The day of reckoning is finally here: Election Day, 2012. Time to do your civic duty, more-than-dimple some chads and bring home the coveted “I Voted” sticker. Not sure where to go? Just look up your polling place online and make it there before closing time at 8 p.m. tonight. (Same goes for you absentee voters – submit them to your polling place or the elections office at 7000 65th Street.) Don’t forget to take some pics of your patriotic moments at the polls and send them our way via Twitter, using hashtag #SPVotes. When you’re all done, you can turn on a TV and watch outlines of U.S. states turn pretty colors.
City Council members voiced support of a possible sales tax increase that could bring as much as $13.5 million to city coffers, but won’t act on it until after this year’s city budget is finalized. They mayor said he opposes the proposal, and his campaign manager called it "regressive." The tax increase was recommended by Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman and mayoral candidate Jonathan Rewers in response to the results of a poll commissioned by the city that showed 71 percent of city voters would favor a sales tax increase to support city services, especially if the money is used to offset cuts to city police, fire and youth services. “Despite what I think, a sales taxes seems to
Fair Political Practices Commission Enforcement Division Chief Gary Winuk said Wednesday a case would not be opened based on a complaint filed with the FPPC Friday. The complaint, filed by Robert Langdon, Jr., alleged that Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy violated the Political Reform Act with a recent public opinion poll authorized by her office and paid for with campaign funds. Winuk sent a letter to Langdon Wednesday stating that “after review of the complaint, the information you provided is insufficient to establish a violation of the act.” Langdon, a court liaison for Sacramento County Family Court and a Sacramento Kings fan, confirmed Monday evening that he sent the complaint because he