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Federal government to fund 20 officers (updated)

The federal government announced this morning that Stockton will receive $7.9 million over three years in aid for police, enough to pay 20 police officers.   The funding is to maintain department staffing at about 380 officers, officials have said.   Update: Interim Police Chief Blair Ulring said the funding would likely maintain staffing of […]

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More from City Hall: Police deal approved

The City Council has reconvened following a two-hour discussion of fired Deputy City Manager Johnny Ford. Consent — including the labor agreement with Stockton police — has been approved 6-0 (Councilman Dale Fritchen is absent). It is less crowded in chambers, now, and cooler.

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Letter writing

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, today sent a second letter to the Department of Justice encouraging it to fund the Stockton Police Department’s request for aid. His first letter failed to do the trick.   Here is Round 2:   July 1, 2009 Attorney General Eric Holder U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, […]

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No deal

The City Council emerged this hour from a special closed session meeting to discuss labor and announced no action had been taken. Agreements with the fire and police unions were on the table. Vice Mayor Kathy Miller said the council needed more time to consider them.

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The COPS e-mail

City Hall this afternoon provided a copy of the Wednesday e-mail from the U.S. Department of Justice telling Stockton it would receive funding for no more than 20 police officers – if any – far fewer than the city had hoped. Here it is:   U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services […]

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Budget of the weird

City Hall today rescinded 21 of the 55 layoff notices issued to police officers in May, which was to be expected (officers taking a retirement incentive were expected to sufficiently reduce the force’s number that some layoffs could be avoided). What was not expected was that it would have any impact on the bottom blue […]

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Police funding cap formula explained

Gilbert Moore, a spokesman for the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Policing, said this afternoon that the office limited agencies with a sworn force of more than 1,000 police officers to no more than 50 positions funded. The office, which is distributing $1 billion in stimulus money nationwide to retain or rehire officers who otherwise would […]

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Budgeting for aid

The federal government’s announcement today that Stockton will receive nowhere near as much aid as City Hall had hoped to prevent police layoffs resulted in some heartbreak at City Hall, and it also made the four freshman council members who rejected City Manager Gordon Palmer’s initial budget proposal for its reliance on uncertain federal aid […]

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Letdown

The federal government told Stockton today it will receive nowhere near as much aid –– if anything –– than it had hoped to retain police officers who are otherwise to be laid off, officials said.   The announcement was devastating to City Hall, which had expected to be awarded at least $5.5 million to retain […]

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More from City Hall: COPS and Fritchen

6:33 p.m.: City Manager is disussing the budget’s reliance on some $5.5 million in federal aid to retain police officers. City Councilman Dale Fritchen noted that some 7,000 agencies nationwide have requested more than $8 billion in funding, and that what Stockton will receive is uncertain. “I just wanted to mention my concern,” he said. […]

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