Monday, April 23, 2007

Arden Arcade as Sacramento

Absolutely makes the most sense as it rounds out the city, continuing a process of growth for the city of Sacramento congruent with its stature as the capital of California, while providing the citizens of Arden Arcade the services they deserve.

City exploring annexation of Arden Arcade
Despite incorporation bid, a councilman says merger would be a better option.
By Ed Fletcher - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Monday, April 23, 2007

Arden Arcade is a popular place.

Some residents are fighting to incorporate it. County officials desperately want to keep the revenue generated there. And now, some city of Sacramento elected leaders say the city should consider annexing the unincorporated county turf.

Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn said he respects cityhood backers' desire to break from the county but said he has an alternative.

"There is a an even better option, and that is annexing into the city of Sacramento," Cohn said.

Earlier this month, cityhood advocates were told their petition drive was successful, clearing the way for an intensive incorporation study and keeping a November 2008 election in sight.

Because Sacramento borders Arden Arcade to the east, north and south, annexing the 13.3-square-mile area east of the Arden Fair mall would create a "more seamless efficient government," Cohn said.