With the Elk Grove City Council meeting tonight to consider the appointment of a new member, one of the more prominent city council candidates is making a last minute push on social media to goose-up attendance of her supporters.
Elk Grove Planning Commissioner and city council candidate Nancy Chaires has established a Facebook campaign page inviting people to show up at tonight's meeting urging the council to appoint her to the vacancy created when Gary Davis vacated the District Four seat upon his election as mayor. Dubbed "I'm with Nancy," the Facebook page has 42 people confirmed who will attend the meeting on Chaires' behalf.
Among those confirmed to attend are Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Steve Ly and Assembly Member Roger Dickinson. The possible appointment of a replacement council is the only regular agenda item to be considered at tonight's meeting that starts at 6 p.m.
Chaires is competing with five other candidates who are vying for the two year appointment. If a majority of the current four member council cannot agree on any of the candidates before their January 23 meeting, the city will be required to hold a special election.