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.

Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume on June 9 announced that he plans to run for the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ District 5 seat in 2022.

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.

City staff made their latest presentation of the vision for the Galt Market to the Public Safety Advisory Committee, which inquired about accommodations for first responders and pedestrians. The committee also addressed traffic near a Galt park.

All three high schools will receive a therapist in the upcoming school year, thanks to the board’s approval of hiring therapists with funds from the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant, according to the Galt Joint Union High School District during its June 10 board meeting.

Academic funding, Local Control Accountability Plan timelines and potential uses for a newly-built track were among the topics discussed by the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board in their May 26 meeting.

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A year after breaking ground on a new 76 gas station, with a Neighbor’s Market & Spirits, a Baja Fresh and a Jamba Juice, Dr. Devan Dalla and his family held a grand opening for the project.

Cars, pickups and big rigs rushed along Highway 99 on June 3 as the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Sacramento area director explained plans to fully close a section of the artery for more than four days.

Galt City Council approved tax-sharing agreements with Sacramento County for two planned annexations at its June 1 regular meeting, but Mayor Shawn Farmer voted against one of the resolutions. Council also signed off on a list of road improvement projects and a contract for new road-marking …

Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines shared some exciting news during the COVID-19 update at Galt City Council’s June 1 meeting: In-person meetings might be coming back.

Galt City Council approved tax-sharing agreements with Sacramento County for two planned annexations at its June 1 regular meeting, but Mayor Shawn Farmer voted against one of the resolutions. Council also signed off on a list of road improvement projects and a contract for new road-striping…

The last Monday in May brought with it the Galt Cemetery’s Memorial Day celebration, giving area residents a chance to come together in person to honor those who have died serving in the U.S. military.

The Commission on Aging on May 27 heard ideas for the Galt Senior Resource Center’s participation in an upcoming health fair. Other topics on the schedule included the Galt Market and coronavirus vaccine progress.

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed Tuesday that the first mosquito samples of the season have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

With a list of goals on tap for her new job, Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Superintendent Lisa Pettis has been ready to lead the way in contributing to the district’s goals.

The plan to charge for attendance at Galt’s Fourth of July fireworks display was met with questions at the May 18 regular meeting of the Galt City Council. Additionally, city staff said the pandemic appears to be weakening locally, and council members voted to call for bids on new signage.

The theme of balance came up regularly on May 22 at the Galt City Council’s strategic planning session, as council members and city staff articulated the questions raised by maintaining Galt’s small town feel while collecting enough revenue for city services and attracting retail and industr…

If “life finds a way” was the theme of the 1993 blockbuster hit “Jurassic Park”, then “teachers find a way” was the theme last week at Lake Canyon Elementary School when second and third grade classrooms transformed from a contemporary education platform, into an innovative prehistoric learn…

According to residents along Orr Road, the sound of vehicles and empty trailers clattering along the roadway is a common occurrence. However, just before 9 p.m. Sunday night, May 23, proved to be quite a bit different.

The Sacramento County Fair was canceled as a public event for the second consecutive time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, agriculture students will still carry on the decades-old tradition of selling the animals they raised during the fair’s livestock auction.

After a long year of online school and various pandemic-related closures, 18-year-old Braden Crosson looks forward to proudly showing his steer at the Sacramento County Fair on Thursday with the Galt Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Galt is growing. The city’s population has increased 10% over the past decade, and nearly 3,000 new housing units have been approved for construction in coming years.

Galt City Council members chafed at state regulations during their May 4 regular meeting as they moved forward on the housing portion of the city’s general plan. In addition, Council got reports on the city’s investments and a proposed groundwater management plan.

The Galt Joint Union High School District welcomed a new superintendent while honoring six of their own who are retiring at their latest Board of Trustees meeting on May 6.

The vision for the Galt Market continued to evolve at the April 29 meeting of the Measure R Citizens Oversight Committee. The committee also got an update on the new police body camera contract and sent the draft of the Measure R Annual Report to City Council.

Citing a need for continuity of schedules to ease families’ schedules as well as logistical issues a full-time on-campus schedule would create, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board of Trustees voted to continue the am./p.m. blended instructional model through the en…

"For the first time in forever"... The Galt Herald was unable to produce our weekly newspaper in time for today's delivery due to the Comcast outage that affected the region.

The city Planning Commission got a look at the Galt Market Community Plan on April 22, suggesting changes for City Manager Lorenzo Hines. It also voted to send the Galt housing plan to City Council for review but tasked staff with finding flexibility for the city.

Galt Joint Union High School District (GJUHSD) Board of Trustees passed Resolution 2021-11 in support of repayment of an interfund transfer bridge financing for a school facility hardship program for the Liberty Ranch Building 700 project at a special meeting Thursday, April 15.

Galt City Council voted April 20 to equip city police officers with body-worn and in-car cameras. Additionally, the council revived a long-deferred project to renovate C Street and moved to refinance city bonds.

With one and a half months remaining in the school year, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board decided to hold off on voting on whether or not to move to a modified traditional school model before the end of the school year at its special meeting held Thursday, April 15.

After six months at the head of the Galt Police Department, Interim Chief Brian Kalinowski will soon pass the role to Lt. Richard “Rick” Small.

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Farmers & Merchants Bank of Central California (F&M Bank) and the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) have partnered to help meet the urgent needs of its local communities.

Galt City Manager Lorenzo Hines laid out a vision for the future of the Galt Market at the April 6 Galt City Council meeting. The council also heard presentations on the city’s financial direction and the chances of returning to in-person council meetings.

The Galt Youth Commission on April 12 reaffirmed a commitment it made last year to support smoke-free multiunit housing and heard a presentation from the city manager on plans for the Galt Market.

Promises kept was the theme of the Measure E Oversight Committee meeting Monday evening, April 12, as committee members reviewed the completed bond measure projects at the local high schools.

Karen Schauer has her eye on the future. During her report at the March 24 meeting of the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Board of Education, the superintendent began by noting the imminent return of in-person instruction and the work on the district’s three-year plan.

Due to the retirement of Galt Joint Union Elementary School District Superintended Karen Schauer, the governing board has selected David W. Gordon, Sacramento County superintendent of schools, as its adviser to assist the board in its search for a new superintendent.