Announcements

City activates cooling centers July 19-24

With the National Weather Service forecasting triple-digit high temperatures for the coming days, the City of Sacramento will activate the Outreach and Engagement Center and the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center as cooling centers where residents can find relief from the heat. The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will operate from 2 p.m. Friday (July [...] The post City activates …
07/19/2024

Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness July 8-14

The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the Citys Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From July 8-14, the City of Sacramento received 818 calls to 311 customer service related to unsheltered individuals. Through the work of the IMT, 1,000 calls were closed, meaning that either the issue was remedied, compliance was achieved, [...] The post …
07/19/2024

$500,000 in grants now available to fund programs supporting Sacramento start-up businesses and entrepreneurs

The City of Sacramento Office of Innovation and Economic Development is now accepting applications for grants to fund organizations that help start-up businesses and entrepreneurs in Sacramento. The Innovation Incubator and Accelerator Grants are focused on supporting early-stage businesses located in the city of Sacramento. The goal is to help participants start or grow their [...] The post $500,000 in …
07/16/2024

Sacramento nighttime hospitality industry invited to attend upcoming safety events

The City of Sacramento Office of Nighttime Economy will host two free upcoming events designed to support and educate the Sacramento nighttime hospitality industry. These events, to be held at 300 Richards Blvd., Room 221, will provide valuable training and information to help businesses operate safely and effectively. Our goal is to ensure that Sacramentos [...] The post Sacramento nighttime …
07/15/2024

Here’s what you need to know about cannabis at the California State Fair

The California State Fair is making history by introducing onsite cannabis sales and consumption for the first time, with the City of Sacramento providing authorization to ensure compliance with local regulations. The 2024 California State Fair at Cal Expo runs from July 12 to 28. Onsite sales and consumption will be available on most days, [...] The post Heres what …
07/15/2024

Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness July 1-7

The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the Citys Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From July 1-7, the City of Sacramento received 676 calls to 311 customer service related to unsheltered individuals. Through the work of the IMT, 742 calls were closed, meaning that either the issue was remedied, compliance was achieved, [...] The post …
07/12/2024

Take this survey to help City staff better protect local waterways

As record temperatures send residents and visitors to regional waterways, City staff want to learn more about their recreational habits. The Citys Department of Utilities is asking boaters and waterway users to take a short survey about their habits on rivers and lakes. The survey is part of the "Keep Our Waters Clean" program, which [...] The post Take this …
07/11/2024

Historic Winn Park District homes preserved, offering fresh look and more housing options

Three historic homes off 21st and Q Street in Sacramento's Winn Park Historic District have been preserved and renovated into 12 housing units, which supports the Citys initiative to preserve historical aspects of Sacramento and to allow for a greater array of housing types. City Council in 2018 voted to include these three homes into [...] The post Historic Winn …
07/11/2024

City invites community to weigh in on new dog park plans

The Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment (YPCE) is considering options for two new dog parks in the Land Park and Curtis Park neighborhoods and is seeking feedback through an online survey. As part of developing new dog parks, the City considers community input, industry design standards, availability of space and dog park programs outside [...] The post City …
07/11/2024

Here’s where the next phase of flood control system maintenance will occur

The Department of Utilities will soon begin maintenance work along critical infrastructure in the Citys flood control system. This maintenance will be similar to the critical infrastructure work the City has performed in past years and is expected to take several weeks to complete. Work will soon be performed at Florin, Morrison and Magpie creeks, [...] The post Here's where …
07/09/2024

City extends cooling center operations to July 14

Due to the continuing high temperatures, the City of Sacramento is extending cooling center operations at the Outreach and Engagement Center and the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center. The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will remain open through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 14. The center can accommodate up to 50 guests at a time, offers [...] The post City extends …
07/09/2024

City extends cooling center operations to July 10

Due to the continuing high temperatures, the City of Sacramento is extending cooling center operations at the Outreach and Engagement Center and the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center. The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) now will provide weather respite through 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 10. The center can accommodate up to 50 guests at a [...] The post City extends …
07/03/2024

Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness June 24-30

The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the Citys Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From June 24-30, the City of Sacramento received 861 calls to 311 customer service related to unsheltered individuals. Through the work of the IMT, 749 calls were closed, meaning that either the issue was remedied, compliance was achieved, [...] The post …
07/03/2024

SPD seeks community input on its annual military equipment use report and policy with this online survey

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking input from the public on its annual military equipment use report and policy via this online survey. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and asks people to share their thoughts on the annual report and policy, which is reviewed and approved by the Sacramento City Council. [...] The post SPD seeks …
07/03/2024

Sacramento Community Police Review Commission, SPD host community meeting to discuss annual military equipment use report and policy

The Sacramento Community Police Review Commission, in collaboration with the Sacramento Police Department, is hosting a community meeting to discuss SPDs annual military equipment use report and policy. The meeting will be held 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 22, at the Oak Park Community Center (3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) The public is invited [...] The post Sacramento Community …
07/03/2024

Here are places to go and tips to ‘beat the heat’ this summer

Sacramento is set to experience high temperatures in the coming days, and residents are encouraged to visit City spray parks, pools, and community centers to beat the heat. Pool and spray parks Pools: North Natomas Aquatics Complex and 11 other lifeguarded pools are open for recreational swim and aquatics programming. Free play/wading pools: Four pools [...] The post Here are …
07/02/2024

Here is how to properly dispose of fireworks, hot coals and propane tanks

Summer is officially here, and for many Sacramento residents, this means celebrating Fourth of July and other community events with barbecue grilling and fireworks displays. The Recycling and Solid Waste Division wants to remind those celebrating about the importance of using safe practices when disposing of fireworks, briquettes, and propane tanks after a gathering. We [...] The post Here is …
07/02/2024

Get involved with the citywide effort to improve active transportation infrastructure

The City is asking residents to review and provide input on the draft recommendations to improve the Citys active transportation network. The Department of Public Works Transportation Planning team last year launched a new citywide effort called the Streets for People Active Transportation Plan. Staff engaged with residents at over 50 events around the city, collecting thousands of [...] The …
07/01/2024

City continues funding for St. John’s and WEAVE shelter programs for women and children

The Sacramento City Council recently voted to continue funding for women and family shelter programs offered by Saint Johns Program for Real Change and WEAVE through June 2025. Saint Johns Program for Real Change provides shelter and services for women and children experiencing homelessness. Residents receive behavioral health services, substance use disorder counseling, housing navigation, [...] The post City continues …
07/01/2024

Sacramento awards $40,000 to support youth STEM programs near Aggie Square

The City of Sacramento, in partnership with developer Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, has granted $40,000 to four local organizations to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs for youth and schools around Aggie Square, which is located on the UC Davis Sacramento campus. Its important that we keep these dollars local and invest [...] The post Sacramento awards …
07/01/2024

City activates cooling centers July 1-7

With the National Weather Service forecasting an excessive heat watch for the coming days, the City of Sacramento will activate the Outreach and Engagement Center and the Sam & Bonnie Pannell Community Center as cooling centers where residents can find relief from the heat. The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will operate from 10 a.m. Monday [...] The post City activates …
06/28/2024

Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness June 17-23

The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the Citys Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From June 17-23, the City of Sacramento received 772 calls to 311 customer service related to unsheltered individuals. Through the work of the IMT, 465 calls were closed, meaning that either the issue was remedied, compliance was achieved, [...] The post …
06/26/2024

City Council votes to continue motel program that shelters more than 500 parents and children

The Sacramento City Council Tuesday voted to continue providing emergency shelter to unhoused families in motels leased by the City. As of mid-June, the motel program funded by state and federal dollars was sheltering 572 adults and children, mostly in properties fully leased by the City for that purpose. The Council Tuesday approved [...] The post City Council votes to …
06/26/2024

Here are tips on how to keep pets safe during the July 4 holiday

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and while it is a monumental day of celebration, it can also be a stressful time for animals. Front Street Animal Shelter is urging pet owners to take extra care of their pets to prevent them from escaping during the festivities. According to Front Street Animal [...] The post Here are …
06/25/2024

Sacramento Fire Department urges residents to use mobile app to report illegal fireworks

With July 4 around the corner, the Sacramento Fire Department is reminding residents to report illegal fireworks using its community reporting mobile app, monitored by Sac Fire. "Just one spark can ignite a massive fire, leading to property destruction or even death," said Sacramento Fire Marshal Jason Lee. "Always use fireworks labeled ‘safe and sane.' [...] The post Sacramento Fire …
06/25/2024

City activates cooling center June 22-23

With the National Weather Service forecasting a heat advisory for Saturday, June 22, the City of Sacramento will activate the Outreach and Engagement Center as a cooling center where residents can find relief from the heat. The OEC (3615 Auburn Blvd.) will operate from 10 a.m. Saturday (June 22) to 8 a.m. Sunday (June 23). [...] The post City activates …
06/21/2024

Data Report: How the City responded to homelessness June 10-16

The City of Sacramento has released its weekly progress report for the Citys Incident Management Team responding to homelessness. From June 10-16, the City of Sacramento received 605 calls to 311 customer service related to unsheltered individuals. Through the work of the IMT, 657 calls were closed, meaning that either the issue was remedied, compliance was achieved, [...] The post …
06/19/2024

Learn about the City’s street design update at this June 27 webinar

The City of Sacramento is set to amend its Street Design Standards, the guidelines that shape the city's streets, including travel lane widths, bikeway types and widths, sidewalk widths, and more. These standards play a role in the development, built environment, mobility, and street tree canopy, impacting the city for decades to come. To align [...] The post Learn about …
06/18/2024

Storefront improvement grants now available for businesses on Northgate Boulevard

The City of Sacramento is now accepting applications for the Northgate Boulevard Storefront Improvement Grant Program, aimed at enhancing the exterior appearance of businesses located on Northgate Boulevard. Led by the District 3 City Council office, applicants can apply for up to $15,000 to fund facade improvements such as new paint, signage, lighting, windows, doors, [...] The post Storefront improvement …
06/18/2024

Crews to perform maintenance work on these ditches in the City’s flood control system

The Department of Utilities will soon begin maintenance work along critical infrastructure in the Citys flood control system. This maintenance will be similar to the critical infrastructure work the City has performed in past years and is expected to take several weeks to complete. Work will soon be performed at Cascade, Glove Avenue, I-80 North, [...] The post Crews to …
06/17/2024

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