The mayor has landed in the negative spotlight several times since he was elected.
A Stockton political flyer is pitting the city’s police chief against the mayor.
Three photos show him making a face while placing his hand on three different men’s crotches. In another photo, he’s smiling and flashing the Westside gang sign with his hand.
A divided Stockton City Council is taking new steps to keep members in line and prevent testy exchanges like the one between the mayor and a council member.
He insists his plan the whole time was to eventually take on the role of mayor full-time and that it has nothing to do with recent reports saying Silva failed to secure proper city permits, potentially costing the group more than $800 in fines and fees.
In April and June, the cops responded to two false alarms, and because the permit hadn’t been renewed, the city charged the Boys & Girls Club $267 each time.
Anthony Silva says despite claims, he never secretly recorded a conversation he had with City Manager Bob Deis.
The district attorney is investigating allegations that Stockton’s mayor secretly recorded a conversation with the city manager, after the mayor admitted to to the alleged crime during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
The big focus Tuesday was whether the council would approve a three-quarter-cent sales-tax increase on the ballot. But it seemed that just trying to get through the meeting was a challenge.
The permit was turned in on Wednesday and it was denied because there weren’t enough resources on short notice, and not enough time to notify the neighborhood.
Anthony Silva says allegations of sexual battery and secret videotaping are a distraction designed to get the Stockton mayor kicked out of office.
With his son holding the Bible and Willie Brown on the microphone, Anthony Silva became the new face of struggling Stockton on Tuesday night.