Category Archives: Gadflies

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 from City Hall: Nguyen baiting the council and Frazier upset

6:23 p.m.: A typical response from Tocan Nguyen when City Hall tries to restrict racist remarks during public comment is to tell the council that her remarks are not racist, only a reasonable way to identify people. How else besides identifying people as black or Hispanic, she said this evening, could she report crime? Her [...]

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Coffee

Mayor Ann Johnston was in south Stockton this morning for the first of a series of “coffees with the mayor” to discuss business and economic development. The city’s Greg Folsom introduced himself and said, “This is a coffee, so the restrooms are down this hall and to your left.” In the audience was Joe Warren, [...]

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More from City Hall: Nguyen at the podium at Obama on the dais

5:45 p.m.: Tocan Nguyen is at the podium for her weekly installment. Nguyen is a Republican and considers President Barack Obama among the world’s “top criminals.” During Nguyen’s presentation Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin took from a box and put on the dais facing Nguyen an Obama bobblehead.

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More from City Hall: Getting the money and the word out

6:25 p.m.: Staff is presenting Public Hearing 9.01, at which it is proposing that the council adopt a resolution approving an amendment to the 2008-09 action plan to include federal homelessness prevention and re-housing aid, worth about $1 million. Councilwoman Susan Eggman is on her third question about this (she has a committee talking about [...]

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