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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

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.
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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.