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October 11, 2010
Metro Chamber comes out against Arden Arcade cityhood

Another loud voice in local politics declared today against cityhood for Arden Arcade.

The Sacramento Metro Chamber, announcing its list of local endorsements for the Nov. 2 election, recommended a "no" vote on Measure D, which would incorporate Arden Arcade as Sacramento County's eighth city. (The Bee also said the time wasn't right for incorporation because the economy is too precarious.)

The Chamber did not take a position on the two other Sacramento measures on the ballot, Measure B to roll back the city's utility rates, and Measure C to tax medicinal marijuana dispensaries and, if Proposition 19 passes, to tax recreational pot shops.

The other local endorsements aren't much of a surprise. The chamber endorsed the incumbents in most local City Council races. For open seats, it is supporting Mel Turner in Citrus Heights, Patrick Kennedy in Sacramento District 5, Darrell Fong in Sacramento District 7, Diana Ruslin in Rocklin and Chris Ledesma in West Sacramento.

"Our choices represent what we feel is right for business, or right for the Sacramento region in terms of growing jobs, prosperity and a quality place to live," Matt Mahood, the chamber's president and CEO, said in a statement.

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