Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:00 am
Wally Sandelin, director of Lodi’s Public Works department, took issue with my letter of Nov. 12 (Mr. Sandelins’ response, “Lodi residents are not subsidizing new developments’ obligations to pay for impacts to the city’s infrastructure”).
Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:00 am
A recent column by Wally Sandelin, director of Lodi’s Public Works Department, took issue with my column of Nov. 12 and a letter by John Slaughterback. Mr. Sandelin defended the proposed rate increases, arguing that this vote is not a rate increase; that the city has been transparent in bringing this issue forward; and that the proposed increases are appropriate for various reasons.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 am
John Slaughterback in his Letter to the Editor and Mr. Dave Wellenbrock in his guest column of Nov. 12 made many erroneous statements, to wit the purpose of my response.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:00 am
I agree with the letter “Mr. Vetica protests the proposed water rate increase,” Nov. 7. I, too, protest the proposed rate increases.
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.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:00 am
Stockton Police Capt. Mark Helms will serve as Lodi’s next
In a 3 to 1 vote, the Lodi City Council approved a contract with
Helms, a Tokay High School graduate, on Wednesday night.
It is the first time in at least four decades the city is hiring
a new police chief from outside the department.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 11:00 pm
In today's paper, I wrote a brief blurb about the city signing a
new contract with the United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin, Amador
and Calveras Counties.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:00 am
The Galt City Council voiced support Tuesday night for an
ordinance that will temporarily prohibit the location or operation
of marijuana-related businesses in the city limits.
Monday, August 16, 2010 12:00 am
I will still have to concede Darryl Clare is a leader, but he is
not the leader I envisioned him to be. The appointment of Marylou
Powers to the city council was controversial, and many of the
city's residents believed her appointment was the result of a
conspiracy, planned and initiated by Randy Shelton, Barbara Payne
and Darryl Clare.
Thursday, August 5, 2010 12:00 am
After the Galt City Council appointed Marylou Powers to serve
temporarily on the council, some audience members clapped while
others angrily stormed out, claiming the process was rigged.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 12:00 am
The Galt City Council is still looking for someone to replace
Councilman Andrew Meredith, who resigned on July 7.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 12:00 am
For the second time in about four months, a local hiring
ordinance did not move forward at the Galt City Council meeting
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 12:00 am
The Galt City Council should worry more about managing the
city's pending problems and less time on their personal agendas,
which are media attention headline-grabbers that use city resources
and create problems for the city!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:00 pm
The future of Delta Greens, an upscale senior housing
development, was no closer to being solved after a more than
one-hour debate Tuesday night at the Galt City Council.
Sunday, August 9, 2009 10:00 pm
Regarding your July 31 story on Delta Greens and the county
habitat plan: When all the facts are not reported, then the story
becomes biased and misleading to the citizens of Galt. If the
News-Sentinel can't print all the story, then it shouldn't
print any of the story.
Friday, August 7, 2009 10:00 pm
Residents Rick Walters, Dan Jimenez and John Slaughterback all
said they want to make it clear that they do not oppose a senior
Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:00 pm
The Regional Water Control Board fines the city of Galt. The
complaint charges the city of Galt with civil liabilities which
represent the sum of accrued mandatory minimum penalties of $3,000
per violation, and the accumulations total $108,000!
Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:00 pm
Barbara Payne is a politician; people speak of her
accomplishments and what she has done for the city.
Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Money can buy anything: Special interest groups are spending
lots of money to promote a senior development adjacent to the sewer
treatment plant, and in the process, implying they have the fix for
Galt's infrastructure problems. Things are not what they would have
Friday, August 15, 2008 10:00 pm
Nomination papers for the Galt and Lodi city council races show
the hopefuls relied on family, friends and, in a few cases, local
politicians, to become official candidates.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:00 pm
In response to the letter, "Galt should plan for future growth,"
on July 19, I couldn't agree more.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:00 pm
Galt residents may vote in November on whether to increase their
sales tax by a half-cent to finance the cost of five new police
officers and other crime-fighting measures.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Galt's top officials each received a pay raise this week - it's
just not clear how much.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 10:00 pm
Managers said publishing pay and benefits might jeopardize their
ability to attract or retain employees or could create tension