Tag Archives: Johnny Ford

AG: nothing yet on tickets

The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office said last week it would punt on the issue of whether City Council members violated the city charter by reporting free tickets to local events, instead referring the matter to the state attorney general. So far, that office has not received anything, spokeswoman Becca MacLaren said today. Here’s […]

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More on the ticket issue

A year later, the ticket-taking saga still lingers. Though I was able to fit Mayor Ann Johnston and others into the story, I had very limited space to fit both sufficient background and context into the article, so many comments, including those from some council members, did not make it into the story. So here are some of […]

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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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More from City Hall: In public comment …

Bobby Bivens, chairman of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was introduced this evening as Bobby Bivens Sr. His son, Bobby Bivens Jr., had spoken as part of presentation by the NAACP’s youth arm on HIV/AIDS. Former City Council candidate Ramiro Reyes said he was assaulted and tortured […]

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City Hall: Palmer and Garcia owed for attorney fees in Ford matter

A  lawyer for the city has opined City Hall is required to pay for lawyers who represented former City Manager Gordon Palmer and Human Resources Director Dianna Garcia at hearings in the Johnny Ford matter, officials said today. The opinion is a rebuke of a City Council that rejected its own attorney’s advice and voted […]

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More from City Hall: Public comment

6:09 p.m.: William Childress, a Johnny Ford supporter, is back at the podium. He believes Ford should be reinstated. 6:12 p.m.: A man is at the podium thanking Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison and Councilwoman Susan Eggman for the ponds work done at Victory Park. Also, he signed up for Volunteers in Service to Aid Stockton, […]

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More from City Hall: Ford and city to mediate

5:45 p.m.: The City Council meeting has been called to order. Mayor Ann Johnston and Councilwoman Susan Eggman are absent, both in New Orleans to accept a redevelopment award for Stockton Events Center. Interim City Manager Kevin O’Rourke is making a statement about the Johnny Ford matter. The council and Ford have agreed to participate […]

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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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More from City Hall: No action on Ford

5:45 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston has called the evening’s City Council meeting to order. City Attorney Ren Nosky announced the council took no reportable action in closed session. The council was scheduled in that closed session to discuss Johnny Ford, among other concerns.

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Morning roundup

The City Council has a special meeting at 2:45 p.m. to interview seven applicants for one vacancy on the San Joaquin Regional Transit District Board. Former Vice Mayor Gloria Nomura and former Councilman Floyd Weaver. The council is to meet in a closed session at 3:45 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of fired […]

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