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EGUSD Trustee Honored as Ninth Assembly District's Woman of the Year

EGUSD Trustee Honored as Ninth Assembly District's Woman of the Year

In a ceremony held last Monday at the State Capitol, Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen was honored as the California Assembly's Ninth District Woman of the Year.

“I am proud to honor Bobbie as Woman of the Year,” Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said. “She is an active and diligent leader in our community, dedicated to improving the lives of families.” 

“I am honored to have been selected Woman of the Year,” Singh-Allen said. “Assembly member Cooper and I have worked together for over 15 years in Elk Grove for the betterment of our community. Getting recognized for that work is humbling. I look forward to collaborating in the future, particularly on education issues. ” ... Read More

Elk Grove City Council Decides Against Giving Themselves a 10-percent Pay Raise

Elk Grove City Council Decides Against Giving Themselves a 10-percent Pay Raise

Following a short debate, the Elk Grove City Council last night decided not to give themselves a 10-percent pay raise. 

Had the raise been approved, which is permitted by state statute based on the city's increased population, council member would have seen their pay go up $80 a month to $880. The increase would have become effective in December, 2016.

During their deliberation before the 3-2 vote declining the raise, each side argued their case. Leading the argument for granting the raise was Council Member Steve Detrick while his colleague Steve Ly led the counter argument... Read More

First Two Town Hall Meetings Hosted by Elk Grove City Council Member Suen This Coming Week

First Two Town Hall Meetings Hosted by Elk Grove City Council Member Suen This Coming Week

The first two of three town hall style meetings being held by Elk Grove Council Member Daren Suen will be held this coming week.

Appointed in December to fill the District 1 vacancy created when former Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper was elected to the California State Assembly, Suen will be holding the three meetings to gather input from city residents. 
Below is the schedule for the three meetings:... Read More

Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

At Wednesday night's Elk Grove City Council meeting, a new member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission was selected and promptly sworn-in. 

The newest commissioner is Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis' original nominee, Amy Tong. The long time Elk Grove resident was appointed to the Commission following the resignation of Nancy Chaires, ... Read More

Chaires Appointed to Fill EGUSD Area 6 Vacancy

Chaires Appointed to Fill EGUSD Area 6 Vacancy

Nancy Chaires
 
At a marathon special meeting last night, Elk Grove resident Nancy Chaires was selected to fill a vacancy on the Elk Grove Unified School District's Board of Trustees. Chaires, an Elk Grove Planning Commissioner since 2008, will fill the two years remaining for the district's Area 6 vacancy.
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Familiar Names Among 12 Applicants Seeking to Fill EGUSD Trustee Vacancy

Familiar Names Among 12 Applicants Seeking to Fill EGUSD Trustee Vacancy

The Elk Grove Unified School District received application from 12 individuals seeking to fill a vacancy on the board of trustees.

The vacancy for the District 6 seat was created when former trustee Steve Ly was elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2014. Ly, who was half-way through his first four-year term on the board resigned last month just prior to taking his oath for the District 4 seat of the city council... Read More

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume Elected Chair of Southeast Connector JPA

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume Elected Chair of Southeast Connector JPA

Elk Grove Vice Mayor Pat Hume was elected Chairman of the Capitol Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board of Directors at their regular monthly meeting

Hume, who has been on the Elk Grove City Council since 2006 and was elected unopposed to a third term in November, has served on the JPA's board as the city's representative since 2007. Folsom City Council Member Jeff Starsky has been elected vice chair... Read More