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Vacant Seat

  • 27 mins
  • 83%
  • All Ages
  • United States of America FlagUSUnited States of America
  • 2013
  • Documentaries

Stockton, California has it all: rampant crime, rising unemployment, record foreclosures, AND an open seat on its beleaguered city council. In 2012, Stockton became the largest U.S. city EVER to declare bankruptcy (*Detroit took this dubious honor in 2013). A boom-to-bust real estate market, mismanagement by city leaders, and speculative overspending left the city in dire straits. But now, an optimistic high school teacher, a self-made entrepreneur, a former city hall intern, and an eccentric council mainstay all think they can fix their beloved hometown. Who will fill the vacant seat?