About the Authors

headshotDavid A. Garcia created SCL in March of 2012. Garcia is a Stockton native with a background in urban policy and planning, holding a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation. David was also COO at Ten Space, a real estate development firm focused exclusively on Downtown Stockton, and continues to advise on their projects. Prior to that, he worked three years as a researcher/analyst for a Congressional research agency in Washington, DC. The views expressed on this site are entirely of the authors.



Kristine WilliamsKristine Williams is a 2012 graduate of San Francisco State University where she majored in Geography and minored in Political Science. In 2013, she was accepted to UC Berkeley’s intensive summer urban planning course, InCity, where she worked with a team to assess transit-oriented-development potential at two East Bay BART stations. She has experience in newspaper reporting, specifically covering local government, and is the current Executive Director of the San Joaquin Bike Coalition. Kristine lives in Stockton. You can reach her by email at kwilliams@sjbike.org.


Mile Wine CompanyCynthia (Cindi) Marsh is a California native with a legal background, having graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL with a Bachelor’s in Environmental & Growth Management Studies.  During the past decade, she worked as an Urban Planner in both public and private industries, owned two businesses, and is currently employed by the Housing Division of a local government.  Cindi lives in Stockton with her husband and two young children.



Jon Mendelson SCL photoJon Mendelson is an award-winning reporter and columnist, and former editor of the Tracy Press newspaper in Tracy, Calif. He currently works for a nonprofit devoted to assisting homeless individuals in San Joaquin County.


Questions or comments for SCL in general can be sent to stocktoncitylimits@gmail.com

11 Comments on “About the Authors”

  1. April 8, 2012 at 4:26 am #

    You are right on re development on the out-skirts of Stockton.

    • April 9, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      This is a very well thought out site and I hope residents from Stockton take advantage of it.

  2. Stocktonian
    April 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Rosemary and Anthony, Thanks for your support, I apologize for not responding sooner. I was not aware that comments could be left on this page! I encourage you to share this site through email or Facebook with others.

  3. Bill Fuhs
    April 23, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    Thanks for the great work. Keep it up……. please.

    • Stocktonian
      April 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      Thanks Bill, I appreciate the support. I encourage you to share the site with any and everyone.

  4. Andrea
    June 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi David,
    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate how you’ve kept in touch with your hometown and continue to support, stay in touch with and educate on local issues.
    It makes me proud to see people grow and succeed while trying to make a difference. Good luck on your journey and thanks for your contribution and hard work.

  5. July 22, 2012 at 10:54 am #


    I am from Stockton but have lived in New York City for many years. I do share your positions about
    Stockton and would to talk to you about them. I own and publish an architecture journal and will help
    you any way I can…do you ever come to New York City. My email is wmenking@archpaper.com

  6. Stacey Robles Bagnasco
    August 17, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    David: I am soooo proud of you! Great job 🙂 I remember you when you were born & now you are all grown up. Keep up the great work!

  7. keisha
    October 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I would love to hear from you as to what you think the parking authority in Stockton could do to become more involved with the community and improve on your parking experience in Stockton.


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