Subrogation is defined as the legal right to collect a debt or damages. California Government Code section 53069.6 gives public entities the authority to take all practical and reasonable steps to recover civil damages for the negligent, willful, or unlawful damaging or taking of property of the local agency, including the institution of appropriate legal action.
Pursuant to Government Code section 53069.6, the City of Stockton diligently pursues these recovery costs. The Subrogation/Recovery Unit of the Risk Services Division is responsible for pursuing recovery, subject to the initiating department providing the proper information.
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