City Express

City of Sacramento Youth Commission launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

The City of Sacramento’s Youth Commission begins its Anti-Bullying Campaign on Tuesday, March 24, with a formal presentation to the Mayor and City Council at the standing City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 915 I Street.

Advocacy groups, organizations, parents, students, government officials, family members, businesses and young people around the world are uniting against bullying. Now the City of Sacramento Youth Commission is too.

The Sacramento Youth Commission is a youth led commission/advocacy group whose mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance the quality of life for Sacramento youth by advising the City Council and the public on issues relating to youth policies, programs, and opportunities. Its members are between the ages of 14-19.

The Sacramento Youth Commission is proud to speak out and stand up against bullying throughout their communities, schools and neighborhoods. The commission has produced a Public Service Announcement (PSA), which highlights the damaging effects of bullying. The commission is reaching out to various community organizations and asking them to help spread the word about the upcoming campaign. The commission wants to see young people grow and thrive in a healthy, loving environment.

Follow on Twitter and use the handle #SacYouthAgainstBullying to support the efforts to end bullying in Sacramento.

Councilmember Jennings and neighborhood leaders celebrate grand opening of new dog park


Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings opened the Lynn Robie Dog Park in the south Sacramento community located within the Bill Conlin Youth Sports Complex near the town of Freeport, on Saturday March 21.


The park was named for former Council Member Lynn Robie, in recognition of her efforts in the City of Sacramento and for her leadership presiding over much of the development of the Greenhaven/Pocket Area, as well as her significant community service. The Groundbreaking of the park was held on November 3, 2014 and was hosted by the former councilmember for District 7, Darrell Fong.

Councilmember Jennings was joined by Honorable Jim Cooper, Assembly member, Honorable Darrell Fong, Former Sacramento City Councilmember, District 7, Honorable Barry Loncke, Former Sacramento County Superior Court Judge, Bill Edgar, Former City of Sacramento City Manager, and Shane Singh, City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Commissioner

The event featured a “Best Dressed Dog” contest with prizes for the winners. Sponsors Unleashed Petco, Mueller Pet Medical Center and Grateful Dog along with other dog food vendors provided doggie treats and doggie gift bags for furry friends.

The park, located within the Bill Conlin Youth Sports Complex includes benches, drinking fountains for dogs, and plenty of room to run. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. The park boasts both small and large-dog parks that contain turf areas and wood bark. Special thanks to Front Street Animal Shelter for providing photos of the event!


Help Front St. Animal Shelter get Best Local Charity from KCRA3’s A-List!

The City of Sacramento’s Front Street Shelter is attempting to repeat last year’s efforts as Sacramento’s Best Local Charity! The shelter prides themselves on going the extra mile to save our communities pets. Thanks to the power of our community we are currently sustaining the highest save rate in the history of our shelter.

Will you take a moment to vote for Front Street?


Tell your friends, family and neighbors. We are in first place and plan on staying there! More more information, visit the Front Street Animal Shelter.

AUDIO: Bruce Monighan, Urban Design Manager and how the City’s aesthetic future is shaped

We recently sat down with Bruce Monighan, from our Community Development and chatted about his role as the City’s Urban Design Manager. He tells all about his insight on City codes, policies and a bit about Sacramento’s future as an “inherently cool city”. Listen in!

Business First Spotlight: The Bicycle Business


The Bicycle Business located at 3077 Freeport Blvd., across the street form McClatchy High School, is a full service bicycle shop that sells bicycles, accessories, apparel and provides repair services. In business for over 42 years, the Bicycle Business specializes in touring, commuting, and adventurous bicycling.

The Bicycle Business apart has fantastic customer service and knowledge base of the bicycle industry. All staff bring extensive personal and professional experience to their job.  They say that they enjoy their jobs and being in Sacramento, but the one aspect of the job that the staff likes most is the camaraderie of the Land Park community and the neighborhood setting.


Ever thought about telling the story behind your business? Let us know what’s unique and why you love doing business in Sacramento! Now is the chance to share! Contact Tim Padden, Economic Development Department at (916) 808-8506 or send an email. Please limit any submissions to 500 words or less.

“Business First Spotlight” is a unique part of the Sacramento Business First program that features small business in Sacramento. Find out more info here.


Ramp closures on I-80 expected to delay traffic Mar. 20 – 23

80 Across the Top Project Scheduled for Weekend Ramp Closures


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that the eastbound Interstate 80 Winters Street on-ramp and the Longview Drive off-ramp are scheduled for 55-hour closures this weekend.

These interstate ramps are scheduled to be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, March 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 23 due to mainline pavement work and approach concrete slab work for the Del Paso Bridge.

These scheduled ramp closures will also include reducing the far left eastbound “Express Lanes” to one lane prior to Winters Street. Caltrans advises motorists to plan ahead for increased travel time or to use an alternate route.

Additionally, the eastbound I-80 work zone speed limit continues to be 55 miles per hour from the Sacramento River to Watt Avenue. Motorists are reminded to “Be Work Zone Alert” and “Slow for the Cone Zone.”

Weather or other unexpected events may prolong the work or cause construction activities to be rescheduled. Caltrans will continue to update the public on changing conditions through social media.

For additional project information including detours go to

For the latest highway traffic news, follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter or Facebook.


This article posted on behalf of Caltrans District 3.


Natomas Open House, March 23

Natomas residents,

Please join us for an open house to get answers to questions as the end of the building moratorium draws near.

Get your questions answered about:

  • Levee Improvements
  • Construction resuming
  • Flood Protection
  • Planning Permits
  • Flood Insurance
  • Building Permits


Monday, March 23

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Inderkum High School Atrium

2500 New Market Dr.

For more information about Natomas’ next steps on the above topics, please email or call 311.

Measure U a success thanks to YOU!

Voters overwhelmingly passed Measure U in November of 2012 as a temporary ½-cent sales tax proposed to restore and protect City services. The intent was to restore police and fire services, park maintenance and other essential services that were cut between 2008 and 2013. The City estimates about $30 million in revenue per year will result from Measure U’s passage.

The results of that measure? Because of the voters willingness to approve Measure U, the City was able to combine the success of programs offered throughout the years with updates and services that support youth and teen recreation as well as employment. A big win for all!

The sales tax took effect April 1, 2013 and will expire on March 31, 2019. Parks and Recreation is receiving, as estimated, $4.73 million a year to restore services.

Make sure to visit the City’s Measure U for a list of all services and programs that have been restored.

SURVEY: What type of restaurant would you like to see at Cesar Chavez Plaza?


The City and Downtown Sacramento Partnership are looking for a new and innovative business to operate a food service operation to bring new energy to Cesar Chavez Plaza. We want to know what type of restaurant you’d like to see go into the space.

Have a hankering for a specific type of food? Do you think that the restaurant should be open on evenings or weekends?

Let us know at Envision Sacramento.

Experienced restaurateurs that are passionate about Downtown Sacramento’s momentum and renaissance are welcome to apply. The available café building space for lease is located in Cesar Chavez Park at 917 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.




Final week to enter the Calling All Dreamers competition


Monday, March 23 is the final day to enter the Calling All Dreamers competition.

If you’ve ever dreamed about opening a business, here is your chance. This year’s Calling All Dreamers competition will earn a business start up package valued at $100,000, which includes up to 6 months of free rent, $10,000 cash in matching funds, and a suite of business services. To download the application and view the full prize package, visit

Need a little more inspiration?​ Learn more from our past wines’ and read our their stories: Andy Paul, owner of Andy’s Candy Apothecary, Sandra Lemos, owner of The Dailey Method, and Ana Manzano, owner of Ana Apple.


Words and photos courtesy of Downtown Sacramento Partnership.


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