The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) is a two-county public agency that was formed in 1973.
Regional San provides wastewater conveyance and treatment services to residential, industrial and commercial customers for most parts of unincorporated Sacramento County; the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, and West Sacramento; and some unincorporated parts of Yolo County near West Sacramento. It is governed by a 17 member board consisting of the entire Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, 5 people from the City of Sacramento, two from Elk Grove, and 1 each from the other cities and Yolo County. Being dominated by three Sacramento County Supervisors who each can claim they represent the City of Sacramento and 5 City Council members from the City of Sacramento, it is pretty clear where you need to concentrate your attention if you are concerned about how much you must pay to have your sewage removed and treated.
It is reasonable to assume that Arden Arcade would gain a seat on the Regional San board if it became a city. But, since that's not the case, it's also reasonable to assume our community doesn't have much of a say in what goes on at Regional San. We're just a small part of their more than 1.6M customers.