I want to thank Fairfield city officials and Fairfield chief of police for the increase of police presence in my community, Parkway Gardens. The crimes in Parkway Gardens affect all of Fairfield and neighboring cities, Suisun City and Vacaville.
On Jan. 12, 1997, I responded to an article printed in the Daily Republic (“Mother pays for sons’ crimes / Drug arrests prompt city to revoke Section 8 subsidy.”) Sometimes parents inherit the sins of their children. Working parents cannot monitor their families’ comings and goings 24 hours a day, therefore children who disobey authority must suffer the consequences. Citizens of Fairfield must come together and save the Parkway Gardens community.
I filed a complaint in September 2008 against the Parkway Gardens board of directors and manager. The board of directors allowed our community to get out of control, not monitoring absent property owners. One cannot expect Ben McGrew to correct an eight-year-old problem in six months.
I am sure Mr. McGrew will do an outstanding job working with Fairfield city officials, Police Chief Walt Tibbet and the community. Parkway Gardens is a multiethnic community and we should be able to live in peace. As leaders in the tri-city area, we must come together and save our children.
Fairfield City Councilmen John Mraz deserves credit for food and movies for the kids in Parkway Gardens. There were 40 kids attending movie night. We had no assistance from parents or previous board members. Prisons are overflowing with African-American young men with no education, selling drugs and murdering each other.
I want my 40 acres and a mule.