Join us on Wednesday, June 14 as the 1100 block of R Street is closed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special event that incorporates art, music, and creative expression! The block will serve as both a creative space for local artists, performers, and musicians, and a platform for the big reveal of the Mayor’s multi-point Arts & Culture plan.

Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Councilmember Steve Hansen, City Manager Howard Chan, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Representatives, and special guests will come together for this monumental event to enjoy Sacramento’s art scene and to announce the Mayor and City’s Arts & Culture vision for Sacramento. Plans for fostering arts and creativity within communities, streets, and businesses will be revealed.

What better way to kick-off Sacramento’s Arts & Culture scene!


City Express

Mayor and City Council ignite Sacramento’s arts & culture scene


Tour de City Hall is coming to a district near you! On Saturday, May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., pedal and mingle with the City Manager, Mayor, and councilmembers. Join the peloton and ride along the City’s bicycle network during May is Bike Month!

All residents are welcome to ride through Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Riders will be alongside City Manager Howard Chan, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Vice Mayor Rick Jennings, Council Member Allen Warren, Council Member Jeff Harris, Council Member Steve Hansen, and Council Member Jay Schenirer.

Be sure to meet at one of the District stops or come for the full 30-mile bike ride. All attendees are free to breakaway at their own leisure. Remember to bring your own water and snacks, and riders are also responsible for their own transportation to and from the ride.

Click the map and schedule below for meeting locations and details. We hope to see you there!


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Ride with the City Manager, Mayor, and councilmembers during Tour de City Hall!


Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Councilmembers will be hosting forums at community centers to discuss the City’s Annual Budget. Whether you would like to learn more about the budget or engage in productive discussion, join any of the meetings below:

Heritage Park Clubhouse

When: Monday, April 17 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 2481 Heritage Park Lane

Attendees: Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Councilmember Angelique Ashby

Questions: Call 916-808-7339

Sierra 2 Center

When: Saturday, April 22 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: 2791 24th Street

Attendees: Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Councilmember Jay Schenirer

Questions: Call 916-808-8193

South Natomas Community Center

When: Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 2921 Truxel road

Attendees: Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Councilmember Jeff Harris

Questions: Call 916-808-7003

Clunie Center

When: Thursday, May 11 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: 601 Alhambra Blvd.

Attendees: Councilmember Jeff Harris

Questions: Call 916-808-7003


City Express

Discuss the City’s Annual Budget with Mayor and Councilmembers!

City Express, Events & Happenings

L Street closure for MLS Block Party tomorrow

L Street between 15th and 16th Streets in front of Firestone Public House and de Vere’s Irish Pub will be shut down tomorrow, April 14 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the MLS Block Party as we welcome MLS Commissioner Don Garber to Sacramento.

Join Sacramento Republic FC and Mayor Johnson and showcase your finest Republic FC gear at the MLS Block Party tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entrance to the MLS Block Party will be at 15th and L Street and Firestone Public House, 1132 16th Street, Sacramento.

Republic FC championship celebration


During the event, Garber will be answering fan questions submitted online via the hashtag #BuiltForMLS. The Q&A with Garber will not only provide an opportunity for fans to have their questions answered directly by the commissioner, but also provide Republic FC fans an opportunity to showcase their support.

The MLS Block Party will also include appearances from Republic FC players, food trucks, local beer, games, music, and other activities. Fans are encouraged to share why Sacramento is #BuiltforMLS through social media by using the hashtag and tweeting at @TheSoccerDon.

For more details regarding the MLS Block Party, visit the Republic FC webpage.

Events & Happenings, Very Cool

Future Kaiser Permanente facility opens up opportunities at the Railyards

The City of Sacramento is pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente has agreed to purchase 18 acres of the Railyards site located downtown near Interstate 5, an area that Mayor Kevin Johnson calls, “The Innovation District.”


“Today’s announcement of a new hospital at the Railyards is a big deal for Sacramento, and we could not be more pleased to be partnering with Kaiser Permanente,” Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said in a released statement.

Not only will having Kaiser Permanente at this location provide ease of access to the high quality healthcare for many Sacramento locals, but it will be able to create thousands of jobs. The Railyards once employed one-third of the Sacramento people, and today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, announced that she is happy to see that they are able to bring back jobs here.

It’s an exciting time for Sacramento, and there is so much more to come! There have been talks regarding the possibility of the building of a UC Davis institute focused on food issues, housing, Major League Soccer Stadium, a proposed Sacramento County courthouse, and public market that could reside within the Railyards.


Map showing the Future Kaiser Facility, proposed Sacramento Republic Stadium and Sacramento County Courthouse