As a 30-plus-year resident, I have seen Antioch become the new Dodge City of East County. I don’t think Antioch needs another Town Hall meeting; the problems of violence and crime are self evident.
Solutions: Mayor Davis and council need to provide strong leadership to establish a zero-tolerance policy for all crime, fully fund the Antioch Police Force (public safety must come first) and establish a real code-compliance program with real financial penalties for banks, mortgage companies and slumlords. This can all go forward with the $1 million gift Antioch is about to receive from GenOn.
Please, no more meetings. It’s time for real leadership to attack Antioch’s crime wave and blight head-on!
Greg Feere, Antioch