Sacramento City Council

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Sacramento Parents Ready To Rally Against Proposed After-School Program Closures

A 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.

04/10/2015

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Low Turnout Expected For Tuesday’s Special Sacramento City Council Election

Bruce 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.

04/06/2015

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Developers Flock To Natomas As Building Permits Are Accepted For First Time Since 2008

Since 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.

04/01/2015

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Urban Farming Advocates Take Cause To Sacramento City Council

Charles Mason of the Ubuntu Green nonprofit organization is on a mission to spring up more of backyard urban farms.

03/24/2015

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Natomas Residents May Get Share Of $1.7 Million Tree Refund

If 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.

03/19/2015

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Controversial $8M Jeff Koons Sculpture Unanimously Approved By Sacramento City Council

The 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.

03/10/2015

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Future Of Sleep Train Arena Will Be Discussed At City Council Meeting

As 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.

02/23/2015

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Contentious Raises For Sacramento Firefighters Approved By City Council

The 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.

01/13/2015

audit issues

Auditor Questions Sacramento Fire Department Narcotics Tracking System

City 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.

08/08/2014

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Sacramento Taxi Drivers Say English Test Requirement Is Setting Them Up For Failure

Part of a newly passed ordinance that recently went into effect requires drivers to know a certain level of English. The city says the requirement came from passenger complaints.

08/08/2014

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Gold Rush Days Changed To Americana In Old Sacramento For Labor Day Weekend

There won’t be dirt on the streets, or bad guys and shootouts, but an event called Americana in Old Sacramento is planned for early September.

08/07/2014

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Medical-Marijuana Dispensary May Be Forced To Shut Down Despite Support From School Staff

Some say A Therapeutic Alternative doesn’t belong in the neighborhood right across from a daycare with a middle school around the corner and just steps away from McKinley Park.

07/23/2014

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