Category Archives: Mark Madison

Madison leaving

Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is leaving City Hall for a job leading an area water district, he announced today. Madison, 48, is a 20-year city of Stockton employee and took over the utilities department in 2002. He oversaw the beginning and end of Stockton’s bid to privatize its waterworks, and he helped usher in [...]

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Field trip

Members of the city’s Council Water Committee (Dale Fritchen and Kathy Miller) joined the city’s Water Advisory Group for a tour of the under-construction Delta Water Supply Project, the city’s biggest-ever public works projects. Councilwoman Diana Lowery was in another meeting and couldn’t make it. Councilwoman Susan Eggman, an alternate on the committee, also couldn’t [...]

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More from City Hall: Study it

7:38 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison’s second item of the evening is not going as well as the first one (The council is talking about a study session, and that is before an RFP even is issued). Not tonight, but likely at that study session, Madison will be selling a facilities plan that could [...]

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More from City Hall: Madison hurt removing equipment from a tractor, has hand in splint

6:58 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is up to present a sewer plant / rate study measure, his right hand in a splint. Madison, who had his leg broken by a horse not so many years ago, broke his thumb the day before Thanksgiving. He was unhooking a harrow from a tractor, he said, [...]

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Shovels, cake and a strike force

At a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the $217 million Delta Water Supply Project – the largest public works project ever here – City Hall this morning put out two cakes, one with the design of a water treatment plant on it and the other in the shape of a water tank. [...]

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Heavy equipment

Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison drove from City Hall this morning to an old alfalfa field north of Eight Mile Road, where construction was starting on the Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton’s $217 million campaign to pump drinking water from the Delta. Madison said he found the property in 2003. “I was driving by it, [...]

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Here to help

The text of a July 2 e-mail from Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison to then-Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford (MUD had been praised by a resident for one thing or another): I’m from the government, and I’m here to help!

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Table tennis champion

Municipal Utilities Department Mark Madison was at this afternoon’s water committee meeting in sneakers. He had on the table a trophy his department won minutes before in the city’s pingpong tournament (a lunchtime affair that has been going on for more than a month, part of the city’s employee wellness campaign).   “MUD is the [...]

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More from City Hall: Madison on neutrality or opposition

7:15 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison said the city’s options are to oppose the Peripheral Canal or to stay neutral. The benefit of staying neutral, he said: – Keeps options open for new water sources and higher quality water- Maintains leverage Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who is in opposition to the canal: “What would we [...]

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More from City Hall: Peripheral Canal

6:35 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison: At BDCP steering committee’s Napa meetings, “Our participation was strongly resisted.” He said the city had attempted to elbow in. Madison: There are two concepts on the table. One is an isolated, peripheral canal (a simple bypass from north to south). Another is one involving a Delta bypass, [...]

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