Council asked to approve cell-site simulator usage and privacy policy

by John Glidden | Oct. 12, 2020 A privacy and usage policy regarding a controversial piece of technology will go before the Vallejo City Council on Tuesday. The seven-person council will be asked to consider adopting the policy on use of a cellular-site simulator, also known as a stingray, two weeks after a Solano CountyContinue reading “Council asked to approve cell-site simulator usage and privacy policy”

Vallejo police union calls proposed public safety emergency an ‘illegal power grab’

by John Glidden | Oct. 5, 2020 The Vallejo Police Officers’ Association (VPOA) is calling a proposed move by the city of Vallejo to declare a local public safety emergency as an “illegal power grab,” according to a statement issued by the union on Monday. The seven-person Vallejo City Council will be asked Tuesday toContinue reading “Vallejo police union calls proposed public safety emergency an ‘illegal power grab’”

Council asked to declare local public safety emergency on Tuesday

by John Glidden | Oct. 3, 2020 Faced with increasing crime, scandal within the Vallejo Police Department, and more than two dozen use-of-force lawsuits, the Vallejo City Council will be asked to declare a local public safety emergency during a special meeting Tuesday. The unusual move will give Vallejo police Chief Shawny Williams the powerContinue reading “Council asked to declare local public safety emergency on Tuesday”

Judge issues tentative ruling blocking Vallejo’s use of cell-site simulator; final decision due in 30 days

by John Glidden | Oct. 3, 2020 A Solano County judge issued a tentative ruling on Thursday in support of a lawsuit blocking the city of Vallejo’s use of a controversial piece of technology. However, a final ruling is expected within the next 30 days. In his tentative ruling, Judge E. Bradley Nelson said theContinue reading “Judge issues tentative ruling blocking Vallejo’s use of cell-site simulator; final decision due in 30 days”

Vallejo chamber endorses Brown for mayor; says ‘no’ to Measure G

by John Glidden | Sept. 23, 2020 Vallejo Councilman Hakeem Brown received a boost to his mayoral campaign Wednesday after securing the official endorsement from the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee (ValPAC). ValPAC further announced it endorsed L. Alexander Matias for the Vallejo City Council District 1 seat; Mina Diaz for District 3;Continue reading “Vallejo chamber endorses Brown for mayor; says ‘no’ to Measure G”

Vallejo aims to create new position to address city’s housing needs

by John Glidden | Sept. 13, 2020 More than 600 people were homeless in the city of Vallejo last year. In an effort to address the city’s housing issues, the Vallejo City Council is expected to approve a new housing project developer position on Tuesday. The position will be tasked with implementing the city’s newContinue reading “Vallejo aims to create new position to address city’s housing needs”