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Who’s running for Sacramento City Council in March 2024? Here are the candidates | #citycouncil

Updated Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Four Sacramento City Council seats are up for election in the March 2024 primary.  Voters living in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 will weigh in on who represents their area on the city’s law-making body. Only the District 8 election is uncontested, with Council member Mai Vang running for […]

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New Laws: City Council Salary Caps | PG&E Rate Hikes (Again) | Realistic Wellness Tips for the New Year | #citycouncil

California Senate chamber, August 6, 2018. Robbie Short / CALmatters A new state law paves the way for salary increases for certain city councils – the first adjustment in four decades. Also, PG&E ratepayers experience another increase to their utility bills. Finally, realistic wellness tips for the new year. City Council Salary Caps A new […]

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Mayor

Ahead of final year in office, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg undecided on next steps

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s term in office ends next year. He was elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020, but isn’t running for a third term.  On CapRadio’s “Insight with Vicki Gonzalez” Wednesday, Steinberg wouldn’t say whether he intends to run for higher office in the future. In the past Steinberg, who previously represented Sacramento […]

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Sacramento Mayor Year in Review | Cal OES Delivers Aid to Israel & Gaza | Palestinians in Sacramento Valley | Sierra Snow Outlook

  Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reflects on 2023. Also, Cal OES delivers humanitarian aid to Israel and Gaza. Plus, how Palestinians across the Sacramento Valley are coping with war abroad. Finally, a snow season outlook in the central Sierra. Sacramento Mayor Year in Review Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg joins […]

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City Council

Sacramento reconsiders plan to create youth advisory role for City Council | #citycouncil

Nine months after the Sacramento City Council voted to create a youth advisory position to help young people shape policies affecting their future, it’s unclear whether plan has support to move forward.  A committee last week voted 3-1 to add youth seats to boards and commissions instead of establishing a position for someone between the […]

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City Council

Rancho Cordova is splitting its City Council into districts. Here’s what’s next. | #citycouncil

Rancho Cordova City Council on Tuesday narrowed down a list of possible by-district election maps, taking another step toward ending its at-large representation system.  While the public can continue submitting options until Sept. 7, the council decided to focus upcoming discussions on variations of three maps that would each create five districts with a rotating […]

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Sacramento City Council to revisit military equipment policy for police | #citycouncil

The Sacramento Police Department’s proposed updates to its military equipment policy  and associated annual usage report drew scrutiny in a public hearing on Tuesday.  Both residents and City Council members raised questions over demographic data, miscounting of equipment, and the status of requests either the council or Sacramento Community Police Review Commission previously outlined.   Despite […]

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Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln to challenge Rep. Josh Harder for Congressional bid

Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln plans to launch a bid to unseat Democratic Rep. Josh Harder in California’s 9th Congressional District, which covers part of the north San Joaquin Valley, according to two Republicans familiar with the matter. Lincoln has not officially launched his campaign but will get a fundraising hand from U.S House Speaker Kevin […]

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Alabama

How the far right tore apart one of the best tools to fight voter fraud | #elections | #alabama

By Miles Parks | NPRSaturday, July 1, 2023 Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org. A right-wing campaign has targeted a once-obscure voting partnership known as ERIC. Eight Republican-led states have pulled out, giving the election denial movement a big win. Transcript MILES PARKS, HOST: […]

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City Council

Stockton City Council votes to raise the LGBTQ+ flag | #citycouncil

A divided Stockton City Council on Tuesday voted to raise the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag in honor of Pride Month. The council vote was 4-to-3. Council member Michele Padilla voted against raising the flag. “I got a call about the Mexican-American flag, ‘Can we hang that for Cinco de Mayo?’ My own brother-in-law, ‘Hey, I’m a […]

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