Archive for March, 2018

Antioch Police Department hires another new officer

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Chief Brooks and new Officer Price Kendall. Photo by APD

From Antioch Police Facebook Page

On Monday, March 12, Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks swore in lateral police officer, Price Kendall. Price was raised in the Bay Area and went to Vanden High School in Fairfield. After college, Price played professional baseball for the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

After hanging up his cleats, Price began his law enforcement career working for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. Price left the Sheriff’s Department to work for the Belmont Police Department. Price was assigned to the patrol division before accepting a job with Antioch Police Department.

In his free time, Price enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends. A fun fact about Price is that he is an avid roller skater and his owns his own pair of roller skates.

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Former Antioch Mayor and Chief of Police Len Herendeen passes

Friday, March 16th, 2018

According to Antioch City Clerk Arne Simonsen, former Antioch Chief of Police and Mayor Len Herendeen suffered a stroke on Monday and passed away on Thursday afternoon. According to Len’s widow, Barbara a memorial service is planned for sometime in April. Please check back later for more information.

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Women’s History Month art show in Antioch Saturday, March 31

Friday, March 16th, 2018

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Antioch awarded $10 million from state for brackish water desalination plant

Friday, March 16th, 2018

How brackish water is formed.

One of only four California cities or water agencies to receive the highly competitive water quality grant

The City of Antioch has announced its award as only one of four California cities or water agencies to receive $10 million in state grant funding to establish a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind, local brackish water desalination treatment facility. It will allow the City to generate its own clean, safe, quality water. Many prominent cities and water agencies competed for the highly-sought after grants from the State Department of Water Resources to fund drinking water production and other uses. Only Antioch, Santa Barbara, Camarillo and the South Coast Water District were awarded grants for construction of water treatment plants.

“Creating millions of gallons of clean, reliable, quality water will allow our community to protect our city residents and businesses from fluctuating water costs and water shortages in the long-term,” said Mayor Sean Wright.

Brackish water is salt water and fresh water mixed together and found in estuaries. The grant will help defray the total estimated cost of $62 million for the brackish water plant for which the City will continue to pursue other grant funds that could be obtained as soon as this summer. (See related articles, here and here).

“Antioch is leading statewide innovation on these clean water quality and local water control issues,” said City Manager Ron Bernal. “With so many high-profile cities and water agencies competing for these grant awards, I couldn’t be more pleased that our city’s innovation, creativity and leadership was recognized by the awards panel – making our city successful in securing Antioch’s fair share of these state funds.”

The highly competitive state grant from Prop. 1 Water Bond funds, which the voters approved in 2014, will help establish a local, water desalination facility within the city’s current water treatment plant. It will turn salty river water into six million gallons per day of clean drinking water, using a safe, secure, reverse osmosis treatment system and positioning the City as a local and regional clean water provider and statewide innovator.

“Establishing Antioch’s own local water plan allows our city to treat and store our own water locally, expanding our ability to be self-reliant, keep water costs down, and attract industries that need a reliable local water supply,” Wright added.

The clean water that is needed by industry will help attract businesses to locate in the city. While seawater reverse osmosis has a conversion rate of 35 percent to 40 percent, the conversion rate of brackish water could be more than 90 percent, with only 10 percent returning to the river. That will help maximize the use of the City’s rights to river water of as much as 16 million gallons per day.

“This is a tremendous economic development engine which allows Antioch to competitively attract and retain all manner of businesses and industries who need a reliable local water supply,” said Bernal. “Antioch is one of the few communities in the state able to offer this benefit to our residents and business stakeholders.”

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Antioch’s Somersville Towne Center area designated a Federal Opportunity Zone for special investment

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Somersville Towne Center mall area in Antioch. Photo courtesy of ABC7 News.

Part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

By Dan Borsuk

In a potential bid to receive federal Treasury Department aid for economically stagnating pockets of the county, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors added the Somersville Towne Center mall area, Rodeo and tracts in the North Richmond area to the Federal Opportunity Zone program on Tuesday. Without hearing comments from the public, the supervisors unanimously voted to add the three census tracts to the county’s recommendation to the new Federal Opportunity Zone program.

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds that are dedicated to investing into Opportunity Zones designated by the governors of every U.S. state and territory. (Read more about how the Opportunity Zones program works, as well as its history and community of supporters.)

Prior to the board’s action, the Contra Costa County Conservation and Development Department said the state had identified 11 tracts in the county that qualified for the Federal Opportunity Zone Program.  Those tracts either have poverty rates of more than 20 percent or median incomes below 80 percent of state or metropolitan areas.  Those areas include the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Pittsburg, Concord, Antioch and the unincorporated areas of Bay Point and North Richmond.

The county had a deadline of Thursday, March 15 to submit its Opportunity Zone recommendation to the state.

However, there is the possibility the Federal Opportunity Zone Program may not kick into effect in either Contra Costa County or in the Golden State, said Amalia Cunningham of the Contra Costa County Conservation and Development Department.

“Private Investment Opportunity Zones would be eligible for lower federal capital gain tax,” Cunningham informed supervisors. “This is the only identified incentive.  There is no dedicated funding for the program nor has the state announced it will participate by lowering state capital gains tax for investment in Opportunity Zones.”

District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis of Brentwood recommended that the area around the Somersville Towne Center in Antioch be added to the county Opportunity Zone Program based on a decline in economic activity in the area.

“We will be working with the city of Antioch on this proposal to include the Somersville area in the county Opportunity Zone proposal to the state,” said Cunningham.

The recommendation to add Rodeo came from District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover of Pittsburg and District 1 Supervisor John Gioia of Richmond recommended several tracts in North Richmond.

If the federal requirements are not enough to potentially squash the program, bureaucratic oversight might kill the program.  Cunningham told supervisors the county is under a tight deadline to submit an application, along with public comments.

“States have been given an abbreviated timeline from the federal government to submit their tracts.  The state’s draft list was made public on March 2 and local agencies comments are due by March 15,” she said.

Supervisor Mitchoff Faces June 5 Opponent

Supervisor Karen Mitchoff of Concord will face clinical psychologist Harmesh Kumar, 59, in a June 5 election for the District 4 board seat.

Kumar, who had unsuccessfully run for the Concord City Council in 2012 and recently withdrew plans to run for governor, said he wants to serve on the board of supervisors because “I want the people to win.”  He told the Contra Costa Herald the existing board of supervisors are “against the poor.”  He said Mitchoff and other supervisors represent the interests of the bureaucrats, not those of the people.

“I’m looking forward to a spirited debate on the issues facing District 4,” Mitchoff briefly told the Herald about her opponent and upcoming reelection.

Mitchoff has served on the board of supervisors since January 2011.

District 1 Supervisor John Gioia of Richmond, who is also up for reelection, but will not face an opponent since no one filed papers to run against the attorney on the filing deadline, Friday, March, 9.

Supervisors endorsed on a 5-0 consent action, state Senator Mike McGuire’s (D-North Bay) Senate Bill 833 that would create a red alert emergency system to issue and coordinate alerts following an evacuation order and requires the red alert system to incorporate a variety of notification resources.

Senator McGuire authored the bill in the aftermath of the massive wildfires that killed 40 persons, destroyed 6,000 houses and charred 170,000 acres in Lake, Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Anti-Smoking Ordinance Passes

Supervisors also unanimously approved without public comment an ordinance banning smoking in approximately 10,000 dwelling units in unincorporated Contra Costa County.  The ordinance will go into effect July 1, 2019 when county health officials are expected to have completed an education program informing landlords and tenants about the anti-smoking law.

Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and the Alameda County Emergency Operations Center were selected by the supervisors in a consent action item as alternative temporary county seats for Contra Costa County “in the event of war or enemy caused disaster or the imminence of such disasters.”

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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Antioch Police Chief says violent crime down 20%, calls for service up in first annual report

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Provided courtesy of APD.

Sworn staffing still in the mid-90’s

Antioch Police officers and staff participated in the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Chili’s. Photo courtesy of APD

By Allen Payton

During the March 13 Antioch City Council meeting, Police Chief Tammany Brooks gave his first annual report since assuming his position, last year. He offered some good news and some bad news.  The good news is from 2016 to 2017 violent crime in Antioch is down 20.1%. However, since most crimes are property crimes, and they were up 4%, overall Part I crimes were about the same having decreased only 0.1%, plateauing after a three-year decrease.


Auto theft increased 24% from 862 incidents in 2016 to 1,072 incidents in 2017. But APD was able to recover 96% of the stolen vehicles in 2016 and 94.5% in 2017. Shoplifting dropped by 10%, but Other Larceny increased 23% from 460 incidents in 2016 to 565 in 2017 for total increase in larceny of 12%.


More good news was in the residential burglary category, which continued to decrease from 651 incidents in 2015, to 568 in 2016 and then to 339 in 2017. But, business burglary increased to 250 in 2017 after a decrease of 211 to 194 between 2015 and 2016.

Call For Service & Response Times

Average dispatch call answering times have decreased, so has the time from call received to when the officer arrives on the scene by over a minute between 2016 and 2017. But calls for service for the Community Policing Bureau increased from 87,285 to 89,321, continuing a four-year trend from a base amount of 80,404 in 2014.

Sworn Officer Staffing

The year ended with the department having a total of 94 sworn police officers on the force out of 103 authorized, which is a total of five additional officers from the Measure C half-cent sales tax. (However, the chief’s report states there have been 12 officers added to the force, by continuing to use the council’s alternative figure of 82 officers which were on the force when Measure C passed in November 2013, as the base figure. That’s in spite of the fact 89 sworn officers the department had when the measure was placed on the ballot, and the mayor and council promised the voters an additional 22 officers if Measure C passed). As of the latest new hire in February, there are currently 96 sworn officers on the force. That places Antioch at the lowest level of police officers per 1,000 population of cities of similar size in the county, East and North Bay.

Volunteer Hours & Value

The Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS) provided 9,520.49 hours of community service for a total value of $270,953.15 and 16 Explorers provided over 2,400 hours of volunteer time.  The 56 volunteers in Animal Services provided 5,984 hours of service for a value of $170,304.64.

The council members thanked Chief Brooks for his report and the police officers standing in the back of the council chambers for their service, but none of them asked how he planned to hire the additional 15 officers needed to reach the 111 sworn officers promised from Measure C funds.

See the chief’s complete report, here: APD 2017 Annual Report-Final

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On split vote, Antioch council hires firm for $95,000 branding and marketing effort

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Five “Big Ideas” in Evviva Brands’ proposal to the City of Antioch.

Funding proposed by Thorpe, but votes against because he intended a public relations effort; second consultant hired by city for marketing

By Allen Payton

In response to the council’s approval of including $100,000 in this year’s budget for a marketing and branding effort for the city, staff recommended, and the City Council voted 3-1 at their Tuesday night meeting, to hire Evviva Brands, LLC of San Francisco. The company has worked with major corporations, such as Marriott Hotels, Alaska Airlines and Amazon, but has not worked with any cities. Evviva Brands proposal ACC 031318

That contract for $95,000 is in addition to a separate contract on the same meeting agenda, which increased the amount paid to the Lew Edwards Group, a communications and political campaign consulting firm based in Oakland. They have been handling the city’s community engagement through Facebook, a new, positive news website in addition to the city’s official website, and a new effort entitled “Join The Conversation.” The council agreed to increase that contract from $39,600 to $89,550.

According to their website, the principal consultant, Catherine Lew “has over three decades of experience in community organizing and politics. A veteran of more than 600 political campaigns, Lew has worked on behalf of political clients who include the California Democratic Party, Congresswoman Barbara Lee” and a variety of other Democrat politicians.  Lew Edwards Group contract ACC 031318

Before the meeting, members of the public expressed their concerns and outrage on Facebook about the company’s proposed five Big Ideas “that will have intrinsic media value,” specifically the third one which states, “Antioch will become the Gourmet Ghetto of cannabis cuisine.” Cannabis is another term for marijuana.

David Kippen of Evviva Brands provided a presentation to the council about his company’s proposed work for the city.

The first $25,000 of the contract will be spent on his company getting to know Antioch with interviews of residents and city staff.

“Antioch has a great story to share outside its borders, in fact inside its borders, too. If we can share it properly, it will have tremendously beneficial effects,” he said.

They will begin with listening in different parts of the city.

“On the basis of these listening sessions, working with a variety of organizations, there is a red thread…that speaks to ‘this is us, this is what we want to be known for,’” Kippen explained. “It will take about a month, but that will be the seed kernel for the marketing efforts…that we will build from.”

The firm will “Create a hierarchy of messages. There is an umbrella idea and sub-ideas from that,” he stated. “From there on it’s pretty much basic marketing…through channels you own and public relations.”

Councilman Tony Tiscareno was the first to comment and ask Kippen questions.

“I want to thank you for your quick summary,” he said. “What I’ve heard you bring a great resume to the city. The branding itself, I’m interested in who are we as a city. I think you have an idea of what you’ve seen so far of what Antioch is and who we are. No matter where you are in Antioch there still needs to be improvements, like other cities have the higher end shopping.”

“Who do you think we are?” Tiscareno asked. “We’ve been struggling for many, many years. Not much has changed except for in one area. We’ve tried different marketing techniques. We’re willing to try more.”

“It’s a great question,” Kippen responded. “I first came to Antioch in the late 1970’s. My father was commercial fisherman having his boat repaired on Al Seeno’s boat yard. I would have said it was a sleepy town. It was the land that time forgot.”

“The freeway…threatens to divide you. (some in the) community feel more connected to Oakley. A brand is ultimately a consensus. We can’t brand five or seven Antioch’s. As an outsider we can’t tell you what Antioch is. It would be presumptuous of me to assume what Antioch is.”

Thorpe Not Happy With Recommended Consultant

Mayor Pro Tem Lamar Thorpe asked Economic Development Manager Lizeht Zepeda how she “narrowed down the four finalists.”

“We had goals that were added in the request form,” she responded. “We did a rating sheet. This was myself and four other colleagues, separately. That scoring sheet dropped off the last two.”

Thorpe then asked, “What were the themes that would have created these four finalists?”

“Economic Development, the existence of jobs, the use of existing resources in the city, utilizing our strategic plans on our website,” Zepeda said. “They explained how they would assist with economic development in the city.”

Thorpe then said, “I’m kind of puzzled by that because this is a request for qualifications. Not necessarily what they were proposing.”

“Both,” she responded.

“But, you called it a request for qualifications,” he stated. “There was one that puzzled me of why it was in the finalists list. That concerns me of how that firm got to the finalists list and then was evaluated. Last we had Rolando Bonilla come here and set up this concept of earned media. You mentioned earned media as a small aspect. When you Google Antioch the earned media is not that good.”

Thorpe then asked Kippen, “Can you tell me about earned media…what other cities you’ve worked with?”

Kippen responded, “This was an RFQ, but it had RFP elements in it. We did reply as if it were an RFP. With respect to the media part of it, we are a brand marketing agency. We see two things, there isn’t a good integrated strategy in paid and earned media. We see a very, very light footprint, but the bad things, the crime…the person living on top of the train station. We focus on a disciplined strategy, with a media schedule…to generate the right kind of earned conversation.”

Thorpe then said, “we have some positive things happening in the city…the grant for the water. That’s a very positive story. Outside of the social media…who are the people going to believe, our social media or third-party validators?”

“What relationships do you have and are going to develop with our local media, here?” he asked.

Kippen said “we’re not a public relations agency. We don’t have a media Rolodex to call. If you’ve got a great story…within the framework…what the meta-story is all about. It doesn’t matter what Antioch says about itself, it’s what people say about Antioch. If it’s cannabis, or renewables…it’s about building the messages about Antioch.”

Thorpe then stated, “We have another consultant…doing some of that, as well. So, I’m a little puzzled. Within the community we have some challenges communicating with the residents. It’s not like selling a product. It’s a two-way process for communication. Can you tell me about building that?

Kippen said it’s “a difference between a brand position and a marketing position. Everybody here has bought in to being here. We can’t sell the sizzle. We have to sell the steak. We have worked with 18 different brands around the world. Just like Antioch every hotel is a place and space. The promises they’ve kept the promises they’ve broken. Each of them is telling…a truth. I see that as fundamental to any dialogue in marketing the city.”

Thorpe then spoke about “Crisis response. Another issue we tend to have is responding appropriately to crisis. I’m reminded of my friend Tim McCall when he says ‘When are you going to get out there and take a stand on crime?’ Would your firm be available 24-7 for crisis response?”

Kippen again stated, “We are not a public relations firm, we are a brand marketing firm,” and gave examples of crises the city might face. “A huge oil spill damages the land along the waterfront. A decrease or increase in the murder rate. Does that mean we’re going to be available at 2:00 in the morning? No. But, in the longer term, yes, that is something we would absolutely focus on.”

Councilwoman Lori Ogorchock was next to speak, saying “Just a couple things. I was looking at the working hand-in-hand when we get the new economic development director. What is the long term and short term?

“The contract is for a year, with a possible second year,” Kippen said. “The first thing is us getting smart. You have a lot of tentacles…of paid, owned and earned media in the community. A month-and-a-half to two months of us getting smart and formulating a strategy. I suspect what we’re going to find…today there wouldn’t be one Antioch but, three, five to eight views of Antioch. Also dialogue with city staff and with you guys of where are we going. For now, what do we choose to do. We can’t do everything. We have to be simple and clear as water. After that it’s more and more tactical.”

“Month three to month four we’ll have a massive set of media output,” he continued. “You’ll start to see a lot more unity in your materials. You’ll see community calendars starting to be aligned and promoted in a different way. Months five and six…streamlined and much more effective communications. The good thing about the current media landscape, almost everything leaves a footprint. You can think of it as a heat map. So, that hopefully when we get to about month nine, look, here is what we tried, here is what worked well…these are the adjustments we make for the next year…and plan for an even more impactful second year.”

Mayor Sean Wright offered his thoughts stating, “I’m very impressed with your company, very impressed with the way you do branding. One of my concerns when we asked of this from staff, what I was thinking was more of a P.R. Everything you’re saying, we need. If we go along with you…how do we (respond) as things happen in our community?”

Kippen responded with, “P.R. is almost always responsive. What we’re trying to do is shape the narrative. Those things are not incompatible. Nothing that is going to happen in the near term – barring an earthquake – will prevent us from establishing a narrative. We will be your once a week…how do we get in front of this. Most of our clients have branding firms, marketing firms and public relations firms they work with…the perfect triangle.”

Wright then said, “What you’re offering and what you’re bringing is something our community needs.”

Public Comments

Antioch Economic Development Commissioner Tim McCall was only one of two people speak to the council about the issue and wanted them to wait on hiring the consultant.

“I appreciate the shout out from Vice Mayor Thorpe and it’s really good to know you hear me. Tonight, I’m feeling a little more sure of the marketing game plan. But, I’m asking you to wait. I don’t know where we are with the economic development director. But, I think we need to have the marketing plan shaped by him. There needs to be a continuity. I’ve been waiting for a punch line to come through and reading some of the materials from the staff report…on the page listed as Big Ideas, on page 13, bullet item three it states, ‘Antioch will become the Gourmet Ghetto of Cannabis Cuisine. I’d like to see that taken down quickly.’”

City Clerk Arne Simonsen wasn’t happy about that idea from the consultant, either.

“Speaking as myself, as a four-decades resident, it really bothered me that would be put in a report. This is not the message. And if this is something coming from this organization…if that is a thought I would really hate to see that as being a moniker for our city.”

Council Discussion & Decision

Thorpe responded defending the company including that third Big Idea in their proposal.

“In fairness to our friend here, I’m sure these are just concepts. Ideas they were just throwing out there,” he said. “So, I don’t think you were trying to say this is who I think you are.”

“So, what happens with the current marketing team?” Thorpe then asked of Zepeda.

“It will coincide,” she responded.

“So, that will continue. So, we will have two firms,” he stated.

Kippen then spoke to the issue of the two companies working for the city.

“We have a lot of experience working with diverse and segmented teams,” he said, suggesting they will “have a monthly meeting so we can have everyone be consistent” and an “editorial calendar.”

Responding to the concerns of McCall and Simonsen, Kippen said, “It’s just an idea for positioning. Not our idea for positioning. Apologies if it offended.”

Thorpe repeated that he was “still concerned…about earned media. It doesn’t matter how many videos or brochures we have for the city. If we don’t fix that perception by third-party validators…what we put out doesn’t matter as much as what other people say.”

“I’m not comfortable with this firm for that very reason,” he stated. “Nothing about your work product. I was looking for someone more experienced with cities…not Marriott, Google. I think we’re missing the boat on that one. So, I cannot support this.”

Wright then said, “On third-party validators, there’s a question here.”

Kippen then asked Thorpe, “Can you give me some examples of third-party validators?”

He responded, “I’m talking about media relations. What people are writing about us. They have more power than us. We have one marketing firm doing our Facebook and social media and then we have another firm doing Facebook and social media.”

Kippen responded, “I would put that professionally in the category of public relations. The focus on media relations. The big driver is what is in the Chronicle, the New York Times. I would say absent a direction…a clear story of what we want to be, in my professional opinion you’re going to be firefighting. You’re not shaping the story. Being responsive to what people say about us is less effective than shaping what is said about us. I don’t disagree with you, Councilmember Thorpe. But it’s not an either or.”

“I don’t disagree with you,” Thorpe said, then spoke again about “media relations, public relations…so that not only are they telling their own story but combating the crises. Here we are a finalist for this (grant, but it’s not a front page anywhere. That’s not the framework we set of why we wanted to do this in the first place.”

Tiscareno weighed in again saying, “I do appreciate all this dialogue. I knew that you were branding. This council has been advocating for marketing. Public perception and public relations is one thing. But, at this particular point for us to market and us to be prepared from a public relations standpoint, we need to have a set brand. So, I think we’re looking at a company that is an expert in one particular area, and that’s branding.”

“I’m torn,” he stated. “I wish we could do all at once. But, that’s a major cost factor. I’m frustrated…there hasn’t been a lot of changes to this community. We want to see this community change for the better. Not to say it hasn’t, isn’t changing for the better. I’d like to see us improve like the other cities…we’re lagging. I know we need to hire an economic development director. But, we need to get something going, now. I understand where Councilmember Thorpe is coming from. You’re more technical. I guess that’s a generational thing. I don’t play on Facebook as much.”

“We will market. Marketing is absolutely included,” Kippen explained. “What we’re not bidding on is public relations. The public relations guy is the one who has the friend in every news room. Every other element of marketing – the banner ads, the ads you’ve already bought – is in the scope of what we’re doing. So, we define the brand and promote that brand through those channels. “

“We’re investing quite a bit of money to promote this city,” Tiscareno stated. “We just need to know the money we’re going to spend, this state and this nation knows about Antioch. It’s not the cure all. We know that. We’re not going to change this city that we haven’t done in 40 years. We need to start somewhere. I’m willing to give you a try. If we decide to go forward with you, what kind of reports and updates that we will get?”

“I think you will get reports of what’s done,” Zepeda said.

“We’ve committed to report once a month,” Kippen stated. “Everything we’re doing will have a number behind it. You will see traction very soon. I don’t know where we’ll see it or what we’ll see. But I’m sure you’re going to be surprised.”

Ogorchock then said, “I understand it’s a marketing, branding but not a public relations firm.”

She then made a motion to approve the contract and it was seconded by Tiscareno.

Wright then said “the elephant in the room (is) Lamar has a firm that he believes can do all of that.”

Thorpe responded, “Lizeht assured me of that. Ron has assured me of that. If it’s a committee. That’s my very serious concern. Another concern, this is not the framework we had set. It doesn’t matter as a city if we brand ourselves. It doesn’t matter if the school district brands themselves. We already have a Facebook, social media, marketing firm on top of that. And we’re going to hire another firm on top of that. The branding component seems…to develop the branding, there’s some cookie cutter things that people do. It doesn’t have to cost this much.”

“I do have concerns about how we got to the four finalists because there’s one firm that shouldn’t have been in the finalists,” he reiterated. “I had requested the money for this. I had asked the council to take a leap of faith with me saying this is the direction we should take. It baffles me that this is the area we’re going into.”

But the rest of the council ignored Thorpe’s plea and approved the contract on 3-1 vote, with Thorpe voting against and Councilwoman Monica Wilson absent as she was out of state for the funeral of her grandmother.


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Antioch Rotary to hold 3rd Annual Bunny Hop 5K run Saturday, March 31

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

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