DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba among 10 other mayors from Alabama’s largest cities for their quarterly meeting in Mobile — The Alabama 10.

“To share ideas of what each one of us is dealing with in our cities and for this time of year to talk about what we think should be our legislative agenda for this upcoming year,” Mayor Mark Saliba said

When lawmakers meet in Montgomery in just a few weeks, collectively the mayors want them to take a look at cracking down on trends of gun violence and enhancing public safety in their communities.

One of the gun violence trends mayors see is the use of trigger activators known as glock switches – a device that turns a semi-automatic pistol into a machine gun.

“These guns will shoot about 20 rounds in like a second and that can be endangering to the public or our police force,” He said.

Federally, glock switches are banned but Alabama does not have a state law on machine guns.

“We’re not against people owning guns and having the ability to carry but when you put a device on it that renders it even more unsafe than what it already is we need to be able to talk about that,” Mayor Saliba said.

Another priority mayors want Alabama lawmakers to discuss is extending the Alabama Jobs Act and Growing Alabama program that is both set to expire at the end of July.

They hope to have the job act renewed for five years which has brought in approximately 40,000 jobs since it started in 2015 and to increase the cap by $350 million dollars for economic incentives.

“This is just one of the major tools we have and economic developers have to get businesses and companies into our area,” He said.