Sacramento City Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy will not seek another term.
In a release sent Monday afternoon, Sheedy says she would like to spend more time with her family.
Sheedy has been on the city council since 2000 representing the area north of the American River, including Del Paso Heights, Hagginwood, McClellan Heights, North Sacramento, Strawberry Manor and Woodlake.
In her statement, Sheedy said representing the people of her district “has been the great privilege of my life. Now it’s time for someone else to take a turn at the wheel”.
Sheedy and Mayor Kevin Johnson have disagreed during meetings, most recently over the “strong mayor initiative” and over efforts to build a new entertainment complex in downtown Sacramento.
Last Fall, Sheedy had to respond to allegations of wrongdoing during a telephone poll she conducted about the possibility of a new downtown arena. Read more about that story here.
Sheedy’s husband Ted is a consultant and works with the city. In her release Monday morning, Sheedy said her and Ted were going to retire from public service.