Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates

by John Glidden | glid24@protonmail.com | Aug. 16, 2021 VALLEJO – Mayor Robert McConnell has thrown his support behind two potential Vallejo City Council candidates by giving each $500, according to campaign forms submitted to the Solano County Registrar of Voters. Former Vallejo school board Trustee Ruscal Canyangyang is eyeing a run to represent District 4,Continue reading “Vallejo mayor gives early monetary support to potential council candidates”

Police Reform: Summary of findings

Complex problems in Vallejo suggest myriad solutions by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 14, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – There is no magic solution to reforming a police department. The city of Vallejo is learning that the hardContinue reading “Police Reform: Summary of findings”

Police Reform: ‘Defunding’ the police

As calls for reform intensify, Vallejo and other cities struggle with proper role, budget for police by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 12, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis over aContinue reading “Police Reform: ‘Defunding’ the police”

Police Reform Measures: A look at four Bay Area Communities and past reform efforts

by John Glidden | Bay City News Foundation | Aug. 6, 2021 This story was first published on LocalNewsMatters.org, an affiliated nonprofit site supported by the Bay City News Foundation. VALLEJO – Just around the corner from the Vallejo Police Department, the black-and-white portrait of a young Latinx man looks over the street, his warm eyesContinue reading “Police Reform Measures: A look at four Bay Area Communities and past reform efforts”

Cardwell dodges questions about her future in Vallejo city manager position

by John Glidden | July 10, 2021 VALLEJO – Acting City Manager Anne Cardwell evaded questions on Friday about her future plans as the city’s CEO. Cardwell declined to answer if she is interested in serving as Vallejo’s interim city manager following the recent resignation of City Manager Greg Nyhoff. “The City Council will be takingContinue reading “Cardwell dodges questions about her future in Vallejo city manager position”

Vallejo’s city manager currently away from office; no reason given

by John Glidden | June 3, 2021 VALLEJO – Days before the Vallejo City Council is expected to review and ultimately approve its 2021-2022 fiscal year budget, Vallejo City Manager Greg Nyhoff is out of his office with the city mum on when he will return. City Spokeswoman Christina Lee confirmed Wednesday night that Nyhoff wasContinue reading “Vallejo’s city manager currently away from office; no reason given”

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”

[Brief] McConnell picks up endorsement from Vallejo mayor

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Sept. 23, 2020 In his bid to be the next mayor of Vallejo, Councilman Robert McConnell announced Wednesday that his campaign has been endorsed by Mayor Bob Sampayan. “I support Robert because he is fiscally prudent, is supportive of all people, has no special interest groups, is progressive and understands VallejoContinue reading “[Brief] McConnell picks up endorsement from Vallejo mayor”