Backers of two crime-fighting initiatives took the stage Wednesday night in an exercise of comparing and contrasting the merits of their plans. It was the city’s Marshall Plan on crime squaring off against the Stockton Safe Streets half-cent sales tax initiative in front of 100 or so residents. (more) News10 covered the debate.
A law firm representing a Stockton creditor in bankruptcy is accused of playing dirty by raiding attorneys from an opposing firm that represents the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. CalPERS, with which the city contracts to manage employee pensions, wants the judge overseeing Stockton’s bankruptcy to kick Winston & Strawn, LLP, off the case in [...]
Today’s story previewed Mayor Antony Silva’s State of the City address to come next week, entitled: “Leaving All of Our Egos at the Door – Change is Inevitable.” Provocative? Judge for yourself. Here are the titles of speeches the Stockton mayors gave over the last eight years: 2012: “Moving Stockton Forward,” Mayor Ann Johnston 2011: [...]
Jay Leno is on a tear at Stockton’s expense. Here’s a recent bit sent to me by Mayor Anthony Silva, who found it amusing:
City Manager Bob Deis sent this letter to Moody’s, contending the credit rating services didn’t do its homework before issuing this report. Standard & Poor’s issued their own statement, which city officials say is more fair and balanced.
The Stockton Safe Streets tax initiative is posted on a website by the same name stocktonsafestreets.org. Punch the middle button to read it in English. The left button is purported to produce the initiative en español, but I couldn’t get that to work.
Mayor Anthony Silva’s vote against (or was it?) moving the Marshall Plan on to the next stage continues to inspire discussion. Here’s how it appeared from the back press table of the council chambers. This came close to the midnight hour, probably not a moment of clarity for anybody in the room. The vote came [...]