Mayor to host public safety meeting
by PI Staff
Jun 12, 2013 | 1378 views | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mayor Luis Molina will be hosting a community forum on public safety along with Patterson Police Chief Tori Hughes Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 1 Plaza Circle, Patterson. The event is open to the public and is expected to last two hours.

According to a release from the city of Patterson, the goal of the meeting is to address the public safety concerns of the citizens and incorporate community members in creating solutions to develop a safer community.

“I am grateful for the service our local law enforcement officials have provided our residents,” Molina quoted in the release. “But in our efforts to continue serving our community well, we must develop a stronger relationship with our law enforcement officials.”

Hughes expressed her optimism in co-hosting the event.

“I am excited to co-facilitate alongside Mayor Molina,” she said in the release. “We are both supporters of community oriented policing and we are both confident that working in partnership with the Patterson community will provide positive outcomes.”

The city is hopeful that the joint effort between city officials, law enforcement and community members will prove to be beneficial for all.

Contact Nick Rappley at 892-6187, ext. 31 or

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June 14, 2013
This may be a step in the right direction from a mayor that during his first campaign season said he would work on public safety.

Up to now, this administration and the ones before it, have done nothing but encourage the criminal activities that have taken hold of our community. They haven't encouraged it directly, but their lack of any planning or actions have done just that, encouraged the low-lifes to do as they pleased. Drug dealers and gang-bangers all know that this city doesn't have the resources, desire or cojones to stop them.

One has to wonder why now? The promises came a long time ago with absolutely no action. Why now?

We do look forward to cleaning our city, it is long over due. This may be a step in the right direction, but we need more. We don't need politicking from politicians, we have had that for a long time. Meetings are fine if something comes of it. I suspect that this is just another attempt at pleasing someone, maybe someone close to the mayor became a victim and now we may all benefit. Maybe that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

I'll be there, hoping for a move in the right direction, but not holding my breath.

Our police force has done a pretty good job with their hands tied by our politicians. Maybe this will force the politicians to finally realize that we do have a crime problem.

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