Citizen watchdog John Slaughterback keeps an eye on Lodi water projects
He attends every Lodi City Council meeting, studies agenda
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When John Slaughterback referred to problems in city governments, he is referring generally to the cities of Stockton, Bell and Vallejo, not Lodi or Galt in particular.
- John Slaughterback
I realized there were a lot of problems (in Galt) and I started watching things. When I came here, I wanted to see what Lodi was doing.”
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2013 12:00 am
The city of Lodi has a citizen watchdog, and he’s trying his best to keep sewer and water prices low. John Slaughterback, a white-haired man in his 70s, has made a ritual of checking in on the Lodi City Council, especially when it comes to items that he thinks could raise water and sewer rates in the future.
He retired 20 years ago from the now-defunct sugar processing plant in Clarksburg, and started tracking the goings-on of city government when he lived in Galt. Two years ago, he moved to Lodi for health reasons and kept up the habit.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 12:00 am.