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More from City Hall: Ford camp calling for a postponement

6:39 p.m.: Former City Councilman Ralph Lee White is asking the City Council to put off until the full council is present the discussion of fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford. Councilwoman Diana Lowery, one of the Ford ad-hoc committee members, is absent. White is also speaking on the Boys and Girls Club’s behalf. 6:43 […]

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More on Ford

Fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford’s lawyer, Albert Ellis, said today that the City Council committee’s report on Ford’s ouster vindicated Ford. In the Steven Hunt/Charles Kemp matter central to the committee’s findings, the committee sided with Kemp, and though the committee did not say it, Ellis called the statement Kemp disavowed evidence the investigation […]

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The Kemp statement

In response to a California Public Records Act request this afternoon for investigator Steven Hunt’s summary of his interview with Charles Kemp and for Kemp’s signed statement concerning fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford, the city has responded here:     Redacted is almost everything but the excerpts included in the Ford committee’s morning report. […]

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Hunt or Kemp

The City Council committee report concerning the firing of Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford centered largely on a signed statement in which Stockton Arena General Manager Charles Kemp said he felt pressured to give Ford free tickets to events, a statement Kemp disavowed. The statement was obtained by Steven Hunt, a liability claims investigator who […]

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The Ford report

Here is the report released this morning by the City Council committee investigating the firing of Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford:   More to follow.

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More from City Hall: Ford report to be released Wednesday

5:47 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is asking City Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. for a report on the Johnny Ford investigation. Holman said, “We are finally done, and the report will be made available to the council tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., and it will be online on the city’s Web site before 11 a.m.” Holman […]

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Subpoenaed to the Yosemite Club

The City Council committee investigating the firing of Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford has released copies of subpoenas issued in the investigation, including to one person who was to appear for a noon meeting at the Yosemite Club. Here is the lineup of subpoenas issued subsequent to those previously issued to Ford, then-City Manager Gordon […]

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More from City Hall: Ford appointment measure appears dead

7:57 p.m.: Mayor Ann Johnston is addressing the matter of appointing Johnny Ford to a special job. She said, “Frankly, I do not support the idea of forming another position.” She said, “I believe that it in fact is a violation of the charter, and it certainly is something that goes against the spirit and […]

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More from City Hall: Shields calls it a circus

7:25 p.m.: In continuing conversation of a proposal to pay lawyers representing Gordon Palmer and Dianna Garcia in the Johnny Ford hearings, Mayor Ann Johnston said she believes the council “should support this, should support our staff.” Councilwoman Susan Eggman said what is said in committee meetings is likely to come out in discovery. It […]

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More from City Hall: Renison asks Holman to step down on Ford matter

5:45 p.m.: Public comment is open. Mayor Ann Johnston is limiting comments to three minutes instead of five. She said that is because she has a large number of comment cards. The Rev. Glen Shields has elected to wait to speak until the agenda item concerning Ford is up. William Childress, then is first. He is […]

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