While I’m happy the City Council is starting to take steps to help rid our City of illegals and gang members, I have my doubts.

February 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, Gangs., Illegal Aliens | 1 Comment

As has been pointed out on this blog and elsewhere, a City staff that has not exactly been tearing up the World to enforce standards in housing, etc,  is now going to be counted on to step up their efforts.   There is also the concern that as time passes, the interest of the City Council and other City departments will diminish.  For any long term solution to work, the number one thing needed is determination on the part of those placed in charge with seeing the solution put into place.  With that said, here are a few suggestions I feel will go a long way in helping keep the focus on the solution.

The departments now charged with enforcing standards and zero tolerance of law breaking need to keep complete records of their efforts and provide monthly updates to the Council and to  our residents in order to see and prove they are in fact doing what the City Council has charged them to do.

The City Council also needs to create a Citizens advisory board to help shape future efforts and to ensure the resolution passed by the Council is being followed.  The advisory board needs to be made up of not just the Citizens who do not view this issue in the light that it needs to be, rather those that understand and  see the larger picture of what is involved.

 

 

 

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  1. COM,

    I think you’re right some kind of new mechanism or process, distinct from what has been monitoring the monitoring needs to be set in place. I really don’t want this new initiative to simply be a ‘GO Team’ to the same team that does a great impersonation of that team that always got embarrassed by the Harlem Globetrotters.


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