default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Galt mayor: New year will bring opportunities, challenges

Randy Shelton advocates change to 4-year mayoral terms

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am

Beginning his second year as mayor, Galt Mayor Randy Shelton, 61, believes the city will continue through challenging times this year with state budget cuts and decreasing city revenue. But he also hopes the recent addition of local businesses is a good sign for the community.

On Wednesday, Shelton sat down with reporter Maggie Creamer and below is a summary of some of the main issues they discussed.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?



You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading 20 free articles on our site. You can come back at the end of your 30-day period for another 20 free articles, or you can purchase a subscription at this time and continue to enjoy valuable local news and information. If you need help, please contact our office at 209-369-2761. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Have an online subscription?

Login now

Need an online subscription?



Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • posted at 7:03 am on Sat, Jan 2, 2010.


    What a bunch of puff. Since he's been mayor, the decorum has gone into the trash can, mostly due to the mayor's behavior. We don't need the added expense or headache of Shelton being mayor for 4 years. All that new business was planned and approved long before he was elected. Amazingly now, he actually tries to take credit for it.

  • posted at 10:50 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    Mayor Shelton has been a big disappointment for Galt. He has drought no ideas forward to the city, and merely collects a pay check to vote on other council peoples ideas. And he wants to be elected as Mayor? This guy has got to be joking.

  • posted at 3:36 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    The Mayor deserves respect for his honesty,he is doing what is expected him to do.He participates in events in the community, listens to the concerns of the citizens. Other than that a Mayoris a figure head that attends sermonialevents.

  • posted at 3:12 am on Thu, Dec 31, 2009.


    Not only does he rarely express an opinion, when he does he vaguely justifies the logic surrounding it. At times there is community concern about his logic and people need to press him for more in depth explanations. Could you imagine a president or governor operating this way? He does this at election time also--runs, but doesn't elaborate on his views. Folks support him--go figure! Also-- a four year mayoral term? Because??...........once again lets hear WHY. What would it REALLY improve and what on earth does it have to do with Galt being larger today???? There's that logic again. Maybe we need two additional council members or district vs. at large elections to represent the people of Galt better. The efffect of a four year term would be marginal at best. P.S. Other council members actions should be evaluated by the voters, not the Mayor or anyone else. If they have something to say and it's contentious, so be it! Maybe it's something that needs to be heard.



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists