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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who aspires to the state Assembly, now has a challenger. Xochitl Paderes also of Stockton announced this weekend that she will run for the AD13 seat.
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 [...]
Congressman Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, gave his support to Susan Eggman in her bid for AD13.
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 [...]
Last month City Hall decided to walk away from nonprofit group Fathers and Families of San Joaquin – who the City Council had previously endorsed to run the Gary and Janice Podesto Impact Teen Center downtown – over concerns about infighting within the group. During public comments at this week’s City Council meeting, Motecuzoma Patrick [...]
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 [...]
Councilwoman Susan Eggman hosted City Hall’s third budget town hall gathering last night to discuss the city’s projected $34 million general fund deficit. Turnout was decent. About 50 people showed up, which included maybe a couple dozen city employees, to the Stribley Community Center. Not a lot new to be gathered from this meeting, except [...]
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