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Nine candidates vie for two Galt council seats

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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:00 pm

Galt voters will have a crowded field of City Council candidates to select from Nov. 4. Two incumbents, Tim Raboy and Barbara Payne, plus seven challengers will be on the ballot.

This fall's election comes amid a recall effort to oust Galt Mayor Andrew Meredith and Councilman Don Haines.

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8 comments:

  • posted at 10:32 am on Wed, Oct 15, 2008.

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    Barbara Payne, says that she will work for the community with integrity! Before she makes that statement she should learn what it means. She and her partner on the the Council are the reason that the whole Council is in disagreement. I think she use to be Blond.

     
  • posted at 6:22 pm on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Where were the no growth citizens when the east side was booming? Didn't they see how the rapid growth would have an affect on the schools? Tim Raboy is the problem, he should be replaced with someone that will listen to the small business owners and the problems they have. The rental cost to stay in business is way out of control for a small town as Galt.

     
  • posted at 2:47 pm on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    I won't vote for anyone in a government job, or a member of a union. There's too big a chance they're not good at making decisions on their own. Got a legitimate business (not a gift "shoppe"), I'm listening.

     
  • posted at 11:43 am on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    I. myself, will be voting for anyone who has a track record with budgets. The current council can't seem to be able to say no to any request brought to them by staff. They are already dipping into the reserve and we haven't even begun to hit bottom yet!

     
  • posted at 7:41 am on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    It's actually very simple for Galt voters.Aspire to become the next Elk Grove?--Vote for whomever PGF will endorse, candidates who oppose Meredith, Haines, and Raboy.PGF's engaging in doublespeak. How can you support issues when the election isn't answerable by Yes or No?Of course it's about personalities and PGF has shown that with the recall effort against incumbents Meredith and Haines.

     
  • posted at 7:36 am on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    lapdog, I won't comment on those charges.But, I clearly remember the tone of his comment here, I believe addressed to Meredith and was something like, "you're **lucky** you missed me when you knocked on my door." WOW!

     
  • posted at 7:20 am on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Weezer, Stanhope is in the middle of some legal issues (Sacramento County Case No. 07M09924) involving domestic abuse charges. Maybe that is why. Funny that PGF named themselve that when all they want is to blow Galt up to the size of Elk Grove. Sadly they are ignoring the significant issue of foreclosed houses in Galt, how in the world to they think the City can support another 3-4,000 housing units when they city has more than 500 available units unsold and bargain-basement priced right now?!?!

     
  • posted at 6:26 am on Mon, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Members of Protect Galt's Future... are leading the recall drive. PGF had previously endorsed challenger Rodney Stanhope for council, though it now says it will only endorse **issues, not specific candidates.**---DOUBLESPEAK.Did PGF just want to distance themselves from Stanhope?

     
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