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More from City Hall: Palmer on 344

6:32 p.m.: City Manager Gordon Palmer is addressing the Police Department’s budgeted force of 344 officers, a number interim Police Chief Blair Ulring said Monday is inadequate. Palmer said, “That’s the minimum the police chief had indicated he can operate in the city here.”

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Looking for direction

I missed this afternoon’s budget and finance committee meeting. Record staff writers Jennifer Torres and Ashlee Lubniewski sat in. The following account of the meeting is from their notes.   Mayor Ann Johnston, Vice Mayor Kathy Miller and City Council members Elbert Holman Jr. and Diana Lowery toured Port of Stockton this morning by bus, […]

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Palmer: That was not enjoyable

City Manager Gordon Palmer and Mayor Ann Johnston were in Sacramento today lobbying for aid. Asked about the political significance for him of the City Council’s rejection of his budget Tuesday, Palmer said, “I’ll just say I didn’t enjoy the meeting Tuesday night.”   He said he is not walking away.   “I’m the city […]

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Eggman: Palmer felt budget support slipping midday

City Councilwoman Susan Eggman said today that City Manager Gordon Palmer told her he felt support for Tuesday’s budget proposal slipping midday. She said she believes he will “put together a couple of different scenarios” for the council to consider.   “If it’s between laying off more police and closing community centers and libraries, that’s […]

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Palmer interviewing police chief candidates

City Manager Gordon Palmer today is interviewing seven candidates for police chief, three from inside the department and four from outside, a source said.

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Holman on Palmer and how he made his mind up on the budget

City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr., said this morning what he and the council majority said Tuesday, when it rejected City Manager Gordon Palmer’s budget proposal: “If we continue to bank on money that is supposed to come … it’s like rolling the dice.”   Holman said that when the meeting started, “I was still open. […]

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Plan B

City Councilman Dale Fritchen and some other council members (though not all, among them Mayor Ann Johnston) are more than a little frustrated that City Manager Gordon Palmer’s budget-balancing proposal relies on millions of dollars in labor concessions and federal aid, and Fritchen has been asking Palmer lately what City Hall will do if the money does […]

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Fritchen v. Palmer

Chief Financial Officer Mark Moses is telling the City Council’s budget and finance committee that the Wall Street rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s are coming to town this week, their visits put off from the week of May 11 to allow City Manager Gordon Palmer to present his budget-balancing proposal. Councilmen Dale Fritchen […]

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Fritchen on Palmer’s budget proposal: “We’re just wasting valuable time.”

The City Council’s budget and finance committee is to meet Monday, resuming hearings that had been set aside so that City Manager Gordon Palmer and his staff could develop a budget-balancing proposal to present to the full council. Palmer briefed the council on that Tuesday.   That the proposal relied on more than $15 million […]

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