Community Input Sought for New City Website

The City of West Sacramento is working on a website upgrade and is asking for your help. images

Please take this short website survey to let us know how you use our current website, and what you would like to see in a redesigned version. Your comments and feedback will be factored into the new City website’s design and functionality.

Information gathered in the survey will be combined with a careful analysis of how residents are using the current web site in order to assure that the new web site meets the needs of West Sacramento residents and businesses.

Thanks very much for your time. The survey should only take a couple of minutes.

 

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Portion of Sam Combs Dog Park Closed

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The West Sacramento Parks Department has closed the large dog park at Sam Combs due to a tree in danger of toppling. The area will remain closed and locked until the large tree is completely removed. There is a sign posted at the gate notifying visitors. The park is expected to be reopened by this weekend.

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Although a closure has been placed on the large dog park, the small dog park is still open.

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South River and Old River Road Closure Maps

Several roads in Yolo County have been closed due to saturated soil, including portions of South River and Old River Roads. Please click on the map below for specifics.

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Also, a five-mile section of South River Road within the West Sacramento city limits remains shut down to thru traffic until further notice. The roadway sits atop the city’s protective levee next to the Sacramento River.

West Sacramento Police and Public Works crews have set up “no thru traffic” signs on South River Road from the McGowan Bridge south to Gregory Avenue. Signs are also posted at Linden Road and Davis Road access points.

Due to heightened river levels and water saturation from the recent storms, Reclamation District 900 personnel have increased levee patrols 24/7 and need the roadway free of traffic to access and maintain the levee.

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The South River road closure also restricts access to fishermen who park along the side of the levee, and off road vehicle activity, which has the potential to cause levee erosion. The public is being asked to stay off the levees and call West Sacramento police at 916-372-3375 to report any suspicious incidents.

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City Offices Closed for President’s Day

presidents-dayCity Hall will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 20th, 2017. City services of the Police and Fire Departments will continue without interruption. No public meetings are scheduled during the closure period. Curbside services, such as trash, recycling, yard waste and used motor oil collection, will continue to be provided on regular collection days. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, February  21st, 2017.  Happy holidays!

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Please Stay Off Levees

The City of West Sacramento is asking for the public’s help in keeping vehicles off levees surrounding the City.

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There have been several incidents of trucks, cars and motorcycles driving up and down the sides of levees causing deep ruts which can lead to severe erosion during periods of heavy rain. In addition to potentially compromising the integrity of these levees, it increases the cost of maintenance. Reclamation District 900 crews have been inspecting West Sacramento levees 24/7 and report no issues, aside from this vandalism.

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Please be vigilant. If you see any suspicious activity on or around our levees, call the West Sacramento Police Department at 916-372-3375.

Other than on city roadways, vehicular traffic on top of or along the sides of levees is illegal, dangerous and should be reported immediately. Violators face prosecution for driving an unauthorized motor vehicle on a levee.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Related:

West Sacramento officials: Off-roading on levee could cause erosion

West Sacramento residents alarmed by drivers off-roading on levee slopes

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Public Invited to CPUC Meeting at UC Davis to Discuss New Area Code

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a Voting Meeting at UC Davis. The CPUC typically holds Voting Meetings twice a month at its headquarters in San Francisco, and also schedules Voting Meetings in other cities throughout the state. The meeting will feature a brief staff presentation on implementation of the area code overlay for the 916 region that was recently approved by the CPUC.

The Voting Meeting begins with public comment and members of the West Sacramento community are encouraged to attend. Those intending to make public comment can sign-up to speak in person before the meeting starts, or can sign-up online in advance at www.cpuc.ca.gov/Commission_Meeting

WHEN: March 2nd, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: UC Davis, Appellate Courtroom, King Hall, 400 Mrak Hall Dr., Davis;
also available via listen-only call-in number at 800-857-1917, passcode 92105

WHAT: The CPUC’s Commissioners will discuss and vote on proposed policies; staff will make a brief presentation on the implementation of an all-services area code overlay approved by the CPUC to resolve the shortage of numbers in the 916 area code region.

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If specialized accommodations are needed to attend, such as sign language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least three business days in advance.

For more information, please visit http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/916areacode/ 

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Police Launch “Safe and Secure” Program

The West Sacramento Police Department is taking steps to make child custody exchanges and transactions between internet buyers and sellers a lot safer.

Internet originated transactions have been linked to criminal activity throughout the country. Suspects posing as buyers make arrangements with sellers to meet for the exchange and the sellers end up becoming victims of a crime. Our officers also often get dispatched to civil stand-by calls dealing with child custody exchanges. These calls sometimes end up with two parents engaged in a screaming match in front of their children.

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To that effect, the West Sacramento Police Department has created a “Safe and Secure” exchange program. We have designated two specific parking spots in front of our police station that are under 24 hour surveillance. The spaces will be clearly marked with reflective signs, indicating their use. While not foolproof, the Police Department provides a feeling of security, and an extra layer of oversight for people worried about potentially dangerous encounters. Our hope, is that the exchange zone will positively impact the crime rate for internet originated transactions and minimize disputes during child custody exchanges within our city.

The program is available on February 14, 2017. Citizens are free to use the designated parking areas at their will, on a first come, first serve basis. If the parking spaces are full, citizens can utilize the entire parking lot as it is under 24 hour surveillance.

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Oroville Dam Update

Water is no longer flowing over the spillway at Oroville Dam and levels have dropped by about 30 feet as state water officials work to make room in Lake Oroville before the next storm Wednesday night.

There are NO evacuations for the City of West Sacramento and there is no current threat to the community.

The Sacramento River is well within its banks in our region. Reclamation District 900 crews have been inspecting West Sacramento levees 24/7 and report no issues.

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West Sacramento Fire and Emergency services personnel continue to monitor the situation, and will update the public if anything changes.

We encourage residents to sign up for emergency alerts through Yolo Alert at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611271#/login

Link to: West Sac Flood Protect

Link to: Winter weather safety information 

 

 

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Storm Related Restrictions On Old River and S River Roads

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South River Road to Close Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m.

As a result of water-saturated ground conditions, Yolo County is closing South River Road from the West Sacramento city limits to the Freeport Bridge.

Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes. Local residents will be able to utilize South River Road to travel to and from their homes.

Also, a temporary vehicle weight limit of 5 tons maximum has been imposed on Old River Road between the Sacramento Weir and Interstate 5 (between County Roads 126 and 22). This measure is being taken to protect public safety and prevent damage to the road levee.

Additionally, all travelers are encouraged to choose alternative routes and avoid entry onto the shoulders on this portion of Old River Road.

“The water-saturated ground conditions in these areas make the road shoulders extremely soft,” said Yolo County Community Services Director Taro Echiburu.  “In addition to being a hazardous situation, any vehicle, but especially heavy trucks, veering into the shoulders could result in levee erosion and road damage.”

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‘Spread the Love’ with YCCA Canned Food Drive

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Yolo County Children’s Alliance is collecting canned and dry goods beginning today Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  All items benefit YCCA’s West Sacramento Family Resource Center’s Emergency Food Pantry, which supports families in need throughout the year and clients in the Step by Step/Paso a Paso home visiting program.

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Drop off nonperishable foods at any of the below locations in West Sacramento:

West Sacramento Community Center |Mon-Thur 8am-6pm; Fri 8am-5pm

1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

West Sacramento Rec Center | Mon-Fri 6am-9pm; Sat-Sun 8am-8pm

2801 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Capital West Realty | Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm

Southport Town Center #130, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Supporters can track their success on YCCA’s Facebook page

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