Barn Construction Update

The Barn, an entertainment and food venue in West Sacramento’s Bridge District is taking shape. Check out the pictures below! The Barn is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.

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Neighborhood Court Information Meeting in West Sacramento

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Tuesday, February 16th, 3:30 – 5:00pm at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria ~ 1110 W Capitol Ave

Neighborhood Court is a diversion program founded on the principles of Restorative Justice. Come learn about the Yolo County Neighborhood Court program  – Our mission, our principles, our process, and how you can get involved! Volunteers represent their community and work together to find restorative solutions to the crimes that affect the quality of life for all residents.

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City Offices Closed for Presidents Day

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The West Sacramento City Hall will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. 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, Feb 16,2016.  Happy holidays!

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Sac County Office of Education Plants 20 Trees in West Sacramento

pic1Volunteers from the Sacramento County Office of Education helped plant 20 new trees along Enterprise Blvd. in West Sacramento Wednesday, February 11. Organizers with the West Sacramento Tree Program and Tree Davis arranged the event to provide cleaner air, cooler temperatures, and beautiful greenery along this busy street. The mission of Tree Davis is to enhance and expand the urban forest of Davis and surrounding communities by planting and caring for trees. They have been planting, monitoring, and educating volunteers  in Yolo County since 1992.

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Traffic Alert This Weekend On WB I-80

CalTransCaltrans is warning drivers traveling into West Sacramento on Westbound Interstate 80 to be ready for slow traffic due to construction work Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Several ramps will be closed, and lanes restricted from 9 p.m. Saturday, February 13 through noon on Sunday, February 14.

The Following Westbound I-80 Ramps will be temporarily closed:
• Northgate Boulevard
• Truxel Road
• I-80/ I-5 Connector Ramp
• West El Camino Ave

Caltrans advises the public to plan ahead for these delays and allow for additional travel
time or choose an alternate route. Traffic will be detoured to Reed Avenue and back
onto Eastbound I-80 to access these overpasses and the I-5 interchange.

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Yolo County Library Events For February-March

All events are FREE and take place at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Turner Library in West Sacramento

ON-GOING PROGRAMS:

VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is back! Saturdays from 9-2pm. Drop in and get assistance in completing your taxes for free at the Turner Community Library. Volunteers are available and specially trained to help with this task. No tax help March 26th.

BUDDY READING – Mondays at 4:30pm-5:30pm

Practice reading with an older “buddy”. Each child will be paired up with a high school student from the River City High School Interact Club for a 30-minute reading session.  Registration Required.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP – Fridays at 10am-11am

Join our adult Conversation Group and improve your English in a fun and relaxed way with the aid of a group facilitator. No registration is required; drop-in visitors are welcome.

HOMEWORK CENTER – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm-5pm.

FREE afterschool program for students in grades 3 through 8 to receive homework help.  Pre-Registration is required.

HUG-A-BYE BABY – Thursdays at 11am-12pm

A warm and cuddly lap-sit program that will share with parents and caregivers ways to stimulate language development through songs, lullabies, finger plays and books.

MOTHER GOOSE – Tuesdays at 11am-12pm

Parents with children ages 12 to 36 months are invited to join us for music, movement, visual literacy and language development.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME – Wednesdays at 11am-12pm

Parents and children ages 3 to 5 years are invited to join us for stories, rhymes, finger plays, and songs to help develop early literacy skills and encourage children to engage in group participation.

RUSSIAN STORY TIME – Tuesdays at 6:30pm-7:30pm

Children and their families are encouraged to join us for stories and songs in Russian.

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORY TIME – Saturdays at 11am-12pm

Children ages 2 to 6 years and their parents are invited to join us for stories, songs, movement, rhymes and finger plays.

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Public Works Shows Off New Heavy Equipment

The West Sacramento City Hall  parking lot transformed into a showcase this noon hour for new trucks and tractors in the Public Works Operations Division fleet. Staff was on hand for demonstrations and questions. This equipment replaces some that is more than 15 years old and is a continuing effort to modernize the large and off road equipment fleet to better serve the community.

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Public Works crew with the new vacuum sewer and storm drain cleaning truck.

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Dump Truck

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Backhoe

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Front Loader

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West Sacramento Partners with San Francisco for Startup Program

Call for Startups Announced to Build a 21st Century Government

 

The City of West Sacramento is recruiting startups to help develop technology-based ws-StartupinResidenceLogosolutions that address challenges facing the city. West Sacramento joins San Francisco, Oakland, and San Leandro, to form a regional Startup in Residence (STIR) collaboration led and managed by the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation.

Startups can apply now to work on one of 25 civic challenges in Northern California. The winning team for each challenge will be selected to participate in a 16-week “residence period” from April to August 2016 to work with a city department on a prototype for their proposed solution. The program follows San Francisco’s successful pilot in 2014 that drew almost 200 applications from around the world and brought 6 startups into government that built innovative technology-based products.

West Sacramento has identified several opportunities for startups:

  • Public Works Department – Flood Alerts & Real Time Evacuation Routes
  • Fire Department – Smart Incident & Field Reporting
  • Police Department – Virtual “War Room” for Detectives

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon said he looks forward to building on the success of last year’s collaboration with Code for America which resulted in the creation of two apps to facilitate the growth of urban farming in the Sacramento region. “West Sacramento has been an incubator for innovative partnerships, and civic technology is leading the way with initiatives like the STIR program. Let’s go!”

The regional partnership is being made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.

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Shared Parking Enforcement Update

West Sacramento parking enforcement vehicleThe trial period for the City of West Sacramento/Sacramento parking enforcement partnership is coming to a close. Sacramento officers have been issuing warning citations in West Sacramento since 1/7/16. Beginning Monday, 2/8/16, real citations will be written for parking violations in the Washington and Bridge Districts, including City Hall and Community Center parking lots.

The partnership is part of a long-range plan to address West Sacramento’s future growth and manage increased parking demand West Sacramento will experience when the new Golden 1 Center is completed  later this year.

 

The City of West Sacramento has ultimate authority over the enforcement operations and citation processing. The cities will evenly split the fees generated from parking violations.

FAQs

Why is Sacramento helping enforce parking in West Sacramento?

  • The City of West Sacramento has only three part-time parking officers and it would be cost prohibitive for West Sacramento to establish a more robust parking program at this time. Sacramento already has the infrastructure and technology in place to provide the level of services West Sacramento needs. The addition of City of Sacramento officers will supplement, not replace, the current West Sacramento Parking Enforcement Officers.

Where do I pay citation fees or dispute a ticket?

  • Fees may be paid in person at the West Sacramento City Hall or the West Sacramento Police Department. Payments may also be made online or over the phone. Specific information regarding where and how to pay fees is outlined on the parking citations. Disputes are handled by the West Sacramento Police Department and the Yolo County court system.

What benefits will this partnership bring to West Sacramento?

  • Sacramento Parking Services units are equipped with license plate readers and GPS technology that can aid in the discovery of stolen vehicles.
  • The active enforcement by Sacramento will provide faster response to parking complaints.
  • Fees generated from this program can be used to implement West Sacramento’s own parking program in the future.
  • The impact from the opening of the new King’s stadium is anticipated to create an overflow of parking from downtown Sacramento. This would diminish the available parking for West Sacramento residents.

 

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West Sacramento 2015 Service Awards

City of West Sacramento employees were honored with service awards at a City Hall Galleria ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 1.  Thanks everyone for your many contributions!

10 YEARS

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15 YEARS

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25 YEARS- Jim Thompson

Robert Thompson-25 years in the Parks and Recreation Department, with Director Cindy Tuttle and Superintendent of Parks and Grounds Sam Cooney.

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Retired Assistant City Manager Carol Richardson with City Manager Martin Tuttle

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