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Timm, with focus on gangs, crime, jobs, seeks Fairfield council seat

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From page A3 | June 18, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Chuck Timm, a former vice mayor of Fairfield and retired police sergeant and detective, seeks to return to the City Council and says he’ll run a campaign focusing on gangs, crime and jobs.

Timm said in a release announcing his candidacy Tuesday that the city faces some of the biggest challenges in its history.

“We are at a crossroad – will we let gangs control our streets, or will we take them back for ourselves and our young people?” he asked. “Will we sit back and wait to be rescued from a miserable economy, or will we rescue ourselves by making new opportunities for employers and employees alike? I say the answer is clear, and I’m prepared to lead the charge.”

Timm said he is uniquely positioned to lead Fairfield to permanent solutions – not band aids – to the plague of gang-infestation and crime, creating a stable economy that will generate jobs. and making Fairfield a place of opportunity for everyone.

He served as an adviser to The Leaven since 2007 and on the board of the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce until this year and is continuing to serve as vice chairman of its Business Issues Committee. Timm also serves as president of the Family Justice Center to ensure a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.

Timm is the son of a retired Air Force colonel and has lived in Fairfield since his senior year of high school, when his father was stationed at Travis Air Force Base. He joined the Civil Air Patrol at Travis after graduation and earned degrees in criminal justice and management.

Timm, a 31-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department, retired in 2004. He served as a councilman and vice mayor from 2007 to 2011.

Two seats on the council are up for grabs in November, those of Councilwoman Catherine Moy and Councilman John Mraz. The position of mayor is also up for election this year.

Visit Timm’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chuck.timm  or call him at 249-1042 for more information.

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

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  • FairfielderJune 17, 2014 - 7:55 pm

    Chuck you didn't do a very good job being on City Council ,you couldn't wait to go on these junket trips with your golf clubs in hand. ! and seeing what freebies you could get . You didn't have the citizens at heart. Don't forget people in the community talk.Only looking after yourself. You have a good retirement coming in .

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  • Bill of RightsJune 18, 2014 - 2:18 am

    Mr. Timm, weren't you one of the city council members who voted to lay off police officers during the recession? Crime was an issue then and it is a even bigger issue now. These platforms mean nothing when it comes from the lips of a politician! Actions speak louder! Good luck because you will need it.

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  • StreetwiseJune 18, 2014 - 6:43 pm

    Tell the whole story "Bill of Rights." The Police Union told council to lay officers off. During the budget crisis all departments were told to come up with ways to cut cost. It was call “shared sacrifice.” The police dared council to lay officers off to save their fat paychecks. Bottom line, no cops where laid off. NONE!!! They came up with a grant to cover the cost of the cops & then counted that as there “contribution” to budget savings saving the cops fat paychecks. Now we the citizens are paying the balance of the terms of the grant for those cops with the 1 cent sales tax. We don’t need another cop on the council but I would rather have Timm than Mraz. If you don’t think Mraz’s past as a cop & the police unions contribution to his campaigns didn’t help favor the police look at their current contract (MOU). After dragging out there negotiation for over half a year council settled on a small token contribution towards their retirement that doesn’t kick in till the end of the contract. That saves the police any retroactive and they get to go whee-whee-whee all the way to the bank…..

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  • FredJune 18, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    We don't need Timm. We don't need Mraz, Moy or Price anymore. We don't need the good cop, bad cop, buddy-buddy city government anymore. We don't need re-hashed SOS city council members. What we need is a new city council with new ideas.

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  • MJJune 18, 2014 - 5:45 am

    So glad to see he is running again! Timm and Vaccaro were the only logical voices on the council. And as I recall, he voted on a police contract that the police bargaining group agreed to, and that included laying off officers/positions because they didn't want to take concessions like the rest of city staff did. He only voted on what the cops agreed to and presented to him. And that makes HIM the bad guy? I wish him the best of luck. The man is retired - let him golf!

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  • 2realJune 18, 2014 - 5:50 am

    Yea yea yea. We've heard this a million times. I got the plan elect me!! Man it sure is slim pickins when it comes to city officials in fairfield. The only plan you got timm is what your going to do with salary if you get it! No chuck!

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  • WonderingJune 18, 2014 - 5:51 am

    Does this mean Mraz or Moy will be running for mayor?

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  • CD BrooksJune 18, 2014 - 5:59 am

    Timm says "he’ll run a campaign focusing on gangs, crime and jobs." What we need is somebody that actually has the fortitude to follow it up. Maybe with a new council person and mayor he’ll be the guy?

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  • Rick LemkeJune 18, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Chuck Timm is the perfect choice for city council. He cares about the city and the citizens in it. The last time he was on the council, he devoted almost all waking hours to the position. He is one of the most honest people I know. He has the integrity to stand up for what he believes in. When he was a police officer, Chuck wrote me a speeding ticket. Know what? I deserved it. Let's not forget, he's only one voice on the council. It will take a mayor and council with the same vision as Chuck's to drive the criminals from our city. Now is the time, before it's too late.

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  • AlfJune 18, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Chuck has the fortitude to make the tough decisions, when some other council people wouldn't even show up to vote. He wont hold a town hall meeting on every issue or be paralyzed by indecision. He and Vaccaro will be voices of reason and positive action. Chuck has worked to change this community for the better. Good luck to him.

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  • LarryJune 18, 2014 - 8:36 am

    What am I suppose to do give Chuck Timm the return welcome mat. Mr. Timm, can you please give us a detail action plan on how you plan on fighting crime without violating a person constitutional rights? We currently have members of the council holding town hall meetings, how would your meetings be so difference than theirs? Finally a city councilmember does not run the city nor create stable economy. That job is done by the city manager with the help of his staff and councilmembers. Our Chief of Police is doing a outstanding job, we don't need another retired Police Sergeant dictating to him about his job.

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  • CD BrooksJune 18, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Larry, I base a lot of crime statistics on traffic . There are many levels of crime committed during transportation throughout the city. It is no secret as I comment often on the subject and still have not seen any effort in challenging my assertion. Gang suppression is doing fairly well but we still have issues. How would you say the chief is doing an "outstanding" job?

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  • just sayin'June 18, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Mr. Timm, can you please tell us what success you had in your past terms? I'm wondering what you will do differently this time to make a better impact on crime.

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  • JagJune 18, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Do you know what they call a big truck tire when they strip the rubber off of it and lay a new track on it? A retread, Can`t we get new people and start fresh,,,, Come on.

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  • Cynthia GarciaJune 18, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    I'm voting for Chuck Timm. He's willing to make the hard calls and even unpopular decisions based on research and thoughtful consideration. He's no political hack whose vote goes where the money is. I've been to several council meetings where he's impressed me with his positions on issues--even when I was on the other side of those issues. He has integrity and cares a great deal about this community. He's willing to put himself out there and do the work. This is no stepping stone for him--he wants to make things better right here in Fairfield. Vote for Chuck Timm.

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  • ToniJune 18, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Nope, My friends and I will not be voting for Timm, he din't do his job on City Council.

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  • WonderingJune 18, 2014 - 8:50 pm

    Elections are about choices, and often they're limited choices. Fairfield will elect SOMEONE as mayor and to the City Council in November. For those of you who say "not Timm," do we presume you favor Mraz and Moy for reelection? If not that, then who do you prefer?

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  • Douglas LangillJune 19, 2014 - 8:48 am

    We need to fire the current City Council and Mayor!They have no vision for Fairfield.

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