Kathy Miller recognized the service of now-former Port Commissioner Sam Toccoli and congratulated Sylvester Aguilar on his selection. She also thanked the over 800 people in the city who read at last week’s Rotary Read-In. … She said she will be part of a group in Sacramento next Tuesday advocating on behalf of Delta environmental concerns.
Moses Zapien thanked Mayor Silva for attending the most recent meeting of the Wilson Way Neighborhood Initiative.
Michael Tubbs, Elbert Holman, Dyane Burgos Medina and Mayor Anthony Silva also commended Toccoli, and Tubbs also spoke of this.
Holman also spoke of the conclusion of Black History Month and its importance. He quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “We start to die when we stop talking about the things that matter.”
Dyane Burgos Medina: “If the executives of Google are watching, we’d love to have your barge.” She also said work is being done to try to help clean up south Stockton. She said her interns will hold a “clean-up” April 12.
Silva called for a study session on the problems at the Animal Shelter. He also spoke of a midnight basketball program that will be starting. He also spoke about the Stockton Gateway area that people see when they exit the Crosstown Freeway and arrive at downtown. He mentioned that the “urine and feces” need to be cleaned and added, “I don’t know if I’m allowed to say those words here but I’m going to.” He spoke more about public safety, not just downtown but in areas like Wilson Way. He said the city will add more bike please.
Silva said he will start a “Mayor’s Weekly Address.” He said he will shoot the first one tomorrow. He said he also wants to work at having “positive press” on the city’s Channel 97. “Maybe people will want to bring jobs to Stockton rather than read the negativity they see in certain newspapers.”
Silva said he has become ordained to preside over weddings.
He also said if people call the mayor’s office at (209) 937-8499, City Hall will make sure that when trash is dumped, it will be cleaned. He said clean-up should occur in neighborhoods other than Brookside and Spanos Park West. He also said the police department needs to tackle more “small crime” and do more community policing.
And that’s the meeting.