For many years now Fairfield has seen a significant increase in violent crime, has fallen into disarray, cluttered with old, abandoned, dilapidated buildings and unattractive landscape. We are in need of a major revitalization effort.
In addition, we need an effective plan to combat crime and return our neighborhoods to the safe, friendly communities they once were. Born in and residing in Fairfield all my life, I am deeply devastated and outraged by our most resent tragedies. I can no longer sit back and watch, read and listen.
I met April 16 with Mayor Harry T. Price to see exactly what his plan of action is. In return, he delivered, as others have also claimed, word games and rhetoric devices. After leaving his office, I am now even more convinced that Price is practicing economic segregation by diverting local tax dollars and California state redevelopment funds to areas of higher economic interest. Meanwhile, the lower-income neighborhoods continue to decline.
Please educate yourselves on our mayor and his politics by doing a Google search for “Harry Price Mayor.” You may provide feedback comments and ideas via my Facebook page: I’m From Fairfield Too.
Joseph D. Joyce