Galt City Council approves subdivision
The Galt City Council approved a tentative map Tuesday for 39 homes and a rezone of 13.4 acres from 10,000-square-foot lots to 8,000-square-foot lots south of Walnut Avenue and west of Vintage Oak Avenue. The applicant is developer Mike Guttridge.
Planning Commissioner appointed
The Galt City Council appointed Rob Sealey to fill the Planning Commission seat vacated by Rick Stancil, who was appointed to the City Council Feb. 5.
A 13-year Galt resident, Sealey is a vestry member at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a site council representative at Valley Oaks Elementary School, is merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troops 119 and 238 and coached boys and girls basketball for eight years with the Galt Parks and Recreation Department.
Sealey is a disaster planner for the U.S. Department of Defense in Tracy.
Shirtsleeve Session canceled
The City Council's regular Tuesday morning meeting has been canceled.
The next Shirtsleeve Session is scheduled at 7 a.m. March 19.
For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office at 333-6702.
Cabinet meeting set for Tuesday
The monthly meeting sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony Pescetti will be held Tuesday at Perko's, 1170 S. Cherokee Lane. It begins at 7:30 a.m.
Residents are invited to the no-host breakfast to discuss current events and lobbying opportunities.
For more information, call Pescetti's Sacramento office at (916) 362-4161.
UOP student paper on racks again
Six weeks after four members of its staff walked out, the University of the Pacific student newspaper hit racks again this week.
Four editors left The Pacifican in February, citing problems attracting staff writers and a lack of support from their adviser. Since then, the writing staff has more than doubled and the paper has been redesigned, according to editors who have taken over the publication.
Indian casino plan in Ione delayed
A federal judge has placed an American Indian casino project in Ione on hold until federal officials can determine who is the leader of the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians.
U.S. District Judge Frank Damrell on Thursday continued a January injunction to allow the Bureau of Indian Affairs to determine whether Donnamarie Potts or Rhonda Morningstar Pope is the dozen-member tribe's leader.
In December, the bureau ruled Pope had the right to form a tribal government after she questioned Potts' tribal lineal descent. The bureau had recognized Potts as the tribe's leader and spokeswoman since 1996.
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