Category Archives: Public Works Department


City and regional transportation officials this morning kicked off construction of an elaborate and massive set of north Stockton bridge crossings. When finished in 2013, drivers will be able to cross over and under Union Pacific Railroad tracks unimpeded at Eight Mile and Lower Sacramento roads. The $48 million project is funded  in part through […]

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Sean Gallagher, who is in charge of Project No. 9-12 – the city’s annual curb, gutter sidewalk and curb-ramp repair project, Gallagher’s third since coming on in 2007 – had plotted on a map in his office recently the locations of 262 sidewalks to be repaired next year. He was talking in his office the […]

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Murdoch and the community

Councilwoman Susan Eggman and about 15 people residents of the Victory Park area met Thursday at The Haggin Museum to discuss the formation of Friends of Victory Park, a group of volunteer caretakers. The meeting, however, started with what was meant to be a brief update on traffic calming (the area is on a waiting […]

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More from City Hall: Tree ordinance dropped

City Attorney Ren Nosky is asking the committee to forward the ordinance to the full City Council for approval, or to bring the matter back to committee for review. “It doesn’t sound like it’s good to go at this point,” Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin said. Bob Murdoch of Public Works said there is no pressure […]

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More from City Hall: Eggman and Martin questioning Nosky

City Attorney Ren Nosky’s presentation of the proposed street tree ordinance is finished, and Councilwoman Susan Eggman is quizzing him. “If the tree falls, who’s liable?” she said. Nosky answered that the liability would be on the property owner unless it is a tree the city now knows to be dead or dying (Or, rather, unless it is […]

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At City Hall: Hearing on street trees opening

This afternoon’s meeting of the City Council’s legislative committee has opened. There are a handful of people in the room, most of them for the committee’s consideration of a tree-maintenance ordinance that would shift maintenance responsibility to property owners. The ordinance is designed to save some $1 million. There are perhaps 120,000 trees in the […]

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