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City of Elk Grove to get a bigger voice on RT

The City of Elk Grove is about to get an additional seat on the Sacramento Regional Transit Board of Directors. Assembly Member Stephanie Nguyen, formerly of the City of Elk Grove City Council, sheparded a bill through the Legislature that was signed into law last week by Acting Governor Toni Atkins. The bill, AB 354, gives Elk Grove two seats on the RT Board, reflecting the size of the city. The RT Board will thus have 3 County Supervisors, 4 Sacramento City Council members, 2 Elk Grove City Council members and one City Council member each from the Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Rancho Cordova.

“AB 354 will ensure that the people of Elk Grove, Sacramento County’s second largest city have a stronger voice in transit matters that affect their day-to-day lives.”
Assembly Member Stephanie Nguyen {Source: "Assemblymember Nguyen’s first piece of legislation signed into law, expands Elk Grove’s representation; Atkins makes history",, July 6, 2023}

The California Department of Finance says the current (2023) population of Folsom is 81,117, while Elk Grove has 177,005 and Sacramento has 518,161 people. The UnCity, the part of the County run by the Board of Supervisors, has 598,519 people. On the reconstituted RT Board, Folsom will have 1 vote, Elk Grove will have 2 votes, Sacramento will have 4 votes and the County - with a population larger than the City of Sacramento PLUS the City of Folsom - will get 3 votes. Notice an imbalance? Keep that in mind next time YOU want a stronger voice in transit matters that affect your day-to-day life.

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Assembly Member Nguyen watches as her bill to give Elk Grove more  of a say in local transit is signed into law


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