Tag Archives: Police funding

More from City Hall: SPMA deal formalized

Public comment is done. Former Vice Mayor Gloria Nomura made an appearance, inviting council members and the public to a cultural event. Consent passed 6-0 (including Councilwoman Susan Eggman’s Victory Park Ponds Improvement Project), save a vote formalizing a letter of agreement between the administration and the Stockton Police Management Association. That item was pulled […]

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Jobs lost (police)

The administration is reducing payroll to shed costs to fix a $31 million budget problem. There are impacts, and they have names.   City Hall this morning provided a list of employees issued layoff notices May 1. The employees are to be laid off June 30, the first mass layoff in city history (three department […]

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Balancing act

Here, from interim Police Chief Blair Ulring’s presentation to the City Council on Tuesday, is how City Manager Gordon Palmer’s proposal to balance the ailing general fund depends on the federal aid (CHRP is the federal government’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program):     Full request 75% of request 50% of request 40% of request (Planned) […]

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Police come by

The Stockton Police Officers Association stopped in this afternoon for a meeting with The Record’s editorial board, and to start off Officer Steve Leonesio, the union president, said he was optimistic for a good outcome in the concessions dispute (the administration wants $6.5 million in concessions from police; the union is interested in much less) […]

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How Oakland budgeted for COPS

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums was to release a budget plan today calling for laying off as many as 140 police officers, the Oakland Tribune reported, and the subject of the city’s $67 million federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program grant request came up. According to the Tribune:   “We’ve been admonished to deal with our budget […]

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Department of Justice critical of one City Hall budget assumption

City Manager Gordon Palmer’s plan to balance Stockton’s budget depends on millions of dollars in federal aid for police. For Stockton or any other city to count on that is irresponsible, a Department of Justice official said this afternoon, the day Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, sent the department a letter urging it to award Stockton […]

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McNerney to DOJ: Fund Stockton PD quickly, please

From a letter today from Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, to the U.S. Department of Justice (City Hall has applied for $44 million in federal aid to prop up its Police Department):   I am writing to urge your full, careful and swift consideration of a grant application submitted by the City of Stockton’s Police Department […]

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More from City Hall: Police talks failing

In negotiations between City Hall and the Stockton Police Officers Association, the City Council tonight rejected an offer the Stockton Police Officers Association characterized as its “last, best and final offer,” City Attorney Ren Nosky is reporting out of closed session. If no deal is had, City Manager Gordon Palmer would see defeated a budget proposal that […]

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City Hall, SPMA (not SPOA) reach labor deal

The administration announced this afternoon that it has reached a tentative labor deal with the Stockton Police Management Association, which represents 22 police employees. Still to go is the more difficult negotiation with the Stockton Police Officers Association, which represents more than 370 employees.   Of that negotiation, Human Resources Director Dianna Garcia said this […]

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PD negotiation continuing

The administration and the Stockton Police Officers Association are to meet again today in their labor negotiation. City Hall has said it must have millions of dollars in concessions by April 30 to maintain a spending proposal that even with such concessions would be brutal.   “By everybody’s report, the last meeting they had last […]

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