More from City Hall: $2.7 million from Washington, Fritchen’s son home from Iraq

7:44 p.m.:

The City Council has voted 7-0 to formally abandon its Hunter Square Plaza right of way between Weber Avenue and Main Street. The city is donating it to the state of California to build a courthouse.

7:48 p.m.:

In council comments, Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin said the comments from the public regarding Johnny Ford’s firing are appreciated. She said, “I just wanted to tell the community that you are being heard.” She said, “I’m anxious to see that this issue comes to a fair conclusion.”

Councilwoman Susan Eggman said the city has been awarded $2.7 million in federal energy stimulus money. She said the money will be used to repair the air conditioning system at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, among other things.

Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is praising the city’s marina operator, Westrec, for its operation of the marina. He said Westrec told him the marina already is sold out for the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

8 p.m.:

Councilman Dale Fritchen said his son has recently returned from an 18-month stretch in Iraq.

The meeting is adjourned. Goodnight.

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