Issue: May 21, 2009

SN&R readers,Did you know California is only one of two states nationwide that provides taxpayer-funded automobiles to its state legislators? What’s more, legislators who’ve taken advantage of this—and nearly all do—have logged some 100 million miles since 1975, costing taxpayers $80 million!Whoa. R.V. Scheide reports in this week’s cover story.Want more news and entertainment? You got it: Cosmo Garvin reports on a charter committee aiming to overhaul City Hall, Jackson Griffith looks at the railyards cleanup-and-construction process, local arts writers deconstruct and stereotype Sacto’s citizens, Nick Miller reports on ‘burbs bands, and food critic Greg Lucas bones up on his French.Think Free and keep reading!