Category Archives: Former officials

Lewis building again

Former City Manager Mark Lewis, who was laid off in a cost-cutting measure in Reno this summer (he was director of the Reno Redevelopment Agency) is back at it, listed in a report this morning as a consultant on a project in Carson City. According to the Nevada Appeal, Lewis is involved with a bid […]

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Notice of default on Chavez loan

A notice of default has been filed on former Mayor Ed Chavez’s $257,000 loan for a condominium he marketed as a short sale before leaving office in December. Chavez, a former police chief, retired to a home he had built in Sun City Shadow Hills, an active adult community in Indio. His Driftwood Place condominium […]

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Lewis laid off in Reno

Former Stockton City Manager Mark Lewis has been laid off by the city of Reno, where he became redevelopment director after being fired by the Stockton City Council in 2006, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. The Reno Redevelopment Agency, which he oversaw, was consolidated with the city’s Community Development Department in a cost-cutting measure, the Gazette-Journal […]

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Heath on her firing

Former Arts Commission Director Deena Heath said this morning that City Manager Gordon Palmer fired her after she told her boss she would resign because she would not do both her job and that of former Public Arts Manager Robyn Burror, who was laid off in the budget crisis.   Heath, 60, said she told […]

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Power play in Reno

There is a proposal in Reno to strip from the city manager the directorship of the Reno Redevelopment Agency, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday.   If adopted, redevelopment administrator Mark Lewis, Stockton’s former city manager, would report directly to the Reno City Council.

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Rencher’s response

Former Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library Director Natalie Rencher, reached at her home in San Diego this morning regarding the San Joaquin County civil grand jury’s report on her handling of the library, said, “I’m going to get off the phone right now. Thank you.”

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Rencher on race, Mark Lewis and that lien on her house

Public Librarian Natalie Rencher, who was laid off here this year, is a short-list candidate for director of the Birmingham Public Library and was in Birmingham last week for an interview, The Birmingham News reported Sunday.   Uncollected library fines, staff unrest and a grand jury investigation in Stockton came up. Rencher responded, according to The […]

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