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“The Rotary Club of Stockton Begins the 2nd Century of Service to the Stockton Community”
When we resume regular meetings…
- $250 (Bell Ringer) – Tom Patti for his comment about having seen President Melanie’s bedroom more than once (during Zoom meetings, but geez…).
Introduced By: County Supervisor Tom Patti
The Sheriff reports that there have been only a couple of department employees who have tested COVID positive. The department quickly deployed a 12-hr work schedule that allowed deputies to work 14 days and then be quarantined for 14 days so that even if there was a big outbreak in the department, there would be enough coverage to protect the community. The jail has not seen an outbreak.
The department has made a significant investment in data systems to allow them to predict and target specific crime trends. They also have new technology that triggers the body cams immediately if a weapon or taser is drawn from a holster. The department can now track the exact location of an officer, not just where the officer’s vehicle is located.
The county is now offering signing bonus of up to $10K for people who pass the academy, join the department and stay for at least 6 years. The Sheriff reports that this has been very effective in the past for recruiting and retaining deputies. The department is currently short by about 40 deputies and 40 correctional officers. The Sheriff has restructured the executive level structure in the department allowing him to eliminate an open higher level position and add extra lower level positions at no additional cost to the county.
The department is focusing on practices to properly monitor the growing marijuana business as well as working to support the efforts to address the homeless epidemic. Recently, inmates were used to go out and offer services to the population inhabiting the diverting canal. There were no people who requested any of the services offered. At the end of the 72 hour vacate order, tons of trash was removed from the area. The department will continue to offer the services and then address the problematic issues associated with the situation including issuing citations as warranted.
Harry Black is a recognized champion of change and innovation who focuses on transforming organizations by applying best practices and outcome-based strategies. Black’s extensive career includes leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He is a seasoned executive having served as city manager, deputy chief administrative officer, chief financial officer, program manager, and chief procurement officer.
Black is a leader and pioneer in the development and implementation of performance management programs for cities, helping them to optimize transparency, accountability, and overall performance, thereby improving overall service delivery. Black has implemented a comprehensive integrated systems approach that allows public sector organizations to optimize performance and results. He advocates for the systematic integration of data analytics, lean techniques, smart technologies, citistat programs, and laser-focused strategic planning.
In the area of public financial management, Black has led efforts for several large American cities in the issuance of more than $5 billion of municipal bond transactions from general obligation bonds, revenue anticipation notes, revenue bonds, short-term banknotes, and operating leases. Successfully represented multiple municipalities to rating agencies. In three cases efforts led to bond rating and outlook upgrades. Black has a proven track record of helping cities successfully address structural budget imbalances, budget shortfalls, strengthening reserves and achieving healthcare and pension reform.
Black has served as a leader in the area of capital program development and execution having served as Program Manager of a $500 million, five-year Federal design and construction program, building academic, food service, dormitory, medical, athletic/recreational, and vocational training facilities, supporting 20 million gross square feet of facilities across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Black is credited with helping cities overcome debt capacity constraints with the introduction of innovative debt financing solutions that allowed these cities to be able to more than double lane miles repaved/preventative maintenance, fleet refreshment, new schools, new recreation centers, and gateway beautification
Black is published in subjects ranging from community & economic development, pension & healthcare reform, and performance management & data analytics. In addition, he has delivered numerous presentations on the aforementioned subjects, as well as police-community relations reforms, infrastructure development, public procurement, and long-range public financial planning.
Black received his BS in Public Administration from Virginia State University and his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.
(Virtual unless otherwise noted)
- 10 – Joelle Gomez, CEO Childrens Home of Stockton
- 17 – Carrie Wright, Stockton Economic Director
- 24 – Kick-out, Evening Social
|Doug Wilhoit – June 5th
Dwayne Garcia – June 6th
Kris Blower – June 10th*
James Nance – June 15th
|Joe Ambriz – June 15th
Rob Gross – June 17th*
Kevin Kauffman – June 17th*
Amy Scriven – June 18th
|Dale Drury – June 21st
Geneva Bamidele – June 28th
Ort Lofthus – June 29th
|*= Meeting Day – Wish them a Happy Birthday!|
|Rotary Club of Stockton Member Files|
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|Conflict of Interest Policy||2019 Updated Club Constitution|
Special thank you to everyone who contributed to The Wheel…
Editor, Eric Duran. Special thanks this week to Lynndee Riley, Assistant Editor and note taker extraordinaire; Mathew Grizzle, Virtual and Audio Visual Guru as well as Club Secretary and Chief Checker!
Attn: Matthew Grizzle, Club Secretary
1024 W. Robinhood Dr. Suite 5
P.O. Box 7457
Stockton CA 95267
Phone: (209) 472-9662
Fax: (209) 472-9664
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Stockton, CA 9520