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Roger Phillips

Roger Phillips covers Stockton City Hall for The Record. He has been at The Record since 2006. After spending most of his time at The Record writing about education, he has moved into the city government beat.

More on the homeless encampment cleanups

The City Council voted last night to allocate $100,000 through the end of the fiscal year for periodic cleanups of homeless encampments by the Police Department and the Public Works Department. Here is the staff report that was included in last night’s agenda, which provides details on the cleanups:

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Mayor Silva: Police Review Board will ‘calm the City back down and bring peace to the streets’

Mayor Anthony Silva said earlier this month he is going to form a “Civilian Police Review Board.” He said at the time the process of establishing the commission would include a “development meeting” where participants would work to determine the procedures for the board. Optimistically, considering he faces a tough reelection fight in November, Silva said he [...]

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Reinvent South Stockton Coalition Summit, General Plan meetings: Chances to get involved

In addition to General Plan workshops Tuesday, Wednesday and Sept. 28, the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition and the city are holding their second annual summit Saturday at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. According to a news release by Reinvent, the summit will include workshops on education, health, housing, economic and community development, and violence prevention. [...]

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Mayor Anthony Silva will not speak to The Record’s editorial board

With one notable exception, every City Council candidate, along with Mayoral challenger Michael Tubbs, already has spoken to or is scheduled to speak to The Record’s editorial board. The Record then will make endorsements ahead of the Nov. 8 election. The notable exception is Mayor Anthony Silva, despite numerous invitations. Some people may want to [...]

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General Plan process kicking into gear

Stockton’s on-again, off-again General Plan process is about to be on again. Starting Tuesday, three public workshops are scheduled in an eight-day span. One’s on the south side, another is off Benjamin Holt Drive and the third is focusing on young people and will be held at San Joaquin Delta College. These meetings are about [...]

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Want to weigh in on those noisy fireworks on July 4? The next City Council meeting is your chance

Perhaps you have become increasingly weary of listening to the fireworks being set off by residents all over the city every July 4. Or maybe you wish the explosions were even louder and more frequent. Either way, if you have an opinion, the City Council will be listening at Tuesday night’s meeting, which begins at [...]

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Stockton City Employees’ Association issues statement on Silva; court date tomorrow

The Stockton City Employees’ Association, which represents about 400 workers, issued a statement today seeking to reassure citizens that allegations and legal charges faced by Mayor Anthony Silva are not reflective of the city’s staff. The one-page statement by the SCEA takes no stand on Silva’s candidacy for a second term or his future as [...]

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Judge assigned to Silva case

Leslie Nichols, a retired Santa Clara County judge, will hear the case against Mayor Anthony Silva as the proceedings move forward. The next court date is not until next Wednesday. Silva’s attorneys, Mark Reichel and N. Allen Sawyer, exercised their right to switch judges during the mayor’s first court date Aug. 18. The new judge [...]

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Silva to D.A.: Tubbs news conference with four other council members was a Brown Act violation

Mayor Anthony Silva shared a letter on Facebook last night that he also says he has sent to the District Attorney. Silva is alleging that councilman and Mayoral challenger Michael Tubbs and four other council members (Michael Blower, Elbert Holman, Susan Lofthus and Dan Wright) violated the Brown Act* by participating in Monday afternoon’s news [...]

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Video of Cynthia Gayle Boyd alleging the mayor encouraged her to trash Tubbs after DUI

Resident Cynthia Gayle Boyd was one of the few at last night’s City Council meeting to say anything negative about Mayor Anthony Silva. But what the 62-year-old Boyd said, if true, indicates Silva was offered extended speaking time to her before the council if she was willing to trash City Councilman Michael Tubbs after his [...]

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