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With No Deliberation, Elk Grove City Council Approves $279 Million Budget

With No Deliberation, Elk Grove City Council Approves $279 Million Budget

With no deliberation, the Elk Grove City Council approved a $279 million annual budget at their regular meeting last night. 

The budget for fiscal year 2016, which starts on July 1, includes $62.8 million for general fund expenditures. General fund expenditures cover day-to-day operating cost such as payroll with the balance of the $279 million earmarked for capital improvement projects... Read More

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.

Election Day Smiles

Election Day Smiles

Sacramento -- Voters may be scarce for Tuesday's election, yet smiles are abundant at the Vietnamese Community Center on Elder Creek Road. Sacramento County Election Officials Jacqueline Alonso, Nina Castro, Colleen DeLa Rosa and Tan Nguyen greet all voters with prompt assistance, helpful information and friendly smiles as conscientious citizens exert our precious right to elect government representatives and decide public issues. When asked to sum up Tuesday's voters, all four election officials say, ''Thank you for voting!" I say, "If you didn't vote Tuesday, don't complain to me later!"

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Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

On Wednesday, January 29, the Assembly passed on a bipartisan 76-0 vote, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s legislation to prevent child sexual abuse. Assembly Bill 883 (AB 883) helps protect California’s children by creating a pilot program in up to three counties to specifically address child sexual abuse prevention. 

Although the state aggressively prosecutes child sexual predators and requires mandated reporting for suspected abuse, there is a lack of focus on preventing the abuse before it occurs.

“Childhood sexual abuse is devastating to the victims and the victims’ family,” said Cooley. “Often, children who are sexually abused have physical and mental health issues long into their adult lives. By putting resources at the local level into community collaboration and prevention, we have the chance to make a difference in the lives of California’s children before they become victims to sexual abuse.”

Congressional Candidates Raising Money

Money figures are in for Elk Grove Congressman, Ami Bera, and the three Republican Congressional candidates hoping to replace him in next year’s election…..According to disclosure statements filed with the Federal Election Commission Bera raised more than $462,000 dollars in the July, August, and September quarter giving him a fundraising total of more than $1 million for the year…..As for the three Republican hopefuls in the 7th Congressional District former Congressman, Doug Ose, raised $247,000 in the quarter------Igor Birman raised $162,000-----and Elizabeth Emken raised $63,000….. Do the math and you come up with just a little less than a million dollars for the four and it shows just how expensive it is to run for political office.

Elk Grove City Council Approves $164 Million Balanced Budget

Elk Grove City Council Approves $164 Million Balanced Budget

Elk Grove, CA – The Elk Grove City Council unanimously approved a $164 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, with a substantial general fund reserve of $14.9 million.

The spending plan approved at Wednesday’s City Council meeting maintains the current level of service to the residents of Elk Grove and includes a focused effort on public safety and economic development. 

 “The City of Elk Grove’s balanced budget represents the City’s commitment to fiduciary responsibility and prudent strategic planning,” said Mayor Gary Davis.  “We have weathered a very difficult storm, while remaining laser-focused on our fundamental priorities.  Our fiscal prudence has paid off, and has resulted in a healthy, balanced budget that allows us to provide top-notch service to the community.”