Inaugural Mardi Paws Parade Benefiting the Front Street Animal Shelter
March 3, 2017
Sacramento's first ever Mardi Paws kicks off this Saturday March 4, 2016! The festivities begin at 11am at Front and L Street and culminates at the California Rail Road Museum lawn area.
Grand Re-opening of the Sacramento Valley Station
February 23, 2017
The City of Sacramento celebrated the grand re-opening of the Sacramento Valley Station downtown at 5th and I streets. The new, old station improves the experience for rail and transit users and restores treasured features of the building.
Wind Youth Services Extends Hours to Offer Overnight Options
February 13, 2017
The City of Sacramento, in partnership with Wind Youth Services, announced the expansion of Wind Youth Services’ operational hours to accommodate overnight options for unhoused youth.
Sacramento City Council Meeting Rescheduled
January 12, 2017
The meeting of the Sacramento City Council scheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 PM to accommodate the CIty and Mayor's presence at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
City Accepting Applications for Citizen's Planning Academy
January 10, 2017
There is still time to apply for The City of Sacramento Community Development Department’s 2017 Citizen’s Planning Academy. Applications are due by Tuesday, January 17, 2017.
International Healthcare Company Selects Sacramento for its Expansion to U.S.
January 9, 2017
TOP GRADE Healthcare, an international manufacturer based in Beijing China, has agreed to expand to the U.S. and chose Sacramento to lease space to develop medical imaging and cancer treatment therapies alongside U.C. Davis’ world-renowned medical experts.
Sacramento City and County Leaders Announce Collaborative Partnership to Open Pilot Expansion of Warming Centers
December 22, 2016
Sacramento City and County leaders announced a new pilot expansion program to open warming centers on the coldest of winter nights. The program will open warming centers on days when the Pilgrimage Rotating Shelter is not open and overnight temperatures are forecast to be at or below 40 degrees.
City Continues Free Holiday Parking Program
November 21, 2016
The City will offer free parking on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on weekends starting Nov. 25 through Dec. 25 in midtown and Old Sacramento.
Winter Watering Schedule Effective November 6
November 4, 2016
When you reset your clocks this Sunday, don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s watering schedule.
Full Enforcement of Expanded Parking Operating Hours Begins November 1
October 31, 2016
The City of Sacramento reminds residents and visitors to the Central City of expanded parking operating hours at residential, metered, and non-metered spaces.
City of Sacramento Hires Outside Investigator
October 28, 2016
The City Manager today signed a contract to bring on a highly credentialed expert as an outside investigator to review two officer-involved shootings this year and to determine if policy changes are warranted.
Get Notifications In An Emergency
October 25, 2016
As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster - events that often occur with little to no warning.
Annual City Leaf Season Collection Begins October 31, 2016
October 24, 2016
The City of Sacramento’s annual leaf collection service will begin Monday October 31, 2016 and continue until January 29, 2017.
Tour of the Sacramento Water Treatment Plant
October 22, 2016
See how the plant provides a dependable water supply and review critical facility upgrades.
Settlement of Giorgi Case
October 5, 2016
The City of Sacramento and the family of 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi have settled claims of wrongful death and negligence brought by the family in connection with the death of Natalie at Camp Sacramento on July 26, 2013.
City Encourages Planning Ahead When Going to the Paul McCartney Concert
October 4, 2016
The City of Sacramento welcomes Paul McCartney for the inaugural concert at Golden 1 Center. To help the public plan ahead for tonight’s event, the City created an online platform, GetHereSac.com, which offers event attendees and the public a one-stop shop of resources to create a custom travel plan when getting to and from downtown for large events.
City Launches Get Here Sac Campaign to Help Public Get Downtown
September 27, 2016
The City of Sacramento launched a public education campaign and trip planner in advance of the Golden 1 Center opening. Get Here Sac encourages the public to consider using alternative modes of transportation such as light rail, walking, biking, ride share, and other modes first before driving.
City Finalizes Contract With Salvation Army to Expand Homeless Services at Shelter
September 21, 2016
Today, the City of Sacramento, in partnership with Sutter Health, announced funding to expand services at the Salvation Army's Center of Hope Emergency Shelter. More than 200 shelter beds are now available for 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Grants Available to Non-Profits Who Provide Services to Prevent or Intervene With Gangs
September 15, 2016
The grant application for the City of Sacramento's Gang Prevention and Intervention Taskforce Grant Program is now available. Up to $800,000 will be available through a competitive grant process. The deadline is October 13th.
SacPark Launches Web-Based Parking Reservation System
September 1, 2016
Sacramento residents and visitors attending events at the Golden 1 Center, and venues throughout the Central City, will now have the ability to reserve a spot ahead of time at any of the City’s garages or at a Certified Partner parking facility.
City Pairing Community Leaders with Experts to Learn Strategies to Address Gangs
August 29, 2016
The Mayor’s Gang Prevention & Intervention Taskforce announced today a day-long summit that brings together representatives from law enforcement, schools, social services, criminal justice systems, community-based service providers, public health, and faith leaders to address one of the most pressing social issues of our time – gangs.
Sacramento Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of Railyards Roads
Ceremony will be held in honor of new connections into downtown Sacramento and future site of the 244-acre Railyards Development
City Partners with Global Parking Tech Leader to Design Innovative App
July 6, 2016
New app is part of a region-wide public education effort highlighting the variety of transportation options available to get to downtown and Golden 1 Center.
City of Sacramento Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program
June 23, 2016
City of Sacramento announces a new innovative data sharing partnership with Waze, the world's leading mobile navigation app, to help improve traffic management in Sacramento.
City Launches ‘Pit Stop’ Attended Public Restroom Program
June 17, 2016
City leaders and community representatives will join together Monday, June 20, to celebrate the launch of Pit Stop, an attended portable restroom pilot program that will be located at Ahern Street, between North A and North B Streets, in the River District.
City Releases Railyards Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
June 10, 2016
The Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) on the Railyards Specific Plan Update (RSPU), Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Major League Soccer Stadium and Stormwater Outfall has been released by the City of Sacramento for public review and comment.
About Time to take a Dip
May 27, 2016
All 17 community pools, including the newly remodeled Cabrillo pool, are opening in the City to welcome summer pool season! Kids swim for as little as $2 per session, adults are $4. Discounts are available.
Amgen Tour of California Finishes in Sacramento this Sunday!
May 17, 2016
The City’s Police and Public Works departments are encouraging motorists to plan ahead for this year’s Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Sunday, May 22, featuring the world’s most elite bicycle racing teams. Bicycling to the event is encouraged!
City Reduces Storm Drainage Rates
May 11, 2016
City reduces storm drainage service rates for property owners of vacant commercial properties. The reduction will benefit 627 property owners.
1,463 Names on Unclaimed Property List
May 6, 2016
City releases this year's list of people or organizations owed money from the City; June 30 is deadline to submit claim.
City and State Collaborate on IT Resources to Save Millions
May 3, 2016
The City and State just signed a long-term fiber sharing agreement which allows the State to use City fiber assets in exchange for services. The agreement will allow the City to connect six State buildings to the State network using the City’s fiber and conduit assets.
Fiscal Year 2016/17 Proposed Budget
April 25, 2016
Sacramento City Manager John Shirey released the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Proposed Budget– the City’s financial plan for the coming fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
City of Sacramento Unveils First Phase of New Parking Technology
April 21, 2016
City of Sacramento will demonstrate new tier-based pricing technology at short-term parking meters near the Crocker Art Museum on Friday, April 22. New technology offers drivers the option of extending a meter parking session beyond the posted limit.
City of Sacramento Celebrates Earth Day
April 17, 2016
The Neighborhood Services Division of the City of Sacramento’s Department of Parks and Recreation will host its 2016 Earth Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 19 at Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I Street across from Historic City Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Two Minutes For Two Cents
April 4, 2016
The City of Sacramento solicits feedback from residents regarding overall satisfaction with parks facilities and encourages residents to participate in an online survey.
New Program Aims to Help Businesses Prosper
March 29, 2016
Recognizing the importance of its current business base, the City’s Economic Development Department is launching a new Business Retention/Expansion Visitation Program.
Sacramento City Council Approves Water and Wastewater Rate Adjustments
March 29, 2016
The City Council voted tonight to approve the Department of Utilities’ rate adjustments for water and wastewater services.
Sacramento celebrates over 40 years of historic preservation
March 29, 2016
The City of Sacramento – a city of rich history dating back to 1849 – is marking over 40 years of historic preservation programs, and is also recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
City Council Approves Expansion of SPOTZone Program
March 22, 2016
City Council approves expansion of SPOTZone—a dynamic pricing structure—offering drivers the option of extending a metered parking session beyond the posted limit.
Sacramento Valley Station Welcome its New Amtrak Ticket Room
March 21, 2016
The new Amtrak ticket room is one of many improvements within the Sacramento Valley Station’s full restoration. The new ticket room, which opened March 19, is in a more convenient location and includes a baggage check-in station and additional ticket agent windows.
Spring-Summer Watering Rules Effective March 13
March 11, 2016
When you reset your clocks this Sunday, don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s watering rules. Effective March 13, Sacramento water users can water two days per week this spring and summer through November 6, 2016.
Utilities Makes Significant Strides in Water Meter Program
March 1, 2016
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities completed substantial improvements to the City’s water and wastewater systems in the last four years including significant strides in the meter installation program
Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force grant program to provide support to high-risk youth and families
The Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force (GPIT) grant program is awarding $680,000 to 18 community-based organizations to help the City prevent gang violence. Grant awards range from $25,000 to $90,000. The recommended grant recipients will go to City Council for final approval on Tuesday, March 1.
Free Composting Seminars in 2016
February 19, 2016
Backyard composting allows you to recycle your yard clippings and fruit and vegetable scraps into a valuable soil amendment right in your own yard.
It’s Microsoft DigiGirlz Day Tomorrow in Sacramento!
February 17, 2016
Tomorrow will be the first DIGIGIRLZ Day in Sacramento – a day intended to encourage middle school girls to consider careers in technology fields. The Mayor’s office, City of Sacramento Information Technology Department, Microsoft and the Greater Sacramento Urban League are sponsoring the event on Thursday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Department of Utilities Presents Additional Information to Rate Advisory Commission
February 11, 2016
The Utilities Rate Advisory Commission voted to recommend that the City Council approve the Department of Utilities’ proposed water and wastewater rate adjustments.
Obama Administration Includes Funding for Regional Projects in 2017 Budget
February 9, 2016
The Obama Administration today announced its commitment to the City of Sacramento by designating more than $107 million in the President’s proposed budget request for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 to build the Downtown Riverfront Streetcar Project, and the federal portion of the Natomas Levee Improvement Project.
Department of Utilities announces change to proposed rate adjustments
January 19, 2016
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities notified customers in December about proposed rate adjustments for water, wastewater and storm drainage services
Annual community survey helps the City plan for growth and improvement
January 13, 2016
The City of Sacramento invites those who live and work in Sacramento to complete an online survey that will be used as part of the City’s 2035 General Plan annual report and will help capture the community’s perspective on livability and quality of life.
City lifts voluntary boil water advisory for Pocket area, west of I-5
January 12, 2016
After coordination with the State Division of Drinking Water, the City of Sacramento has lifted the voluntary boil water advisory issued for the Pocket area, west of I-5.
City issues voluntary water boil advisory for the Pocket area, West of I-5
January 10, 2016
A voluntary water boil advisory has been issued for the Pocket area, west of I-5, in the City water system. The advisory was issued due to presence of bacteria during a routine weekly water sampling in the Pocket area.
City accepting Citizen's Planning Academy applications
December 18, 2015
In an effort to educate and engage Sacramento residents, businesses and community leaders in the City’s planning process, the Community Development Department is now accepting applications for its 2016 Citizen’s Planning Academy.
New restaurant at Cesar Chavez Park
December 15, 2015
The City Council approved a lease tonight for a local Mexican food restaurateur to open a new establishment at the City-owned restaurant facility at Cesar Chavez Park at 9th and I streets.
City launches new toolkit for downtown development
December 15, 2015
The City of Sacramento has launched their Downtown Developer Toolkit. The purpose of this toolkit is to create a one-stop shop for information and resources to develop in Downtown Sacramento.
Christmas Tree Collection for City Customers & Free Drop Off Events for The General Public
December 14, 2015
City of Sacramento residential yard waste customers can place trees in the street for pickup as part of the City's Leaf Season service. The last day that trees, or any yard waste, can be placed out on the street for collection is January 31, 2016.
Employees throw free holiday event for hundreds of school children
December 9, 2015
Public Works employees and Councilmember Jeff Harris’ Office are throwing a free holiday celebration for over 600 Hazel Strauch Elementary School students and their families.
Rental Housing Inspection Program requires lifesaving detectors in homes
December 7, 2015
Without a working smoke detector, the risk of a tragic fire increases. The Community Development Department inspects over 4,000 homes annually through the Rental Housing Inspection Program.
Parking meter rate increase takes effect next week
December 4, 2015
City of Sacramento reminds residents that the parking meter rate increase from $1.25 an hour to $1.75 an hour will take effect Dec. 10, 2015. The rate increase is part of the City’s parking modernization effort, and will help offset operating costs such as communication fees, and equipment maintenance.
City continues free holiday parking program to attract downtown shoppers
November 19, 2015
In an effort to encourage residents to dine and shop downtown during the holiday season, the City of Sacramento will offer free metered parking during modified hours. The City will offer free parking on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on weekends starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 25 in midtown and Old Sacramento.
City Launches Waste Wizard to help residents recycle wise and sort smart
November 12, 2015
The City of Sacramento – Recycling and Solid Waste Division, has launched the Waste Wizard at www.sacrecycle.org. This new web based application will answer resident’s questions on how best to recycle or dispose of waste using City services or other local facilities.
City Council approves pilot program designed to enhance the parking experience in the central city
November 10, 2015
In an effort to ease traffic congestion and enhance the parking experience, the City of Sacramento will launch a pilot study called SPOTZone, or Special Parking Over Time. The pilot project, approved by City Council, offers drivers the option of extending a metered parking session beyond the posted limit.
Department of Utilities proposing rate adjustments to continue critical infrastructure improvements
October 27, 2015
The City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities is presenting a report to the City Council on October 27 proposing four-year rate adjustments to address critical improvements to the city’s water, wastewater and storm drainage infrastructure.
City of Sacramento encourages voluntary one day per week watering
October 22, 2015
The City is pleased with the continued water conservation efforts of our customers, however, with the temperatures dropping and the days getting shorter, the City is encouraging a drought call to action – for customers to voluntarily water no more than one day per week starting now.
Streamlining the residential solar permit process
October 20, 2015
With the Governor’s recent call for California to use more renewable energy, the City of Sacramento is making it easier to install small residential solar energy systems by offering an expedited building permit process.
Drought Alters Schedule for Leaf Season Collection
October 1, 2015
The impact of the prolonged drought on Sacramento trees could mean an earlier than normal leaf drop for some tree species.
City launches tool to track building permits
September 30, 2015
Today, the City of Sacramento officially launched PermitTracker – a new website that allows the public to find accurate and up-to-date information about permits in the city.
City financing for Golden 1 Center hits market
September 24, 2015
City sells nearly $272 million in fixed rate long-term bonds to fund City’s contribution to arena. The amount will be put toward the City’s $255 million share of the Golden 1 Center, 10 months after the City and Sacramento Kings broke ground on the new $507 million downtown arena.
With temperatures on the rise, City issues Spare the Water Alert
September 10, 2015
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through Saturday, September 12. Spare the Water Alerts are typically declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted.
Sacramento receives "Best of Web" award
September 4, 2015
The City of Sacramento is being honored by The Center for Digital Government with the ‘Best of Web’ award. In its 20th year, The Center for Digital Government awards governmental websites who exemplify superior technological portals and websites. The City of Sacramento placed 5th in the city portal category, up from 9th place in 2014.
Mayor Johnson announces date and time of Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade
September 3, 2015
Mayor Kevin Johnson announced today that the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade honoring Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone will be held next Friday, September 11th, at 12pm on the Capital Mall.
Community meeting to discuss short-term vacation rentals
September 2, 2015
Join Councilmembers and City staff in a discussion about private property owners in the home/room sharing industry, such as Airbnb in Sacramento. Currently, there are 170 properties within the Sacramento limits that are listed on Airbnb, one of the most popular sharing websites.
Lost pet facial recognition comes to Sacramento
August 28, 2015
The Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, the City of Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter and the Sacramento SPCA come together to unveil the shelters’ integration with facial recognition technology to identify lost pets with Finding Rover.
Arts Commission approves 17 entrants for Golden 1 Center public art
August 11, 2015
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) has approved 17 finalists for the Golden 1 Center Public Art Program funded by a $1.5 million private donation – the largest commitment to regional artists in the history of the City’s Art in Public Places program.
City financing for Golden 1 Center hits market
August 13, 2015
Today the City sold $299 million in bonds to fund its contribution to the construction of the Golden 1 Center in Downtown Sacramento. The amount will be put toward the City’s $255 million share of the Golden 1 Center, nine months after the City and Sacramento Kings broke ground on the new $507 million downtown arena.
City ends July with a Spare the Water Alert
July 28, 205
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through July 30. Spare the Water Alerts are typically declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted.
Mayor Johnson convenes Income Inequality Task Force
July 28, 2015
Mayor Kevin Johnson announced today that he will be convening an Income Inequality Task Force of community, business, and labor leaders to study and make a recommendation on increasing the minimum wage in Sacramento.
Sacramento announces new director of economic development
July 17, 2015
City Manager John Shirey has appointed Larry Burkhardt as the Director of the Department of Economic Development.
City begins July with a Spare the Water Alert
July 1, 2015
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through July 3, 2015. Spare the Water Alerts are typically declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted.
City of Sacramento expands Utility Rate Assistance Program
June 30, 2015
The City of Sacramento is expanding its Utility Rate Assistance Program (URAP) to help income eligible Sacramento households save up to $156 annually on utility costs.
Riverfront Reconnection Project starts in July
June 25, 2015
Construction of a new entrance into Old Sacramento at Capitol Mall and 2nd Street and installation of wider sidewalks on the O Street Bridge over I-5 will begin in July. Work is expected to be finished in fall of 2016, ahead of the opening of the Golden 1 Center.
City recognizes Drought Champs
June 25, 2015
The City of Sacramento with the Regional Water Authority has launched a public-service campaign to thank residents and businesses for their outstanding water conservation efforts during California's historic drought and to encourage further reductions.
City Council extends City Manager's contract
June 16, 2015
At City Council this evening, the Mayor and City Council voted to extend the contract of John F. Shirey as City Manager through November 18, 2016.
FEMA-approved new flood zone status becomes effective June 16 for Natomas
June 15, 2015
After a seven-year building moratorium in the Natomas basin, the revised FEMA-approved new flood zone status becomes effective June 16.
Fiscal year 2015/16 Budget approved
June 9, 2015
The Mayor and City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2015/16 Budget – the City’s financial plan for the coming fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
Sacramento Marina gears up for boating season 2015
June 3, 2015
The Sacramento Marina is gearing up for what they are calling “the best season” since 2005. Despite low lake and river levels in the drought, the Sacramento Marina is among several marinas in the Sacramento/Delta area that are fortunate to have enough water for boating this summer.
Del Paso Heights community visioning kickoff
June 2, 2015
Community invited to help shape Del Paso Heights future
A series of round table discussions about the revitalization of Del Paso Heights will take place on Wednesday, June 3 from 12 pm to 4 pm. The discussions will be followed by a town hall meeting that will begin at 6pm.
Freeport road closures from June 1 to September 15
May 27, 2015
As part of the Cosumnes River Boulevard Extension Project and to support the Delta Shores development adjacent to the project, the City will begin replacement of a new waterline on Freeport Boulevard on June 1, 2015.
About time to take a dip
May 22, 2015
Sixteen pools are opening during the summer pool season! Kids swim for as little as $2 per session, adults, $4. Discounts are available. Free admission at play pools located in Colonial Park, Land Park, Robertson Park, Mama Marks Park, and Bertha Henschel Park.
Clothing drive to locally benefit Front Street Animal Shelter
May 7, 2015
The Front Street Animal Shelter, in partnership with ReUseIt, is making it easy to de-clutter homes while making a difference locally by hosting a 2-week Clothing Drive from May 18 through May 31, 2015.
Amgen Tour of California takes off Mother’s Day, May 10
May 6, 2015
The City’s Police and Public Works departments are encouraging motorists to plan ahead for this year’s Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Sunday, May 10, featuring the world’s most elite bicycle racing teams.
Newly constructed interchange in South Sacramento officially opened today
May 4, 2015
The City has opened the newly constructed interchange on I-5, just one mile south of Meadowview Road. The interchange is part of a larger project for the City that includes an extension of Cosumnes River Boulevard between Franklin and Freeport boulevards, combined with the new interchange at I-5.
Significant construction milestone achieved
April 27, 2015
The City of Sacramento is announcing the opening of a new interchange on I-5, just one mile south of Meadowview Boulevard beginning prior to the morning commute on Monday, May 4.
Fiscal year 2015/16 Proposed Budget
April 27, 2015
Today Sacramento City Manager John Shirey released the City’s financial plan for the coming fiscal year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
Roseville Road bridge replacement project
April 24, 2015
A portion of Roseville Road over Arcade Creek will be closed to thru traffic while the bridge is replaced; traffic detours in place.
City of Sacramento's Earth Day Celebration 2015
April 17, 2015
The Neighborhood Services Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual free Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22, at Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I St., across from Historic City Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
City and Microsoft join forces to promote tech prep among young females
April 15, 2015
The City and Microsoft have signed a Digital Alliance, pledging to work together to provide technology training specifically to women and girls.
Single-use plastic bags to be banned in City of Sacramento
April 1, 2015
On March 31, 2015, the City of Sacramento unanimously passed a single-use plastic bag ordinance that will take effect on January 1, 2016.
Lynn Robie Dog Park Grand Opening
March 19, 2015
Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings will open the Lynn Robie Dog Park in the south Sacramento community located within the Bill Conlin Youth Sports Complex near the town of Freeport.
Spring-Summer Watering Rules
March 6, 2015
When you reset your clocks this Sunday don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s Winter Watering Rules. Effective March 8, Sacramento water users can water two days per week this spring and summer.
City of Sacramento and Sacramento Kings Announce Historic $3 Million Donation to Secure World-Renowned Sculpture for the ESC Plaza
February 26, 2015
The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings announced $3 million in donations to acquire an original sculpture by world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. The sculpture would be showcased within the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) plaza and would mark the first artwork by Koons purchased by a municipality for permanent display.
Fiscal Year 2015/16 Budget Process
February 20, 2015
Public invited to learn more about City budget and participate in this fiscal year’s process. The following is the tentative schedule for budget-related workshops and council meetings, culminating in the adoption of the fiscal year 2015/16 operating and capital improvement project budgets on June 9.
City reaches agreement on arena land purchase
February 9, 2015
The City of Sacramento is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with CalPERS and US Bank to purchase 600 K Street for $12 million. This is the final piece of land necessary to complete the development of the new downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC).
Front Street Animal Shelter awarded $132,500 Lifesaving Grant from the Petco Foundation
The City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter was recently awarded a Lifesaving Grant from the Petco Foundation to support continued community outreach and adoption events in the Sacramento area.
City Manager recognized for outstanding career
January 27, 2015
Sacramento City Manager John F. Shirey will be presented with the Wes McClure Award of Distinction at the League of California Cities City Managers’ Department Meeting on Jan. 29 in San Francisco.
Household Junk Pickup Program Returns in February – Expanded Appliance and E-waste Pickup
January 26, 2015
The City’s Household Junk Pickup program is now accepting appointments for 2015. Residential customers can make two (2) appointments per year, from February through October, for the free pickup of acceptable bulky items, including yard waste.
City of Sacramento Has Best Water Conservation Savings in 100 Years - Residential Water Usage at an All-Time Low Since 1914
January 26, 2015
Not only are City residents and businesses cutting back water use by the state-mandated 20 percent, in 2014 residents successfully cut water use to the lowest level per person per day in a century.
Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend
January 14, 2015
Several area organizations are partnering together to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend with a day of service. On Saturday, Jan. 17, Hands on Superior California, the City of Sacramento and Java City are lending manpower and resources to a special project to support community gardens and water conservation.
City offers new way to pay for parking
January 12, 2015
Parkmobile is a new service in the City that offers the option of paying for parking using a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet. The technology is currently available at selected single-space smart meters in Old Sacramento and will be added to meters around City Hall and Cesar Chavez Park starting January 13.
Sacramento accepting applications for 2015 Citizen’s Planning Academy
January 6, 2015
The Community Development Department is now accepting applications for its 2015 Citizen’s Planning Academy. The free, eleven-class course, which begins March 2, provides participants with a background in the fundamentals of city planning and covers a broad spectrum of planning and development-related topics and issues.
Christmas Tree Collection for City Residential Recycling & Solid Waste Customers
December 19, 2014
City of Sacramento residential yard waste customers can place trees in the street for pickup as part of the City’s Leaf Season service.
Avoid a Visit from Santa Clog this Holiday Season! Properly Dispose of Fats, Oils, and Grease – Can it! Scrape it! Trash it!
December 17, 2014
This holiday cooking season, the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities and the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) want to help residents avoid a visit from Santa Clog. As family and friends gather together and all the cooks assemble in the kitchen to prepare the holiday feast, it’s important to remember to properly dispose of clog-inducing fats, oils, and grease (FOG).
Sacramento is top ranked 'Digital City'
November 19, 2014
Sacramento is now ranked within the top 10 cities in its population class for enhancing the public’s online access information and services. e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government (The Center) included Sacramento among its top-ranked cities in the just released 2014 Digital Cities Survey.
Incoming / Outgoing Council members
November 17, 2014
Schedule of events released for Councilmembers leaving office, newly elected members
R Street between 16th and 18th streets getting a makeover
November 10, 2014
Construction to tie two blocks of R Street into a transit-oriented neighborhood is underway. Work is expected to be finished in June of 2015.
Parade set for Tuesday, November 11, at 11 a.m.
November 7, 2014
Join the City of Sacramento in recognizing current members of our military and vets at the Fourth Annual Veterans Day Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 9th streets.
Timing is everything!
October 31, 2014
Timing is everything! Watering is allowed one day per week this winter starting November 2. When you reset your clocks, don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s Winter Watering Rules.
McKinley playground donor plaque to be unveiled
October 10, 2014
One year after community members came together to rebuild the McKinley Playground, the community will celebrate the crowning touch – the donor plaque for the centerpiece of the monument.
Vessels and Vines - FREE event
September 29, 2014
See a collection of rare and the most unusual boats, enjoy food and wine Saturday, October 4 at the FREE Vessels and Vines event hosted by the Sacramento Marina.
City embarks on two-year train station renovation
September 26, 2014
In what was once a fine dining restaurant at the Sacramento Valley Station that has been closed to the public for decades, 100 gathered to celebrate the start of a journey to a new and improved historic depot.
Rain is near, water conservation is still key
September 26, 2014
Rain is in the forecast however, City Utilities customers are reminded to water with the weather in mind.
City, Kings and arena construction contractor to hold open house
August 20, 2014
An open house is scheduled for the community to learn more about the two-year construction of the downtown Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) project.
City Manager John Shirey appoints new Director of Convention and Cultural Services
August 11, 2014
City Manager John Shirey announced the appointment of Jody Ulich as the Director of Convention and Cultural Services. She begins her new duties on September 2.
City ends July with a Spare the Water Alert
July 25, 2014
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through July 30, 2014. Spare the Water Alerts are declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted.
'Gold is the new green'
July 10, 2014
The City wants citizens to know the grass isn’t always greener on City property during the drought. Temporary signs are being posted on some City properties where grass is withering due to as much as a 33 percent cutback in watering as compared to an average of the same period in 2012 and 2013.
Dave Brent, Director of Department of Utilities announces retirement; effective August 30, 2014
July 9, 2014
City of Sacramento City Manager John Shirey announced the retirement of Dave Brent, Department of Utilities Director, effective August 30, 2014. “Dave has been an outstanding Director. He has provided steady, trustworthy leadership at a critical time for the Department,” Shirey said.
Guy West Bridge restoration getting started
July 3, 2014
The City is starting work next week to repair and repaint the Guy West bike and pedestrian bridge over the American River near CSU-Sacramento. The bridge will remain open with a narrower bridge path during the project except for a limited number of weekend closures that will be publicized in advance.
City Manager announces appointment of new Fire Chief Walt White
June 23, 2014
Today, City Manager John Shirey announced the appointment of Walt White as the Sacramento Fire Department’s 21st Fire Chief. He will lead the Sacramento Fire Department, an organization of 656 employees with a budget of $95 million, starting July 2.
Fix 50 Project finishes early
June 18, 2014
The City is looking forward to more routine traffic commutes with the end of Fix 50 coming tomorrow, June 19, six days ahead of the projected June 25 deadline.
Marina Day - tomorrow!
June 13, 2014
Celebrate all that is great about boating and Sacramento’s largest, public marina; with kid’s activities, tours, swap meet, music and food trucks
Open House set for early phase of the I Street Bridge Replacement Project
June 12, 2014
The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are hosting an open house to share information and receive input from the community about the I Street Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street.
About time to take a dip
June 10, 2014
Ten pools are opening within the next week in the City. Kids swim for as little as $2 per session, adults are $4. Free admission at play pools at Colonial Park, Land Park, Roberston Park, Mama Marks Park & Bertha Henschel Park.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby Visit the White House for the WRRDA Signing
June 10, 2014
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby were in attendance at the White House when President Barack Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).
City Issues First Spare the Water Alert of 2014
June 6, 2014
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities announces a Spare the Water Alert through June 9, 2014. Spare the Water Alerts are declared when three consecutive days of 100+ degree temperatures are forecasted.
Mike Bibby Basketball Camp
May 23, 2014
The Department of Parks and Recreation is helping sponsor a four day basketball skill building camp for students ages 6 to 16, with coaching from Kings legend Mike Bibby.
Water safety urged as weather warms up
May 23, 2014
As the spring weather continues to warm up and summer right around the corner, the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) is urging citizens to play it safe near waterways, swimming pools and other standing water.
City Approves Arena Deal
May 21, 2014
Before a packed council chambers, Mayor Kevin Johnson and the City Council approved plans to build and finance a new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) at the Downtown Plaza Mall.
Accommodations for May 20 City Council Meeting on the ESC Project
May 15, 2014
The City of Sacramento is taking extraordinary steps to accommodate public participation for the May 20th City Council Meeting where a final vote is expected on the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) Project.
Heat Brings Water Conservation Reminders
May 14, 2014
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is reminding customers that even as the weather heats up over the next several days, they must still adhere to the City’s watering rules.
City Releases Materials for New Entertainment and Sports Center
May 9, 2014
The City today posted the Entertainment and Sports Center project (ESC) contracts, agreements, and reports for public review and comment before the City Council’s final vote on Tuesday, May 20.
Amgen Tour of California takes off Mother's Day May 11
May 6, 2014
The City’s Police and Public Works departments are encouraging motorists to plan ahead for this year’s Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Sunday, May 11, especially in light of the ongoing Fix50 project.
City Manager releases fiscal year 2015 budget
April 28, 2014
Sacramento City Manager John Shirey released the Fiscal Year 2014/15 Proposed Budget. The proposed $383 million General Fund portion of the $872 million balanced budget represents the first time in seven years revenues are expected to exceed expenses and does not include any reductions in services, programs, or employees.
1,159 names on unclaimed property list
April 25, 2014
City of Sacramento published a list of unclaimed property held by the City and instructions to claim it. The City first published the list in 2012 and releasing the list is now an annual process.
Entertainment and Sports Center Project Update will be heard at City Council on April 22 at 6:00 p.m.
April 21, 2014
The City has posted the staff reports for the April 22 Council meeting on the Entertainment and Sports Center project (ESC). The staff reports highlight the progress the City and the Sacramento Basketball Holdings (aka “The Kings”) have made in finalizing the terms for the ESC.
Earth Day Celebration 2014
April 18, 2014
The Neighborhood Services Division of the City of Sacramento’s Department of Parks and Recreation in collaboration with Troops for Fitness is hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration 2014 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Cesar Chavez Park – 910 I Street across from Historic City Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Results are in- Sacramento’s Water Conservation Efforts are Paying Off
April 10, 2014
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reports that city water customers saved over 355,000,000 gallons of water in the month of March.
City Launches Food to Fuel Pilot – Collects Food Waste from Elmhurst Neighborhood
April 1, 2014
Under the leadership of Councilmember Kevin McCarty, the City of Sacramento has begun a one-year pilot project to collect food scraps from residents in the Elmhurst neighborhood, and turn the food into fuel.
Thanks to U
April 1, 2014
One year following the start of collection of Measure U, police and fire, park maintenance and other essential services that were cut between 2008 and 2013 are in place.
Drought Busters in full force
March 25, 2014
Following a week of spikes in water usage on Thursday and Friday- no watering days in the City of Sacramento- the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities launched an increased enforcement of its watering rules.
John Shirey, Sacramento City Manager, Receives National Public Service Award
March 7, 2014
Sacramento City Manager John Shirey has been selected to receive the 2014 National Public Service Award for his outstanding and lasting contributions to public service.
City's Cesar Chavez Park selected as beneficiary of fundraising campaign at downtown Macy's
March 6, 2014
Cesar Chavez Park, between 9th and 10th streets and I and J streets, has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for parks.
The Results are in- Sacramento’s Water Conservation Efforts are Paying Off
March 5, 2014
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities reported to the Sacramento City Council that city water customers saved over 200,000,000 gallons of water in the month of February. The City’s water demands were approximately 58 million gallons of water per day last month, as compared to the average for the month of February over the past two years of 66 million gallons of water per day.
Sacramento Councilmember Warren hosts community meeting for Entertainment and Sports Center Project
February 20, 2014
Sacramento Councilmember Allen Warren will be holding a District 2 community meeting to provide an update on the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) project.
Employees encouraged to get “a move on”
February 18, 2014
The 700 employees at the downtown City Hall facilities are cordially invited to start getting a move on -- step away from the PC and instead take a few laps around City Hall during breaks and take the stairs whenever possible.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson selected today as a finalist for the Naismith National Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014
February 14, 2014
Sacramento Mayor and former Phoenix Suns all-star point guard, Kevin Johnson, was selected today as one of five player finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
Report due to Governor in two months
February 12, 2014
The stakes are high and with the deadline already fast approaching, the City of Sacramento has no doubt that if anyone could lead the charge to help federal and state efforts underway in the war against the drought, it’s their own Dave Brent.
Smart parking meter revolution
February 3, 2014
Nearly all the old parking meters around City Hall and Cesar Chavez Plaza have been replaced by new, smart parking meters as of last Friday.
Sacramento City Clerk Completes Examination of the Petition for Voter Approval for Public Funding of Professional Sports Arena Act
January 24, 2014
Sacramento, CA. Today Sacramento City Clerk Shirley Concolino has advised the proponents of the petition drive to require a vote on city financing of a downtown sports arena, that their petitions do not meet all the legal requirements for placing the issue on a citywide ballot.
Deadline for comments on Entertainment and Sports Center Project Draft Environmental Impact Report Nears
January 17, 2014
The City of Sacramento will be accepting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) project until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31.
City Clerk Statement Regarding Ongoing Petition Signature Verification Process
January 17, 2014
As the Elections Official of the City of Sacramento, the City Clerk has the responsibility and sole authority to accept or reject petitions per the CA Election Code and the Sacramento City Charter. The City has contracted with Sacramento County to validate the petition signatures. The County is the City’s agent only for the purposes of signature validation. A valid petition signature is the signature of a registered voter living within the Sacramento City limits. In light of complexity of the petitions, a full count of the signatures was requested.
Sacramento City Council Mandates Water Use Reductions
January 15, 2014
Sacramento City Council members last night voted to require water customers to reduce their water use by 20 percent. The reductions are expected to be largely achieved through, increased enforcement of the City’s conservation ordinance, reduced watering days in the spring and summer, enhanced water conservation measures at City facilities, and an enhanced public education campaign.
New Park to be Named After Community Leader
January 14, 2014
Family and neighbors of the late Artivio Guerrero are expected to attend tonight’s City Council meeting when a new neighborhood park is expected to be officially named in his honor. The new park will be constructed at 6000 61st Street in Councilmember Kevin McCarty’s district.
January 14, 2014
The City is now accepting registration for seven sports programs and activities for kids, teens and seniors that were cut over the last five years during the economic decline. Start the New Year by signing up.
Take Five Minutes to Tell Us What You Think About Living and Working in Sacramento
January 9, 2014
The City of Sacramento invites residents and those who work in Sacramento to complete a web-based survey to provide feedback on living and working in Sacramento. The survey results will be used as part of the City's 2030 General Plan annual report and will help capture the community's perspective on livability and quality of life in Sacramento.
Council to Vote on Eminent Domain for 600 K Street
January 2, 2014
Today, the City of Sacramento announced that it has advised the owners of 600 K Street (former Macy’s Men’s store) that the City Council will consider a Resolution of Necessity (RON) for eminent domain at their January 7 regular meeting.
Front Street Shelter Cats Compete for International Acclaim!
January 2, 2014
Mardi Gras is coming to Sacramento this weekend when Sacramento City’s Front Street Shelter cats will compete against the pros in the Jazzy Cats “Mardi Gras Madness” cat show.
City Asks Citizens to Conserve Water This Holiday Season
December 27, 2013
City staff is asking residents and businesses to voluntarily cutback water use and is preparing to ask City Council to activate the Water Shortage Conservation Plan at its first Council meeting of 2014.
Entertainment and Sports Center Project Draft Environmental Impact Report Released
December 16, 2013
City of Sacramento and Sacramento Basketball Holdings will be holding a public workshop for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).
Arena Petition Transmitted to Sacramento County for Signature Examination
December 13, 2013
The Sacramento City Clerk’s Office has completed the prima facie review of the initiative petition titled the Voter Approval for Public Funding of the Professional Sports Arena Act.
New Open Data Website Now Available
December 11, 2013
With a click of a button, citizens can now access meaningful city data on one webpage, create reports and download information including building permit activity, crime reports, budget information, and land-use data.
County and City of Sacramento to Open a Joint Warming Center: At Southside Park Pool Building – 2115 6th Street from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
December 4, 2013
In response to expected night temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s over the next three to four evenings, the City and County of Sacramento, coordinated by the County Office of Emergency Services, are opening a nighttime warming center for residents to get out of the cold.
County and City of Sacramento Office of Emergency Services Prepare for Approaching Cold Weather
December 3, 2013
With night temperatures expected to drop into the upper 20's and low 30's over the next 3-4 days, representatives of the City and County of Sacramento Office of Emergency Services are monitoring the weather and advising residents to take winter precautions.
City Seeks Applicants for Compensation Commission
November 20, 2013
The City of Sacramento is currently recruiting applicants for the City’s Compensation Commission, including a retired judicial official to serve as the commission’s chair.
City requests applications for CPA position on Measure U Citizens Oversight Committee
November 8, 2013
The City of Sacramento is currently recruiting applicants for the remaining CPA position on Measure U Citizens Oversight Committee, an accountability provision to review the revenue and expenditure of funds from the Measure U tax and present an annual report to the City Council.
City hosts Third Annual Veterans Day Parade and Posts Parade Event
November 7, 2013
Join the City of Sacramento in recognizing current members of our military and vets at the Third Annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 9th streets.
Fur! Fall! Fun! 3rd Annual Haunted Open House
October 27, 2013
On Sunday, October 27, 2013, the City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter, located at 2127 Front Street, will open its doors for their 3rd Annual Haunted Open House from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. for a day full of Fur! Fall! Fun! Tricks and Treats galore will be found at this event.
City of Sacramento Unveils New Website
October 2, 2013
The City today launched a re-engineered website. The new site boasts a fresh, new look and feel, improved navigation, and a functional mobile design, all of which are a part of the City’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of information and resources.
McKinley Playground grand opening
July 24, 2013
After a year of fundraising, planning and last month's construction by 2,000 volunteers, the iconic McKinley Playground is scheduled to official re-open on Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.
City and County open cooling centers
July 2, 2013
City and County of Sacramento officials are opening five cooling centers for people to temporarily get out of the heat. With day time temperature predictions increasing to reach over 110 degrees and an extended heat forecast, the cooling centers are opening as a proactive safety precaution.
City Manager releases fiscal 2014 budget
April 29, 2013
Today Sacramento City Manager John Shirey released the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Proposed Budget. The proposed $372 million General Fund portion of the budget is balanced and addresses a projected $8.9 million shortfall.
Improved whistleblower hotline launched
April 23, 2013
In the interest of public accountability and being responsible stewards of public funds, the City of Sacramento is announcing the establishment of an enhanced whistleblower hotline. The new hotline protects the anonymity of those leaving tips to the extent permitted by law.
City to hold meeting on General Plan update
February 25, 2013
A public meeting is being held to provide information and collect community input as city representatives begin the process of updating the City’s General Plan—a guiding document that charts the course for future growth through 2035.