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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.
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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.
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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

California Senators opposing fracking moratorium received 14x more money from Big Oil

California Senators opposing fracking moratorium received 14x more money from Big Oil

By Dan Bacher | June 7, 2014 |
Five days after a bill calling for a moratorium on fracking in California failed in the State Senate, a non partisan watchdog group revealed that those who voted against the legislation or abstained from voting on it received many times more in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry than those who supported the bill. 
State Senators voting 'NO' on the fracking moratorium bill on Thursday, May 29 received 14 times as much money the oil and gas industry, on average ($25,227), as senators voting 'YES' ($1,772) from January 1, 2009 to December 21, 2012, according to MapLight, a non profit organization revealing money's influence on politics. 
The report also said the Democrats who abstained from voting on the moratorium received, on average, 4.5 times as much money from the oil and gas industry as the Democrats who voted 'YES'. ... 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!"

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