No action was taken in closed session at tonight’s City Council meeting. During public session:
Citizen Gary Malloy spoke about the grand-jury report released yesterday. He said there is plenty of blame to go around. ” Most of us feel there have been a lot of Brown Act violations from closed session,” Malloy said. “There are a lot of things going on in those sessions that get out and are leaked. We as citizens want to make sure you look at other leaks, not just the Mayor’s. I’m not saying what he did was right. But there are other leaks.” He added, “I think as leaders of the city I want to see you react to things like this.”
Vincent Sales made brief comments about God, Sodom and Gomorrah and gays. ”This is a world that doesn’t have a lot of faith in God, but God did create it,” Sales said. “There’s no two ways about it.”
Abraham Gutierrez asked what elementary schools and middle schools to make sure everyone has equal opportunity, with his main focus on minorities, “especially Mexicans and blacks.”
Representatives from Fathers & Families of San Joaquin are presenting a PowerPoint about crime prevention. The report includes data about crime in Stockton and San Joaquin County. The speaker said the group is refurbishing Eden and McKinley parks. They are working with students from Camp Peterson. The participants are learning a variety of lessons through the program. Some of the speakers approached the podium with tape over their mouths, then peeled it off to show that the Fathers & Families program is giving people a voice.