Category Archives: Gordon Palmer

Referred

It was well known at City Hall that Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford was looking for work elsewhere before he was fired in July. Ford listed as a reference former City Manager Gordon Palmer, who fired Ford. Palmer was included as a reference in November, when Ford applied to be assistant city manager of Santa [...]

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Leaving the building

This afternoon, on the day of his retirement, City Manager Gordon Palmer stepped off the elevator in the basement of City Hall and walked out to his car with a box of belongings in his hands and his wife, Donna, beside him.   He kissed her, got in, and drove away.   On the Second [...]

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Retirement

From the Second Floor:  

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Palmer: “Thank you very much”

7:45 p.m.: Vice Mayor Kathy Miller is recognizing City Manager Gordon Palmer on behalf of Mayor Ann Johnston, who is absent. She is thanking him for his “years of service to the city of Stockton. Miller said, “We wish you well.” Palmer said, “Thank you very much.” Councilwoman Susan Eggman is thanking Palmer, too. “It’s been [...]

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Chatted

Here is the text of this afternoon’s live chat about City Manager Gordon Palmer’s retirement and the firing of Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford:   &amplt;a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&ampamp;task=viewaltcast&ampamp;altcast_code=4ef31887dd” &ampgt;Stockton administrative shake-up&amplt;/a&ampgt;

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More on Palmer

Some of the projects done by the administration of City Manager Gordon Palmer, who announced Friday he will retire Sept. 25, were listed in this morning’s report on his retirement. Some major projects were not. For the record, his administration expanded Operation Peacekeeper, a program to reduce gang violence, and established financing for Stockton’s $217 [...]

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Severence forgone

One thing City Manager Gordon Palmer has never been is a drama queen. Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin said this afternoon of his retirement announcement, “Part of his frustration is you can’t get the work done for all the drama.”   Palmer, who is to retire Sept. 25, declined to address that.   However, he said, [...]

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Palmer’s retirement letter

Here is the text of City Manager Gordon Palmer’s retirement letter, dated today:   Mayor Johnston and City Council Members:   I would like to inform you that I have decided to retire from my employment as City Manager for the City of Stockton on September 25, 2009. It has been an honor and a [...]

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Palmer to retire

City Manager Gordon Palmer is telling City Council members this morning he will retire Sept. 25, having been battered for seven months by an unprecedented budget crisis and by a freshman City Council skeptical of him since it took over City Hall Jan. 1.   Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. said Palmer in a telephone call [...]

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Review done, no action

The City Council emerged from its closed session review this afternoon of City Manager Gordon Palmer and the three other council appointees – City Attorney Ren Nosky, City Auditor Mike Taylor and City Clerk Katherine Gong Meissner – and everyone still had a chair.   “We got through all four,” Vice Mayor Kathy Miller said. [...]

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