Overwhelming Majority of Poll Respondents Find Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly an 'Abject Failure'

June 16, 2017 |

In a poll the concluded on the evening of Wednesday, June 14, Elk Grove Mayor was overwhelming rated as an "abject failure" and failing at "most measures of leadership."

The online poll, which was conducted over an 80-hour period starting Sunday, June 11, asked respondents to grade Ly on an A to F scale. The rating designations were as follows:
  • A - Excellent job representing the city; great leadership
  • B - Performance has been better than expected
  • C - Nothing exceptional, average
  • D - Poor, fails most measures of leadership
  • F - An abject failure as Mayor
Of the 97 participants, an overwhelming majority, 57, or 59-percent rated Ly's first six months as mayor as an F - "an abject failure." Additionally, 25 respondents, or 25-percent said Ly earned a "D" grade - "Poor, fails most measures of leadership."

Overall, the poll showed that 84-percent of the participants said Ly earned a poor or failing grade during his tenure to date.

The balance of the respondents rated Ly as follows:
  • A - 6, for 6-percent
  • B - 2, for 2-percent
  • C - 3, for 3-percent
  • No opinion - 4, for 4 percent
Ly was sworn into office on December 14, 2016 for a two-year term. 

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