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2018 Media Releases 


Fiscal Year 2018/19 Proposed Budget Released
April 23, 2018
City bracing for 2019/20 when expenses are projected to exceed revenues; with few exceptions, budget limits additional positions to those that are offset by revenues 

City of Sacramento Debuts Mobile Pay App For Utilities Customers
March 29, 2018
The City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities has released its Mobile Pay app as of March 29, 2018. The Mobile Pay app offers the fastest and most convenient way to pay a Sacramento utility bill 

Old Sacramento Reevaluates Summer Programming to Prepare for Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad Completion in 2019
February 28, 2018
Reimagined Approach Includes a Hiatus for Gold Rush Days in 2018, Transitioning to Memorial Day Weekend in 2019

Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance Program
February 20, 2018
The City of Sacramento is excited to debut its Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance (SURA) online application.

Forum on Immigration Enforcement
February 15, 2018
Council Member Eric Guerra and Mayor Darrell Steinberg will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, for community stakeholders regarding the current state of affairs on immigration enforcement in Sacramento (a Safe Haven jurisdiction).

City Auditor Releases 2017 Gender & Ethnic Diversity Audit
February 12, 2018
Audit shows the City of Sacramento is making modest progress but has work to do to ensure Gender Parity

Vision Zero Goal
February 7, 2018
Planning efforts underway for intensive public education outreach campaign

New Interactive Workshops
February 2, 2018
The City of Sacramento will host interactive community workshops to engage residents in a community-focused economic development strategy.

Sacramento Valley Station Bike Parking
January 30, 2018
Secure bike parking facility to open this week

Winter Triage Center sheltering/assisting up to 250
January 18, 2018
City's first Winter Triage Shelter reaches capacity as of Jan 16. 

City Officially Launches Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment Department
January 1, 2018
City will highlight priorities on youth at Oak Park Community Center


2017 Media Releases

City Budget Town Hall Meetings
November 17, 2017
Community invited to participate in learning about budget process and sharing priorities

City of Sacramento moves closer to a top digital city
November 13, 2017
City moves up in rank in citizen engagement compared to similarly sized cities

Halloween Safety Checklist
October 26, 2017
Halloween is on Tuesday, October 31st and the Sacramento Police Department would like to take a moment to discuss a few safety reminders so your ghosts and goblins can have a safe night of trick-or-treats!

Annual City Leaf Season Collection
October 24, 2017
The City of Sacramento’s annual leaf collection service will begin Wednesday November 1, 2017 and continue until January 31, 2018.

Sacramento Cracking Down on Illegal Marijuana Grow Houses
October 16, 2017
City of Sacramento institutes steeper fines and enforcement to push cannabis cultivation out of residential neighborhoods and toward a legal operation

"What Would I Do in An Emergency?"
October 11, 2017
As California fires rage, the City is urging residents to prepare for the next emergency. Prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster - events that often occur with little to no warning. 

Competitive Plan to Bring High-Wage Jobs to Sacramento
October 4, 2017
The Sacramento City Council overwhelmingly approved a strategic framework at its Oct. 3 council meeting to enhance and accelerate ongoing efforts to bring high-paying jobs to the city. 

Community invited to review the draft Downtown Specific Plan
October 2, 2017
The City of Sacramento is hosting an open house to share the draft Downtown Specific Plan, which will pave the way for at least 10,000 places to live in the next 10 years.

City of Sacramento powers up public access to its data
September 26, 2017
As part of the City of Sacramento’s ongoing commitment to transparency, accountability, and citizen engagement, the enhanced Sacramento Open Data Portal is now easier to explore, visualize and download data. Developers can also use exported data to build new Web and mobile applications.

Creative Edge Cultural Plan
September 14, 2017
The City of Sacramento's Director of Cultural and Creative Economy, Johnathan Glus, is the lead in making Sacramento a hub of creativity.

City to Host a Series of Workshops to Address Safe and Legal Access to Cannabis
September 1, 2017
The workshops are designed to help residents understand the City's Cannabis regulations, and know what one can and cannot do under Prop 64.

Sacramento Community Police Review Commission Appointees
August 9, 2017
The Commission shall hold public meetings, in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, to discuss Police Department policies, procedures, and practices.

New Sacramento Police Chief Announced
July 28, 2017
City Manager Howard Chan announced that Daniel Hanh will be the City of Sacramento's 45th Police Chief.

Construction of Downtown Sewer Upgrade Begins
June 22, 2017
The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities has officially kicked off the first construction phase of its Downtown Sewer Upgrade along 9th Street from G to L streets.

City looking for ways to improve a downtown corridor
June 12, 2017
The City of Sacramento is hosting an online community questionnaire to gather input on current challenges, opportunities for improvements, and proposed enhancements to the 16th/North 16th Street corridor between H Street and Richards Boulevard.

City of Sacramento Announces Plan for a Smarter, Safer, and More Connected City in Partnership with Verizon
June 2, 2017
Verizon expects to invest more than $100 million to further the Mayor’s vision to foster innovation and attract new companies in a tech-forward environment.

Sacramento Convention Center Renovation & Expansion Project
May 31, 2017
The Sacramento City Council tonight approved the go-ahead for project design to start drawing plans for a larger, more attractive and competitive Convention Center.

Volunteers to Survey Mid-Century Modern Buildings in Sacramento
May 24, 2017
More than 30 volunteers will be documenting modernist structures and properties throughout the city built in the mid-20th century as part of a historic resources survey.

City closes Broadway to cars and will open it up for fun
May 16, 2017
This Sunday, the City of Sacramento will temporarily shut down Broadway to cars and open it up for the community to engage in healthy activities of all kinds.

City Needs More Lifeguards for 2017 Summer Pool Season
April 28, 2017
City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking lifeguards to work at one of the City's 17 community pools.

Public Can Now Track City Planning and Permit Information
April 28, 2017
The City’ is releasing a new online tool to help you find out about upcoming development projects.

City Input Sought on Next Police Chief
April 24, 2017
Citizens are being asked to weigh in on finding the best fit for the City’s next police chief. A survey is being circulated in seven languages to capture a wide range of feedback.

Fiscal year 2017/18 Proposed Budget released
April 24, 2017
Budget proposal reflects reality of rising pension costs. Requests for additional permanent positions and on-going programs pared down to bare minimum. City bracing for 2019 when expenses are projected to exceed revenues.

City Council Approves Financing Program To Encourage Development and Economic Investment
April 20, 2017
The City is now offering a tool to help housing and commercial projects move faster.  

Drop Off Used Tires For Free
April 7, 2017
Sacramento residents can drop off up to eight used tires which will then be recycled. 

City of Sacramento Awarded Building Department of the Year
March 31, 2017
The Building Division of the Community Development Department was presented with the California Building Officials (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. The Building Department of the Year recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year.

Weed Abatement Season Approaching
March 22, 2017
Homes and properties are at risk of fires in the Sacramento area due to overgrown weeds. Owners need to take steps to ensure their property does not become a fire hazard.

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, 2017! The festivities begin at 11 am 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.