P. O. Box 4548 Stockton, CA 95204 | Email: cccos.citizen@gmail.com

Welcome to CCCoS

Water Privatization Initiative

Let us vote again

The Concerned Citizens Coalition of Stockton (CCCoS) is an organization with roots going back to the 1990s. In 2001, this group of citizens became concerned that the Stockton City Council was preparing to outsource the operation and maintenance of the City’s water utilities, without adequate public hearings.

CCCoS lobbied, educated, and finally circulated an initiative to let people vote on any water contracts of $5 million dollars or greater. We won a public vote by over a 60% margin. However, the Stockton City Council rushed to sign the water contract with OMI-Thames, International just 13 days before the public vote.

CCCoS, Sierra Club, and the League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County filed a lawsuit to challenge the City’s action. The basis was that the city failed to perform an environmental report, called CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), as required under California law. We ultimately won in court – 7 years later – and on March 1, 2008, Stockton’s water was returned to municipal operations. See the above link to “History” for more information.

William Loyko, Chairperson, CCCoS 2012
Sylvia Kothe, Chairperson, CCCoS [2002 to 2012]
Dale Stocking, Liaison, Sierra Club
Diane Park, Liaison, League of Women Voters of San Joaquin County

Public Library Privatization

On Tuesday, February 8th, 2011, San Joaquin County and Stockton closed the book on a deal that will keep the city running the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library.

Thanks go out to everyone for their support of CCCoS and the Friends of the Library organizations in our efforts to halt the privatizing of the Stockton-San Joaquin County Library System. It could not have been accomplished without tremendous dedication of "getting the word out" through letter writing, contacting one's representative, telling a friend, wearing the red "Keep Libraries Public" button, circulating and/or signing the petition.

Ceding operational control of the library to a “for-profit” vendor would have: Undermined the fundamental purpose of a library, which to serve as a knowledge resource for all community members.

Annual reports

CCCoS, through the use of public records, has compiled annual reports on the compliance of OMI-Thames with the Service Contract.

1st annual report

2nd annual report

3rd annual report

Text of court rulings

Below are court rulings (PDF files) from San Joaquin County Superior Court Judges.

Ruling November 2006

Ruling October 2003


Peremptory Writ of Mandate