Community Meeting to Discuss Proposed Changes to On-Street Parking: August 12


The City’s Parking Division has proposed changes to on-street parking. The goal is to provide consumers with greater flexibility and to increase efficiency of street parking. The Parking Division has reached out to Central City business organizations for feedback and there has been initial support, but the proposed changes are still being evaluated. If changes …

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Plaza Cervantes Improvements

Cervantes Plaza

Cervantes Plaza is a small but well loved neighborhood park adjacent to Freeport Blvd. Situated just north of City College, the park is surrounded by locally owned businesses, while residents use Cervantes for games of frisbee, enjoying a picnic, and many other casual activities. In 2012, the City Council approved a project to reduce the …

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Empty Lot Inventory


As new opportunities sprout up to increase the density of residents in the downtown grid, it’s important that we preserve the many single family homes which have defined the character of our Central City. I live in a house that was moved and restored in 1978. That took foresight and is a great example of …

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Read Along at CDF Freedom Schools


I recently visited the CDF Freedom School at Health Professions High School where I enjoyed reading with the children. Together we read a favorite Clifford book and took a few “selfies.” The Children’s Defense Fund sponsored the Freedom School program at the Roberts Family Development Center. This is the first time the program has come …

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Stage 2 Water Conservation Plan Now Activated

On January 14, City Council voted to activate the Stage 2 Water Conservation Plan. This requires customers to reduce their water use by 20%. The reduction is expected to be largely achieved through increased enforcement of the City’s Conservation Ordinance, enhanced conservation measure at City facilities, and an enhanced public education campaign. The City offers …

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District 4 Newsletter – September 2013


View this email in your browser   Councilmember Hansen’s District 4 Newsletter September 2013   Farm to Fork Month in Sacramento! Sacramento is hailed as the “Farm to Fork” capital of America. The region’s abundant farmlands provide fresh seasonal ingredients to feed our community’s growing desire for a vibrant culinary scene. September has been designated …

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