Question: Should Antioch Move its Veterans Memorial?
On Tuesday, the Antioch City Council will discuss its plans to relocate the veterans Memorial at the Antioch Marina. This is due to veterans and members of the community upset that a public restroom was built in close proximity of the memorial.
Long story short, in December of 2018, the city re-bid the project and during the January 8, 2019 meeting, the council voted unanimously to approve the bid of $424,417 which was $77k more than the engineers estimate–the staff report did not include plans of the project, a map, or real background of what had transpired since 2010.
This goes back to 2010 when the city spent $3.7 million on the boat launch ramp which it received grant money in 2004. It was at this point, the city removed Barbara Price Park by tearing out the park and paving over it with the now parking lot of 125+ parking spaces.
The funding for the project is through a grant the city earned several years ago.
The Antioch City Council Agenda has provided a site plan and map for the community to see the proposal. Click here for the agenda.