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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.

Sawyer aiding Dist. 3 candidate Acevedo; they’re making Deis/Management Partners an issue

Read the release that just arrived in the Inbox a few minutes ago. Note: The “steps of City Hall” thing is not happening but the rest of the information in the release stands, Allen Sawyer said at 10:06 a.m.

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Stockton City Council special meetings

Yes, “meetings” plural — at 4 p.m. tomorrow and noon Wednesday. So far, very little information. Both are closed session and both contain agenda items related to the Stockton bankruptcy case, upon which federal Judge Christopher Klein is expected to rule Wednesday. The Wednesday meeting is scheduled for only two hours after Klein is expected [...]

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Video of City Council candidates forum

Video courtesy of the San Joaquin Taxpayers Association (four segments). Second forum 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

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City Hall live — Public comment

Martha Pulido: Wants speed bumps by Rosa Parks Elementary. She has grandchildren there. Sarah Williams: She spoke of the recent sale of a building and mosaics installed on building. Very upset. “The mosaics were finished under the direction of an official artist.” Her family was proud of its contributions and thought they would be part of [...]

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Video stirs emotions in Burgos Medina-Fugazi campaign for council

You can read today’s story here. The video in question:

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Capsule look at some of Tuesday’s City Council agenda

The city’s second meeting of the month is Tuesday (Sept. 23). View the agenda here.  Here’s a look at a few things that will be happening: CONSENT AGENDA * The council is asked to approve spending nearly $50,000 to repair rain damage at City Hall. If you remember the downpour at the Asparagus Festival (and, [...]

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Planning Commission: Neighborhoods

The Planning Commission heard tonight a proposal from Community Services Deputy Director Forrest Ebbs on a proposed neighborhood map for Stockton. For background, read the staff report. The proposed map is here. Ebbs began by going through the proposed neighborhoods, which are outlined in the staff report. Ebbs’ department also is including three proposed “expansion [...]

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UOP Business Forecasting Center: Bankruptcy trial outcome ‘very uncertain’

You can read the one-page article here. An excerpt: Judge Klein may confirm Stockton’s plan on October  1, but what happens if he does not? The Judge could find that the City’s plan discriminates unfairly against Franklin, and he may also reach a conclusion that opens the door for Stockton to reduce pensions but he [...]

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City Council candidate forum

The San Joaquin Taxpayers Association will host a forum Sept. 25 featuring the Stockton City Council candidates. The forums will start at 6 p.m. that day at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Avenue. For more information, call David Renison at (209) 608-7693 or visit www.sjtax.org.  Appearing will be Elbert Holman and Rick Grewal (District [...]

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City Council live: Council comments

Already. Mayor Anthony Silva on the smell downtown: “You can’t walk down there without needing to throw up.” Silva also said he is discouraged by this. He also asked city staff to listen to elected officials or let them know if they are only “cheerleaders.” If they are only cheerleaders, he said, “What’s the point of [...]

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