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The Planning Commission on May 12 affirmed that a list of proposed city projects complies with the general plan. It also discussed a proposed ordinance establishing more local control over accessory dwellings and continued to consider new residential design standards.

Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume, a candidate for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors District 5 seat, held a barbecue in Galt on May 14, with hot dogs and other snacks. Galt Mayor Shawn Farmer also attended, and the two discussed issues impacting Galt, particularly growth, home…

The Galt Community of Character Coalition presented its 2022 honesty award to Tracie Cross, a member of Galt Sunrise Rotary and director of Galt Joint Union High School District’s Transition Partnership Program.

A suspect has been identified in a Galt killing that had remained unsolved for nearly 34 years, the Galt chief of police and Sacramento County district attorney announced on May 17, and it all came down to a fingernail scraping.

Galt General Fund revenue will more than cover each city department’s budget requests, the city manager projected at the May 3 Galt City Council meeting, but spending to prop up lighting and landscape districts will put a dent in that surplus.

Sports

The season started off rough for the Warriors with mostly losses. They were 0-8 in league when something clicked, and the boys finished with a huge winning streak, according to coach Don McCoy.

Liberty Ranch tennis had an extremely successful season garnering the league championship with an impressive 10-0 record. They faced West Campus in the playoffs and were eliminated 3 wins to 6 losses when the afternoon was over.

It comes down to the League Tournament for golf and, on a very windy day, the Liberty Ranch men’s golf took second place. After that, they move on to Divisionals in Merced.

Lifestyle

June is shaping up to be an exciting month for anyone looking for fun community events, with city of Galt planning four family-friendly activities.

No Dirty Dishes Day is always celebrated on May 18. It is a reprieve from the daily grind of handling a pile of dishes to wash and dry.

Now is the time to plant. Planting techniques depend on the plant and how it is sold. Many annuals and vegetables and some perennials are sold as seedlings in small containers or flats during the growing season. Along with some groundcovers, they are also sold in plastic cell packs, individu…