What People are Saying about The City’s SOI Application

On Wednesday we posted a story on the recent Sphere of Influence (SOI) meeting held at city hall. Below see what some people are saying a...

On Wednesday we posted a story on the recent Sphere of Influence (SOI) meeting held at city hall.

Below see what some people are saying about the SOI

Phillip Stark said...
Let the voters decide. We're better able to determine what's best for our community than the ones (over) eager to do our bidding for us. Enough is enough... is enough.
March 3, 2010 1:43 PM
Ruth said...
God Bless Elk Grove if you can get your citizenry to stand up to their elected officials and demand a vote on the issue so their voices will REALLY be heard. I support you 100%.

And should the floodplain stay in the SOI, the MOU needs NO Loopholes, eliminate the wording about the ability to modify the floodplain "with agreement between City & County". That's a death knell in advance. I also agree about the 3rd party (Sacramento Valley Conservancy) as caretaker of any recreational opportunities to be made available - not Elk Grove City Council, Not the CSD. The floodplain meeting next Thursday should be equally exciting for "Staff", It would be nice to see more County folk show up.
March 3, 2010 2:29 PM
Casper said...
What Stark said
March 3, 2010 3:07 PM
Josie said...
Do I understand that Mr. Detrick was the only City Council in attendance? Had to miss meeting and I agree with Mr. Stark...let the voters decide!
March 4, 2010 8:16 AM
Josie said...
To get this on the ballot for 2010, would this entail getting signatures from a few thousand residents? Also, I find it very disturbing that the people (Wilton) most affected by this would not even be able to vote on it. Isn't this a "Hume" project and all about "Rooftops"?
March 4, 2010 2:27 PM

With less than eight months before the general election, the SOI could end up being this year’s main campaign issue.

Council member Patrick Hume, who is up for election this year, has largely shepherded the SOI application that would give Elk Grove the ability to annex a large area on the city’s south side, parts of which borders Wilton and the environmentally sensitive Cosumnes River basin. To date Hume has no announced challengers.

Within the Elk Grove and Wilton there seems to be a growing suspicion the SOI will lead to more homes.

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