Category Archives: Former officials

Mark Lewis in the news

This time, he’s taking the CDCR to court after announcing plans to turn a women’s prison down in Chowchilla, where Lewis is city manager, into a men’s prison. Read it.

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Formerly Garcia, headed to Delta College

Former Stockton Human Resources Director Dianna Garcia tonight is set to be hired as San Joaquin Delta College’s new HR chief. The agenda lists her as Dianna Gonzales, to reflect her recent nuptials. The salary range for the position is $94,633-$108,691. (Thanks to colleague Alex Breitler for spotting this on the community college’s board agenda […]

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Mark Lewis in Chowchilla

Catching up on items from when I was on vacation last week: Former Stockton City Manager Mark Lewis, who was fired in 2006, has been tapped as Chowchilla’s city administrator. He started last Monday. The city has not yet provided Lewis’ annual salary. From 2007-09 Lewis was the redevelopment chief for the city of Reno, […]

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Proposed HR interim official worked with Deis in Sonoma County

On Tuesday, the City Council will consider a contract for an temporary Human Resources head (Dianna Garcia and City Manager Bob Deis agreed to part ways last month) whose focus will be strategizing and assisting in upcoming labor talks. Deis is proposing to hire Ann Goodrich, who was his Human Resources director when he was […]

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More on Moses investigation

A couple of quick notes that didn’t make it into Sunday’s story about a state agency’s investigation into former Stockton CFO Mark Moses. •If the FPPC finds Moses violated conflict-of-interest codes, it can fine him up to $5,000 per violation. The District Attorney’s Office and/or state attorney general can also choose whether to pursue misdemeanor […]

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Duran out

City Hall employees returned to work today after a long absence – minus Gus Duran, who for the past year temporarily filled the economic development director position, a key post that has experienced high turnover. His contract, which expired Dec. 31, was not renewed. Reached in Irvine today, Duran was asked if he was a […]

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Weekend news: Moses investigation and new Lexington owner

In case you missed it: •The Lexington Hotel downtown has a new owner: Patrick K. Willis, who owns a network of repossession and collections companies (and, the family trust spokesman said, Lake Tahoe-area resort properties). •Former Stockton CFO Mark Moses is under investigation by the state Fair Political Practices Commission for possible conflict-of-interest code violations […]

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Physical fitness

As we look ahead to tonight’s City Council meeting, I’m reminded of a June gathering in which regular Stockton critic Vincent Sayles brought a fold-up trampoline with him into the chambers and promoted its exercise benefits, though he did not demonstrate. Apparently Sayles made a persuasive case. As a going away present for interim City […]

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More on Mark Moses

On June 29, the City Council voted on a six-year, $1.1 million no-bid contract with Innoprise Software Inc. to overhaul some of the city’s antiquated computer systems. One week later, on July 6, CFO Mark Moses sent an e-mail to his department (this is all of the message I received. If there is more I do […]

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Manteca hire of former Stockton official causing dust up

According to a Manteca Bulletin story today, City Manager Steve Pinkerton has hired Don Smail, a retired Stockton redevelopment official who worked with Pinkerton when he was the city’s redevelopment director, to work on economic development activities on a contract basis. The hire has riled up some folks in the south county town.

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