Antioch considers bankruptcy

Antioch California considers bankruptcy

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According to a Fox News 40 story buried over the Memorial Day holiday, officials in nearby Antioch are tossing around the ‘B’ word. Antioch’s leaders earlier this month said bankruptcy could be an option for the cash-strapped city of roughly 100,000 on the eastern fringe of the San Francisco Bay area. Continue reading “Antioch considers bankruptcy”

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Mayoral candidate says Antioch near bankruptcy

Allen Payton, write-in candidate for Mayor of the City of Antioch, says Finance Director, Dawn Merchant, is not showing the full picture when she says city finances are in the clear. Payton insists that. “Antioch’s current budget, which shows a $4.7 million reserve at the end of two years, doesn’t take into account a variety of things: Continue reading “Mayoral candidate says Antioch near bankruptcy”

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Allen Payton launches write-in campaign for Antioch Mayor

Citing increased crime, traffic, and the lack of jobs and a business friendly, can-do attitude in City Hall, Allen Payton announced he has launched a write-in campaign for Mayor of Antioch. His opponents include Don Freitas and Jim Davis. Call Payton at (925) 457-5324 or e-mail.

Here are links to Payton’s campaign statements: Campaign Announcement, Bio, Accomplishments, and Vision for Antioch.

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City of Antioch to offer cooling centers during heat wave

The City of Antioch will have available two (2) locations appointed as “Cooling Centers” to assist any citizens that are unable to maintain a safe environment during the potential Excessive Heat Emergency during the next three days.

The Antioch Senior Center located at 415 W. Second Street is available for all senior citizens.
Hours of operation will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the next three (3) days as the potential emergency develops.

The Nick Rodriquez Community Center located at 215 ‘F’ Street is available for all citizens and ages.
Hours of operation will be from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for the next three (3) days as the potential emergency develops.

Any inquiries should be directed to Lieutenant Rick Marchoke, Antioch Police Department, Office of Emergency Services at (925) 779-6924 or the Recreation Department at (925) 779-7070.

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