Danbury officials are considering setting up an E-Commerce Exchange Areas. The spaces are meant to provide a known, well-lit and secure location at which to conduct their private business. This is not in response to any particular incident, but rather as a proactive measure to provide citizens with a location where they can feel safe to conduct their private and legal business, as e-bay and Craigslist style transactions become more common.
The Brookfield and Ridgefield Police Stations are considered E-Commerce Safe Zones.
When conducting sales or purchases on Craigslist and other similar online sites, people can can request the buyer or seller to meet at the designated areas. If the other person declines, Police say it may be a sign the transaction is questionable.
Tonight's City Council ad hoc meeting is at 8:30pm on the 3rd floor of Danbury City Hall.