Category Archives: Facilities

Library annual report

The Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library published its annual report. It 12 pages and has lots of pictures.

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Detailed teen center proposal

If you caught our story about the City Council’s upcoming decision on a new downtown teen center operator but wanted more information about Family Resource & Referral’s ideas, I’m posting their written proposal here. Click here to sift through it (it’s 47 pages).

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New lease at 400 E. Main

We noted in November that the city-owned Chase Bank Plaza downtown was losing some rent revenue. The city is getting a little back. Last week City Hall struck a lease agreement with the CorVel Corp. to take over about 1,800-square-feet of seventh-floor space vacated when Verizon downsized its lease. CorVel, which is the city’s workers [...]

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High expectations

City leaders have high hopes for new arena manager SMG. And the global company has promised to deliver. As noted in today’s story, Section 2.2 of its contract aims to temper those expectations a bit. An excerpt: … SMG is to operate the Facilities in keeping with the management goals set each year pursuant to [...]

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Moving target

Interim Economic Development Director Gus Duran says that the planned move to a new City Hall at the city-owned Chase Bank Plaza downtown is tentatively eyed for August 2011. There’s still a lot of work to do, including revising and tweaking floor plans and other logistical details. With a tight budget, city workers ought not [...]

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Aerial view

We had a brief overview in today’s paper about Stockton’s Delta Water Supply Project, the city’s bid to tap drinking water from the Delta. The $217 million project is the city’s largest public works project (and, should be noted, is funded through bonds and not paid for out of the separate stormwater fund that is [...]

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Weekend items

• Christian Burkin has a great piece on the city’s decision to spend $100,000 a month on police overtime to try to quell recent violence in Stockton. • Here, you’ll find a brief update on the city’s efforts to change management at Stockton Arena. Long story short, officials think they can have it wrapped up [...]

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Replay of mayor’s live chat (UPDATED)

NOTE: We made a mistake 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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Replay of today’s live chat

Is below. Thanks to everyone who participated. And for those folks who I promised to get back to, I’ll try to get more specific answers to you here on the blog as soon as possible.

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Morning roundup

The City Council has its regular meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. Here’s the agenda. Normally, Election Night would be a light agenda, but since there isn’t much of a primary this year, it’s pretty full. Among other things, council members are set to approve a $2.5 million settlement with the former Marina Tower property owners [...]

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