson will also serve.

Bertani said members will not sit around wearing blue ribbons, but instead will produce a report. The document will not be just a report to throw on the shelf, the councilwoman added.

The commission sunsets in September, she said.

Fairfield Police, with the city and Fairfield-Suisun School District, hosted a community meeting April 29 about crime. After the meeting, Price called for the commission. The proposal was discussed at the May 20 meeting and Councilwomen Bertani and Catherine Moy interviewed applicants June 18 and 19.

Twenty-five people applied.

“It was hard,” Bertani said. “We only had nine slots.”

Contact Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


Discussion | 13 comments

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  • Tax PayerJuly 02, 2014 - 5:32 am

    This will turn out to be a worthless committee. Put more boots on the streets and push the hoodies back to Vallejo, Richmond and Oakland.

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  • 2realJuly 02, 2014 - 5:41 am

    Very serious talent!? With a weber and some tongs on parkway gardens is the only talent bertani has! Dumbest idea yet from the dumbest city council yet.

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  • SalJuly 02, 2014 - 10:15 am

    2real should have brought his talent to change FF but all he can do is cuss others....

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  • patrickJuly 02, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    2real should change his handle to unreal

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  • just sayin'July 02, 2014 - 1:18 pm

    Jack Batson <~~ voted out of office. that should have been the hint when putting this group together.

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  • BJJuly 02, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    I don't understand why Jack Batson was chosen, he obviously failed to do anything during his tenure, now he is going to fail on this commission......

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  • 2realJuly 02, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Hey sal and pat, too much truth as always huh? If i was a push over or a follower my name would be sal or pat but im not. Im 2REAL!!!

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  • BJJuly 02, 2014 - 7:47 pm

    Get real 2real you're a hill billy with delusions of self importance.

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  • 2realJuly 02, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Hey bj i like your name

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  • BJJuly 02, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    All church goer types do, along with boys....

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  • 2realJuly 02, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    Apparently u dont know me by now. Anti gay over here dude. Opposite of u

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  • BJJuly 02, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    Oh I get it you would like my name BJ but only if I was a woman

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  • SalJuly 02, 2014 - 11:05 pm

    Yeah BJ, 2real is anti gay pro gun and believes that babies are made from baking powder.

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