Crime a Top Priority for Stockton's New Mayor
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Stockton's mayor-elect Anthony Silva will be sworn in on Tuesday night. Capital Public Radio's Rich Ibarra spoke with Silva about what he thinks will be his greatest challenge.
The job of Mayor of Stockton has probably never been tougher.
The city remains in bankruptcy and it is plagued with a high crime
Stockton Mayor-elect Anthony Silva says he is ready to face the
challenges, and crime is at the top of his list.
SILVA: "We had 71 homicides last year, probably close to 400
folks shot, I am really going to be supporting initiative programs
that will reduce crime and whatever resources I can give to the
police officers I am going to do it."
Because a large crowd is expected, Silva along with 2 new
council members will be sworn in at the county administration
building. Silva has chosen a former San Francisco mayor to
administer the oath.
SILVA: "I have Willie Brown coming to swear me in who is
one of the most respected mayors in California's
The swearing in ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday.