Category Archives: Ron Hittle

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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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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Hittle’s lawsuit

Fire Chief Ron Hittle, who was placed on leave in March, has sued to prevent being fired altogether. Read his lawsuit for yourself here.

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Attitude adjustment, and fire chief put on the spot

Another theme in today’s Stockton City Council retreat: the collective attitude of city employees. Councilwoman Susan Eggman said a big challenge will be replacing complacency with attitudes of  urgency, purpose and hope. City Manager Bob Deis described a collective sense of low self-esteem at City Hall. Workers need to feel that, he said, “the organization [...]

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Fire deal

Gary Malloy, a retired businessman who has been watching and commenting on the city’s budget deliberations this year, was at City Hall for this afternoon’s meeting of the City Council’s budget and finance committee. His assessment of the administration’s proposed labor deal with Stockton Professional Firefighters Local 456 – “I’m pretty disappointed that we only [...]

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More from City Hall: Hittle on the deal

Fire Chief Ron Hittle took a minute to the side to talk about the tentative labor deal. He said he believes the union membership will ratify it. “I’m very proud of them to come to the table,” he said. He said the $7.2 million in concessions “more than likely” averted station closures (brownouts, they’re called) or layoffs. Of [...]

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