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Are you one of the 1,433 names on the City’s list of unclaimed property?

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City releases this year’s list of people or organizations owed money from the City; June 24 is deadline to submit claim

Today the City of Sacramento published a list of unclaimed property held by the City and instructions to claim it. To review the unclaimed property list, instructions and claim form, please visit the Unclaimed Property page.

Property owners will have 60 days from the date of the first publication to submit a valid claim.  The deadline to submit a valid claim is June 24, 2015. Valid claims will require proof of ownership.  The City expects the claims administration process will take several months. At the end of this process, any unclaimed property will become the property of the City of Sacramento.

The unclaimed property list consists of 1,433 unclaimed items including uncashed vendor and employee checks and utility account credit balances.  Utility account credit balances occur when a customer overpays their account and does not request a refund.  The total dollar amount of items on the list is approximately $177,000 and the average amount per customer is approximately $124.

This process is repeated each spring.

City looking at improvements for Broadway Corridor

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Broadway between the Sacramento River and Highway 99 is home to a variety of businesses, residents, government facilities, industrial centers, and cultural hotspots, and has a rich history and a contemporary street vibe. The City is looking to preserve and enhance the eclectic Broadway corridor, and make it a more inviting and safe place for all users including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and transit riders. The Broadway Street Improvements project will identify necessary changes to accommodate all users and enhance the Broadway Corridor as a destination to live, work, and play.

“Broadway has many exciting destinations, but as an auto dominated arterial it is an unfriendly place to walk or ride a bike,” explained Sparky Harris, City of Sacramento Project Manager. “The goal of this project is to better connect sidewalks and bike lanes, enhance pedestrian crossings, and make the corridor an inviting destination for anyone attempting to travel without a car.”

The City is looking for feedback from the community on existing challenges and potential improvements.

The project team is hosting a mobile workshop on the Broadway Corridor on Wednesday April 29th.

Drop by any of the locations during the times listed below to learn about the project and provide your feedback.

DAYTIME SESSION, 11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Locations include:

EVENING SESSION, 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Locations include:

For questions, please contact: Fedolia “Sparky” Harris at fharris@cityofsacramento.org.

For reasonable accommodation needs due to a physical disability that may hinder your participation, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator directly at (916) 808-8795.

PHOTOS: City teams with paralympic sport clubs from across Northern California

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The City’s Paralympic Sport Club sponsored a day of sports activities Tuesday, April 21, in Sacramento for wounded veterans or active military personnel. The Northern California Regional Paralympic Sport Club program comprising clubs from Menlo Park, Reno, Silicon Valley, Bay Area and Mammoth Lakes are joining forces to offer the free event.

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The clubs offer cycling, wheelchair softball and basketball, shot put, discus, javelin, powerlifting, scuba, strength training and conditioning, archery and rock climbing to thank the injured vets and military members for their service. At least 50 military participants and 150 spectators attended the event.

“To all the members of the United States Armed Forces: On behalf of the City of Sacramento, we want to thank you for your service.This yearly event is a small token of appreciation of the sacrifices you have made to secure and defend the rights and freedoms of the United States of America. And for that, we salute you,” said City Council Member and retired Lt. Col. Larry Carr.

The City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation, Access Leisure Section, is one of only five programs in the country that serve as a regional liaison for the United States Olympic Committee, Paralympic Division.  The program is one of 69 grant recipients for the United States Department of Veterans affairs, Adaptive Sports Grant program.  This year, the City received a grant of nearly $67,000 to enhance and enrich the lives of injured, ill and wounded veterans through sports and recreation.

Sacramento celebrates Earth Day, April 22

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The Neighborhood Services Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting its annual free Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22,  at Cesar Chavez Park, 910 I St., across from Historic City Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As America shifts toward a ‘green culture,’ millions of Americans are embracing the responsibility of preserving the environment and Sacramento, along with the state of California, is at the forefront of this change.  The City of Sacramento is proud to be part of this annual celebration.

Come out and join us for fun and interactive free day of green education, carnival games, and great entertainment.  More than 50 local vendors will be providing information and demonstrations about how you can join the ‘Green Team.’

The Earth Day Celebration 2015 will include:

  • Sustainable Gardening
  • Water Conservation Tips
  • Environmental Sustainability & Preservation
  • Recycling & Composting
  • Informational take-aways on sustainable living
  • Fuel efficient trucks, cars & bus

Interactive and hands-on games, activities and educational experiences for children, students and adults.

Live entertainment featuring:

  • Live demonstrations by the Troops for Fitness team
  • EarthCapades
  • The Science Wizard
  • Top Class Magic featuring Magician Bill Devon
  • Face Painting, Carnival Games & Balloon Artist

Please join us in celebrating Earth Day, and together let’s learn how to celebrate our Earth 365 days per year!

Also, don’t forget to swing by the City Hall Parking Garage, at the corner of 10th and I Streets, for an earth-colored light display at night!

City of Sacramento’s Fleet Chosen #1 Government Fleet in North America

The City’s Fleet has been recognized as the #1 Government Fleet in North America, as announced yesterday at the NAFA (National Association of Fleet Administrators) Institute and Expo. The City’s fleet has improved from 80th place in just six years. Keith Leech, recently retired City Fleet Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the City.

The program recognizes and rewards peak performing public sector fleet operations. The list of the top 100 fleets in North America will be published in American City & County Magazine.

The criteria for moving up to the best on the continent includes implementation of accountability measures; use of technology; collaboration, creativity, and performance recognition of fleet employees; competitive pricing; and maximizing the use of all resources.

Congratulations to Fleet Division employees for being the best of the best! This is one more step on the road to becoming the Best Managed City.

HUGE call for volunteers for multiple Sacramento events

As the days get a bit warmer and Summer is primed to ramp up, so do the number of fun events. Want to meet new people and have a great time at popular events? Have that student who might need some last minute community service hours? Or maybe you just want to get in for free while volunteering for fun events…

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES FISHING TOURNAMENT

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The world’s greatest bass fishermen will test their skills on the Sacramento River, April 30 – May 3. Volunteer and enjoy a day down by the river. Family friendly, great barbecue and the music of Craig Wayne Boyd, winner of Season 7 of The Voice.  Assignments include, gate monitors, floaters, beer garden, and many more. Big crowds expected for this one!

Contact Danielle Ferroni at dferroni@visitsacramento.com for more information.


 

AMGEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR OF CALIFORNIA BIKE RACE RETURNS ON MAY 10TH

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With this being the 10th Anniversary of America’s Greatest Race there will be a lot excitement in the city. Along with the race on Sunday May 10th, the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting the Amgen Celebration Event, including the Introduction of the Amgen Riders, Friday May 8th on the West Steps of the Capitol.

This will be a very exciting event so get yourself a front row seat to all the action and sign up to be an Amgen Course Marshal. Visit the Amgen events and volunteer opportunities, or contact Danielle Ferroni at dferroni@visitsacramento.com.


 

SACRAMENTO’S LARGEST OFFICE PARTY

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The Sacramento Sports Commission is hosting the inaugural Sacramento Corporate Run 3.1 on Thursday May 21st at 6:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get outside and compete with your co-workers and other corporations in our area. It’s an opportunity to walk or run with your CEO, the neighbor company, a client, or use it as a networking opportunity.

There will be 8 categories to compete in and a T-shirt design contest. After you are done running or walking the fun continues at the Corporate Village Afterparty. Each company can choose to rent their own tent and have food & drinks waiting for them when they are done with the 5k. It is essentially a huge office party! You’ll meet your tent neighbor companies, you can invite your clients and families to join you. It’s also a great place to celebrate your race achievements!

For more information on how to register visit http://saceventcrew.com/.


 

SACRAMENTO MUSIC FESTIVAL IN OLD SACRAMENTO

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Volunteer bartenders needed, no experience necessary! Beer and Wine only. You’ll be volunteering at the Main Stage area with all the top headliner bands and in exchange will receive a Free One-Day ticket to the event.

Register now at  http://saceventcrew.com/. Don’t miss out. Volunteer shifts are going fast!

City teams with paralympic sport clubs from across Northern California

The City’s Paralympic Sport Club is sponsoring a day of sports activities Tuesday, April 21, in Sacramento for wounded veterans or active military personnel. The Northern Californai Regional Paralympic Sport Club program comprising clubs from Menlo Park, Reno, Silicon Valley, Bay Area and Mammoth Lakes are joining forces to offer the free event.

The clubs are offering cycling, wheelchair softball and basketball, shot put, discus, javelin, powerlifting, scuba, strength training and conditioning, archery and rock climbing to thank the injured vets and military members for their service. At least 50 military participants and 150 spectators are expected to attend.

“Thank You For Your Service” Sports Experience Day

Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opening ceremony at 10 a.m. with guest speakers including Sacramento City Councilmember and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Larry Carr; Marine veteran and two-time Paralympian Angela Madsen; and Ruthie Bolton, former WNBA superstar with the Sacramento Monarchs, gold medal Olympian, and Army veteran.

Sports activities take place following the opening ceremony to 12 noon and following lunch through 3 p.m. Lunch is being sponsored by the Hyatt Regency, Sacramento and water is being provided with proceeds from the Wounded Veteran Run.

“To all the members of the United States Armed Forces: On behalf of the City of Sacramento, we want to thank you for your service.This yearly event is a small token of appreciation of the sacrifices you have made to secure and defend the rights and freedoms of the United States of America. And for that, we salute you,” said City Council Member and retired Lt. Col. Larry Carr.

The City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation, Access Leisure Section, is one of only five programs in the country that serve as a regional liaison for the United States Olympic Committee, Paralympic Division.  The program is one of 69 grant recipients for the United States Department of Veterans affairs, Adaptive Sports Grant program.  This year, the City received a grant of nearly $67,000 to enhance and enrich the lives of injured, ill and wounded veterans through sports and recreation.

This event was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions findings and conclusion stated herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bassmaster Elite Tournament at Discovery Park

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The Bassmaster Elite Series, a nine-tournament event, is the premier fishing tournament series in the world. One hundred ten professional anglers will compete over four days for a $100,000 top prize.

Sacramento’s tournament includes:

  • FREE ENTRY
  • Daily launches at 6:15 a.m. PT
  • Daily weigh-ins at 3:15 p.m. PT
  • Outdoor Expo Saturday & Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Kids zone by Sacramento Children’s Museum and Nimbus Fish Hatchery
  • Great food and Farm-to-Fork menu
  • Wine & beer pavilion
  • Free SABA Bike Valet presented by Sacramento County
  • FREE PARKING

Plus live performances by:

  • The Voice Season 7 winner, Craig Wayne Boyd, at 1 p.m. on Saturday
  • Local folk rock inspired Musical Charis at 12 p.m. on Sunday

The event is free but a limited number of VIP passes area available at Sacsports.com! See you there!

City Hall gets a bit of TLC

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Photos courtesy of Brandon James

 

The importance of beautifying and cleaning up City Hall is essential to the well-being and representation of the City of Sacramento. Businesses, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, schools and other government agencies make it a priority to maintain and beautify their headquarters.

As an official Mayor and City Council appointed advisory body, the Youth Commission greatly demonstrated their pride of Sacramento by beautifying City Hall on Saturday, April 18. As representatives of Sacramento’s youth, the Youth Commission hopes to inspire other young people all across the city to organize their own community service projects!

Amgen Tour of California starts off in Sacramento

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The Amgen Tour of California is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an overall start in Sacramento on Mother’s Day. This year’s race is presented locally by Sutter Health who is committed to partnering with patients, their family members, and the community to provide high-value, personalized care. Join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion with a number of community events.

 

Rider Introductions & Opening Ceremonies

Friday, May 8, 6-9 p.m.

As the overall start city for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California, Sacramento will host a free family-friendly kick-off party that will pay tribute to 10 years of America’s Greatest Race and serve as the official team introduction for the 2015 Amgen Tour of California. The celebration will include live music by Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads, kid’s activities, food and beverages, and a dazzling fireworks display to cap-off the night. Event attendees are encouraged to cycle to the event and use the free Bike Valet provided by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates. There will be a wide range of food and beverage options, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase during the Celebration. The event is FREE to the public, but a limited number of VIP tickets are available at sacsports.com.

Amgen Tour of California 10th Anniversary Race

Sunday, May 10, 9:30 a.m.

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Cyclists will start in front of the State Capitol in Downtown Sacramento at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday, May 10. They will exit downtown on the historic Tower Bridge into West Sacramento towards the Sacramento River.

The course will take riders along the scenic River Road and through some of the region’s most quaint river towns including Courtland, Walnut Grove, Isleton and Rio Vista. They’ll make a turn into Solano County up through Woodland, Davis and then West Sacramento before heading back into downtown for the finish.

Riders are expected back into downtown around 3 p.m. for the finishing circuits around the Capitol.

Sutter Health Community Ride

Sunday, May 10, 1:30 p.m.

Spectators can join the fun in the Sutter Health Community Ride, where anyone with a bike is invited to meet at 1:00 p.m. at 13th and L streets to be led onto the race course for laps around the Capitol from 1:30 – 2 p.m. Make sure to ride your bike down to the event and be a part of the excitement! Free Bike Valet provided by Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates.

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