Mayor Kampe Not Running For Re-Election

Grumpy Cat - Good

Better find a decent pick for mayor before P.G. starts to look like Stockton.

He won in a landslide, and the four-year adventure turned into a 10-year journey, after winning the mayor’s seat two more times in 2014 and 2016.

The journey is now officially coming to an end, Kampe announced Tuesday, May 29, in an emailed statement.

He and his wife, Cheryl, are ready to do new things together, which they have postponed during this stint on the council.

Oh, and one steps up in favor turning P.G. into Stockton

Councilmember Rudy Fischer announced later the same day that he is running for mayor.
He said as mayor he would “pretty much continue the council’s current policies and direction.”

Mayor Kampe Not Running For Re-Election

Downtown Aerodome – Stockton Changes Airport Name To Fool Tourists


Runaway Mayor’s roost looking to escape it’s blighted image thinks by adding “San Francisco” to its airport name will attract the foolish tourists looking for the Golden Gate only to be stranded in Stockton.

Chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Stockton are 1 in 74. In S.F. it is 1 in 127.

P.G. is ahead of the game, years ago they tried hanging to Pebble Beach’s pay for the pavement fame with “17 Mile Drive —> signs on every corner.

So San Joaquin County is now considering adding “San Francisco” to its airport’s name, and not only that, SF gets top billing.

If the county Board of Supervisors approves the rebranding Tuesday, it’s goodbye boring “Stockton Metropolitan Airport,” hello glamorous “San Francisco Stockton Regional Airport.”

Downtown Aerodome – Stockton Changes Airport Name To Fool Tourists

Downtown Reave Around – Stockton Parking Meters Robbed

Runaway Mayor’s success story city still not the image of success.

Wanted for questioning:
Cool Hand Luke

City police eventually solved that case when they found the severed heads piled up in a homeless camp and made an arrest.

Now they’re releasing surveillance images of the latest suspected parking meter pilferer.

“We believe he is transient. He does frequent the downtown area, but hopefully once this photograph gets blasted out on the news tonight we’ll be able to figure out exactly who he is,” said Stockton Officer Joseph Silva.

Not only is this trend of thefts disturbing, t’s also costly for the city of Stockton.

Each topless meter represents about $800 worth of replacement fees, installation fees and missing revenue.

Just multiply that by the 682 that have been sliced off with pipe cutters or pried off in the last year and the cost adds up to almost $546,000.

Downtown Reave Around – Stockton Parking Meters Robbed

FOX40 News

Downtown Defalcator – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Theft From Kids' Club

Runaway Mayor’s Stockton peer gets new charges.

Silva, 42, was transported to the San Joaquin County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $1 million bail. He faces grand jury charges of grand theft, embezzlement, profiteering, misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. A white-collar crime enhancement was imposed on all charges, which indicates a “pattern of related felony conduct” and the theft of more than $100,000.

Silva’s attorney said the allegations may be retaliation after the former mayor beat back a felony charge in a previous case in which Silva was accused of using a cell phone to secretly record a strip poker game in his bedroom at a city-run youth camp for underprivileged children. Authorities also alleged that Silva made alcohol available during the game. One of the participants was a 16-year-old boy

Downtown Defalcator – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Theft From Kids’ Club

Downtown Delinquent – Stockton Mayor Got Warrants

Runaway mayor’s Stockton peer runs away too.

Authorities with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office are serving a search warrant at the Stockton Kids Club.

An arrest warrant for former Mayor Anthony Silva was also issued. Officials were also searching his Stockton home. Sources say the warrant is not tied to his arrest in August.

Silva’s attorney Mark Reichel said investigators with the DA’s office have hinted to him that the investigation is connected to a possible financial crime.

Reichel also said he does not believe the reason Silva left the country is related to the investigation.

Downtown Delinquent – Stockton Mayor Got Warrants

Downtown Deviant – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Strip Poker With Teen Boys

Suspect Mayor plugged our own Runaway Mayor’s book.

Stockton Mayor

Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested Thursday on charges that he supplied alcohol to underage counselors at a city-run youth camp in El Dorado National Forest and surreptitiously recorded a group of young people — including a 16-year-old boy — playing strip poker in Silva’s bedroom at the camp in August 2015.

Amador County prosecutors said Thursday that the FBI had retrieved 23 photographs and four video clips from his phone — images they said revealed things that had happened at the camp the previous month.
Prosecutors said witnesses at the camp informed FBI agents that Silva had given alcohol to the participants in the strip poker game, who were all under the age of 21, including a 16-year-old boy.

Downtown Deviant – Stockton Mayor Arrested For Strip Poker With Teen Boy

Stockton California Falls

Are Morons in charge?


The city of nearly 300,000 people has become emblematic of government excess and the financial calamity that resulted when the nation’s housing bubble burst.

Its salaries, benefits, and borrowing were based on anticipated long-term developer fees and increasing property tax revenue. But those were lost in a flurry of foreclosures beginning in the mid-2000s and a 70 percent decline in the city’s tax base

Pacific Grove’s Runaway Mayor wrote a whole book about taking vacant business buildings and turning them into government offices in Stockton. Buy the book, you may learn some lessons in it like more government waste may not be good.

Stockton California Falls (The Blaze)

Dan Cort's Stockton Properties Highlighted As "Blight"

The Runaway Mayor that tried to ru(i)n P.G. according to his plans in Stockton appears to have failed there too…

Esther writes in –

If you watch this segment from NBC Nightly News, you’ll see a very nice story about a young man trying to rescue his hometown of Stockton. Watch carefully: near the end, they flash on some of the town’s squalor to make a point about urban decay. I have isolated one shot:

Cortco for sale

It’s obvious that Kampe’s intended policies are a rehash of Cort’s–it looks like the reservoir is coming out of hibernation.

If you want to see the whole segment, here’s the info:

Young Stockton politician tries to make a difference

At 22 years old, Michael Tubbs, has just become the youngest member of Stockton, California’s city council. He and his supporters talk about how he got there, what lessons he learned growing up and how he hopes to reinvent his hometown and make the community proud

Dan Cort’s Stockton Properties Highlighted As “Blight”

Runaway Mayor's Book – How To Mess Up A Town Without Really Trying?

You Gotta Be Kidding. How many trees will die for this turkey?

Dan Cort Bailin Like Palin

Dan Cort, the former mayor of Pacific Grove, author and expert in urban renewal, will give a presentation on his new book, “Downtown Turnaround: Lessons for a New Urban Landscape,”

Dan will address the urgent need to revitalize forsaken downtown areas and build green communities. In the face of critical economic and environmental challenges, Dan will offer practical solutions that combine sustainability, prosperity and citizen participation.

Runaway Mayor’s Book – How To Mess Up A Town Without Really Trying?