Builders Group Worries Higher Sacramento Affordable Housing Fee Could Stop DevelopmentTuesday night the city council will consider placing a $2.58 fee per square foot on new construction for developers
Business Owners Worried About Sacramento Ditching Free Parking, Increasing RatesTo make it all happen, the city wants to increase meter rates by 40 percent from $1.25 to $1.75. Another idea, and perhaps the most controversial, scraps free parking after 6 p.m. and could get rid of free Sunday and holiday parking.
Sacramento Councilman Accused Of Harassment Says Public Should Be Concerned About Public OfficialsAllen Warren entered city hall facing questions on camera about a staffer's sexual harassment claim filed against him.
Sacramento Parents Ready To Rally Against Proposed After-School Program ClosuresA banner at Bancroft Elementary School encourages parents to enroll their kids in the after-school program known as 4th R. But under a proposed plan by the city, the activities and that program may never even happen.
Low Turnout Expected For Tuesday's Special Sacramento City Council ElectionBruce Pomer and Eric Guerra are trying to close their case for a powerful seat on the city council that could be determined by a small difference in votes.
Developers Flock To Natomas As Building Permits Are Accepted For First Time Since 2008Since 2008, lots have sat empty and devoid of development after the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the levees weren’t cutting it when it came to new standards introduced following Hurricane Katrina.
Urban Farming Advocates Take Cause To Sacramento City CouncilCharles Mason of the Ubuntu Green nonprofit organization is on a mission to spring up more of backyard urban farms.
Natomas Residents May Get Share Of $1.7 Million Tree RefundIf approved by the Sacramento city Council at Tuesday’s meeting, many north Natomas homeowners will be getting cash back—$200 for corner lots, $100 for the others.
Controversial $8M Jeff Koons Sculpture Unanimously Approved By Sacramento City CouncilThe unanimous vote to approve New York artist Jeff Koons' piece drew a full crowd at the meeting. Supporters of local artists were furious so much was being spent on one piece by someone outside the area.
Future Of Sleep Train Arena Will Be Discussed At City Council MeetingAs part of the city’s agreement with the Kings, the old arena cannot be used for another sports or entertainment venue. Project manager Desmond Parrington says either way, Sleep Train Arena will either have to be rezoned or torn down.
Contentious Raises For Sacramento Firefighters Approved By City CouncilThe Sacramento City Council approved a contract giving most firefighters a 12 percent raise over the next two years, with firefighters paying more toward retirement and health care costs.
Auditor Questions Sacramento Fire Department Narcotics Tracking SystemCity auditor Jorge Oseguera called the department’s tracking system into question after a discrepancy where the department's inventory of morphine was off by 100 vials after someone entered a wrong number.