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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.

Video of Measure A oversight committee meeting

I stayed for about the first 150 minutes before moving on to other obligations. You can view it here. And here’s the handout from the meeting.

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The youngest mayor in U.S. history …

… was James Tufts. As for real mayors of cities with populations larger than 100,000, however, Michael Tubbs may set the record when he takes over in 315,592-resident Stockton on Jan. 1. He will be 26 years, 152 days old when he officially assumes office. According to Wikipedia, Luke Ravenstahl of Pittsburgh (304,391), was 26 [...]

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Mayor-elect Tubbs on Capitol Public Radio

Click on this link to listen.

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Vote tallies finalized — unofficially

As we all know, the election is now 15 days in the past, but votes are still being counted nationwide. That said, the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters posted “Unofficial Final Results” a few days ago, so if you are curious about Stockton “unofficial final results,” whatever those are, read on. MAYOR Michael Tubbs: [...]

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A transcript of Silva’s 5-minute statement at tonight’s City Council meeting

Tonight’s meeting was the first since the election. Here’s what outgoing Mayor Anthony Silva, who lost in his reelection bid last week to Councilman Michael Tubbs, had to say: “This election is over. The people of Stockton have spoken. So, basically, as your mayor I have two main points. “The first is that we have [...]

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Political consultant’s home, vehicles hit by eggs

Sometime over the weekend, political consultant Scott Winn’s home and vehicles in north Stockton were pelted with eggs. Winn says he has absolutely no idea who did it or why, but he has filed a report with the Stockton Police Department.                             [...]

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An interview with Stockton Mayor-elect Tubbs

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Pizza and politics coming to Weston Ranch

At Mountain Mike’s, 2536 Manthey Road, Stockton, source of this is the Weston Ranch Community Association.    

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Envisioning Stockton

A group of residents rode a double-decker bus last week around Stockton, looking at what the city is and thinking about what it could become. The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to discuss residents’ thoughts on Stockton’s future. It’s the next phase in the work to create a new [...]

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Mayor Anthony Silva: Not only is Dan Wright not a good councilman, neither is Michael Tubbs

As reported today, Mayor Anthony Silva has endorsed District 2 City Council challenger Steve Colangelo over appointed incumbent Dan Wright. The endorsement sparked a District 2 firefight yesterday. During a phone interview, Silva said of Wright, “I don’t think he’s a warrior for the people or a champion for the people. He’s so busy with [...]

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