Mission Statement

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to quality of life for all residents, economic prosperity for local businesses and a reversal of the downward spiral of land uses and the adverse effects on property values across our community.


Our Challenge

Our community has been a great place to live, raise a family, work, have a business, shop, or just visit. We are home to one of California's first shopping centers, historic Town and Country Village that is now, sadly, just another big box shopping mall. Our streets hardly ever get paved unless a big golf tournament is about to happen. Our banks have been replaced by check cashing stores. Our department stores have become discount dollar stores. Our restaurants have been replaced with fast food joints. We have an abundance of retail liquor sales outlets. As concerned residents and business people, we have tried to get the Sacramento County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors to listen to our concerns, but without much success. Mostly the County seems to do whatever developers want to do, paying no mind to the taxpaying residents' opinions.

Well, enough is enough. The gathering storm of discontent is demanding that someone stand up for our area. Advocates for Arden Arcade serve as a voice for residents and businesses who are asking for, and who deserve, a better community.

We do not claim or pretend to speak for everyone in Arden Arcade. We are a group of citizens who care about our community and are actively seeking ways to engage neighbors and businesses to join with us in facilitating positive changes.



  • Carl Dolk, President. Arden Arcade resident since 1989

  • Christopher Vick, Secretary. Arden Arcade resident.

  • Kathy Stricklin, Treasurer. Arden Arcade resident since 1978

Formed in April 2015, as a 501c3 charitable organization, the group consists entirely of volunteers, has no employees, and does not provide stipends or per diem payments to any group participants. The IRS articles of incorporation are a public record.