City Hall has long been viewed as a springboard to the state Capitol or other higher office. The line for the springboard is particularly long right now.
Three council members are trying to make the leap to the state Assembly - Steve Cohn, Darrell Fong and Kevin McCarty. They're attempting to follow in the footsteps of five other City Hall politicians who have won seats in the Assembly since the 1980s.
The campaigns will make for some interesting council dynamics between now and next June's primary. McCarty and Cohn are running against one another for Assembly District 7, which represents most of the city, West Sacramento, and parts of Antelope and North Highlands.