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.

  Jan 25, 2023

Vallejo City Council votes to bolster code enforcement

The council voted to move the code enforcement section from the police department to the city’s planning and development services department....

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  Jan 12, 2023

Vallejo City Council delays approval of side agreement with police union

The City Council directed city staff to reach out and get more information from the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) about including the extra pay as part of the police officers’ pensions....

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  Dec 20, 2022

Policing and protest on Vallejo's waterfront

The conflict over a new Vallejo police headquarters echoes past fights as Vallejo’s waterfront has a long history of protest....

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  Dec 15, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves waterfront development; split on ARPA funding

The Wintun Nation — owners and operators of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in the Capay Valley – plan to redevelop a parcel of land near the ferry terminal, turning 285 Mare Island Way into a destination for residents and tourists....

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  Dec 14, 2022

Vallejo mayor requests investigation into city’s destruction of police records

In an interview with the Sun on Wednesday, McConnell said the amount of destruction “is not yet fully and truthfully known.”...

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  Dec 07, 2022

Vallejo City Council brushes off calls to delay police oversight

VALLEJO – The Vallejo City Council held a special workshop Tuesday to dissect a...

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  Dec 06, 2022

Vallejo to create sales tax oversight committee early next year

The tax increase, identified on the ballot as Measure P, passed with 55% approval....

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  Nov 04, 2022

Shawny Williams out as Vallejo police chief

The city said that Deputy Chief Jason Ta has been tapped to serve as interim police chief....

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  Nov 02, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves $950K land purchase for navigation center

The council unanimously approved the $950,000 purchase of 1937 Broadway St. from local businessman Scott Foster, who owns and operates US Bloom, a cannabis business on Springs Road....

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  Oct 21, 2022

Bregenzer, Platzer, James lead fundraising for Vallejo City Council candidates

Vallejo City Council candidates have submitted financial disclosures for their campaigns as the November election is underway....

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  Oct 20, 2022

Vallejo sales tax measure sparks intense debate with voting underway

Measure P is the second recent attempt by the city to pass a sales tax hike after Vallejo residents narrowly rejected a similar measure in 2020....

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  Oct 04, 2022

Dispatch manager leaves Vallejo, compounding staff shortage

The manager wrote a memo to police Chief Shawny Williams proposing to outsource police and fire dispatch services to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office....

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