Louis Singer was an early player in city of Lodi utilities
This 1950s photograph shows longtime city of Lodi employee Bob McClain checking the city's No. 1 electric meter recording all the electricity being used in the city. (Photo courtesy of Ralph Lea)
Posted: Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 6:48 am, Sat Jul 3, 2010.
In 1935, a man named Louis Singer started working for the city
of Lodi engineering department.
The city was involved in legal hassles over underground water.
City leaders were concerned about the rising cost of electricity,
and residents were unhappy with the unpleasant aroma coming from
the sewage treatment plant near Ham Lane. Some issues, it seems,
are repeated throughout history.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:48 am.