District 2 Updates
Homelessness is not just an issue that impacts District 2. The City of Sacramento is actively engaged in regional efforts to prevent and end homelessness through the support of and participation in local initiatives overseen by Sacramento Steps Forward. Read a brief synopsis of homelessness in Sacramento. City staff have compiled information on one year’s worth of expenditures and found that the City spends more than $13.6 million annually to address homelessness. Read the full Cost of Homelessness Report, finalized October 2015.
Regarding Golden 1 Arena Ticket Policy Distribution: On September 6th, the City Council approved a revised ticketing policy, regarding the distribution, use, and reporting of tickets. This policy specifically identifies the uses and means of distribution of tickets for the City’s Suite in the Golden 1 Center. The policy included the addition of a Ticket Policy and Event Services Manager in the City Clerk’s Office. The new Ticket and Event Services Manager coordinates the City’s event ticket distribution program including the distribution of the City’s suite tickets at the Golden 1 Center. Per the policy the Golden 1 Center Suite tickets will be distributed to Community Groups, for Economic Development purposes, and has an allotment of tickets for the Mayor, each Councilmember, Charter Officers, and other City Officials. Councilmember Warren and the staff of Council District have pledged not to accept any tickets to the City’s Suite at the Golden 1 Center for personal use. CM Warren annual allocation of tickets will be presented to community groups, in accordance with the City’s ticket policy, to community groups in Council District 2, as permitted by the policy. For more information, please contact Shoun Thao, District 2 Council Representative at (916) 808–7233.
Public Comment Period and Open House for EPA Grants
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) has prepared three draft Brownfield Cleanup Grant Proposals and associated Analysis of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for the 3600 Rio Linda Boulevard block in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood of Sacramento, CA. The draft grant proposals and ABCAs are available for review online at www.shra.org. You may also request a copy by email, comment or ask questions by contacting Brad Satterwhite at email@example.com. If you wish to make comments on the draft proposals you may do so by submitting written comments no later than December 19, 2016 to Brad Satterwhite, SHRA, 801 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Additionally, the City of Sacramento intends to apply for an EPA Community-wide Assessment Grant. The focus area for the funds is the area bound by Northgate Boulevard on the west, the American River on the south and city limits on the north and east. If awarded, the grant funds will be used to conduct community outreach related to brownfields sites, perform Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments and conduct reuse planning activities. Questions regarding the Community-wide Assessment Grant Application should be directed to Denise Malvetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHRA and the City of Sacramento will be holding an Open House to present and gather community input on the grant proposals. The Open House will be held on Monday, December 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Robertson Community Center located at 3525 Norwood Avenue.
District 2 Hot Spots will be opening soon. Dates for the summer through fall are: June 24, July 8, 22 August 12, 26
September 9, 23, October 14, 28 and November 18 at Norwood Junior High School at 4601 Norwood Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838.
Current On-going Volunteer Opportunities. Find them here.
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