Tag Archives: Measure H

Will city reduce Fire Department staffing?

Now that Measure H has passed, the fire union says brace for staffing cut proposals as the two sides head into new contract negotiations. Reductions were proposed and supported (and later abandoned) earlier this year, they point out, and an outside report recommends it. Here’s what some city leaders have to say about the staffing [...]

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More campaign finances

•Here is City Council District 1 candidate Xochitl Paderes‘ latest campaign disclosure form. • Asked Donna Brown, the campaign consultant for Yes on Measure H, about the campaign’s latest disclosure. It doesn’t list any expenses for the small Yes on H billboards seen around town. Brown said she still hasn’t received a bill for the [...]

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Campaign finances

Campaign finance reports, covering the period of Oct. 1-16, were due last week. Here’s a quick roundup of the filings that the City Clerk’s office has on hand. •Yes on Measure H, according to its most recent filing, posted a small surge in fund-raising over the roughly two-week period, reporting $13,293 in cash contributions. The [...]

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This Stockton’s on fire

Just referencing the graphic on the pro-Measure H campaign mailer, which has hit Stockton homes and can be seen below. (It does not mention Measure H, but its intent is clear). Keep reading for more info. A few things: •The flier was distributed by the “Safe and Clean Schools Coalition,” a tax-exempt organization that does [...]

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A couple of Measure H items

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Catching up with a couple of quick items: • The Yes on Measure H campaign filed its campaign finance disclosure form yesterday, a week after the deadline. Cash raised, $4,150, is a little lower than what the campaign’s treasurer estimated in a Record article last week. As [...]

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More on fire arbitration

A federal judge has put one of the Stockton fire union’s two lawsuits on hold, we reported today. The union’s lawyer said the ruling wasn’t a surprise and that the union will focus its efforts on the arbitration already underway. Unfortunately, we were really tight on space in today’s paper, and our story couldn’t go [...]

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Downtown alliance neutral on Measure H

The Downtown Stockton Alliance Board of Directors today declined to take a position on Measure H, the city’s November bid to change Fire Department language in the city charter. Directors voted 5-4 to remain neutral after supporters and opponents gave presentations to the board, alliance Executive Director Tim Kerr said. The decision runs counter to [...]

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Podesto fire letter in full

There’s been continued interest in former Mayor Gary Podesto‘s recent letter to The Record in opposition to Measure H. Click here to read the letter in full.

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