about Mike Barbanica

MIKE BARBANICA, 51, IS A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF ANTIOCH’S NEWLY CREATED DISTRICT 2, WHERE THERE IS NO INCUMBENT RUNNING.

AS A PERSON KNOWN FOR GETTING THINGS DONE, MIKE WILL OFFER A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON WAYS WE CAN WORK TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO GET ANTIOCH BACK ON TRACK ...

IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE!

Mike Barbanica, a lifelong resident of Antioch, is the small business owner of Blue Line Real Estate & Property Management in Antioch.

He has received numerous awards for his teaching and coaching of others, including the California & Hawaii Region “Outstanding Brokerage of the Year” and the region’s “Broker of the Year.”

Mike also authored an international bestselling book. Before serving residents’ real estate needs, Mike began his career with the Pittsburg Police Department where he served 21 years and retired in 2007 as a police lieutenant.

Mike is active in the Antioch community, is a member of the Elk’s Club, the local Knights of Columbus, the Peace Officers Research Association of California, the National Association of Realtors, and other service organizations.

As a proud resident of District 2, Mike is married to Kristine Barbanica, and together they have raised three beautiful children who all have chosen to reside in the Antioch community.

“Our City needs REAL leaders who aren’t afraid to stand up and initiate change that will get Antioch back on track. Together, we can do this!

- Mike Barbanica

MIKE BARBANICA’S THOUGHTS ON GETTING ANTIOCH BACK ON TRACK

Don’t DEFUND the Police – Insist Officers Wear Body Cameras

Antioch’s police officers work hard EVERY DAY to keep our neighborhoods safe and they deal with hardcore criminals. We don’t need LESS police on our streets. But EVERY Antioch police officer should be required to wear a body cam to record each and every incident with the public. As your City Council representative, I will work to identify funds so that each officer has his/her own body cam so we can have a record of every communication that takes place.

Homelessness is Out of Control – The Homeless Trailers Must Go

Unfortunately, our city leaders are turning Antioch into a regional haven for homeless individuals. In District 2, the homeless have invaded empty buildings and are everywhere on our streets. The trailers received from the State of California are a bad idea, besides, where will we put them? We need to identify who the homeless individuals are: Families with children, people living in their cars, mentally ill individuals who need social services, those who need substance abuse treatment, or people causing the community harm. Let’s get experts together and work towards a solution.

Code Enforcement is a Joke – We Need to Clean Up the Trash

Part of our city’s recent sales tax increase was to go toward increasing code enforcement efforts. District 2 needs to get its fair share of those funds! People dump their garbage onto the streets and many landlords, commercial and residential, have stopped taking responsibility for their properties. We need to look for out-of-the-box solutions for cleaning up our neighborhoods, and we should ask our garbage company to aid in this discussion. I welcome your ideas on how to keep our neighborhoods clean and beautiful.

Please Share Your Thoughts and Ideas with Me

There is a lot we need to change to GET ANTIOCH BACK ON TRACK. No one person can do this alone. I am here to listen and help. If you have thoughts about how we can tackle Antioch’s challenges together, please email me at mikebarbanica@gmail.com or call me on my cell at (925) 584-8121. I will stand up and fight for you!

MIKE BARBANICA IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE ANTIOCH POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

Mike believes public safety and protecting residents is one of the most important goals of the Antioch community. We must prevent crimes like home burglaries, car break-ins, property damage, sideshows, etc. Mike is a strong supporter of equality for all members of our community and the right to peaceful protest. We need to work together, as a community of people, UNITED toward a city free from racial bias. To do this effectively, we need to include, not attack, our Police Chief and Police Department in this important conversation.