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More people are leaving the San Francisco Bay Area for Sacramento. Find out why this trend is continuing and learn more about the great amenities that exist in Sacramento!

In a bold statement intended to underscore its commitment to innovation, the City of Sacramento recently awarded nearly $1 million organizations that will incubate, accelerate and mentor startup companies willing to invest and grow in Sacramento. In approving the RAILS grants, Sacramento’s leadership took a step that has no known precedent around the country, and has made it clear that it intends to sustain and grow a cluster of companies that train technology workers, design technologies and build the products that will propel us into the future. Read about the award winners.


Mar 16 - City Hall is getting a jump start on celebrating Sacramento's Photography Month! Visitors can find photographs of Sacramento, then and now, on exhibit in the City Hall Lobby through Friday, May 4. The lobby is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Read Post

Mar 16 - This Tuesday, City staff will be providing Council a report on the current inventory of public restrooms. The report provides inventory of all existing restrooms open to the public in the City, the location of planned new restrooms, and short and long-term recommendations to improve public restroom access. Read Post

Mar 14 - Looks like the word is getting out! Read Post

Mar 14 - Beginning this Spring residents will start seeing a flurry of construction activity along Folsom Boulevard. The planned improvements will enhance safety for all modes of transportation — especially for those commuting to and from Sacramento State. The Ramona Avenue Extension Project will improve pedestrian and vehicular connectivity to the north and south of Highway 50 with an extension of Ramona Avenue from Brighton Avenue to Folsom Boulevard. Construction will begin March 2018 and anticipated to be completed by September 2018. Project construction include: • New signalized intersection • New Ramona Avenue extension under US 50 • Widening the roadway on Folsom Boulevard • New curb and gutter • New sidewalk and median • Underground utility installation Additionally, residents can expect to see work begin on the Folsom Boulevard Complete Streets Rehabilitation Project beginning June 2018 and anticipated to be completed by October 2018. Work will be done along Folsom Boulevard at the intersection of 65th and Folsom boulevard, and Folsom Boulevard and Elvas Avenue. Improvements include: • Rehabilitation of the existing pavement • Realignment of the Elvas Avenue Intersection • Widening of Folsom Boulevard • Sidewalk gap closure and continuous bike lanes on both sides of Folsom Boulevard, • On-street parking where feasible, • Installation of new drainage improvements • Street lighting The City is dedicated to minimizing impacts to the traveling public. Motorists can expect significant traffic controls throughout the project and are encouraged to plan ahead when traveling along the corridor. Read Post