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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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From City Hall: Weaver in attendance, meeting to start at 5:45

5:24 p.m.: It has just been announced that the City Council will start its public session 15 minutes late, at 5:45 p.m., the closed session apparently having gone long. In the audience is former Councilman Floyd Weaver. Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin walked by and said, “Hi, Floyd.” He said, “Hi, sweetheart. How are you?”

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More from City Hall: Martin calls for Ford to be put on administrative leave

6:45 p.m.: Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin is asking City Attorney Ren Nosky to look at a City Charter provision that the city attorney not hire outside attorneys without approval of the City Council. Nosky said the longstanding practice has been that outside lawyers not be hired only if the cost exceeds the council limit, about […]

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More from City Hall: Holman, Martin and Eggman on the Ford situation

The council is on to council comments. Mayor Ann Johnston is congratulating Vice Mayor Kathy Miller for a League of California Cities appointment. Councilman Elbert Holman Jr. said he was “deeply moved by the showing of support for Mr. Ford today.” He said the loss of Ford is the loss of an “integral part of […]

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Martin, Fritchen and Lowery on budget

Council members Leslie Baranco Martin, Diana Lowery and Dale Fritchen this afternoon on Tuesday’s budget rejection:   Martin:             It was a huge failure in communication …I think you’ve got four freshman council members on the dais that maybe this is just part of that learning experience, that learning curve.                           I can’t even fathom […]

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More from City Hall: Martin calls it ‘passing by default’

9:03 p.m.: Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin: “It actually passes by default.” Mayor Ann Johnston is requesting that the hearing be continued and that City Manager Gordon Palmer return with a budget that does not rely on federal aid. There is consensus on that.

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More from City Hall: Nguyen at the podium at Obama on the dais

5:45 p.m.: Tocan Nguyen is at the podium for her weekly installment. Nguyen is a Republican and considers President Barack Obama among the world’s “top criminals.” During Nguyen’s presentation Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin took from a box and put on the dais facing Nguyen an Obama bobblehead.

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More from City Hall: Martin on highways

6:29 p.m.: In a formality, the City Council approved an agreement with the state of California for the south Stockton Highway 99 widening project, Caltrans is the lead agency on the $253 million project, which is to widen Highway 99 from four lanes to six lanes from Arch Road to the Crosstown Freeway. The agreement approved […]

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More from City Hall: Nose blow

A council member blew her nose, and the high school students in attendance cannot stop laughing (A hopeful moment, no doubt, for all those wanting to interest youth in municipal government).

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