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More from City Hall: Madison hurt removing equipment from a tractor, has hand in splint

6:58 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is up to present a sewer plant / rate study measure, his right hand in a splint. Madison, who had his leg broken by a horse not so many years ago, broke his thumb the day before Thanksgiving. He was unhooking a harrow from a tractor, he said, […]

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Shovels, cake and a strike force

At a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the $217 million Delta Water Supply Project – the largest public works project ever here – City Hall this morning put out two cakes, one with the design of a water treatment plant on it and the other in the shape of a water tank. […]

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More from City Hall: On to consent

6:32 p.m.: Public comment is done (Sharon Simas, for the Boys and Girls Club, said, “We look forward to our contract being extended for the one-year option”), and the council is on to consent. Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is addressing concerns about a well. The item passes. So does the rest of consent, save […]

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Heavy equipment

Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison drove from City Hall this morning to an old alfalfa field north of Eight Mile Road, where construction was starting on the Delta Water Supply Project, Stockton’s $217 million campaign to pump drinking water from the Delta. Madison said he found the property in 2003. “I was driving by it, […]

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Table tennis champion

Municipal Utilities Department Mark Madison was at this afternoon’s water committee meeting in sneakers. He had on the table a trophy his department won minutes before in the city’s pingpong tournament (a lunchtime affair that has been going on for more than a month, part of the city’s employee wellness campaign).   “MUD is the […]

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More from City Hall: Madison on DWSP

6:18 p.m.: Consent passes 7-0. 6:19 p.m.: The awarding of $184 million in construction contracts for the Delta Water Supply Project is up. Mark Madison is sitting next to City Manager Gordon Palmer. Madison said this afternoon, “I cannot tell you how excited I am about tonight. This is one of the most important days […]

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More from City Hall: Madison on neutrality or opposition

7:15 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison said the city’s options are to oppose the Peripheral Canal or to stay neutral. The benefit of staying neutral, he said: – Keeps options open for new water sources and higher quality water– Maintains leverage Councilwoman Susan Eggman, who is in opposition to the canal: “What would we […]

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More from City Hall: Peripheral Canal

6:35 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison: At BDCP steering committee’s Napa meetings, “Our participation was strongly resisted.” He said the city had attempted to elbow in. Madison: There are two concepts on the table. One is an isolated, peripheral canal (a simple bypass from north to south). Another is one involving a Delta bypass, […]

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More from City Hall: Madison talks and the night (not because of him) is done

8:15 p.m.: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison is coming up, and Mayor Ann Johnston and council members are funning him about his tendency to go long.  “I’m baaaack,” he said. A councilwoman said, “Start the timer.” The Municipal Utilities Department is not a general fund department. Its separation from the general fund has made it far less interesting […]

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More from City Hall: Rate hike notification matter passes

More from City Hall: 7:52: Municipal Utilities Director Mark Madison finished and the City Council voted 6-1 on the rate hike matter. Councilwoman Susan Eggman dissented. Mayor Ann Johnston put off until another meeting a discussion of water conservation (which, had it occurred, might have pushed the upcoming budget hearing to breakfast). The budget session […]

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