City Council Live — Council comments and the meeting is over

Michael Tubbs spoke about a “Let’s Move” exercise program taking place Saturday in Weston Ranch. Tubbs also spoke about an upcoming visit to Stockton by two “Freedom Riders.” He also said he is encouraged by talk of institutionalizing Operation Ceasefire.

Kathy Miller asked that the meeting close tonight with a moment of silence for former city employee Kathy Tomura, who died Jan. 21 at the age of 53.

Moses Zapien said Ceasefire “validates the work that’s been put in, all the time and effort” done in the community.

Dyane Burgos Medina said Ceasefire has brought “an amazing turnaround” over the past year and thanked voters for approving Measure A last fall. “There are still a lot of challenges in our downtown area … they will be tackled in the upcoming year.”

Elbert Holman congratulated Kurt Wilson. “I look forward to great things as we continue to move forward.” Holman added, “Measure A was very, very important.” He asked that more people from the community volunteer for the Measure A oversight committee. “We have a new city manager, we are committed to making this work.” Friday is the last day to apply, Holman said. “If you have the time and desire and want to make sure your city moves forward, I urge you to put your application in.” Apply from the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or you can find the application online.

Mayor Anthony Silva said “things are really humming here on the City Council.” He added, “We know crime is going down. Are there isolated situations? Yes there are. We have a lot more work to be done but things are getting better.” Silva also asked people to support Stockton businesses. Silva also asked staff to put together a study session on the Animal Shelter. 

And the meeting is over.

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