No extra pay boost for elected officials
Stanislaus County's six elected officials won't get raises beyond cost-of-living adjustments in the near future, despite a recommendation from county staff to increase their salaries from 5 percent to more than 12 percent. The raises would have been for the sheriff, district attorney, auditor-controller, assessor, treasurer-tax collector and clerk-recorder. Those department heads will receive a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise. Page B-2
Anti-development group turns to FPPC
A group opposing the PCCP West Park LLC proposed development on Stanislaus County's West Side has filed conflict-of-interest complaints against a Stockton law firm and a transportation consultant. The complaints were filed with the state's Fair Political Practices Commission, and in the case of the law firm, with the State Bar of California as well.
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50 YEARS AGO: The city of Modesto set a deadline of Jan. 20 for bids on the construction of a new 700-seat reinforced concrete grandstand at Del Webb Field, the municipal baseball park. The new grandstand was to replace the old seating section, which was made of wood and had burned the previous summer.
25 YEARS AGO: Having taken over the 23-unit Rosegate town house project at Rose Avenue and Scenic Drive through foreclosure, First Interstate Bank was pondering whether to rent the units or try to sell them. The Rosegate units went on sale in January 1981 and were priced upward from $99,500. After none of the initial units had sold and the original builder didn't complete the project, the bank moved in. Rosegate was the largest housing foreclosure in the Stanislaus district during that recession.
-- Karen Aiello