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1996: Jinkens out as city manager

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POSTED January 17, 2016 4:50 p.m.

100 years ago

January 14, 1916

One of the weather freaks of 33 years occurred in Manteca on the morning of January 1. The ground was covered to a depth of between two and three inches and snowballing was a feature of the day. The last real snow was recorded on the morning of January 1, 1883, when the depth was six inches.

 

80 years ago

January 16, 1936

At a reorganization meeting Thursday night, E. Powers was re-elected president of the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce and C. W. Forbes was re-elected secretary. Other officers elected were: J. A. Wilson, first-vice-president; Howard Bartlett, second vice-president; H. W. Spurr, third vice-president; and Leon C. Schwartz, treasurer. Several activities for the coming year were discussed. The meeting was held in the home of C. W. Forbes.

 

70 years ago

January 17, 1946

Officers to serve the Manteca Sportsmen’s Association the coming year will be nominated and elected at a meeting to be held soon, it was announced by Dr. A.J. Whitaker, president, during a meeting held Friday night.

 

60 years ago

January 12, 1956

The population of Manteca is 5,918. That is the official word received by City Clerk Angelo Bressani this week from the Bureau of Census in Washington, D. C. The new figure is only five more than that of the preliminary report given out here by the census supervisor at the completion of the count the latter part of November. Of the total population, 2,982 are male and 2,936 are female. The white population is 5,895 and the non-white population is listed at 23.

 

50 years ago

January 12, 1966

One thing about the Manteca District Chamber of Commerce, it takes it easy on a newspaper. With the same officers re-elected Wednesday morning, all the Bulletin had to do was dig out the picture that ran last January and, except for the change in the secretary-manager, it’s still up to date. Re-elected were Del Stoker, president; Joe Freitas, who is still immediate past president; Jerry Lee, first vice-president; and Al Boyden, second vice-president. Tom Tronsdal replaced Hal Michael, who resigned as secretary-manager last year.

 

40 years ago

January 14, 1976

Manteca’s growing pains — precisely those which have been endemic among California’s cities since World War II: leapfrog development, distressed downtowns, impacted traffic, for example — were discussed for two hours Monday evening by a joint session of the City Council and Planning Commission. With the exception of a few — developer Doug Noteware, Realtors Karen Myer s and Ron Silva and Rick Wentworth, a City Council candidate, among them and a few City staffers — the Chamber was empty. Few, if any, fresh ideas were uncovered during the sometimes rapid exchange of thoughts which resulted from the meeting.

 

30 years ago

January 15, 1986

Manteca Mayor Jack Snyder Thursday announced plans to run for re-election in November. Snyder, 59, was elected in 1983 to finish the term of recalled Mayor Trena Kelley. He was re-elected to a full two- year term in 1984. On the council since 1972, Snyder has served as mayor three times: 1974-75, 1979-80 and 1983 to present. Quelling rumors he was planning a run for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors seat now held by Evelyn Costa, Snyder said he wanted to see completion of the programs the council has started over the past year.

 

20 years ago

January 14, 1996

David Jinkens’ 12-year tenure as city manager is over. Manteca City Council and Jinkens agreed to part ways following a five-hour closed door meeting. Council members have yet to work out arrangements for a compensation package for Jinkens and they did not give a timeline. Jinkens was on leave for more than two months while the city investigated allegations that he mistreated five employees and showed favoritism in promoting the city’s business services coordinator Marcia Cwick.

 

10 years ago

January 18, 2006

Your garbage truck is going to start smelling better. It’s a by-product of the City of Manteca’s campaign to comply with a state clean air mandate regarding diesel-powered garbage trucks. City mechanics have retrofitted five trucks with devices to reduce air pollutants. Another nine are also targeted for refitting.  


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