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Galt City Council approved adjusted budget numbers at its June 15 regular meeting while granting City Manager Lorenzo Hines increased authority to shift funding. Council also accepted a revised framework for improvements to Carillion Boulevard and swore in new members of the Youth Commission.

After interviewing four final candidates, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board hired a face well known to the board as well as Galt education.

Learning to work together as a team was one of the goals for Galt Youth Commission (GYC) members Monday, June 14 when they tackled the Venture On Challenge Course in Stockton.

Closing out a 14-year chapter of leadership, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Board showed appreciation for their longtime superintendent, Dr. Karen Schauer, who attended her last meeting before retirement.

City staff sought feedback from the Galt Planning Commission on rezoning and the city’s broader development direction at the commission’s June 10 meeting. Commissioners focused on the effects of growth on the city’s financial outlook.

Sports

A full list of classes offered by Galt Parks & Rec can be found online at www.ci.galt.ca.us; or call 209-366-7180. Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/galt.

The annual Optimist High School Softball All Star rosters were released last week and three area athletes from Liberty Ranch High School have been selected for the large schools’ south team roster and one athlete for the small schools south team.

Although the 50th annual Optimist High School Baseball All Star games were canceled for the protection and safety of the players, coaches, officials, fans and volunteers due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus, the Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento released its annual list of athletes wh…

Lifestyle

James DeFehr of Troop 28 recently obtained the highest honor in Scouts BSA after working diligently on a charming lending library for a community he has known and loved throughout his life.

The three fireworks booths in Galt this year opening June 28 will be TNT vendors run by Kiwanis Club, Galt Youth Baseball (GYB) and Calvary Life Tabernacle Church, raising money for their volunteer driven organizations. The only three booths allowed within the city limits are located in the …

Fireworks are a symbol of America’s independence, but with so many state and local limitations placed on the fiery delights, it’s hard for Californians to feel all that liberated when celebrating Independence Day – reasons for that generally pertain to safety concerns.