STOCKTON - A movement by a Stockton neighborhood to leave the city for the county is gaining momentum after a series of recent meetings.
Richard Smith and Dale Fritchen hosted an informational gathering early Monday morning to explain the pros and cons to residents, then in the afternoon the two men met with San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore and Stockton Chief of Police Chief Eric Jones.
Smith and Fritchen, who is a former city council member, say Weston Ranch in southwest Stockton is under-served by the city.
"I believe wholeheartedly we're paying more in than what we're getting back in services. Our funds that we generate in Weston Ranch are being used to provide services elsewhere in Stockton," Fritchen said.