Antioch Chamber President and CEO endorses Measure W

Dear Editor:

As a business owner in Antioch, Measure W affords a unique opportunity to improve this community, and thereby, your chances of business success here. Looking past the one cent tax increase, you will discover the many ways Measure W will positively impact your business.

Many of the problems affecting our city can be attributed to a handful of causes – insufficient police resources, blight and homelessness, and a lack of resources for our youth.

The major benefit to Measure W is that it targets all these factors.

For example, Measure W will help make Antioch safer by maintaining 911 police response and the number of police officers patrolling city streets, directly improving the efficacy of our Business Neighborhood Watch program.

The funds from Measure W could also be used to clean up illegal dumping, thereby reducing the unsightly blight and rampant homelessness that are ravaging this city.

By restoring after school and summer programs for youth, businesses can rest assured that they will be less encumbered by the many problems that unsupervised youth can bring to a community, especially in the afternoons and on school breaks.

When you consider that Measure W costs the consumer one cent for every dollar spent (except on critical food products like groceries and prescriptions), you will surely agree that it is a small price to pay to ensure our city is safe, clean, and well-maintained.

Richard Pagano, President and CEO

Antioch Chamber of Commerce

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2 Comments to “Antioch Chamber President and CEO endorses Measure W”

  1. BB says:

    Oh PLEASE Already !!!

  2. Ralph A. Hernandez says:

    You and the others who want these Tax increase measures to pass need to stop feeding the public these BS illusions! They are the same said about the Landlord & Business Licenses Tax, and Measure “C” solving Antioch’s needs.
    Measure “W” and what you and the others say is the same old BS as the past aforementioned Taxes in order to pass it/them. The City has not kept its promises and will not with this measure either!
    Where is the money that has been raised with the other two tax increases? Where are the 22 more Officers promised under Measure “C” and the same promises made then? Nowhere is where!
    I challenged you and the other 3 pro ballot argument signers to a public debate and not one of you obviously want to be made to put up or shut up with the truth. Chicken? Afraid the public will know the real plans for the money? Why are you and the others scared to a debate?
    I am still willing to publicly debate why voters should not vote for it. The truth needs to be told what really is the City’s plans for the money, and it isn’t for what the public has been led to believe.
    Shame on you and the others! That also is why I would not join your Chamber! Phony it up elsewhere and sleep well otherwise.

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