Charles Palmares

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Charles Palmares was elected to represent District 4 - Downtown/Mare Island on the Vallejo City Council in November 2022. He is a former planning commissioner. His term ends in January 2027.

  Jun 12, 2024

Vallejo kicks off national search for new police chief

The city will hold an online public engagement meeting on June 27 and in-person meetings on June 29 and July 25....

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  May 02, 2024

Supporters of proposed downtown charter school shut down Vallejo City Hall after council blocks project

The council voted 4-3 to reject the proposed high school, which would have been operated by Elite Public Schools....

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  Nov 06, 2023

Vallejo neighborhood considers blocking streets to deter sex trade

Many neighbors have similar complaints about drivers circling the block, looking to pick up sex workers....

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  Oct 18, 2023

Vallejo’s staffing trouble continues as new HR director seeks solutions

The number of  overall vacant positions changed little from the 28 percent citywide vacancy rate reported in June....

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  Jun 14, 2023

Vallejo council delays budget approval to accommodate $1.6M for police, downtown, marina projects

The outstanding projects include full funding of the initial development plan for the rebuilding of the police station on Amador Street, a handful of downtown improvement projects and dredging the marina....

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  Jun 07, 2023

Vallejo council postpones Mare Island tax relief amid budget shortfalls, staffing crisis

City human resources director Stephanie Sifuentes said that the city’s staffing challenges are worsening....

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  May 17, 2023

Community members voice frustration with pace of Vallejo police reforms

The oversight agreement between the DOJ and the Vallejo Police Department to institute 45 reform recommendations is set to come to a close on June 5....

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  May 11, 2023

Oversight of Vallejo police department remains uncertain

Council approves applications for residents wishing to serve on the oversight board, while ACLU demands fast action and attorney general hints at a potential larger investigation....

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  Apr 27, 2023

Vallejo City Council approves agreement with police union regarding incentive pay

Councilmember Peter Bregenzer requested the vote as an “olive branch” in labor contract negotiations with the VPOA....

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  Apr 03, 2023

Frustrated by frequent break-ins, Vallejo businesses spend on security

Many business owners say they go unheard and even blamed by police and city officials....

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  Mar 23, 2023

Vallejo police could seek sheriff’s help to shore up staffing

Vallejo interim Police Chief Jason Ta said officer staffing and response times was grim....

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  Feb 22, 2023

Vallejo estimates county’s homeless count inaccurate as key projects further delayed

The update about the state of homelessness in Vallejo also revealed that two highly anticipated supportive housing projects have been delayed for several more months past recent estimates....

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