Category Archives: Dale Fritchen

Other council comments

For our full story this week about the Stockton City Council’s vote to impose a variety of pay and benefit reductions on employees and retirees, we only had the space to include comments from the mayor. But several other council members made remarks before the vote, and I thought I would post excerpts of them […]

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Scrutiny on costly contracts

The City Council tonight approved three expensive outside contracts tonight: •Extending the contract of a human resources consultant for an additional $84,500 •Extending the contract of a consultant evaluating the city’s costly health care plan for an additional $192,500 •Hiring an outside lawyer (one of Vallejo’s bankruptcy lawyers) at $875 an hour Marcie Bayne, executive […]

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Will city reduce Fire Department staffing?

Now that Measure H has passed, the fire union says brace for staffing cut proposals as the two sides head into new contract negotiations. Reductions were proposed and supported (and later abandoned) earlier this year, they point out, and an outside report recommends it. Here’s what some city leaders have to say about the staffing […]

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More on the ticket issue

A year later, the ticket-taking saga still lingers. Though I was able to fit Mayor Ann Johnston and others into the story, I had very limited space to fit both sufficient background and context into the article, so many comments, including those from some council members, did not make it into the story. So here are some of […]

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Campaign finance filings so far

Today was the filing deadline for campaign finance statements for the first half of the year. Here’s what I have so far from the City Clerk’s office (there will be more). Councilwoman Susan Eggman,  who is running for re-election to her District 5 seat, has $44,990 in available cash in her campaign fund. She raised […]

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But will he bring back cookies?

Stockton must have a budget in place by July 1. So even if if the City Council had not voted on one Tuesday, it could have next week and still met the deadline. City Councilman Dale Fritchen is glad to have the vote behind him, because he’ll miss next week’s meeting. He’ll be at Girl […]

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Shirtless

Name that city councilman (and thank Facebook):

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Morning roundup

City Councilman Dale Fritchen lunched Thursday with A.G. Spanos Cos.’ David Nelson. Councilwoman Susan Eggman had a thought about the Spanos-backed Alliance for Responsible Planning’s downtown gardening proposal: “They can do the market rate housing, and we’ll do the garden on top.” Chip Englander, a campaign strategist from Sacramento and the executive director of the […]

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Dilligence

At Monday’s meeting of the City Council’s budget and finance committee, Budget Officer Joe Maestretti said the Police Department, which was $88,000 over budget in the first quarter but was expected to make budget by year’s end, had reduced overtime in the first quarter by 33 percent over the same period last year. “They’re doing […]

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Fritchen turns 50

City Councilman Dale Fritchen turned 50 years old today.   “I made it,” he said this afternoon.   Fritchen and members of his family were heading to San Francisco for the weekend to celebrate.

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