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Stockton’s IT

Somebody out there – Patrick Thibodeau – is worried about how Stockton’s IT crew will fare in the city’s financial crisis. He wrote about it for Computerworld, and it is a pretty good read.

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Where does the buck stop in Stockton’s BK?

City Manager Bob Deis is asking the City Council to publish an open letter to the city, explaining yet again what Stockton’s trying to accomplish in bankruptcy and why you, the average Stockton Joe, won’t notice a negative change to your life, if they pull it off correctly. Nor will the mom and pop who […]

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Stockton’s BK on NPR

Mayor Ann Johnston explains Stockton’s bankruptcy this morning on NPR.

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City of Compton

If you’re counting, word is that Compton may become the fourth bankruptcy. That’s what Reuters predicts.

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The suit

Here’s the complaint filed by the city of Stockton retirees, suing over their health care.

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And then there were three

San Bernardino’s City Council Tuesday night voted to seek bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg. This makes the third California city, after Stockton and Mammoth Lakes. The Bloomberg story says it is unclear how  San Bernardino will handle AB506 mediation, if at all. This required per-bankruptcy step caused Stockton problems because as the city let mediation […]

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Mastagni on Stockton’s BK

Sacramento attorney David Mastagni represents the Stockton Police Officers’ Association in its fight with the city. He appeared on The Tom Sullivan Show to weigh in on Stockton. Watch it. Mastagni says cities like Stockton are using their public safety employees as scapegoats.

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Stockton’s insolvency narrative

Here’s the city’s pitch for how it went broke.  It’s a good read, chalk full of figures underpinning the city’s rise and fall. (Scroll down to page 6.) This stage of Vallejo’s bankruptcy proved a big fight, so get ready, Stockton. In Friday’s hearing, attorney Lawrence Larose of the bond insurer National Public Finance Guarantee […]

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From the filings

As required by the Bankruptcy Procedure 2019, the Association of Retired Employees of the City of Stockton (ARECOS) has filed its disclosure, saying it is 630-members-strong. They formed Oct. 3, 2011, to represent their interests, and they list all the members – police, fire fighters, public works, managers and their spouses. You may recognize some […]

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BBC on Stockton

The New Stockton 99 Speedway helps the BBC tell the  story of Stockton – and the United States’ – decline. Go for a ride along with Stockton police officer Katheryn Nance as she drives through the neighborhood where she grew up.

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