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More on Mark Moses

On June 29, the City Council voted on a six-year, $1.1 million no-bid contract with Innoprise Software Inc. to overhaul some of the city’s antiquated computer systems. One week later, on July 6, CFO Mark Moses sent an e-mail to his department (this is all of the message I received. If there is more I do […]

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More from City Hall: In council comments …

7:53 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is talking about the prison lawsuit. She said it guarantees a “place at the table” and that she hopes for a “win-win” situation for the state and for the city and San Joaquin County. On the subject of Christmas trees, Johnston said, “I hope we have more Christmas trees on […]

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More from City Hall: Weaver off transit board

7:17 p.m.: The City Council has voted 4-3 to appoint Les Fong to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District Board. Former Councilman Floyd Weaver, a current board member, received three votes, from council members Elbert Holman Jr., Leslie Baranco Martin and Dale Fritchen. Weaver and Fong had tied in voting in a first round, in October, when […]

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More from City Hall: Bentz recognized

5:50 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston and interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke are at the podium, and department directors are filing in. Johnston and O’Rourke are surprising Teri Bentz, the retiring assistant to the city manager, with a plaque (The recognition was not on the agenda, a measure to avoid tipping Bentz, who manages agendas). Johnston said Bentz “knows […]

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Morning roundup

Mayor Ann Johnston is back from New Orleans. A San Joaquin Council of Governments board meeting is at 5 p.m. A teen forum is at the Gary & Janice Podesto Impact Teen Center at 6:30 p.m.

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Morning roundup

The City Council is scheduled to meet in closed session at 3:30 p.m. Mayor Ann Johnston and Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who are in New Orleans to accept a brownfields development award for the Stockton Arena and Stockton Ballpark project, are to participate by conference call from a Hilton. On the closed session agenda is a […]

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Authority

When the City Council on Tuesday interviewed four headhunters and selected one, Alliance Resource Consulting LLC, of Long Beach, to search for a city manager, it was unusual that the selection was done in public (the estimated cost, some $24,250 or less, is within the city manager’s spending authority), and Mayor Ann Johnston made something […]

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Morning roundup

Mayor Ann Johnston was to have another of her Coffees with the Mayor at 8 a.m. at the offices of the Downtown Stockton Alliance. A groundbreaking ceremony for the $217 million Delta Water Supply Project is at 10:30 a.m. Johnston and Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, are expected to speak.

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More from City Hall: On to consent

6:32 p.m.: Public comment is done (Sharon Simas, for the Boys and Girls Club, said, “We look forward to our contract being extended for the one-year option”), and the council is on to consent. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is addressing concerns about a well. The item passes. So does the rest of consent, save […]

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Coffee

Mayor Ann Johnston was in south Stockton this morning for the first of a series of “coffees with the mayor” to discuss business and economic development. The city’s Greg Folsom introduced himself and said, “This is a coffee, so the restrooms are down this hall and to your left.” In the audience was Joe Warren, […]

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