Saturday, July 28, 2007

Arden Arcade Cityhood Announcement

Funding for Arden Arcade
Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, July 28, 2007

A leader for Arden Arcade cityhood backers said Friday proponents have signed a funding agreement, giving consultants the green light to start work on studies needed to place the issue before voters.

Work on the fiscal and environmental studies was delayed when the group missed a July 1 deadline to make a deposit of about $28,000. The money was fully paid Wednesday.

Joel Archer, who heads the Arden Arcade Incorporation Committee, said the group had to sign the contract for work to start.

"But we are not satisfied with all the terms of the agreement," he said.

Officials at Sacramento's Local Agency Formation Commission, which oversees the incorporation process, could not be reached for comment Friday evening.

-- Chelsea Phua