Tracie Stafford, who will once again run for mayor of Elk Grove in next year’s election, told the Citizen this week that she hopes to bring a different type of leadership to the city.
“Elk Grove is being governed as a small town rather than the large city that it has become and that is not sustainable,” she said. “One official recently stated, ‘We need to preserve the culture of the City Council.’ The City Council should have no culture, but be a representation of the community that it serves.”
Stafford, who earlier this month kicked off her campaign with more than 80 supporters at Lola’s Lounge, said that the main issues she plans to focus on during her campaign are crime, traffic and quality of life.
On the issue of quality of life, Stafford said that there is a need for higher paying jobs in Elk Grove for people who are “underemployed,” and are working at lower wages than they previously worked in their careers.