Vallejo police lieutenant with history of excessive force allegations gone from department

by John Glidden | May 7, 2021 VALLEJO – A Vallejo police lieutenant with a long history of excessive force allegations, including allegedly pointing his gun at a man’s head outside an Oregon bar while off-duty, is no longer with the Vallejo Police Department. Lt. Michael ‘Kent’ Tribble officially separated from the police department on Feb.Continue reading “Vallejo police lieutenant with history of excessive force allegations gone from department”

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”

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”

Council to get presentations from city departments; asked to approve facilitator for goal setting

by John Glidden | Feb. 27, 2021 VALLEJO – The city’s annual budget season officially begins Tuesday as the Vallejo City Council will receive presentations from various City Hall departments regarding accomplishments and challenges each department has faced over the past year. Updates will come from the police, fire, public works, information technology, planning & developmentContinue reading “Council to get presentations from city departments; asked to approve facilitator for goal setting”

Stratton drops commission application; city staff condemns her post

by John Glidden | Feb. 9, 2021 VALLEJO – A candidate for the McCune Collection Commission has withdrawn her application after she was confronted during a recent Vallejo City Council meeting about racial comments she made in a May 2020 social media post. The Vallejo City Clerk’s Office confirmed that Julie Stratton pulled her application onContinue reading “Stratton drops commission application; city staff condemns her post”

Officials: Website issue shouldn’t affect Vallejo meetings

by John Glidden | Feb. 6, 2021 VALLEJO – A hardware issue with Vallejo’s website vendor, Intrado/West, won’t affect Tuesday night’s Vallejo City Council meetings, city spokeswoman Christina Lee told JohnGlidden.com Saturday night. Lee confirmed that upcoming meetings will be hosted on a temporary webpage the city has created in response to the outage. The outage,Continue reading “Officials: Website issue shouldn’t affect Vallejo meetings”

Vallejo City Council to mull purchase of 10 license plate readers for Mare Island

by John Glidden | Feb. 5, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve the purchase 10 automated license plate readers (ALPR) for use on Mare Island. In a written report to the council, Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams said the readers will “enhance the security of Mare Island and addContinue reading “Vallejo City Council to mull purchase of 10 license plate readers for Mare Island”

Vallejo City Council OKs new flag policy

by John Glidden | Jan. 27, 2021 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council signed off on a new flag policy at its meeting Tuesday night codifying the process on how flags can be displayed on city-owned flagpoles. The new policy requires the council first adopt a resolution authorizing the display of any commemorative flags at eitherContinue reading “Vallejo City Council OKs new flag policy”

Vallejo settles excessive force lawsuit for $750,000

by John Glidden | Nov. 19, 2020 VALLEJO – The city has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle an excessive force lawsuit that alleges four Vallejo police officers assaulted a man as he worked on a fence outside his Tennessee Street workshop in July 2017, according to the man’s attorney. Carl Edwards sued the city ofContinue reading “Vallejo settles excessive force lawsuit for $750,000”

Council approves amended development agreement for permanent supportive housing project

by John Glidden | Nov. 19, 2020 VALLEJO – Attempting to make headway in addressing the number of homeless persons in town, the Vallejo City Council approved an amended disposition and development agreement with an East Bay housing developer on Tuesday. Hayward-based Eden Housing is proposing to build 75-units for Vallejo’s homeless, veterans and low-income residentsContinue reading “Council approves amended development agreement for permanent supportive housing project”