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Springfield City Council Public Safety Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Two City Councilors are committed to public safety protections.

Monday night, councilors Tim Allen and Michael Fenton announced a plan focusing on enforcement, prevention and community involvement.

The plan includes five resolutions that stress the creation of a gun court, revive the Youth Commission, require club owners and bouncers to undergo safety certification, ask Congress to fix gun checks and endorse dropout prevention legislation.

The plan also has three city ordinances.   They include creating a Nightlife and Entertainment Commission, setting up a gun squad and a gun tip line.

The final ordinance calls for cars with illegal guns found in them to be impounded and sold after a conviction.

“We got to put law abiding citizens back in the driver seat and make it seem like we are doing some strong things to make people feel safe in our city.  To feel like their city is theirs, it doesn’t belong to someone else,” said City Councilor Tim Allen.

Majority of the proposals will head to the Public Safety and Health Sub-committee for further discussion.

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