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Mraz: Mayor’s Commission on Crime a waste of time

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From page A1 | May 10, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Mayor Harry Price’s proposed Commission on Crime won’t have Councilman John Mraz’s support or participation.

“This commission is doomed to fail,” Mraz said. “I’ve already told the mayor I won’t be a part of this.”

Mraz said he’s prepared to help any purposeful effort and has sought such changes as a higher bail schedule in Solano County to deter crime.

“I’m ready to serve on anything that makes sense – that cuts crime in our city,” the councilman said.

But the nine-member panel Price proposed Tuesday at the Fairfield City Council meeting won’t do that, Mraz said.

“If you have something that’s smoke and mirrors,” he said, “don’t include me.”

The panel, proposed to include representatives from homeowner associations, neighborhood watch groups, nonprofits, the Chamber of Commerce and other groups, will lack law enforcement’s perspective and will end up just producing another report with nothing new, Mraz said.

Price said of Mraz statements: “I would simply point to the very effective commission in Portland, Ore.” – an anti-crime panel that Price said is in its 26th year.

The success of a Mayor’s Commission on Crime in Fairfield, Price said, “depends on how serious people are in their approach to solving problems.”

Public response to his proposal has been favorable, the mayor said.

“I’m getting all kinds of interest,” Price said. “People are very excited about changing things in Fairfield.”

“I’ve been talking to all kinds of people,” he said.

As a mayor’s commission, the panel does not need City Council approval, Price said.

He commended Mraz for his efforts in the community that include working with the Matt Garcia Learning Center and families living at the 240-unit Parkway Gardens condominiums.

Price has said he hopes the Mayor’s Commission on Crime will complete a report by September. A City Council subcommittee of Pam Bertani and Catherine Moy would appoint members, the mayor said.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • ToniMay 09, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    I, agree with Councilman John Mraz, the Fairfield Police and Law Enforcement Agencys know what they our doing.

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  • John Q. PublicMay 10, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Kinda like that running gun battle they gave "us" at the crowded Walmart & the apartment complex across the street? Who was behind that cranial challenged take down? That could have ended badly for John Q. Public & the City of Fairfield. Think it's safe to say that when it comes to Law Enforcement, they sometimes think with their gun & not there brain.

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  • MDSMay 10, 2014 - 4:53 pm

    Spoken like somebody without a clue. When the bad guys shoot at the cops do you suggest the cops surrender? Taking down armed criminals is dangerous for the cops and for the public. Surrendering to armed bad guys is even more dangerous.

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  • John Q. PublicMay 10, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    MDS & Hmmm, I question their timing & I posted "Law-Enforcement". I am aware it was Joint operation. Do you not think it could have been done at a time or even a place with less possible collateral victims? Or do just suggest they rush in without consideration for John Q. Public.

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  • Hmm...May 10, 2014 - 5:45 pm

    The paper has covered that story and explained it was the US Marshall's case at Walmart. Sounded to me like FPD took care of business. I am pleased that they have solved all homicides this year, except of course the case where a drug dealer and the criminals he associated with refuse to cooperate with the police!!! Keep up the great work FPD

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  • General Fadi BasemMay 09, 2014 - 10:52 pm

    Price said of Mraz statements: “I would simply point to the very effective commission in Portland, Ore.” – an anti-crime panel that Price said is in its 26th year.....If the commission in Portland was such a great success wouldn't it have achieved success about 24 years ago? Or maybe 20? 26 years have gone by and the commission is still in business, that sounds like a lack of success.

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  • CD BrooksMay 10, 2014 - 6:27 am

    People are gullible and think that because the mayor says so it must be okay. It is not. We pay our PD a very nice salary and they are asking US to do more? Demand we get what we pay taxes for. We have a "contract" with the city that provides us a reasonable expectation for safety. I cannot possibly be the only person seeing what goes on daily in traffic violations? THAT IS CRIME TOO! No, I won't stop my ranting, we deserve better.

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  • Bill of RightsMay 10, 2014 - 6:52 am

    Will someone please find Mr Brooks his personal traffic cop so we don't have to hear this anymore! I open the paper everyday and shootings, robbery's, rape, guns, etc. just like marijuana, I hear traffic violations are gateway crimes to the major crimes. Geeeeez

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  • PornacMay 10, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Mayor and Mraz should propose giving everyone a gun!

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  • LarryMay 10, 2014 - 7:01 am

    What are the functions of this new commission? Will this commission mission conflict with the policies of the PD. Will the PD be a part of this commission? Will the city attorney be a part of this commission? Otherwise, I support any effort to reduce the crime in this city. You cannot depend upon the Police along to reduce crime, it will take a community to do.

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  • CD BrooksMay 10, 2014 - 7:09 am

    Larry, function? Lip service and pat-on-the-back nothingness. More of the same, that is what you should expect and you won't be disappointed.

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  • 2realMay 10, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Oh great! Moy and bertani are to appoint members!? I thought the project was doomed before i read that sentence. Moy and bertani.. ahhhh where do i start? There are 107,000 people in fairfield, i wish there was 106,998!

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  • S KMay 10, 2014 - 8:11 am

    OK Mr. Mraz>>I see your objections, but what are YOUR SOLUTIONS!!!!!!!! Mine would be to bring in the National Guard, and YES THAT WAS DONE IN Stockton. Google it, was all over the Sacto News stations, I SAW IT!!!!!

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  • http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-stockton/CHP-patrolling-Stockton-hotspots/17332120May 10, 2014 - 8:17 am

    Also the CHP can be requested to be called in:

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  • FredMay 10, 2014 - 8:11 am

    WOW...King Mraz has spoken!!!...Has anyone noticed how much crime has increased under Mraz's reign, no thanks to Prince Harry as well...

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  • FairfieldMay 10, 2014 - 9:09 am

    You're wrong, I have to disagree with you, it has been since Bertani was elected.

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  • FredMay 10, 2014 - 9:44 am

    WOW, Fairfield got this bad in just two years?...Actually Fairfield started its downward spiral many, many years ago...

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  • Rich GiddensMay 10, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    As long as State Government continues to be a promoter and ill gotten financier / enbler of the welfare / police state and its failure to work collaboratively to secure the borders and the constitutionally required expungement of those who entered illegally-----There will be no true reformable or remedy to the growing violent minority crime waves in California's urban areas and it's economic disaster. The State of California corruptly and systemicaly violates the rights of citizen and taxpayer with higher and higher tax burdens for unfunded liabilities. Its a death spiral state.

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  • JBMay 10, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    What is Pam going to do hug a thug? She is horrible. Talk is cheap and she has done nothing to curb crime but talk. People make an intelligent choice when you vote for supervior no Pam. Make her finish her obligation to the people of Fairfield. No Pam.

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  • streetMay 10, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    I would imagine they arrest them when and where they find them. Kind of hard to set an appointment when you are hunting armed suspects. I am glad only they were shot, but it certainly was not the fault of law enforcement.

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