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Tubbs visitor

Jim Dean – chair of Democracy for American and the brother of one-time presidential candidate Howard Dean – will visit Stockton this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. to endorse council candidate Michael Tubbs. Tubbs billed this as his second national bump, the first being in the form of a $10,000 campaign donation from Oprah. Tubbs is […]

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More from City Hall: $2.7 million from Washington, Fritchen’s son home from Iraq

7:44 p.m.: The City Council has voted 7-0 to formally abandon its Hunter Square Plaza right of way between Weber Avenue and Main Street. The city is donating it to the state of California to build a courthouse. 7:48 p.m.: In council comments, Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin said the comments from the public regarding Johnny […]

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Morning roundup

City Councilman Dale Fritchen lunched Thursday with A.G. Spanos Cos.’ David Nelson. Councilwoman Susan Eggman had a thought about the Spanos-backed Alliance for Responsible Planning’s downtown gardening proposal: “They can do the market rate housing, and we’ll do the garden on top.” Chip Englander, a campaign strategist from Sacramento and the executive director of the […]

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At Monday’s meeting of the City Council’s budget and finance committee, Budget Officer Joe Maestretti said the Police Department, which was $88,000 over budget in the first quarter but was expected to make budget by year’s end, had reduced overtime in the first quarter by 33 percent over the same period last year. “They’re doing […]

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Fritchen turns 50

City Councilman Dale Fritchen turned 50 years old today.   “I made it,” he said this afternoon.   Fritchen and members of his family were heading to San Francisco for the weekend to celebrate.

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The Ford committee

The composition of the ad-hoc committee appointed this evening to investigate the firing of Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford is more favorable for Ford than it could have been.   The committee chairman, Elbert Holman Jr., praised Ford publicly hours after he was fired July 14 and later urged Palmer to reconsider. Councilman Dale Fritchen, […]

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Ready, begin

5:30 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is calling the evening’s City Council meeting to order. There are about 100 people in the audience (many of them supporters of fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford). At the press table is Kevin Johnson and his chihuahua, Rogue. The council took no reportable action in closed session, City Attorney […]

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File it

City Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who declined in her first run for office, in 2006, to take money from local developers – calling them special interests, not “real people” – is taking from them this time around. The Grupe Co. in May provided Bertha Knowles Auditorium at University Park and drinks for the first event of […]

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More from City Hall: Fritchen calls for investigation into Ford firing

6:23 p.m.: William Childress is at the podium “on behalf of the citizenry,” he said, to call for the reinstatement of Johnny Ford. Childress said, “This matter is both important and urgent. … If this lays on the table for a fortnight, that is too long. It must be addressed. It should be addressed.” Nate […]

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