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Delta College Relieves Marsee

Stockton, CA- During a special March 2 closed session meeting, San Joaquin Delta College’s Board of Trustees reached a final written agreement to release Dr. Jeff Marsee as its superintendent/president.

Board President Janet Rivera and Trustee Mary Ann Cox were not present during the final closed session, sighting possible conflict of interest. In addition, Trustee Taj Khan was not present during the closed session discussions.

During the reconvened public session, Delta College legal counsel Daniel Schroeder announced the terms of the final written agreement:

“By unanimous vote of the four trustees present, the Board of Trustees has approved entering into an employment resignation agreement with Dr. Marsee, effective and authorized by the signature of President Rivera. The basic terms of the agreement are that Dr. Marsee tendered his resignation effective February 29 of 2012. The district will honor its obligations under the employment agreement buyout provisions by paying Dr. Marsee his monthly salary for a period of 18 months, commencing March 1, together with fulfilling its obligations under the health benefits under that same employment contract. In addition, the parties are mutually releasing each other from all claims that they have up to and including the date of this agreement.”

Dr. Jeff Marsee was hired as Delta’s Superintendent/President on May 1, 2011. Dr. Kathleen Hart is currently Delta’s Acting Superintendent/President.

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A primer on Water and the Delta

STOCKTON— Saturday, March 3, 2012 State and local elected officials, as well as members of the Delta community will meet at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center Street. discuss the merits and drawbacks of the Delta Plan and the peripheral canal at a “A Primer on Water and the Delta,” the first of three forums that are being hosted by a coalition of environmental advocates, private business and local government. Members of the coalition include Sierra Club, Campaign for Common Ground, developers A.G. Spanos Companies, the Stockton City Council and the San Joaquin Council of Governments. Event is free and open to the public. Guest Speakers include:

Barbara Barrigan-Parilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta, Ann Johnston, Mayor of Stockton and Chair for the Delta Coalition, John Herrick, Attorney and Expert on Local Water Issues, Dr. Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency, Jason Peltier, Chief Deputy General Manager, Westlands Water District

Jim Fiedler, Chief Operating Officer, Santa Clara Valley Water District, Ann Johnston, Mayor of Stockton and Chair for the Delta Coalition

John Herrick, Attorney and Expert on Local Water Issues, Dr. Jeffrey Michael, Director of the Business Forecasting Center, University of the Pacific

Larry Ruhstaller, San Joaquin County Supervisor

Moderator will be Council Woman Susan Eggman.

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