Author Archives: Roger Phillips

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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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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