Category Archives: Johnny Ford

City Hall: Palmer and Garcia owed for attorney fees in Ford matter

A  lawyer for the city has opined City Hall is required to pay for lawyers who represented former City Manager Gordon Palmer and Human Resources Director Dianna Garcia at hearings in the Johnny Ford matter, officials said today. The opinion is a rebuke of a City Council that rejected its own attorney’s advice and voted [...]

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More from City Hall: Public comment

6:09 p.m.: William Childress, a Johnny Ford supporter, is back at the podium. He believes Ford should be reinstated. 6:12 p.m.: A man is at the podium thanking Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison and Councilwoman Susan Eggman for the ponds work done at Victory Park. Also, he signed up for Volunteers in Service to Aid Stockton, [...]

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More from City Hall: Ford and city to mediate

5:45 p.m.: The City Council meeting has been called to order. Mayor Ann Johnston and Councilwoman Susan Eggman are absent, both in New Orleans to accept a redevelopment award for Stockton Events Center. Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke is making a statement about the Johnny Ford matter. The council and Ford have agreed to participate [...]

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More from City Hall: Childress on mass demonstrations

5:40 p.m.: Cynthia Gayle Boyd is at the podium, following James Young. Mayor Ann Johnston is again limiting speakers to three minutes, as she has for several weeks (The limit traditionally has been five minutes), a measure people on the Second Floor appreciate. Gayle Boyd is again claiming mistreatment by the Police Department. 5:44 p.m.: William Childress is [...]

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More from City Hall: No action on Ford

5:45 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston has called the evening’s City Council meeting to order. City Attorney Ren Nosky announced the council took no reportable action in closed session. The council was scheduled in that closed session to discuss Johnny Ford, among other concerns.

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More from City Hall: Put off

8:48 p.m.: Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is recommending that the disussion be put off until next week. Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke should have time to review the report, Holman said. Also, she said Councilwoman Diana Lowery should be here. Holman said, “He should be aware of what the report says.” Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin [...]

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More from City Hall: Ford up

8:11 p.m.: The City Council has the marina deal behind it (and some brief event coordination for the opening ceremony), and is on to Johnny Ford. Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. is introducing Velma Lim, the lawyer who advised the ad-hoc committee investigating Ford’s firing. Holman said, “We’re going to present it without comment.” What recommendations [...]

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More from City Hall: Ford camp calling for a postponement

6:39 p.m.: Former City Councilman Ralph Lee White is asking the City Council to put off until the full council is present the discussion of fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford. Councilwoman Diana Lowery, one of the Ford ad-hoc committee members, is absent. White is also speaking on the Boys and Girls Club’s behalf. 6:43 [...]

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More on Ford

Fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford’s lawyer, Albert Ellis, said today that the City Council committee’s report on Ford’s ouster vindicated Ford. In the Steven Hunt/Charles Kemp matter central to the committee’s findings, the committee sided with Kemp, and though the committee did not say it, Ellis called the statement Kemp disavowed evidence the investigation [...]

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The Kemp statement

In response to a California Public Records Act request this afternoon for investigator Steven Hunt’s summary of his interview with Charles Kemp and for Kemp’s signed statement concerning fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford, the city has responded here:     Redacted is almost everything but the excerpts included in the Ford committee’s morning report. [...]

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