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Forum on Municipal Incorporation & Local Governance Oct 16th

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There has been a great deal of discussion lately on Nextdoor and elsewhere about whether our community ought to be a city. A community forum on issues surrounding municipal incorporation to be held at Conzelmann Center at Howe Park on October 16th from 7:00-8:30p (doors will open at 6:30p). To be very clear, the meeting is not intended to promote formation of a new city. Rather, it seeks to inform people about the process of, and barriers to, municipal incorporation. Given that 4 million Californians live in urbanized unincorporated areas like ours, a statewide organization, California (un)Incorporated, has proposed ways to improve local governance and is hoping to change the state's policies that block new cities. The public is invited to come to the meeting to learn about the potential for better local government and removal of barriers to municipal incorporation. The guest speaker is Katherine Borges of the Salida Chamber of Commerce and California (un)Incorporated. The forum is presented by an array of community groups including the Advocates for Arden Arcade, the Country Club Alliance of Neighborhoods, Stammtisch and Vintage Arden-Arcade. Other community groups may be added as co-hosts.

Location:
Conzelmann Center at Howe Community Park
2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Please share this meeting information with anyone who you think might be interested.
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