Community Profile: Galt’s a great place to call home

City Manager Eugene Palazzo is sort of a newbie in Galt and he likes the city he now calls home. It has what he was looking for in a community.

Palazzo has been in city government for years, most recently in Crescent City and before that Folsom, Riverbank and South Lake Tahoe. He became Galt’s city manager in March.

“My story is that I wanted to get back to the valley and I wanted to make sure I had a nice, family oriented community,” he said.

“Galt really fits that ticket.”

Terry Parker, broker/owner with Parker Realty, said people like Galt because “it’s located smack dab in the middle of Sacramento and Stockton and that’s convenient. It’s easy to get around Galt or get on the freeway and go.”

“We’re pretty much insulated in our own community with stores, a low crime rate and excellent schools.”

Engineering and an agricultural program are offered in high school and the arts program is nationally recognized.

“We’ve made a name for ourselves,” she said.

Palazzo also noted that Galt has a low crime rate and that it’s easy to get around town. There’s con nectivity with the bicycle trail, he said.

More stores are on the horizon, he said, providing shopping for residents.

“We’ll grow.”

Galt is a sports oriented community with programs at the sports complex and at the parks where people can participate in sports, family recreation and senior programs, Palazzo said. Galt’s Sports Complex has three lighted softball fields, play structures, horseshoe pits, picnic area, pavilion, and barbeque…

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