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 [...]
Councilwoman Diana Lowery spent Friday afternoon on the Miracle Mile passing out light bulbs in her campaign: Light Up the Night – Crime Hates it Bright. These photos didn’t make the paper, so here they are.
Here are a couple of Sunday columns in The Record worth chewing on. Columnist Michael Fitzgerald considers assertions that the SPOA at heart really wants nothing more than to send the city into bankruptcy. The union denies this. The column follows a Saturday story aptly titled Police vs. Stockton, Round 1. Editor Mike Klocke in [...]
Councilwoman Diana Lowery unveiled her “Light Up the Night” campaign recently aimed at fighting crime by asking neighbors to leave on their porch lights. Callers have asked how to get their free bulbs. Lowery said in an interview for the story that the campaign focuses on 5,000 residents in the University Neighborhood Renaissance, which is [...]
Nobody’s yet come out saying they’re running against the four incumbents next year, despite a few rumors afloat. But in case you are, the City Clerk’s office at City Hall will take nominations for candidates Feb. 14 to March 8. And then call this reporter, please. It could be an interesting campaign season.
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 [...]
Our story this weekend about City Hall buying iPads for some City Council members omitted one detail: Councilwoman Diana Lowery is sticking to paper agendas. Vision problems prevent her from reading hundreds of agenda materials on the tablets’ smalls screens, she told me when I reached her last week.
City and regional transportation officials this morning kicked off construction of an elaborate and massive set of north Stockton bridge crossings. When finished in 2013, drivers will be able to cross over and under Union Pacific Railroad tracks unimpeded at Eight Mile and Lower Sacramento roads. The $48 million project is funded in part through [...]
Welcome back from a long weekend. Wanted to throw up a couple of items here as we get back into the swing of things. •The most recent city economic development newsletter announces a “Mayor’s Economic Development Summit” next month, in partnership with the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center at San Joaquin Delta College. •While [...]
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 [...]