Robert McConnell

  57 posts

  Sep 23, 2022

Feasibility study estimates moving Vallejo police, library would cost $90M

The $89.7 million price tag includes a full renovation of the John F. Kennedy Library to accommodate Vallejo police, which will cost $69 million. It will then cost the city $20.7 million to retrofit the office building at 400 Mare Island Way into a new two-story library....

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  Sep 21, 2022

Vallejo City Council agrees to reduce V-Town Farms’ community contribution

VALLEJO – The ongoing saga surrounding a local cannabis business continued Tuesday when the...

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  Sep 19, 2022

North Vallejo council candidates highlight a desire to see a strong mayor in second forum

The comments came during a candidates’ forum hosted by the 411 Series Vallejo Seeking Solutions group held at the Griffin Drive Church of Christ on Saturday....

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  Sep 14, 2022

Vallejo council approves raise for City Attorney Veronica Nebb

Nebb’s contract was extended through to December 31, 2027 with a 20% salary increase of $31,000 retroactive to July 1, bumping her contract from $219,000 to $250,000....

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  Jul 29, 2022

Vallejo seeking arguments for or against sales tax measure

Measure P is general transaction and use tax, which if passed, is estimated to generate $18 million annually for the city’s coffers....

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  Jul 28, 2022

Vallejo seeking to sell or lease three parcels of land, including former post office site

When the council entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement for a market rate development, it did not solicit affordable housing projects first....

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  Jul 14, 2022

Vallejo City Council places sales tax hike on November ballot

Vallejo residents will vote in November whether to enact a sales tax hike to pay for road repair, addressing homelessness, and cleaning blight in the city....

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  Jul 07, 2022

Vallejo City Council moves forward with controversial permanent supportive housing project

The project has pitted Vallejo officials against the city of American Canyon, which has expressed concern with the proposed plan to build 47 studio apartments near the border between the two cities....

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  Jun 29, 2022

Vallejo City Council amends agreement with Recology over new state organic waste regulations

The Vallejo City Council amended its franchise agreement with trash hauler Recology Vallejo on Tuesday, as the city looks to comply with new state regulations requiring municipalities to divert organic waste from landfills....

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  Jun 17, 2022

Vallejo City Council approves new fiscal year budget

Some members said they were insulted by the suggestion the council was using $350,000 in discretionary funding as a “slush fund.”...

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  Jun 15, 2022

American Canyon considers legal action to block Vallejo supportive housing

The Vallejo City Council doubled down on the project in a 4-2 vote....

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  Jun 09, 2022

Poll finds Vallejo residents distrust government as council proceeds with tax measure

The council voted 4-2 to place a general tax measure on the November ballot....

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