The Galt City Council decided on Nov. 16 to hold in-person meetings, setting its return to the Council Chambers for Dec. 7. Additionally, Council began the process of implementing some traffic measures on Carillion Boulevard, but the potential for stop signs is in doubt.

At its regular November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18, Arcohe Union School District Board of Trustees passed a resolution in response to the recent COVID-19 vaccine mandate for school children.

Although Galt’s status in the Sacramento County 5th District appears to be securely set, boundary lines for Galt’s fate regarding the State Assembly, State Senate and Congressional districts is unknown. Initial maps see Galt shifting out of its current Assembly and Congressional districts, b…

The Galt City Council decided on Nov. 16 to hold in-person meetings, setting its return to the Council Chambers for Dec. 7. Additionally, Council began the process of implementing some traffic measures on Carillion Boulevard, but the potential for stop signs is in doubt.

The Sacramento Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) unanimously approved Galt’s annexation of a 338-acre “notch” on the city’s eastern border, helping clear the way for a planned housing development.

A split Galt City Council voted on Nov. 2 to delay its decision on Carillion Boulevard traffic measures, requesting staff to add the option of traffic controls at two intersections. The regular meeting also saw Council express interest in voting on a return to in-person meetings and approve …

Galt’s high school trustees on Nov. 4 listened to more than an hour of public comment on teacher contract negotiations and on school mask and vaccine mandates. The Galt Joint Union High School District board also made plans to follow up on a letter asking the state for local control over mas…

Small groups of parents gathered at several area schools Monday morning, Nov. 8 to express their frustrations over students being required to wear face coverings in classrooms. The requirement is a state mandate, not set by local school officials.

At its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 27, the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) Board of Trustees was presented assessment test score results, directed Superintendent Lois Yount to draft a letter to county and state leaders, approved various grant application submissions …

Galt Police Department on Oct. 28 swore in three new employees — two officers and a dispatcher — and recognized three other staff members who were recently promoted.

There were plenty of treats to go around on Oct. 30 at the Old Town Galt Halloween Trick-Or-Treat event, but also quite a few tricks. In exchange for candy, some of the businesses and groups asked children to do a trick, whether that was a quick song, a fun dance or even a silly joke.

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A split Galt City Council voted on Nov. 2 to request the option of stop signs at two Carillion Boulevard intersections, delaying decisions on other traffic measures. The regular meeting also saw Council express interest in voting on a return to in-person meetings and approve contracts relate…

The Galt City Council has agreed on multiple votes and actions to address traffic concerns along Carillion Boulevard. The Oct. 19 regular meeting included steps to comply with a state organic-waste law and public comment on mask requirements in the city’s youth basketball program.

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If nothing else can be learned from stories in the Bible, take heed to the story of David and Goliath.

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A Galt police officer was the target of an attempted homicide while patrolling an eastside neighborhood in the early hours Saturday morning, Oct. 23.

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The Galt City Council has agreed on multiple votes and actions to address traffic concerns along Carillion Boulevard. The Oct. 19 regular meeting included steps to comply with a state organic-waste law and public comment on mask requirements in the city’s youth basketball program.

More than 100 people lined C Street on Oct. 18 to protest California’s mandate that eligible K-12 students be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Galt Planning Commission has approved design proposals for a southwest Galt infill development and a planned Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, also hearing a presentation about new state housing laws.

Galt high school district trustees signed off on a plan to spend COVID-19 relief funds making up for lost instruction time and ensuring the safety of in-person learning. Also at the Oct. 7 meeting, they heard an optimistic update on a new tutoring service and congratulated a local student wh…

The Galt Market welcomed autumn on Oct. 16 with a Special Edition Harvest Market.

Galt High School Warriors celebrated their 2021 homecoming season last week. Although they took a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Warriors didn’t miss a step in this year’s celebration.

Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume during his Sept. 29 campaign fundraiser identified several of his top issues of concern in Sacramento County. They include homelessness and economic recovery.

Money would go to small businesses, Cosumnes Community Services District and general city services under a COVID-19 relief plan proposed at the Galt City Council’s Oct. 5 meeting. Council also heard information about traffic safety and asked to revisit the city’s cannabis policies.

Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Director Jaclyn Moreno on Sept. 22 referred to homelessness, economic development and mental health as some of the issues that are most important to her as a candidate for the District 5 Sacramento County supervisor seat.

Lt. Brian Kalinowski has been chosen as the Galt Police Department’s permanent chief of police. The selection comes six months after Kalinowski temporarily filled the role following the previous chief’s retirement.

Galt has a few hundred furry guests munching away at its overgrown vegetation. The goats, managed by Capra Environmental Services Corp., will improve drainage, and access for city employees, by eating grasses, weeds and underbrush.

During a ceremony held on Sept. 14 in the Sacramento County Supervisors Chambers, Cal-Waste Recovery Systems was recognized by the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business (SASB) for its efforts to reduce pollution in the community and the surrounding Sacramento area.

The Galt Youth Commission voted Oct. 4 to add an officer tasked with reporting commission news to City Council. In addition, the commissioners began planning activities in the coming school year.

A homebuilder held an open house on Sept. 22 to let the public know about its early plans for a development with a mix of multifamily rentals and commercial.

Over the course of a marathon five-hour meeting, the Galt City Council discussed proposals related to the Galt Market, smoke-free housing and garbage processing.

It’s easy to forget that flu season is just around the corner, especially with the near-constant focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect residents against both viruses, Sacramento County is hosting a seven-week series of one-stop shops, clinics where people can get their coronavirus vacci…

Area residents reviewed and learned about strategies for groundwater sustainability on Sept. 16 at a pair of public workshops.

In a bid to give students more “equitable” access to tutoring, the Galt Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees has approved a contract with an online education company, though not without some skepticism. The board also inducted new student representatives and recognized retiring…

The future of remote government meetings in Galt had been up in the air for the past few weeks, but new legislation has ensured that virtual meetings can continue.

The Galt Youth Commission on Sept. 13 voted for its slate of officers for the 2021-22 school year. It considered but put off a final decision on a proposed City Council liaison position.

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Those who knew, loved and worked with Harminder Grewal gathered on Sept. 13 to give a final send-off to the fallen Galt police officer.

With a new generation coming of age with no memory of the Sept. 11 attacks, and the war that the tragedy sparked coming to an end, Galt’s observance of the 20th anniversary of the attacks was marked by reflection on their continuing significance today.

Discussion of land use and potential future development dominated the Galt Planning Commission’s Sept. 9 regular meeting, which also saw the body recommend removing easements on the land for an upcoming infill project.

The Galt City Council gave its final approval to the city’s updated housing element on Sept. 7, with Mayor Shawn Farmer voting against. The memory of fallen Galt police officer Harminder Grewal was a constant presence at the regular meeting, which also included awards for community members w…

The C Street Enhancement Project will take another step forward on Sept. 9, when the public is invited to see various options for the renovation.