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”

Council asked to approve plan to add two deputy police chiefs

by John Glidden | Nov. 16, 2020 VALLEJO – Faced with a depleted command structure inside the Vallejo Police Department, City Hall will ask the Vallejo City Council to approve a plan on Tuesday to add two deputy police chief positions to the beleaguered department. The plan includes creation of one deputy chief position to overseeContinue reading “Council asked to approve plan to add two deputy police chiefs”

Nebb expected to receive total compensation package of $358,000 per year as Vallejo’s new city attorney

by John Glidden | Oct. 21, 2020 VALLEJO – The hunt for Vallejo’s next city attorney is over as the Vallejo City Council is expected to approve a five-year contract on Tuesday with Veronica Nebb to serve as city attorney. Nebb will earn a starting salary of $219,760.85 annually, plus receive a $6,000 annual automobile allowance,Continue reading “Nebb expected to receive total compensation package of $358,000 per year as Vallejo’s new city attorney”

Tentative settlement reached in Vallejo excessive force case

by John Glidden | Oct. 21, 2020 VALLEJO – A tentative settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit against four Vallejo police officers accused of using excessive force against a man as he worked on his fence during a July 2017 incident, court records show. Details of the agreement have yet to be madeContinue reading “Tentative settlement reached in Vallejo excessive force case”

Grayson, Dew rescind endorsements of Brown’s mayoral campaign

by John Glidden | Oct. 18, 2020 VALLEJO – Councilman Hakeem Brown received more bad news over the weekend as both Assemblyman Tim Grayson, and Vallejo Councilwoman Pippin Dew pulled their support for Brown’s mayoral run after news about his criminal past surfaced this week. The San Francisco Chronicle and the independent newsroom Open Vallejo released separate articlesContinue reading “Grayson, Dew rescind endorsements of Brown’s mayoral campaign”

Vallejo Chamber of Commerce pulls support of Brown’s mayoral campaign

by John Glidden | Oct. 16, 2020 VALLEJO –The fallout from a recent report outlining Vallejo Councilman Hakeem Brown’s troubles with domestic violence continued Friday when ValPAC, the political arm of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, pulled its endorsement of Brown’s mayoral campaign. “As a public official, a candidate’s past conduct matters. Our city deserves andContinue reading “Vallejo Chamber of Commerce pulls support of Brown’s mayoral campaign”

City staff pushes back council vote on stingray policy

by John Glidden | Oct. 14, 2020 VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council agreed Tuesday night to delay a highly anticipated vote on a policy regarding the city’s use of a cell-site simulator following concerns the public didn’t have enough time to review the policy. Councilors were originally scheduled to review the usage and privacy policyContinue reading “City staff pushes back council vote on stingray policy”

Veronica Nebb expected to be named new city attorney

by John Glidden | Oct. 13, 2020 Veronica Nebb is expected to be named as the new Vallejo city attorney, multiple sources have confirmed to JohnGlidden.com. Nebb is currently employed with the law firm Walter & Pistole, serving as senior assistant city attorney for the cities of Novato and Martinez, according to her bio onContinue reading “Veronica Nebb expected to be named new city attorney”