ANTIOCH -- Community group Take Back Antioch is hosting a candidate forum later this month to give residents the chance to meet those running for the Antioch mayor and Antioch city council.

The "Meet the Candidates" forum will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

Questions will be determined in advance and based on the most popular questions submitted on Take Back Antioch's facebook page.

The forum's topics will include: crime and police staffing; blight and graffiti; volunteerism; downtown and waterfront revitalization, and economic development

Questions with the most "likes" on TBA's Facebook page will be asked by a panel of volunteers, and each candidate will be allowed to answer the questions within a preset time limit, Take Back Antioch founder Brittney Gougeon said.

If time allows, candidates will be able to answer questions directly from the public.

For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/TakeBackAntioch or email info@takebackantioch.com.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.



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