Mayor Ann Johnston and the city await the signature of San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Lesley Holland denying Ralph White’s attempt to have Johnston removed from the race for mayor over term limits.
Holland ruled from the bench and attorney Manuela Albuquerque fashioned this order putting it all down in writing. It paraphrases the judge’s ruling, which said in part that the mayor stays on the ballot because the city’s interpretation of the city charter section 606 is “not clearly erroneous.”
We’ll see where this goes next. White didn’t like this ruling and said that this fight is far from done.