Four of the five current members of the Board of Supervisors endorsed Sheriff Steve Moore in his run to stay in office. He’s running against Sgt. Pat Withrow. Supervisor Carlos Villapudua endorsed Withrow. The rest aligned with Moore. Here’s the release the Moore campaign put out today: Sheriff Moore Receives Support From a Majority of the [...]
Following this morning’s news that Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California, San Joaquin County sent out a release with statements from each member of the Board of Supervisors. Chairman Bob Elliott: “The effects of California’s drought will deeply impact communities throughout our County and across the State and Nation. California’s water supply [...]
City Hall reporter Scott Smith reported today that Councilwoman Kathy Miller is exploring a run for the District 2 seat on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. Former council members do often run for the board. The seat is currently held by Supervisor Larry Ruhstaller, himself a former City Council member, elected in 1996 [...]
Five former members of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors turned out to today’s meeting, joining four current members present to honor retiring Clerk of the Board Lois Sahyoun. Here’s a picture: Sahyoun is in the middle. The rest, from left to right, are Steve Gutierrez, Steve Bestolarides, Ken Vogel, Dario Marenco, Bob Elliott, [...]
Stockton City Hall reporter Scott Smith posts on his blog today that incoming Mayor Anthony Silva wants to move the swearing-in ceremony for the City Council to the Sixth Floor of the County Administration Building. There’s more room in the room where the Board of Supervisors hold its regular meetings. The individual supervisors have their [...]
San Joaquin County is considering a title text amendment intended to act as a moratorium on adding new marketing events at wineries while the county drafts a brand new wine ordinance. It’s drawn opposition and shown a rift in both the agricultural community and on the Board of Supervisors. This cartoon has been circulating for [...]
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Board Chairman Steve Bestolarides formally declared he was running for a second term on the Board of Supervisors. It’s the first day that people can declare their intent to run at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters Office. And today Bestolarides’ campaign sent out an announcement, which reads, in part: “Steve’s leadership on the [...]
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed its anticipated ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated county. It came up there were at least two dispensaries operating in the county without permission to do so. There was more to the discussion surrounding the vote in the story that ran today. Discussion ranged from practical problem [...]
Boundary-wise, Stockton’s city limits are complicated. Some urban areas of unincorporated county bump up against the city, including pockets that are completely surrounded by the city. Some streets are city on one side and county on the other, Supervisor Ornellas noted at the end of today’s morning meeting of the Board of Supervisors. With Stockton [...]
Opponents to a proposal to outsource operations of all or part of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library came to Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors. The city runs the system, in part, with money from the county for branches outside of Stockton. Responding to a request from the county, private company L.S.S.I. had submitted a proposal in summer to take over operations of the library.
Neither the city nor the county has taken action on the proposal, but resistance to the idea formed.