Team effort is appreciated
Last updated 11/12/2009 at Noon
The Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee (FCCPC) appreciates the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation for recognizing the severe gang problem in the South Vine Street area and choosing to take decisive action by removing the troublesome wall on September 17.
A number of apartment owners from the South Vine/Old Stage area were notified of this important event by FCCPC so they could participate. These apartment owners, who live with the problem every day, have spent thousands of dollars to improve their properties and the immediate area in an effort to reduce the crime. FCCPC believes that these efforts should be recognized and applauded.
We also believe the strongest approach to managing these high-crime areas is to have all the interested parties – Sheriff’s Department, property owners/managers, residents, businesses and organizations like our own – work in a congenial, collaborative way. FCCPC hopes these joint efforts of concerned community members prove successful in reducing crime in Fallbrook.
The Village News article of October 22, written by Debbie Ramsey, covering this event included a good history of organizations involved in working on this problem wall. We appreciate her efforts in writing such a well-balanced article and including South Vine apartment owners.