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Pappas' Quid Pro Quo, Elk Grove style Recently the Latin term Quid pro quo has been thrusted into the national lexicon by Trump. Loosely translated it means something for something.
This practice has been around Elk Grove since the city’s founding in 2000.
Defendant in Elk Grove's lawsuit reacts to city's statementOn Friday, October 11, the City of Elk Grove issued a statement regarding litigation over construction delays and cost overruns on the recently open District56 aquatics center. Given the reluctance of governmental bodies to comment on pending litigation, issuing the statement was an unusual development.
In this edition, we have another conversation with Brian Erickson who as co-owner of Big B Construction is one of the defendants in the lawsuit.
Lies of omission by Elk Grove The next time you hear the Elk Grove City Council or member of the city's executive team make claims, you would be well-served to view them with a healthy measure of skepticism.
One such example of this is a recently released video by the city on the budget process.
Darrenmandering voting districts in Elk Grove On Wednesday, October 9, proposed by-district voting maps were released during the Elk Grove city council meeting.
The new maps were drawn by National Demographic Corporation after the city council was compelled under threat of a lawsuit for their prolonged practice of violating civil and voter rights with their discriminatory at-large elections.
Even though the city will change to by-district voting, our guest Kathy Engle has expressed concern with the process and the methods of National Demographic Corporation in how the proposed maps were drawn
'Stringer' pullers at Elk Grove city hall worse than pushersLife, it has been said, can imitate art. Following a decade-old recommendation, former Elk Grove Citizen editor, Jeff Forward, has led us to an example that is apt for Elk Grove.
We should have taken up Jeff's recommendation long ago - better late than never!
Darren Suen running scared Even as he raised briefcases of cash from developers and labor unions this week, it appears Darren Suen is running scared as he seeks another term as the District 1 representative on the Elk Grove City Council.
Ya' Gotta be Schmittin' Me - A trail, waterfowl and a smileThe Laguna Creek Trail in Elk Grove begins near where Waterman Road intersects Bond Road and ends further up on Bond Road close to the California Family Fitness Center. The paved trail slinks like a garter snake along Laguna Creek for about 2 1/2 miles, and by all accounts, it’s a gem of a trail, well used by bikers, joggers, and walkers.
Contractor sued by Elk Grove discusses design flawsDuring the 2019 Memorial Day weekend, the City of Elk Grove opened its long-awaited aquatic center at the newly named District56 complex. The opening of the facility was delayed by almost a year and was over budget.
In July of 2019 Elk Grove filed a lawsuit against many of the companies involved in the construction of the facility. One of these companies was Big B Construction.
Guests are Brian Erickson is a co-owner of Big B Construction and his project manager, Carlos DeLeon. Ericson and DeLeon will detail what they assert were faulty designs by the primary contractor.
Ericson also discusses the reason he thinks the city is pursuing the litigation and what happened when he addressed the Elk Grove city council at the September 11 meeting.
Is that an Apple iPhone or Ford Motor Edsel? Product launches can be a tricky thing.
Have a good product enter the market at the right time with the right message and it can be successful beyond imagination. Conversely, if you have a product with a poorly defined audience and a confusing message, it can be a huge setback.
Think of Apple's iPhone a little over a decade ago and Ford Motor's launch of the Edsel line about 60 years ago.
Charter school and the 25,000 jobs mirage A frequent guest on Elk Grove News Podcasts has been Lynn Wheat. A smart planning advocate, Wheat is now producing a podcast on land planning and other issues of interest in Elk Grove that she is calling More Than Three Minutes.
In this inaugural edition, Wheat will discuss a project in Elk Grove's Southeast Policy Area - SEPA - and its relationship to the 25,000 new jobs city leaders have promised.
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.