Category Archives: Development

Replay of mayor’s live chat (UPDATED)

NOTE: We made a┬ámistake during today’s live chat that resulted in an answer from the mayor that did not completely address the original question. Please go here to read an explanation, and the chat below has been updated.

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Builders oppose using impact fees for climate plan

Late last month, the City Council approved spending more than $881,000 on a settlement-mandated climate action plan. While most of the funding would come from grants, about $220,000 would come from development impact fees set aside for air quality measures, according to the approved resolution. In a letter to the mayor, John Beckman of the […]

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Day labor center out to bid

Construction of a proposed day labor center has been put out to bid. The City Council could vote on a contractor, a proposed day labor ordinance and a group to run the center at a meeting in late August. Here’s our last story on the issue.

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Another building fee dispute

Local building lobbyist John Beckman sent letters to Mayor Ann Johnston last week again scrutinizing the fees charged to developers in Stockton. (Beckman prides himself as a local building fee watchdog. You’ll recall this lawsuit.) Both letters boil down to this argument, a common refrain: Builders are paying more than their fair share in fees. […]

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