Category Archives: City Attorney

Nosky news

He’s becoming city attorney for Santa Clara.

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City prevails in small claims

A San Joaquin County Superior Court commissioner has denied a property owner’s small claims case against Stockton City Hall. Here’s the ruling. Fran McVey, of San Jose, filed the case in connection with last summer’s police chase of 16-year-old James Rivera. McVey’s triplex was the scene of the subsequent crash and fatal shooting. He was [...]

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More on $550k settlement

So the city has agreed to pay out $550,000 to settle remaining claims in a lawsuit filed after a Stockton husband and wife were mistakenly arrested in connection with a murder years ago. The story linked above mentions an important and related federal appeals court ruling in 2009. I wanted to link to that published [...]

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White wants police chief elected, charter suspended

Ran into former City Councilman Ralph Lee White at City Hall this morning. He told me he’s got a couple of projects cooking: • He said he’s going to ask the City Council to let voters decide whether the city clerk, city attorney and police chief should be elected officials. If the council doesn’t put [...]

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Property owner takes city to small claims court

Fran McVey, the San Jose-based landlord who owns the triplex at Bancroft Way and Salters Drive where police shot and killed 16-year-old James Rivera last summer – and whose $3,194 claim for damages was denied last year – is taking the city to small claims court, according to online court records. He’s asking for $1,000 [...]

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New face at City Hall, and other quick items

•Today is new Deputy City Manager Mike Locke‘s first day. •Here’s the agenda for tomorrow night’s City Council meeting. Pretty light agenda. •The San Francisco Giants trophy arrives in Stockton on Jan. 19. Here’s more info on the event from a city press release. •In case you missed it, our story Sunday outlined how much [...]

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Outside lawyers and council redistricting

Some older items I’m just now getting to … •The City Council approved three contracts with outside lawyers in as many weeks last month. The first one is in part to help with a growing litigation caseload, officials said in a staff report. The firm, Angelo, Kilday and Kilduff, specializes in employment and civil rights [...]

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Odds and ends on an off Friday

•Here’s Tuesday’s City Council agenda. Among the items: continued consideration of an increased hotel tax and increased rental fees at the Civic Auditorium. •Also on the agenda: Property owners have widely rejected a proposed $2.88-a-month stormwater fee (which was to be charged on top of the existing $2.10 monthly fee) that would have gone toward [...]

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More on marijuana

Today’s story on Stockton’s new pot tax mentioned that those wishing to apply to operate a medical marijuana dispensary have until Nov. 29 to apply and that, so far, there have been no applications. A few other notes: •All the applications will be scored competitively by a seven-member, City Council-appointed committee based on a number [...]

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City attorney contract

Nearly three months after the City Council promoted him – and at the first council meeting after the elections – council members are poised to approve a contract with City Attorney John Luebberke on Tuesday. The five-year contract (with automatic one-year renewal) pays him $205,000 annually in base salary. And speaking of Tuesday’s agenda, here [...]

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