What Mecca is next for Elk Grove? City's 'shotgun' approach to economic development efforts criticized

If there has been one consistency in Elk Grove, it is that the city leaders have routinely failed at efforts to develop a coherent, defined economic development plan. That was the message delivered to the Elk Grove City Council at their Wednesday, October 8 meeting by resident Lynn Wheat.

Citing a phrase popularized by City Councilmember Steve Detrick who called Elk Grove a burgeoning medical Mecca, Wheat reminded the five members of the city's shifting focus and lack of priority it has providing vital services like road maintenance while doling out multi-million dollar business incentives. Wheat also said the city has developed an undefinable shotgun approach to economic development.  

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Capt. Benjamin Willard said...

If memory serves me, wasn't another one of the "Mecca" plans to bring more state agencies' to Elk Grove. I guess that is only feasible when we give millions of taxpayer dollars for a state agency to relocate.

As for Ms. Wheat's shotgun analogy, she is being far too generous. It seems like their approach is from time to time to throw some spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.

D.J. Blutarsky said...

Capt: The Mayor said in a recent radio interview that Italian food and Marcaroni Grille were his favorites. Maybe the City can get a discount on that spaghetti!

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