Our network

Politics

Elk Grove Swears-in Two New Members, Two Incumbents to City Council

Elk Grove Swears-in Two New Members, Two Incumbents to City Council

In a crowd not seen since its incorporation in 2000, the city council chambers at the Elk Grove City Hall were overflowing with well-wishers tonight for the swearing-in ceremony of four Elk Grove City Council Members.

The four taking the oath were incumbent members Mayor Gary Davis and Pat Hume, both of whom were reelected unopposed. Also taking their oath were District 4 City Council Member Steve Ly, who was elected to a four-year term, and Darren Suen, who was appointed to the two-year term to fill the District 1 vacancy created upon former Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper, who was elected to the Ninth District of the California State Assembly... Read More

Applications for Elk Grove City Council District 1 Vacancy Now Available

Applications for Elk Grove City Council District 1 Vacancy Now Available

With Friday's resignation of former Vice Mayor Jim Cooper, the Elk Grove City Council is now accepting applications to fill the District 1 vacancy.

Cooper, who was recently elected to the California State Assembly Ninth District seat, vacated the seat yesterday so the city council could fill it prior to their next regular meeting on December 10. At Wednesday night's meeting, the city council decided to accept applications from qualified residents in District 1 and make an appointment at a special meeting tentatively scheduled for December 3.
 ... Read More

Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidates, opinions in forum - audio

Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidates, opinions in forum - audio

The four candidates seeking the District 4 seat of the Elk Grove City Council answered questions and explained their positions on a host of issues at a forum at Elk Grove City Hall.
 ... Read More

Political Reform Act 40th Anniversary

Political Reform Act 40th Anniversary

Sacramento -- 1974 is an infamous year when the Watergate scandal brought down Richard Nixon's presidency exposing extreme corruption in politics, government, elected officials and their cronies.  

Desiring a transparent government, California's lawmakers enacted the Political Reform Act of 1974 creating the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) that, according to current Chairperson Jodi Remke, "focuses meaningful reform through smart, effective disclosure" of political contributions, expenditures and lobbying.

To commemorate this landmark legislation's 40th anniversary, UOP's McGeorge School of Law sponsored an extensive group of legal panelists to discuss political reform issues and accomplishments titled, "A Dynamic Look at the Past, Present and Future."  Organizing this informative event is The Capital Center for Public Law and Policy.

With Filing Deadline Looming, Will Davis, Hume be Unopposed?

With Filing Deadline Looming, Will Davis, Hume be Unopposed?

According to information posted on the Elk Grove City Clerk's page, the deadline for would-be candidates to file papers to run for the city council or mayor is this Friday at 5 p.m.

In the District 4 race, there are six individuals who pulled papers, five of whom have submitted nomination papers. A sixth District 4 resident, Charles Shanks, filed intention papers last February but has not submitted nomination papers as of yesterday... Read More

Elk Grove City Council to Consider Property Purchase For Train Station, Review City Manager

Elk Grove City Council to Consider Property Purchase For Train Station, Review City Manager

Among the topics to be discussed at next Wednesday's regular meeting of the Elk Grove City Council will be the purchase of property for a multi-modal transportation station and a closed session performance review of the city manager... Read More

Election Day Smiles

Election Day Smiles

Sacramento -- Voters may be scarce for Tuesday's election, yet smiles are abundant at the Vietnamese Community Center on Elder Creek Road. Sacramento County Election Officials Jacqueline Alonso, Nina Castro, Colleen DeLa Rosa and Tan Nguyen greet all voters with prompt assistance, helpful information and friendly smiles as conscientious citizens exert our precious right to elect government representatives and decide public issues. When asked to sum up Tuesday's voters, all four election officials say, ''Thank you for voting!" I say, "If you didn't vote Tuesday, don't complain to me later!"

Please call "Tell News10" at 916-321-3232 to voice your questions, comments and profound statements -- they are listening.