February 9, 2017

Elk Grove council votes to repeal ordinance that set stage for Indian casino (2-8-17)
Elk Grove City Council members voted Tuesday night to repeal an ordinance from October that allowed the Howard Hughes Corp. to sell 36 acres of land to the Wilton Rancheria Indian tribe for a casino. Read more...

Stalled Elk Grove outlet mall could get boost from national tenants (2-7-17)

Elk Grove's long-awaited outlet mall could be in line for some big-name tenants. Read more...

Opinion: State should let emergency drought regulations expire (2-7-17)

At a recent workshop to discuss whether the state's emergency drought regulations should be extended beyond February, two government agencies scheduled to report on drought conditions were noticeably absent because they were busy responding to flooding issues. Read more...

City Council appoints Nguyen to vacant Council seat (2-7-17)
The Elk Grove City Council on Feb. 2 appointed Stephanie Nguyen to fill their vacant District 4 seat. The vacancy occurred last December, a month after the mayoral election of Steve Ly, who was previously serving as the city's vice mayor and District 4 representative. Read more...

St. Anton plans midtown parking lot redevelopment, but when? (2-7-17)
At some point, St. Anton Communities plans to develop the former site of a Carrows restaurant in midtown Sacramento. Read more...

John Chiang opens committee for 2018 affordable housing initiative (2-7-17)
California Treasurer John Chiang, a Democratic candidate for governor, has opened a ballot measure committee for the 2018 statewide election, suggesting he plans to tether his campaign to a long-planned yet unspecified initiative on affordable housing. Read more...

Opinion: Focus on all facets of care, service to deal with homelessness (2-7-17)
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and City Council engaged with constituents and each other last week to discuss how best to reduce the human and social toll of homelessness in our community. Read more...

Steinberg still not convinced that convention center expansion is best way to attract hotel development (2-6-17)
Following a second two-hour meeting on the potential expansion of the Sacramento Convention Center, Mayor Darrell Steinberg said he remains unconvinced the city should put the entire $170 million budgeted for the work into the center. Read more...

You're hired: Howard Chan becomes Sacramento's city manager after interim role (2-6-17)
Interim Sacramento City Manager Howard Chan on Tuesday was offered a permanent job as the city's top executive. Read more...

Sacramento's economic development director resigns (2-6-17)
The city of Sacramento's economic development director resigned Monday. Read more...
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