Council Member Linda Budge was elected to the first City Council when the City incorporated in 2003 and reelected in November 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. She served as Mayor in 2004, 2008, 2013 and 2018, Vice Mayor in 2007, 2012, and 2017, and Mayor Pro Tempore in 2002/03.
|Address||2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova CA 95670
Represents the City:
- Mayors & Board Chair Forum
- Sacramento Regional Transit District Board of Directors
- South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan Elected Advisory Board
- Sacramento Public Library Authority Governing Board
- Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government Education Program
- Kilgore Cemetery Subcommittee
- National League of Cities: City Futures Panel on Community & Regional Development
- Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Downtown/Riverfront Streetcar Policy Steering Committee
- Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District 2x2*
- Sacramento County 2x2*
- SMUD 2x2*
- Golden State Water 2x2*
Linda has resided in this area for more than 40 years and has been involved in almost all aspects of community life in Rancho Cordova. She has been active in Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce and was named Volunteer of the Year in 1999. She was president of the Cordova Community Council, saved the historic Mills Station building for a new life as a community center at the Mather Field Mills Station, and also served on the Sacramento County Fire Protection District Board. For more than 18 years, she chaired the Sacramento County Subdivision Review Committee, which hears all the parcel maps and subdivision maps in the County.
Linda is an American Institute Certified Planner and the owner of Geometra Planning & Permitting, a full service planning and permit processing firm. As a consulting planner, she handles rezones and use permits and has processed commercial building permits all over the U.S. She studied at the University of Georgia; University of California, Davis; Sacramento State University, and American River College. She is an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program and earned a Certificate of Corporate Community Relations from Boston College. She and her husband, Lee Garrison, a retired civil engineer, share five children and 14 grandchildren.
*2x2: One or two Council members are appointed by the Mayor (therefore, not constituting a quorum) to meet with one or two board members from a partner agency for the purpose of building relationships and holding general discussions regarding projects of mutual interest.