Robert McConnell

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Robert McConnell was elected mayor in November 2020 after serving two terms on the Vallejo City Council in 2011 and 2016. Prior to be elected to the council, McConnell served eight years on the city's planning commission. Due to the city's term limits, McConnell will leave the council when his term ends in January 2025.

  Jun 28, 2024

Vallejo council postpones new tobacco regulation after pleas by business owners

The proposed ordinance would require all businesses owners selling tobacco products to obtain a license....

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  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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  Jun 07, 2024

Vallejo City Council mulls budget proposal that would cut 10% for services and supplies citywide

CIty officials proposed the cuts to help close a $3.3 million funding gap in the upcoming fiscal year budget....

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  May 16, 2024

Vallejo council moves to bail out ‘financial catastrophe’ around supportive housing project

Construction on the project has been stalled since September 2023 due to financial problems....

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  May 15, 2024

Andrew Murray appointed as Vallejo city manager

Murray to start work Monday...

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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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  Apr 16, 2024

Vallejo police failed to disclose military equipment as required by state law

The department took a crucial first step towards compliance after inquiries from the Vallejo Sun....

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  Mar 04, 2024

Vallejo’s Police Oversight Commission appointed as union negotiations near completion

Independent oversight of the department was one of 45 reforms that were required by the three-year reform agreement with the California Department of Justice....

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  Feb 21, 2024

Vallejo City Council devotes millions of new dollars to street repair

The council approved $5 million of new sales tax revenue and initiated the application process for $120 million in bonds for street repair....

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  Dec 29, 2023

Year in review: How the Vallejo police union won in 2023

Vallejo also struggled to contend with homelessness and declining attendance in schools....

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  Dec 13, 2023

Vallejo to adopt neutral proclamation on Israel-Palestine after protesters disrupt meeting

The city council agreed to “wordsmith a neutral, humanitarian proclamation” on “the issue in the Middle East.”...

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  Nov 29, 2023

Vallejo to take up Palestine ceasefire resolution after protesters disrupt meeting

Vallejo will likely consider its resolution on Dec. 12....

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