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Lodi’s new mayor: Bob Johnson

Johnson previously held top position in 2007; Nakanishi joins council

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  • darlene casella posted at 3:04 pm on Thu, Jan 20, 2011.

    darlene casella Posts: 1

    Bob Johnson, Mayor of Lodi!!! John Simon found you. He even found Janet. For years when we got together our first questions would be "Where is Janet?" Soon followed by has anyone heard from Bob Johnson?

    Now it seems you have been prospering in Lodi hence these many years. Frank and I live in Southern California. John and Barbara in South Carolina.

    Congratulations on your most recent political success.


  • Bob Johnson posted at 2:35 pm on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    Bob Johnson Posts: 31

    Mr. Cheney:

    Do youself a favor and check out my financial filings as required by the state and please explain to me where my "wealth levels" have "vastly increased" in the past several years.

  • roy bitz posted at 9:30 am on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    There are no consequences for our three gentle councilmen when the mislead us with half truths in order to justify their pet projects. Consequences fall to rate payers.
    The "treat and drink" water treatment plant and the twenty year Waste Management contract are two examples of how misleading information was used to justify their approval of very costly pet projects.

    1.No competitive bid was considered for the twenty year WM contract---it was awarded on the condition WM "donate" one million dollars to pay for grape bowl upgrades. This was not a donation and it was not a good deal for rate payers.

    2.The ground water over draft is 200,000 afa. The"treat and drink" water plant will treat 6,000 afa. It will not help resolve the over draft problem but rate payers have been lead to believe it will provide better quality drinking water and it is needed due to ground water over draft. Neither statement is true. The 6,000 afa of river water will be mixed with about 12,000 afa of ground water we use. The quality of the treated water may be better when it leaves the plant but not when it is used.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 7:03 am on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 541

    Roy, don't you think they are accountable every time they run for election? And believe me, I don't vote for many of the winners in this State.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:57 am on Fri, Dec 3, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Josh Morgan, listen up young pup. You could possibly learn something other than what the city spinners and their hush hush News-Sentinel spoon feed you. Are you reated to Haansen, Jonson, Katzakian, Hood, Bartlam or Sandelin? Just curious. .

  • roy bitz posted at 10:39 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    roy bitz Posts: 503

    Our council members are "elected volunteers". These volunteers are not accountable--but they have the freedom to spend our tax dollars and our "rate payer dollars" pretty much as they choose.
    For example, three gentle councilmen have committed rate payers to long term contracts to fund the "treat and drink" water treatment plant. This plant, the cost of operating it ,and the cost of the river water will cost rate payers over one hundred fifty million dollars over the next forty years. This is one example as to how much power---just three gentle councilmen have. They approved a multi-million dollar multi year contract for a project we do not need.
    We were told we need this plant because our ground water is being over drafted by 200,000 afa. The plant will treat 6,000 afa. This is 3% of the over draft. Do the math.

  • Josh Morgan posted at 9:18 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 541

    Doug, when are you going to come up with some new material? I know you believe that if you yell long and loud enough that someone is going to believe you. Unfortunately that hasn't happened over the past several years.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 8:23 pm on Thu, Dec 2, 2010.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Mr. know it all mayor Johnson, I'm surprised you didn't get your last licks of intimidation and smart alec remarkstoward Ms. Hitchcock that you've consistently made during nearly every council meeting open to the public and televised. Are you still a part time retired real estate appraiser? With those highball appraisals that helped tumble the RE industry here in this area? Nice to have a transplanted New Yorker mayor, I believe, and outgoing mayor Katzakian with a family deeply embroiled in real estate sales, brokerage building and development, city manager Bartlam being a get rich quick wannabe real estate broker and developer, I suspect your first item on the business front will be to pass redevelopment for your other RE business associates, friends and family to again line your pockets with those free government dollars for those same interests and burden Lodi with another $250 million plus debt to line your own pockets. This council, sadly, looks like just another batch of Lodi good old boys, and I do mean old. Just the 4 amigos will cost the taxpayers plenty in mediical plans and payments. I hope you three old, clueless fools will heed the words of the Honorable Alan Nakanishi and ex-mayor JoAnne Mounce and work for us taxpayers of Lodi and not the developers and RE industry, as your voting records from the past 4 years indicate. Haven't your wealth levels vastly increased in the last 4 years, 3 amigos? 3 amigos, please respond on these public blogs so Lodians can have statements from you besides the spin and BS and your city communications manager feed us?



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