Numerous police-related items before Vallejo City Council on Tuesday

by John Glidden | April 26, 2021 VALLEJO – Several police-related items will go before the Vallejo City Council for approval on Tuesday, including a request from the city’s police chief to add an in-car camera system for all 39 of the Vallejo Police Department’s patrol vehicles. The proposal with Axon Enterprises includes installing two camerasContinue reading “Numerous police-related items before Vallejo City Council on Tuesday”

Council to get update on city’s negotiations with developer regarding Blue Rock Springs revitalization project

by John Glidden | April 12, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council will meet during a special closed session Tuesday to discuss three different items, including getting an update about the city’s negotiations about the price, terms of payment and conditions of 10 city-owned parcels associated with the Blue Rock Springs revitalization project. Vallejo CityContinue reading “Council to get update on city’s negotiations with developer regarding Blue Rock Springs revitalization project”

Vallejo fire chief suddenly resigns on Monday

by John Glidden | April 12, 2021 VALLEJO – Fire Chief Daryl Arbuthnott suddenly resigned on Monday after more than two years with the city. In a phone interview with JohnGlidden.com, Arbuthnott said the decision to leave was made on his own. “It’s something I’ve been contemplating for some time,” he said. “At least the lastContinue reading “Vallejo fire chief suddenly resigns on Monday”

Vallejo sent warning letter to former staff attorney after she was named as a witness in whistleblower complaint

by John Glidden | April 9, 2021 VALLEJO – Randy Risner claims he wasn’t trying to intimidate a former staff attorney when he had a warning letter mailed to the person’s new job last year reminding them about maintaining attorney client privilege and honoring their ethical obligations. The letter was sent to former Assistant City AttorneyContinue reading “Vallejo sent warning letter to former staff attorney after she was named as a witness in whistleblower complaint”

Vallejo searches for new HR lead, while former director is accused of ignoring complaints

by John Glidden | April 7, 2021 VALLEJO – City officials have begun the process of finding a new human resources director following the departure of Heather Ruiz, who left Vallejo last month amid allegations she failed to investigate racial discrimination and bullying complaints that were brought to her attention. The city released the job announcementContinue reading “Vallejo searches for new HR lead, while former director is accused of ignoring complaints”

Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show

by John Glidden | April 6, 2021 VALLEJO – Five days after Sean Monterrosa was shot dead by Vallejo police detective Jarrett Tonn outside a local Walgreens, City Manager Greg Nyhoff confirmed Tonn’s identity to at least two members of the Vallejo City Council, newly released emails show. In response to an email from then-Vallejo CouncilmanContinue reading “Vallejo city manager confirmed Tonn as shooter days after Monterrosa was killed, emails show”

Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo

by John Glidden | Feb. 17, 2021 VALLEJO – While City Manager Greg Nyhoff deals with the departure of Human Resources Director Heather Ruiz, newly hired City Attorney Veronica Nebb will need to fill a vacancy of her own. Nebb confirmed to JohnGlidden.com this week that Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady left the city of VallejoContinue reading “Deputy City Attorney Dylan Brady leaves Vallejo”

City of Vallejo hires third risk manager since 2018

by John Glidden | Feb. 3, 2021 VALLEJO – One of the city’s top administrative positions was recently filled for the third time since August 2018. City officials announced at the Jan. 26 Vallejo City Council meeting that Armond Sarkis has been hired as risk manager to oversee and manage the city’s liabilities. Sarkis replaces ErikaContinue reading “City of Vallejo hires third risk manager since 2018”

New posters are plastered around Vallejo calling for city manager to be fired

by John Glidden | Sept. 22, 2020 Criticism against Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff continues to mount as a series of posters were plastered throughout Vallejo last week calling for Nyhoff to be fired. The unflattering artwork criticizes Nyhoff for failing to address badge-bending involving several Vallejo police officers. The independent newsroom Open Vallejo firstContinue reading “New posters are plastered around Vallejo calling for city manager to be fired”