The City's Quality of Life Task Force utilizes existing City services in partnership with local, broad-based coalitions sharing the same objectives: to create and preserve a desirable and thriving community for all Fairfield residents using existing city staff and resources in collaboration with a diverse community volunteer network. The Quality of Life Task Force was formed and a comprehensive city-wide plan was adopted September 15, 2015 to address issues that affect the aesthetics of the city, and the quality of life for its citizens.
The issues are as follows:
“A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out” is a new community campaign that encourages citizens and businesses to give the homeless resource cards instead of food and money. It is a message to the community that we are all working towards the same goal, to help the homeless get the services they need. This message is not typical of what you normally see, as instead of “helping” the homeless by giving them what they want, you give them what they need by connecting them to the experts. Local community organizations have coordinated with homeless outreach agencies to offer resources to help the homeless and keep them off the streets. An article in “The Voice of Business” features this campaign and explains how it works, and who is involved.