Author Archives: Roger Phillips

A federal chill on affordable housing?

The Portland Mercury in Oregon posted a detailed story yesterday on how the election of President Donald Trump has sent a chill through the affordable housing community: The reason is Trump’s campaign promise to reduce the federal corporate tax rate from 35 percent. … “The bottom line is you will get less housing, and it [...]

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Accountant Leiba weighs in on city finances

New Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs selected new Councilwoman Susan Lenz as the chair of the City Council’s audit committee. It’s a logical choice, considering Lenz has been an accountant for 38 years. Tubbs formerly chaired the audit committee. The audit committee (Dan Wright and Christina Fugazi are the other members) is slated to meet at [...]

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Read the transcript of Michael Tubbs’ speech at tonight’s swearing-in ceremony

New Mayor Michael Tubbs just delivered a four-page speech at tonight’s swearing-in event at the Bob Hope Theatre. You can read an advance copy of the speech here. 

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Tubbs: Holman ‘an exemplar of a public servant’

Ceremonial swearings-in will be held Tuesday night for Mayor Michael Tubbs and council members Jesús Andrade, Susan Lenz and Dan Wright. Also at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Bob Hope Theatre: Tubbs’ committee assignments and Tubbs’ official appointment of Elbert Holman as vice mayor. Click here for Tubbs’ City Council seating chart and his statement [...]

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New mayor, new council, new committees

Today, the city released Tuesday night’s agenda for the first council meeting of the year. Swearings-in of new Mayor Michael Tubbs, new council members Susan Lenz and Jesús Andrade. and newly elected Councilman Dan Wright will be the highlights of the meeting, at the Bob Hope Theatre starting at 5:30 p.m. You can view the [...]

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Swearing-in ceremony at Bob Hope Theatre

New Mayor Michael Tubbs and new council members Susan Lenz and Jesús Andrade will be sworn in Tuesday at the year’s opening City Council meeting, which will be held not at City Hall but at the Bob Hope Theatre. It’s always interesting to see who is granted the honor of swearing in new officials. Tubbs [...]

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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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