Thursday, May 17, 2007

The City Builders

Good profiles of two of the leaders working for the creation of the new city of Arden Arcade, or whatever name the voters of the city choose for it if approved.

We are very supportive of their efforts—if the most efficient and least costly option of annexation to the existing city of Sacramento is taken off the table—as it has been clear for some time that the county has been unable to provide adequate service to their community.

Behind the drive for cityhood
Supporters want local decision-making power and better municipal services
By Chelsea Phua - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Thursday, May 17, 2007

We continue with our occasional series profiling Arden Arcade cityhood advocates, whose petition drive has been successful.

As Sacramento's Local Agency Formation Commission begins the process of studying the environmental and fiscal impact of forming a new city, we talk to two of the proponents. Barbara Weiss and Bill Davis were among the first residents to propose a city government for Arden Arcade. Weiss is the vice chairwoman of the Arden Arcade Incorporation Committee and Davis is a member.