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Swapping votes, swapping money; What's the difference?Over the last few years, one issue four members of the Elk Grove city council have been confronted with is the question of representation.
Specifically, four council members, Steve Detrick, Pat Hume, Stephanie Nguyen, and
Darren Suen have rejected calls that the city have by-district elections and representation.
Instead, they have dug in their heels and support the less democratic at large system.
CNU vote dodging & the Elk Grove City Council On Wednesday, August 21, the Elk Grove City Council will hold a special meeting on behalf of California Northstate Unversity and their proposed hospital. It is a crucial vote that will affect Elk Grove's future.
Dayton, El Paso added to list of tears Dayton and El Paso are the most recent cities affected by mass killings.
A week earlier it was Gilroy.
Over 30 people were murdered and dozens more wounded in those cities.
Elk Grove and other nearby communities have so far avoided this fate.
The Measure of a ManBy Dan Schmitt
I like Facebook. It allows me to discuss and debate all sorts of issues with all sorts of people, most of whom I don’t even know. Of course, our current president, Donald Trump, continues to be a topic of much discussion. Trump supporters on Facebook offer up a host of reasons as to why they like the guy. The one I find most baffling is when they say he acts like a man.
Let that sink in for a moment, “Donald Trump acts like a man!”
To impeach or not; discussion with candidate Jeff Burdick One of the pressing political questions facing Democratic members of the U.S. Congress, as well as Democratic voters and the American public is whether or not President Donald Trump should be impeached.
In this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast, we have that discussion with Jeff Burdick. A Democratic primary challenger to Rep. Ami Bera in California's 7th district, Burdick offers an assessment on that political question that stands in contrast to Bera's state position.
Happy Birthday GOAT!In just about every type of endeavor, especially sports there is a so-called GOAT - The Greatest of All Time. In the modern era, there are several GOATS.
Boxing has Ali. Well, today is the birthday of one of those GOATS who is still going strong.
Elk Grove News Podcast - Darrell Doan pitching Rachael BrownOn Monday, July 22, Elk Grove economic development director Darrell Doan attended the monthly board meeting of Explore Elk Grove, the city's official tourism agency. Doan gave a 20-plus minute presentation to the directors where he offered what some might characterize as left-handed compliments to the group.
After telling ing the group of their subpar performance, Doan pitched the group to make a city employee their executive director, as well as having other Elk Grove city staff members to take over functions such as social media management. The podcast also included a ten-minute discussion between Doan, one of his employees, Rachael Brown, and the board members in attendance.
Doan unwittingly exposes city hall waste, fat In what could be characterized as either a moment of honesty or more likely not understanding the implications of their words, Elk Grove's economic development director Darrell Doan unwittingly stepped into it this week.
Socialism: An evil word or what?In this edition of Ya Gotta be Schmittin' Me, contributor Dan Schmitt discusses what will likely be one of the main topics in 2020 presidential and congressional campaigns, healthcare. As Schmitt points out, the "S" word has been pillared by generations of Republican politicians. But is America free of any socialist-type institutions?
EGUSD Racial Incidents To Be TrackedOn Tuesday, January 16, 2018 the Elk Grove Unified School District held a community forum to discuss race relations and education equality.
The first of over 60 speakers was Lorraine Pryor of the Black Youth Leadership Project. Pryor told the EGUSD board members she was disgusted with how the district treats African-American student, and that they would be tracking such incidents.
Congressional Candidate Brad Westmoreland in Elk Grove Progressive Democratic candidate Brad Westmoreland speaks to the monthly meeting of the Resistance in Elk Grove. Westmoreland relates the experiences that led him to challenge incumbent and fellow Democrat Dr. Ami Bera for California's Seventh Congressional District in the 2018 primary.
Jerry Braxmeyer Discusses CCSD Candidacy Elk Grove resident Jerry Braxmeyer discusses his 2018 candidacy for the Cosumnes Community Services District. Braxmeyer is one of four declared candidates seeking two seats on the five member board of directors, The CCSD provide parks and recreation and fire protection services in Elk Grove and Galt, California.