Category Archives: City Manager Bob Deis

Stockton in The Times

Word is that an LA Times reporter came through Stockton this last week for a story on Housegate. The sometimes sensational feud between City Manager Bob Deis and the police union recently hit the Sac Bee. That got picked up all over the place. A Fox News national crew was in court filming Friday’s hearing. [...]

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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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“Toss the Deis” mailer

What does one do with this anonymous postcard  that came our way purporting to be a mass mailer. But is it a mass mailer? As of Tuesday only about three had surfaced. Besides that, there are some problems with the list on the flip side.                     [...]

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Mayor comments on Deis

At the close of last night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Ann Johnston was the only one to comment on Bob Deis’ decision to remain. Here’s what she said: I’d like first of all to announce that our city manager announced today that he is not going to retire in March, that he’s going to remain [...]

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Deis’ performance review

STOCKTON – City leaders convened today behind closed doors to talk with City Manager Bob Deis about his job performance, according to a public meeting notice. More likely, the City Council will try talking him into staying. In August, he abruptly announced his March 2012 retirement. This came shortly after a controversial vote didn’t go [...]

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Planning Commission notes

Last night’s meeting of the Planning Commission was routine but worth attending if only for the commissioners’ comments at the end. Police Department was the theme. They’re a popular topic these days. Commissioner Ed Surritt said he’s been on a handful of ride-alongs with police. He noticed that in the arrests he’s seen, officers take [...]

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Blansett on French

Retired San Joaquin County prosecutor Eual Blansett wrote to chime in on the story about David French. Blansett worked closely with French back in the day on the case of Eckhard Schmitz, a wealthy developer and child molester. The city has accused French, 69, of orchestrating the purchase of a home next door to City [...]

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The link

PublicCEO.com picked up the “spat’ between City Manager Bob Deis and the Stockton Police Officers’ Association.

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What happened last night

The proposal to adjust police Chief Blair Ulring’s pay — cutting some things, raising others — was defeated by a single vote. City Manager Bob Deis had recommended the changes because they would allow the city to hold on to Ulring, who would retire otherwise, and save the city another round of headhunting, or the [...]

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Big budget vote tonight

Just a reminder that the Stockton City Council tonight is scheduled to vote on a spending plan that proposes to solve a $37 million budget deficit in part by temporarily imposing deep pay and benefit cuts on workers effective July 1, pending the outcome of labor negotiations with unions whose contracts are closed (don’t expire [...]

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