Category Archives: Second Floor

Planning Commission notes

Last night’s meeting of the Planning Commission was routine but worth attending if only for the commissioners’ comments at the end. Police Department was the theme. They’re a popular topic these days. Commissioner Ed Surritt said he’s been on a handful of ride-alongs with police. He noticed that in the arrests he’s seen, officers take [...]

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The addresses, part 2

Mystery solved. It’s a public document.

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2010 Willow Creek Leadership Summit

Play the video. It looks like a pretty lively event.

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The addresses

As for redacting other names in the document, that’s not the same.

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Fire Chief Ron Hittle’s notice of intent

“That’s just them trying to cover their you-know-what,” Thomas said.

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Niblock honored

The City Council last night honored Mike Niblock, the city’s top planning and building official who is retiring after 36 years as a city employee. Mayor Ann Johnston called Niblock one of the city’s finest employees and an adept problem-solver. “It takes someone who has infinite patience to deal with the issues that land in [...]

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Formerly Garcia, headed to Delta College

Former Stockton Human Resources Director Dianna Garcia tonight is set to be hired as San Joaquin Delta College’s new HR chief. The agenda lists her as Dianna Gonzales, to reflect her recent nuptials. The salary range for the position is $94,633-$108,691. (Thanks to colleague Alex Breitler for spotting this on the community college’s board agenda [...]

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Friday fun

I spoke to outgoing Community Development Director Mike Niblock this week, and he sent me a professional bio he had prepared. Here are some fun facts I learned. Given that he’s been at City Hall for 36 years, it may not be news to some of you, but it was to me, as someone who’s [...]

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Still here

A letter from the firefighters union sent my way today assures the public that, despite news reports of  lawsuits involving the fire chief, it’s still business-as-usual responding to emergencies for rank-and-file firefighters.

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One in, one out

More management changes at City Hall in the past 24 hours: • Community Development Director Mike Niblock, who has worked for the city’s planning and building department for 36 years, announced his impending retirement yesterday. He’s gone at the end of the fiscal year, June 30. • The city has a new human resources director: [...]

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