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What Would You Improve in Elk Grove in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Elk Grove, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Elk Grove to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us comments or blog about why you love living here!

Katie Riley December 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Begin construction on the Pirate's Island playground in Elk Grove Park. We need an awe-inspiring playground in Elk Grove's largest and most used park.
Bwood December 28, 2012 at 04:46 PM
OK, for starters, make a serious effort to finish the Promenade. Begin the Elk Grove Blvd./99 exchange which is way behind schedule. Provide more than one-way-in/out access to commercial parking, and provide more left turn breaks in the long medians we are so (in)famous for. Also, what's with those nubby metal panels that have been installed at handicapped intersections and access points? I don't see where this so called "improvement" is helping anyone when they have to endure riding their wheelchairs over these things. It's enough to rattle their very bones loose. Seems like they would be slippery when wet, and also hard to negotiate for people on crutches as well.
Tom Brown December 28, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Probably was a sweetheart deal on the handicap plates. I've never seen them anywhere else either.
pgonz December 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Thank you Bwood.
Michael Landers December 28, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Those yellow panels at the corner of sidewalks are for ADA compliance. I've seen them in just about every major city I've been to. http://www.armor-tile.com/ada_regulations.html
Nadine Mohr December 28, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Thank You Michael Landers.. Also helps the visually impaired .
Tom Waltman December 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Develop a working group to begin serious work on a plan to protect the Cosumnes River parkway. Create a strategy to bring local, state, and federal authorities to the table with other conservation groups that want to participate. Use Turtle Bay in Redding as a benchmark for what can be done to highlight a natural resource. And do this while respecting the landowners rights and uses along the river. We can either do this or complain when homes are being built right up to the river...
Carol McElheney December 29, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Fix the soundwall on East Stockton north of Elk Grove Park, and finish the sidewalk at Waterman and Elk Grove Blvd. Loosen up and equalize standards for small business permits regarding signs, etc in Old Town.
irene December 29, 2012 at 03:50 PM
I'd like to see the City of Elk Grove crackdown on illegal use of handicapped placards. In my opinion, It appears that people are using their family members placards (handicapped person is not with them) just so they can park in handicapped parking spaces and they know they won't get caught. Check for valid ownership of the handicapped placards which must be carried when using the placard. This applies to handicapped plates also!! Also, I'd like to see the City of Elk Grove fill in the many vacant storefronts by I-5.
Bob Chandler December 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Synchronize traffic lights too help provide better gas mileage for the TAX PAYERS!
Sylvia Morgan December 30, 2012 at 02:57 AM
The city should work on completing The Promenade, and put in a stop light on the corner of Bradshaw and Sheldon as well as Waterman and Sheldon.
Stan Sala December 31, 2012 at 07:07 AM
Look at what it is going to take to attract more business to our city. We need more jobs in our city. We need more entertainment venues for young people.
smm January 04, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Get away from the box stores and support more small businesses. No more Walmarts are needsd in Elk Grove!

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