Forum on the Road: Vallejo's Bankruptcy 10 Years Later

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A pedestrian walks down Georgia Street in the historic section of Downtown Vallejo May 7, 2008 in Vallejo, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In 2008, Vallejo made headlines when it became the second-largest city in the country to declare bankruptcy. At the time, Vallejo was reeling from the foreclosure crisis and still hurting from the 1996 closure of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. In this special broadcast from downtown Vallejo, Forum talks with residents and city officials about how Vallejo is faring 10 years after bankruptcy.

Andrew Bidou, police chief, city of Vallejo
Lynda Daniels, former chair of participatory budgeting in city of Vallejo; secretary, Vallejo NAACP
Teri Killgore, assistant city manager, city of Vallejo
Bob Sampayan, mayor, city of Vallejo


Bob Sampayan, Mayor, city of Vallejo

Andrew Bidou, Police Chief, city of Vallejo

Lynda Daniels, Former Chair of Participatory Budgeting for Vallejo, Secretary of Vallejo NAACP

Teri Killgore, Assistant City Manager, city of Vallejo