Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebrate the New Year Without Gunfire


SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Police Department has launched the "Celebrate the New Year Without Gunfire" campaign based on a simple principle of physics: what goes up, must come down.

Celebrating the New Year by firing weapons into the air is dangerous and carries significant potential legal penalties. Each year, people in cities across America are injured or killed as bullets fall to earth after being fired into the air in a burst of celebratory vigor.

"This is an absolutely senseless danger," said Suisun City Police Chief Ed Dadisho. "People are endangering themselves, their loved ones and neighbors by illegally using firearms to celebrate. All too often alcohol consumption is a contributing factor to this lack of responsible decision-making."

Under California state law, reckless discharge of a firearm carries a maximum prison sentence of up to three years.

According to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, falling bullets most often strike victims in the head with sufficient velocity to cause death.

The Suisun City Police Department asks all residents to enjoy the holiday responsibly by locking their weapons away during New Year’s Eve celebrations, limiting alcohol consumption, and not drinking and driving.

The Department will also staff additional patrol officers on New Years Eve, with directed patrol for drunk drivers, random gunfire, and other disturbances.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Firm Sought to Help Closeout Hwy. 12 Project Documentation

SUISUN CITY - The Public Works Department is seeking professional consulting firms to prepare and process closeout Right-of-Way Map, easement documents and related documents on a federal-aid project - the State Route 12 Widening Project - for approval of Caltrans and responsible governing agencies.

The chosen consultant will provide complete, professional, high-quality services and products; to consult City personnel, Caltrans and others who are involved with the project; and to provide the expertise, guidance, advice and assistance in accomplishing the work.

The State Route 12 Widening Project was completed in the early 1990s. The City was the lead agency and was to acquire lands for the highway and the environmental mitigation area, as well as all necessary easements, including a 20-foot-wide public utility easement for underground utilities that were relocated along the south side of State Route 12. Portions of the land acquired by the City were to be turned over to Caltrans. The City has acquired the necessary lands but the process to closeout right-of-way documents for the project was never completed.

The City-acquired parcels have not been transferred to Caltrans and the easements have not been granted to the utility companies, which include AT&T, the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, PG&E and Travis Air Force Base. The scope of work on the closeout project is to complete this process to the satisfaction of the City and Caltrans.

Submittals are due January 20, 2011.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Architect Sought for Suisun City Senior Center Project

SUISUN CITY - The Public Works Department is seeking qualified firms to provide the architectural and engineering expertise necessary to design and prepare the plans and specifications for the Senior Center Renovation and Remodeling Project.

The City of Suisun City has received a Community Development Block Grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development to rehabilitate and remodel the Suisun City Senior Center in the amount of $600,000. >> Read Related Article >>

The Suisun City Senior Center was built in 1987 and is approximately 5,000 square feet. Since opening in 1987, the senior population in Suisun City has grown to three times the original population, increasing demand on the Senior Center and its services. The City is requesting services to prepare construction plans and specifications for a renovations and remodel of the Suisun City Senior Center. Possible renovations include kitchen remodel, additional building square footage, roof replacement, and other interior and exterior improvements.

Statements of qualifications are due January 6, 2011, and with the contract awarded in February.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Suisun City Police Offer Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

SUISUN CITY - Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than being the victim of a crime. Unfortunately, burglars view the holiday season a little differently than most people. For them, it is an opportunity to burglarize your home for cash, credit cards and gifts.

Don’t be an easy target. Follow these simple tips and have a safe, happy holiday season.

At Home:

  • Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave home even for a few minutes.
  • Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window.
  • If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so it looks like someone’s home.
  • Make it a point to retrieve your mail shortly after it is delivered. The longer it stays unattended in your mailbox, the greater the chances of someone stealing it.


  • Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.
  • Park in a well-lit space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk. If shopping near your home, consider returning home to drop off gifts. They’ll be safer there than in your car.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.
  • If you need to use an ATM, use one inside the mall or some other well-lit populated area.
  • Accompany and supervise children in public facilities, including restrooms.

If you see something that looks suspicious, call 9-1-1. For Non-Emergency calls, dial 707-421-7373.

Have a safe and joyous holiday season.

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