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Eschinger Road conundrum for Elk GroveIn this edition, we are joined by smart planning advocate Lynn Wheat.
Along with discussing the city’s recent traffic jam study, Wheat discusses the conundrum for Elk Grove’s long sought expansion of city limits presented by with Highway 99 improvements over the Cosumnes River near Eshinger road.
Wheat discusses how Elk Grove taxpayer could be on the hook for cost that in normal cities are paid by developers.
We start the conversation with Wheat providing an overview of the April 10 presentation by the Elk Grove Public Works Department on traffic congestion.
Elk Grove taxpayer ads for California Northstate University In this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast, Kathy Engle of Neighbors Ensuring Stonelake Transparency, NEST, discusses the use of taxpayer money to purchase advertisements for the benefit of California Nothstate University, a for-profit educational institution headquartered in Elk Grove.
Also discussed are seemingly conflicting statements from Elk Grove, California's economic development director Darrell Doan.
NEST is a group organized in opposition to a proposed 400-bed, $750 million hospital proposed in Elk Grove's Stonelake neighborhood.
Elk Grove traffic - Finally, some straight talk The Wednesday, April 10 Elk Grove City Council meeting was one to remember.
At the end of the meeting with hardly no one in attendance, the city council heard an honest assessment of the city’s growing traffic congestion.
Cow and the Bee; There could be more to Devin Nunes' lawsuitIn the last several weeks California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes has made quite a splash in social media - twitter specifically - and more recently in mainstream media for a couple of lawsuits he has filed.
Perhaps its a riff on the song Dog and Butterfly by Heart, except for Nunes its more like Cow and Bee.
In the case of the cow, the Fresno-area congressman filed a $250 million lawsuit against a Twitter parody Account called Devin Nunes Cow.
Two Tails for Dreaming Dog BreweryThe last several months for the proprietors of Elk Grove's Dreaming Dog Brewery have been two tails.
The first tale was of the successful launch and establishment by David and Elizabeth Brown of their popular brewery and tasting room located at the Stonelake Landing shopping center on the west side of Elk Grove. Their efforts to build a friendly, community-based gathering spot was recognized by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce and awarded the Brown's with the 2018 Rookie Business of the Year.
The other tale came with the announcement by their landlord, California Northstate University, that as part of their proposed $750 million hospital, the shopping center where the brewery is located would be demolished. That news created a swirl of activity not only for residents in the nearby Stonelake and Lakeside neighborhoods but caught the Brown's by surprise as well.
In our conversation, along with brewery talk, David Brown discusses what the future may hold for the community gathering place that has quickly become a favorite for many Elk Grove residents.
Elk Grove, CNU's relationship examined In this edition of Elk Grove News Podcast, we have a discussion with Kathy Engle of Neighbors Ensuring Stonelake Transparency - NEST.
Led by Engle, the citizen's group has started examining documents they have received from public records requests from the city of Elk Grove. Engles discusses some of their initial findings showing the depth of the relationship between the city and the for-profit medical school who is proposing the $750 million hospital in Elk Grove's Stonelake neighborhood.
Arkansas-based AFD opening 18-acre trailer park in Elk GroveWhile some view California's rapidly escalating housing costs as an impediment, one company from America's Natural State is taking a contrarian view and sees a golden opportunity in the Golden State.
Mountain Home, Arkansas-based Affordable Family Development (AFD) has announced its intent to pursue a manufactured housing site on a vacant parcel in Elk Grove. The parcel AFD purchased for their development is the long-vacant 18-acre site located on the northeast corner of Sheldon and Power Inn roads.
Elk Grove's missed opportunity on affordable housingAs widely reported, Elk Grove recently updated its general plan.
Someone who followed the lengthy process, Lynn Wheat, confirmed the plan nibbles around the edges of one of California’s most pressing socio-economic problems – affordable housing.
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.