Arden Arcade Cityhood Campaign Heats Up

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Elk Grove City Council will vote on whether to contribute $30,000 to the Arden-Arcade cityhood campaign. Joel Archer heads that campaign. He points out, Elk Grove’s only been a city for seven years…so they know what he’s going through. 

"It’s been a battle for every incorporation process so I think that’s a part of the unity as a region and they probably can remember all the struggles and battles they went through."

But opponents of the Arden Arcade cityhood campaign are crying foul. Mike Duveneck with “Stay Sacramento: Stop Arden Arcade Cityhood” says Elk Grove should not be allowed to give a political donation.      

"It’s not fair. I mean what’s going on is their tax monies are going to be spent outside of their jurisdiction to be invested in some political issue that isn’t even within their community." 

Duveneck says he and other cityhood opponents will file a formal complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office. In 2002, Elk Grove donated $35,000 to Rancho Cordova’s successful incorporation effort.