- In other action
Also at Wednesday’s meeting:
- The Lodi City Council postponed a report on the repairs to Blakely Pool because Mayor Alan Nakanishi and Councilwoman JoAnne Mounce were both absent.
- Councilman Bob Johnson requested a report on whether maintenance and repairs on 26 emergency generators could be conducted by city employees. There was a resolution to contract the work out, but resident John Slaughterbeck said there were enough qualified workers in the city to get the job done. The resolution is postponed until the council can review the report.
- The speed limit on Church Street from Lockeford Street to Turner Road has been lowered from 35 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour, as recommended after a review of speed limits on several city streets.
- Lodi Area Crime Stoppers raised $3,000 for the Lodi Police Department to replace the computers in two portable radar speed displays that were worn out from use, and were acknowledged by the council.
- The council approved setting a $50 fee for a Lodi Lake Park Annual Pass, a $30 partial year fee, eliminating the old punch pass discount card.
- The lease was renewed for the World of Wonders Science Museum on Sacramento Street for five years, with three-year and two-year optional extensions.
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 am
The Downtown Lodi Business Partnership is on its way out. The Lodi City Council approved an ordinance to cut off the partnership's ability to levy taxes by shutting down the improvement district that got the group started in 1997.
"There were great hopes about what it would accomplish," said Councilman Larry Hansen. "There have been some great things, and some not so great. The original concept has not been totally abandoned."
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00 am.