Marshall Plan committee

City Manager Bob Deis says he had trouble recruiting for this committee. Those he approached told him they didn’t want to help write yet another report that went on the shelf to collect dust.

Here’s Deis’ staff report in which he rationalizes hiring a consultant to ride herd on the Marshall Plan. He also provides the consultant’s proposal.

The committee:

Mayor Johnston

Councilman Elbert Holman


Stockton Police Chief

Patti Mazzilli, Chief Probation Officer

David Warner Presiding Judge of the San Joaquin County Superior Court

Sheriff Steve Moore

DA James Willett

Public Defender Peter Fox

Rev. J. Wayne Bibelheimer, Quail Lakes Baptist Church

Pastor Glen Shields, Progressive Community Church

Doug Wilhoit, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

Carl Tolliver, Stockton Unified Superintendent

Bobby Bivens, NAACP

Benjamin Saffold, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Downtown Stockton Alliance

Jose Rodriguez, El Concilio

Ralph Womack, Peacekeepers

Mark Martinez, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Ger Vang, Lao Family Community of Stockton

Sovanna Koeurt, Asian Pacific Self-Development and Residential Association

Deis also said there are a lot more who wished to get on the committee to have a say. To that, he says, a larger group would become unwieldy and therefore ineffective.

“As the committee gets larger, and everyone wants to add their voice to the issue, the process drags out, consensus is harder to achieve and project completion becomes more difficult,” Deis wrote. “There also becomes the urge to dilute recommendations to add more people to the consensus position or recommendation.”

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