Here is a Press Release from the City of Fullerton as they begin their work to address Fullerton's homeless.
Do you have an idea – large or small – that could improve the resources and services provided to Fullerton’s mentally ill homeless? The City of Fullerton and the Fullerton Task Force on Homelessness would like to hear from you.
Just log onto FullertonTaskForce.info and share your ideas.
FullertonTaskForce.info is an interactive virtual “town hall” website dedicated to soliciting ideas and feedback from the community about improving information sharing, services and resources related to the mentally ill and homeless in the community.
Al Zelinka, community development director for the city, said FullertonTaskForce.info provides residents, business people, students and other interested stakeholders with “a creative and convenient way to share ideas, provide feedback, and make recommendations on a broad variety of issues related to this outreach effort.
“This new public engagement platform allows a more diverse audience of participants that might not be able to attend conventional public meetings. Anyone interested in providing constructive ideas and solutions can simply jump on-line from work, home, school or wherever they have Internet access, and join in the discussion.”
The on-line forum will be used in conjunction with traditional public meetings to provide information to the task force.
“We are always looking for better ways to capture input and ideas from citizens,” said Rusty Kennedy, director of the Orange Cou8nty Human Relations Commission and task force chairman. “FullertonTaskForce.info is a great way to engage with people who cannot attend public meetings.”
Kennedy added, “This technology allows us to interface with hundreds of Fullerton residents and the public at-large. We appreciate that Fullerton residents have a strong desire to be involved in a constructive discussion regarding these issues in our community and this platform will allow us to better listen to citizens’ ideas and solutions.”
Further information about FullertonTaskForce.info may be obtained by calling Zelinka at (714) 738-3347, or Rob Ferrier, assistant to the city manager, at (714) 738-6760.