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POLL: How Friendly is Suisun?

A social networking company recently named Sacramento one of the friendliest cities in the state. But what about Suisun? Rate Suisun City on a scale of one to five here.

If you had to rate Suisun City's friendliness on a scale of one to five, what would you say?

Tagged, a social networking company focused on helping users meet new people, recently dubbed Sacramento one of the friendliest cities in California. The company measured friend requests and other "expressions of adoration" on its site to come up with rankings for cities with 200,000 people or more.

Southern California was friendlier than Northern California, according to the company's survey, with Santa Ana taking the top spot. Other affable NorCal cities included Oakland and Modesto.

We're not convinced that one company's measure of "adoration" can settle the question of how welcoming a town is. But it did get us thinking: How friendly is Suisun?

Vote in our poll, and explain your rating in the comments section. 5 is the most friendly. 

Guillermo Moran May 30, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I would give a 1 to Suisun City. Business do not support each other and people do not support local business making it very difficult for a small business to survive.
Laura Calderon May 30, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Guillermo, I miss you soooo much! I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet the best of the best, the most friendliest and caring people in Suisun and you are one of them. I miss you.
shonee pack May 30, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I disagree Guillermo. I for one do support local business if there is a choice. I find you get what you give :)
christina May 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
I agree with you. Way too many hair salons. We did have a tattoo shop and they got run out of town. Not a lot of diversity.
David Ryan (Editor) May 30, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I could see San Francisco getting a 1, because people there would sooner run you over on the street than say hello. In Suisun at least that would be a major news event and cause for concern :-)
Lawrence Collins May 30, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Guilermo, your right about the local businesses do not support each other. I found that out when I was going around with a petition to get rid of the BID. They would sign the Petition but they would not come to city hall and speak up about it. I'm glad I sold my business; there was no way that I was going to pay the BID another $400.oo for doing nothing for businesses in Old Suisun.
Lawrence Collins May 30, 2012 at 09:55 PM
I Think business people in old Suisun were always friendly to me both in my store and outside the store. My problem was with City Hall, and the way they cheated so they could keep the BID. If you notice they would rather get rid of the 4th Of July Fireworks then get rid of the Business Improvement District and save about $25,000 every year. I think people in general in Suisun are friendly.
Janice Riley May 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM
It may just be my neighborhood but, I don't feel I have any real friends. It's been almost 14yrs since we moved here. I know my neighbors mostly to say hi. It could be me but, since my husband died it's not the same, it doesn't feel like home anymore.
David Ryan (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 03:46 AM
There's social isolation in every city, which is a function of us being in the information age, ironically. Especially over the last couple generations, we've lost touch with each other so that we don't know who our neighbors are so much anymore and we can't count on our neighbors to be there for us when we need a favor and vice versa. For example, who borrows sugar anymore? But there is hope. I'm working with a dozen other folks to build the city's first hour exchange. basically it's a sophisticated bartering system that helps people save money, but also builds community and civic engagement. We are meeting at the Suisun City Library at 6 p.m. of Thursday June 7. You can also contact us at helpfairfieldsuisun@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HELPFairfieldSuisun
Laura Calderon May 31, 2012 at 01:49 PM
David, I love your idea of the hour exchange. I strongly believe this program will have something for everyone in this community. I am totally sold because for the first time since we have moved here, my husband who is the biggest example of a person living in a bedroom community-works at a high stress job and add to that commuting to San Francisco Intl airport five days a week-he is very interested in this program and plans on attending this meeting and getting involved. That is huge!!! So folks come see why he is so interested and plans to spend his precious time to go listen more on this idea and talk to perfect strangers in our community. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
Mike Segala May 31, 2012 at 03:45 PM
David, I liked you comment..."who borrows sugar anymore?" Laura, you are right on regarding jobs, commuting and the few hours left for community. We don't stop and chat with people, eye to eye, discuss cars, fishing, where to get coffee tomorrow, etc... Along with David's idea, let's bring back CRUISING...yes! a Cruise Night where we utilize those under utilized parking lots along the west side of the Main Street and team up with the businesses downtown to 'stay a while', not just drive through. Then maybe we can try it somewhere near Sunset Avenue on an alternate evening. This could be once a quarter of once a month and don't you think that the local car clubs could get together, OH! that's the word you are focusing to David, working together for the common good, for the community. As I ride my bike or walk around town I see many residents who have beautiful restored cars in their garages. Why wait for HOT AUGUST NIGHTS to show them off? Keep the event here in Suisun City, we are really a great place to live...
David Ryan (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Great suggestion Mike! All we need is a community organization that will take on that project, or at least recruit folks from the car enthusiast world to team up and volunteer their time.
Lawrence Collins May 31, 2012 at 06:51 PM
David, I think you have a good idea but its not for me. I'm satisfied with just a hello when I see my neighbors; no sugar borrowing, don't want people knocking on my door all the time. I'm too old to go Cruising. Just want to be left alone; I have a few friends I can call on if I need help with something. But, those few friends don't live real close to my home.
Lawrence Collins June 01, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Janice, sorry to hear about losing your husband. I always worry about my wife after I am gone. I heard about women's friends deserting they after they have lost their husbands. They either desert them or try to rip them by asking for large amounts of money after they have done something for them. Its a shame that we live in this kind of world. I wish I could help but when it comes to doing something around the house I am all thumbs. Take care. Ed
Laurie June 01, 2012 at 04:06 AM
I've lived on the same street here for almost 20 years. Never went to a neighbors home for a bbq. I've invited them to my home at one time or another. I am the only original neighbor left and I only wave now to the new people. I thought moving from SF I'd have that small town neighborly feel and looked forward to getting to know my neighbors. It just never happened...
Shear madness salon & beauty supply June 02, 2012 at 12:19 AM
I own Shear Madness Salon, we have been here for 27 years. Formally The Nautical Salon. I support all the local business here. I serve Eco delete coffee to all my clients daily and tell them. I eat at shared spoon and tell everyone ! They have great cupcakes and dinners. I support many many business here and chat with many random people when I'm walking around shopping and eating. Clients stop in just to visit and drink coffee! So stop by we love people!
Lawrence Collins June 02, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Mike you sounds like a politician, most normal people don't agree on everything some says.
Lawrence Collins June 02, 2012 at 01:26 AM
I have lived on the same street for 30 years and none of my neighbors have ever invited me to a BBQ; but thats the way I like it. You don't bug me and I don't bug. I get along just find by saying Hi once in awhile. Now, I've seen people in Suisun getting together at their homes or local parks; so it does happen.
Anna Moscarelli June 15, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I had the best fun seeing people having fun at our Friday Night Concert Series years ago when I was a Fire/Police Booster. Then the drinking was kept under the tent and that was it...people didn't want to come so VV took our folks. I did see 1st hand the friendliness of this lovely city of ours. So yes! I feel we were friendly and probably still but I'm not active as I was in the past in our community. I also remember Mike Segala at most if not all of our Friday Nights...He was so supportive and still is. His heart really is giving back to our city. Thanks Mike!!
blondie 1960ca June 16, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I LIVE IN OLD TOWN suisun..have for 5 years ...love it ..love the people
Anna Moscarelli June 16, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Old Suisun is pretty cool. Is it costly having a house there?

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