Category Archives: Kathy Miller

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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Says he’s not running

Randy Hatch has decided not to run against Vice Mayor Kathy Miller for a seat on the Stockton City Council. He gave it lots of thought and prayer, he said. This week, he announced to supporters that this was not his time to mount a campaign. Hatch said he was recently made a bishop of [...]

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Worth reading

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 [...]

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The rift

David Siders, The Record’s former city hall reporter, dipped into his old beat from his perch at The Sacramento Bee, where he now covers Gov. Jerry Brown. He banged out this story detailing the fight between City Manager Bob Deis and the  Stockton Police Officers’ Association, which Siders says is “approaching an all-out war.” The [...]

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Randy Hatch is a definite maybe

In an effort to suss our who might run for Stockton City Council, Randy Hatch said to put him down as a definite maybe. The Stockton planning commissioner laid his cards out on the table. The conclusion, he said, is that he’s totally up in the air. But he admitted thinking it over. Thinking through [...]

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Running for Stockton City Council?

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.

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Building re-election funds

With all four Stockton City Council incumbents seeking re-election next year, they’re beginning to raise campaign cash. A couple of notices that came across my desk recently: • Supporters of Councilman Dale Fritchen were asked to pay $100 per person for hors d’oeuvres at a June 29 shindig at the home of developer Bill Filios. [...]

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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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D.C.-bound

It’s that time of year again that City Hall sends a delegation to Washington, D.C. to lobby for Stockton projects and other interests. This week, City Manager Bob Deis and Mayor Ann Johnston head east. Click here to read more about their legislative priorities, as approved by the City Council in January. Next week, the [...]

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Redevelopment lobbying

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Ann Johnston said she, Vice Mayor Kathy Miller and Deputy City Manager Mike Locke traveled to Sacramento that morning to lobby lawmakers against killing redevelopment agencies. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed eliminating them to help balance the state budget. In the meantime, City Hall has produced a new [...]

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