Category Archives: Municipal Utilities Department

Oversight

After a judge dismantled Stockton’s $600 million waterworks privatization deal – the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River – the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton, the litigants, suggested that a citizen oversight committee be formed to watch over water.   The coalition’s Bill Loyko was on speaker phone this afternoon for a […]

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Budget and Finance: Madison wants stormwater and wastewater rate hikes

4:40 p.m. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is finishing up (Moses and Garcia are just back; Taylor came back a while ago). Madison wants the committee’s blessing of a proposal to the full council to conduct a study to justify increases in stormwater and wastewater rates. That is in addition to the water rates that are expected to increase to fund […]

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Budget and Finance: Madison in the MUD

4:05 p.m. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is up to talk about his department. In his introduction, he mentioned rookie City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. had not yet had a chance to “play in the MUD.” It is late in the afternoon, however, and Madison is losing his audience: Chief Financial Officer Mark Moses just walked out. So did […]

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