Category Archives: City Council

Open seat

Gary Malloy, a regular at the Stockton City Council meetings and one of the few who CM Bob Dies and the council actually listen to during public comment, told me he is considering applying for Councilwoman Susan Eggman’s seat, if/when she advances on to the state Assembly. It’ll be interesting to see who lines up [...]

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He is not Alan Greenspan

The most interesting Stockton race headed into November is for District 6 – Dale Fritchen v. Michael Tubbs. Reporter Roger Phillips explored the city races in this story. And this 2009 story explains Fritchen’s history with the B-word and his uttering of it in a budget meeting derailing a bond sale (allegedly). Fritchen’s response at [...]

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“A week or two”

This is the deadline Councilman Dale Fritchen gave himself at last night’s town hall meeting for laying out his plans to balance Stockton’s budget without laying off any police officers. His rationale is that the council over the last three years has trimmed $90M, so the city can tough out another year of hard decisions. [...]

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Not clearly erroneous

Mayor Ann Johnston and the city await the signature of San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Lesley Holland denying Ralph White’s attempt to have Johnston removed from the race for mayor over term limits. Holland ruled from the bench and attorney Manuela Albuquerque fashioned this order putting it all down in writing. It paraphrases the [...]

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Tonight’s town hall meeting

Vice Mayor Kathy Miller is on tonight. She’ll meet the public in a 6:30 p.m. forum at the Siefert Community Center, 128 West Benjamin Holt Dr. The topic will be city finances and crime. This follows last week’s town hall meeting hosted by Mayor Ann Johnston and City Manager Bob Deis. About 100 people attended [...]

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Councilman Dale Fritchen’s town hall

Who was there last night to listen and ask questions about municipal bankruptcy, you ask: Dean Andal Anthony Silva Sam Fant Jennet Stebbins Mark Stebbins Marcy Bayne Dave Renison Gary Malloy Paul Canepa Steve Leonesio Kathryn Nance Mark Anderson There were more – about 50 people – but these are some of Stockton’s who’s-who.

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Fritchen’s town hall tonight

Councilman Dale Fritchen gave a sneak peek into his presentation 7 p.m. tonight at Weston Ranch High. He’s making his case against bankruptcy for Stockton. He lists guiding questions on his Facebook page, and it looks like he’s got film. Fritchen asks: • What exactly is municipal bankruptcy? • How is it different from corporate [...]

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Fritchen’s boycott

True, Councilman Dale Fritchen missed the closed session before Tuesday’s study session on the Climate Action Plan. But he said today that he’s not boycotting closed sessions. That’s a rumor, he said, like one that he opposed the AB506 to position himself for a run at the mayor’s seat and that he skipped the council [...]

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A response to Marshals story

Councilman Elbert Holman said he felt obligated to comment on a story about deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service coming to town. His comments came at the close of last night’s City Council meeting: As a law enforcement officer … for 34 yrs of my life, I want to applaud the Stockton Police Department for [...]

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AG in Stockton

The state’s Attorney General Kamala Harris breezed into town under the radar one day last week, Councilwoman Susan Eggman said at the close of last night’s City Council meeting. Harris came to ground zero of the home foreclosure crisis hear the stories of those families hit hardest, Eggman said, adding that Harris spent two or [...]

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