Though the county predicts failure, as it has with all of the recent incorporations, it appears Arden Arcade, or whatever new name (I like Arden but as a Sacramento city resident I can’t vote) the voters decide on during the election for cityhood, may very well come into being, and hopefully become another government entity willing to sit on a Joint Powers Authority to oversee the Parkway.
Arden Arcade petitions filed for cityhood
By Ed Fletcher - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PST Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Standing around a small downtown conference table Tuesday afternoon, five Arden Arcade cityhood proponents surveyed their work: several large stacks of slightly moist petitions.
Moments earlier, cityhood backers had endured a steady rain as they delivered the signed, dated and addressed petitions to the local intergovernmental agency that must analyze the viability of an Arden Arcade city.
The signed petitions -- 13,591 by the proponents' count -- move the effort to turn a collection of unincorporated Sacramento County neighborhoods into the city of Arden Arcade to the next phase.
"There were a lot of people who didn't think we could do this," said Bill Davis, one of the proponents. "There are more than enough valid."
The process now moves to the county's registrar of voters, where officials will match the signatures against voter files to validate them. Proponents need 9,500 valid signatures from Arden Arcade voters.