The Fair Political Practices Commission is scheduled Thursday to consider a $6,500 fine as part of a proposed settlement between the agency and Roger Gaylord over activity related to his failed 2014 bid for the council. Gaylord says his actions are being blown out of proportion and that he made mistakes as a political novice.
When he takes office as mayor of Elk Grove, Calif., on December 14, 2016, Steve Ly will be the first Hmong mayor in the United States. The Hmong immigrated in large numbers from Laos and other parts of southeast Asia as the Vietnam War ended. Ly was the first in his family to attend college.
Measure G on the Nov. 8, 2016, ballot would have generated $7 million a year for six years primarily to help disadvantaged students. District Trustee Jessie Ryan said she expects backers will try again in 2018 or 2020.
The state’s political watchdog approved fines against three local officials and local political action committees on Thursday. The California Fair Political Practices Commission signed off on the fines as part of settlement agreements reached between the commission and Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters, Elk Grove City Councilman Steven Detrick, SMUD board President Nancy Bui Thompson and political action committees associated with San Juan Unified School District.
Sacramento’s Measure B transportation sales tax measure failed Tuesday to win the necessary two-thirds majority vote to pass. Measure M in Placer County fell short as well. Similar measures aimed at congestion, potholes and transit in San Francisco and Los Angeles won voter approval.
Measure B in Sacramento County and Measure M in Placer County both sought voter approval to increase county sales taxes by 1.2 cent over 30 years to raise local funds for transportation improvements. They failed to garner the two-thirds majority needed to pass.
Woodland saw its first district-based City Council elections, forcing two incumbents to face off and a third to move his voter registration address across town. In West Sacramento, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon won before the campaign started, as he attracted no challengers and secured a fifth term as the city’s leader.
See the latest results for Sacramento County elections on November 8, 2016, including key races for Sacramento County supervisor, Elk Grove mayor, and city councils in Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Folsom and Galt.