UPDATED Video Elk Grove Candidate Forum - City Council District 4

October 19, 2014 | The Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidates participated in a forum on Thursday, October 9. The forum, spo...

October 19, 2014 |

The Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidates participated in a forum on Thursday, October 9.

The forum, sponsored by Elk Grove News and the Elk Grove Citizen was held at city council chamber at the Elk Grove City and was moderated by Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume. The four candidates, Nancy Chaires, Daniel Jimenez, Steve Ly and Nayyar Sarfaraz answered a host of questions in the hour long program.

The videoposted below was shot,edited and produced by Markeda Shorter, owner of Elk Grove-based Short Stack Entertainment. Our thanks to Short Stack and all the parties who coordinated the effort to bring the four candidates together in an Elk Grove forum.

Watch the video and remember to vote by mail or in person on November 4. 

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Phil said...

7 Years the mall has sat there, do Elk Grove residents know why the mall is not being built? Or is the mall being built? 7 years the mall has failed Elk Grove residents, 7 years Nancy Chaires has been at the helm as "City Commissioner Planner". Let's not waste another 4 years with Nancy. I think the best candidate here is Daniel Jimenez.

Poor Planner said...

7 Years the Elk Grove mall sat there and as an Elk Grove resident I don't even know the status of the Elk Grove Mall. It is as if the city planner and staff is trying to sweep this project under the rug. I say no to 4 more years of poor planning.

Cindy said...


You're right. What's this "on again, off again" rubbish business all about? And who keeps saying they are the Chairperson of the Planning Commision? Sometimes, they are always the last person to realize that they are the real problem.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I don't even know where to start my comment based on the 3 above. I'll just say, "you need to get out of the house more."

Capt. Benjamin Willard said...

Thank you for posting this video.

Now that I have seen it, I can say who I will not be voting for. Mr. Sarfaraz seems well intented, but not yet versed in city policy. As for Mr. Ly, he seems to be as cliche prone as his main supporter, Mayor Davis. Lots of pandering and making grandiose proclamations, but really no substance. All hat, no cowboy.

Anonymous said...

Yikes...me to.

Let's be honest..the EG Planning Commission has virtually no say so regarding the final planning of projects. The city council approves or denies all projects. The city council does not listen to the planning commissioners very often. To say Ms Chaires is responsible for the forelorn mall is not accurate. The builder went into bankruptcy. Period. Ms Chairs had no control over that event. To imply otherwise is simply just Ly supporters spewing garbage.

That being said, I don't believe Nancy has made decisions on future projects in a transparent nature. She has an agenda; she is cozy with developers.

An independent, educated and well informed council member is what we need...and unfortunately, in my opinion, there are none running.

Write in Jeff Owens, District 4
Write in Lynn Wheat for Mayor.

Gretchen said...

Chaires inability to secure the seat a year ago has open the door for a candidates like Ly, Sarfaraz, and Jimenez. I do agree that Nancy was not directly responsible for the failed elk grove mall, but on the basis on guilt by association she was a part of the planning process. She was is going to take one for the team as all roads lead to the planning commissioner. As far as the 3 stooges go, I have nothing else to say.

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