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Darrell Edwards inside Vallejo March 27, 2020, 9:55 AM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Providing safe routes to schools for children, Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs

Name not shown inside Vallejo March 24, 2020, 1:42 AM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs, Providing safe routes to schools for children, Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability


Feedback on priorities:
1,2 and 3 are equally important. 4 and 5 work hand-in-hand.


Additional comments/questions:
A quesiton that's been on my mind since the shelter-in-place: How can we help out-of-school students and young ones stay engaged, inspired, and connected to their existing community? Every day that passes, our children become more isolated and have reduced opportunities to develop new social and communication skills. They also have limited emotional outlets. It would be wonderful to have a way to volunteer and connect with a child in need, either through video software (like ZOOM) or email. Our children are our future—and no matter how unknown our future might be right now—it's important we invest in them every day we're given the chance.

Sabrina Massa inside Vallejo March 23, 2020, 1:09 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs, Providing safe routes to schools for children, Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability

Name not shown inside Vallejo March 22, 2020, 5:28 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs, Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Providing safe routes to schools for children


Suggestions for additional priorities:
Recruiting and retaining qualified firefighters

Luis Padilla Jr inside Vallejo February 20, 2020, 12:21 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs, Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Providing safe routes to schools for children, Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability


Additional comments/questions:
With the recent closing of Mare Island’s Sports Center, I propose that we could try and transform the older Walmart or food for less into a newer sports center. Turn it into a facility that many including youth and teens can use to play indoor sports and other activities . It could bring in great revenue , keep youth busy and off the streets, reduce crime activity in the area .

Name not shown inside Vallejo February 19, 2020, 10:43 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs, Providing safe routes to schools for children


Feedback on priorities:
Vallejo needs to attract more businesses to the city, and not things like casinos, cement factories, or more chain stores/restaurants. Let’s get some smaller and more unique businesses and restaurants that give the city some character. Also until the crime can be controlled and the disgusting, run down areas cleaned up and looking good, people are not going to want to move here and neither are nicer businesses.


Suggestions for additional priorities:
1. Clean up blight (abandoned buildings, unregistered cars, trash dumped all over) 2. More parks and open spaces that are well maintained and safe for families to use. 3. Bring in new businesses that add something positive and fun to the city. 4. Positive marketing campaign about Vallejo


Additional comments/questions:
Vallejo has so much potential, but it has never been realized. Elected officials and community leaders need to step up and figure out how to boost the economy and make this a nice place to love with fun high quality things to do and places to shop and eat. I really hope that someday I don’t have to be embarrassed to tell people that I live in Vallejo.

Patrick Roberts inside Vallejo February 19, 2020, 9:07 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Providing safe routes to schools for children, Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs


Feedback on priorities:
Does "recruiting and retaining qualified police officers" also include never hiring cops who were fired from other police departments for killing unarmed or non-threatening young men of color?


Suggestions for additional priorities:
Hire police who have no history of brutality or killing of persons of color.


Additional comments/questions:
Maybe have some law enforcement who actually live in Vallejo and so they have a vested interest in our city.

Christopher Price inside Vallejo February 19, 2020, 8:26 PM

Please review the following City services and rank them in importance from 1-5, with 1 being the most important. You can also add additional priorities and comments – thank you for your input!
Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City , Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers , Preserving the City’s fiscal stability , Providing safe routes to schools for children, Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs


Feedback on priorities:
Without strong businesses, Vallejo will never survive!


Suggestions for additional priorities:
Repairs to infrastructure

Name not shown inside Vallejo December 25, 2019, 10:53 AM

Vallejo needs to create and execute a plan that includes a mix of housing and economic development. With regard to housing, there tends to be a focus solely on lower income ranges. Vallejo has the lowest rent in the Bay Area and a high percentage of Section 8 housing. A city needs a mix of income levels. Housing for higher income ranges bring in a higher tax base. The tax revenue will help support our schools, parks, and other programs.

With regard to economic development, there is more to Vallejo than Mare Island. We need business development along Tennessee Street, Springs Road and other major streets in this city. Encourage businesses that actually contribute to positive growth of Vallejo and not prey on certain demographics. This city does not need another fast food restaurant, massage parlor, check cashing establishment, liquor store, or auto lot.

There is a lot of positive energy in this city and the next 5-10 years are crucial to its growth. Vallejo needs to break free from the chains of crime, lack of innovation & creativity, and fear of upsetting everyone that hold it back. Decide what kind of city you want to be, execute & implement that plan and evolve. If not, Vallejo will continue to be left behind its neighboring cities.

Angela Mooney inside Vallejo December 24, 2019, 1:21 PM

Vallejo is a beautiful city. We should be attracting families to live here. Three things that prevent that are the poor schools, lack of shopping and dining and crime. I would not feel safe sending a child of mine to a Vallejo school and I have very little faith in the school board. The city needs to oversee the process of creating excellent education. We need to attract good restaurants with excellent modern dining (not chains). This will bring people here to spend their time and money. It will bring a good vibe to the city. Lastly, we need to support our police services to hold the citizens of our city accountable to following the law. I don't want to be afraid to shop, dine or take a walk in our community.