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Silva to D.A.: Tubbs news conference with four other council members was a Brown Act violation

Mayor Anthony Silva shared a letter on Facebook last night that he also says he has sent to the District Attorney. Silva is alleging that councilman and Mayoral challenger Michael Tubbs and four other council members (Michael Blower, Elbert Holman, Susan Lofthus and Dan Wright) violated the Brown Act* by participating in Monday afternoon’s news [...]

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Video of Cynthia Gayle Boyd alleging the mayor encouraged her to trash Tubbs after DUI

Resident Cynthia Gayle Boyd was one of the few at last night’s City Council meeting to say anything negative about Mayor Anthony Silva. But what the 62-year-old Boyd said, if true, indicates Silva was offered extended speaking time to her before the council if she was willing to trash City Councilman Michael Tubbs after his [...]

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More chaos tonight?

Anyone who attended yesterday’s Michael Tubbs news conference or watched the video live on the recordnet Facebook page is aware of what happened. More could be in store at tonight’s City Council meeting at City Hall. The public session begins at 5:30 p.m. and again it will be live on the recordnet Facebook page. A couple [...]

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Mayor Anthony Silva’s Facebook post: ‘Old guard’ and ‘the elite’ are out to get him

This was posted last night. Read it here: Innocent until proven guilty is what we tell ourselves about the justice system. But we all know too well that in the court of “public opinion” it is just the opposite and its far too easy to cast judgement based on what we read in tabloid newspapers [...]

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CalPERS on #Brexit (with video)

Unless you are living in a cave, you probably have heard about the British vote to exit the European Union. Worldwide markets plummeted after the news. Among those negatively affected by plummeting markets are pension providers like CalPERS and their member agencies, like Stockton. How much a city like Stockton contributes to CalPERS is directly [...]

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Of audits and men

During a June 9 meeting, several members of the committee that oversees Measure A expressed frustration with colleague and accountant Ned Leiba over his repeated calls for an audit of the public safety sales tax. The Rev. Dwight Williams, the committee’s chair, was especially perplexed. You can watch here: But if you think Leiba is [...]

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Stockton budget hearings have begun

The hearing started at 9 a.m. You can view the PowerPoint here.

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City Council goes 5 for 5

Five of the seven members of the Stockton City Council were running in election races last night, and all of them lived to fight on until November: * Mayor Anthony Silva will be challenged by Councilman Michael Tubbs for the next four months. *District 2 Councilman Dan Wright finished second to Steve Colangelo in district [...]

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Taxpayers for Good Government lives!!

One would think a group that calls itself Taxpayers for Good Government would practice what it preaches in a timely fashion. In today’s paper, we reported on the PAC and its mysterious mailer bearing six Stockton political endorsements. Taxpayers for Good Government was required to publicly disclose who paid for the mailer, what it cost, [...]

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Measure W citizen’s body meeting this morning

Stockton voters approved$ the quarter-cent Measure W sales tax in 2004. It was supposed to fund 40 police officers and 40 firefighters a year. As it’s turned out, it’s funding 25 of each (this is hardly breaking news, by the way). The citizen’s commission that oversees the Measure W tax is meeting right now. Claire Tyson, [...]

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