City awards legal notices contract to Patriot

DOWNEY - Citing The Downey Patriot's weekly home circulation of more than 22,000, the City Council on Tuesday awarded the contract to publish city legal notices to this newspaper.The Patriot and Herald-American submitted similar bids Nov. 1, with the Herald-American charging $1.92 per line and the Patriot $2 per line. The Patriot, however, has wider column widths, higher circulation within the city and lower rates for display advertisements. The Herald-American circulates 3,850 papers in Downey each week, while the Patriot circulates 22,032 residents. The city originally contracted with the Long Beach Press-Telegram for the publication of legal notices, but the city charter requires the notices to be published "in a newspaper of general circulation printed and published in the city," interim city attorney Charles Vose wrote in a report.

********** Published: November 11, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 30