Category Archives: Mark Madison

More from City Hall: Madison talks and the night (not because of him) is done

8:15 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is coming up, and Mayor Ann Johnston and council members are funning him about his tendency to go long.  “I’m baaaack,” he said. A councilwoman said, “Start the timer.” The Municipal Utilities Department is not a general fund department. Its separation from the general fund has made it far less interesting […]

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More from City Hall: Rate hike notification matter passes

More from City Hall: 7:52: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison finished and the City Council voted 6-1 on the rate hike matter. Councilwoman Susan Eggman dissented. Mayor Ann Johnston put off until another meeting a discussion of water conservation (which, had it occurred, might have pushed the upcoming budget hearing to breakfast). The budget session […]

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More from City Hall: Flat rate

6:55 p.m.: That the city’s existing water rate structure rewards customers who use more water – charging less per gallon as water use increases – was of some surprise to council members. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison’s proposal this evening is a uniform rate structure, charging the same amount per gallon no matter how much water a […]

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More from City Hall: Water rate hike proposed

6:40 p.m.: City Councilwoman Diana Lowery, chairwoman of the council’s water committee, is introducing Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison, who is proposing a 63 percent increase in residential water rates over four years to fund the Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton’s $217 million plan to pump drinking water from The Delta. It is “one of […]

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Oversight

After a judge dismantled Stockton’s $600 million waterworks privatization deal – the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River – the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton, the litigants, suggested that a citizen oversight committee be formed to watch over water.   The coalition’s Bill Loyko was on speaker phone this afternoon for a […]

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Budget and Finance: Madison wants stormwater and wastewater rate hikes

4:40 p.m. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is finishing up (Moses and Garcia are just back; Taylor came back a while ago). Madison wants the committee’s blessing of a proposal to the full council to conduct a study to justify increases in stormwater and wastewater rates. That is in addition to the water rates that are expected to increase to fund […]

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Budget and Finance: Madison in the MUD

4:05 p.m. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is up to talk about his department. In his introduction, he mentioned rookie City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. had not yet had a chance to “play in the MUD.” It is late in the afternoon, however, and Madison is losing his audience: Chief Financial Officer Mark Moses just walked out. So did […]

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