Third Graders Plan! Pack! Protect! In Flood Prep Exercise

Students at Riverbank Elementary joined West Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Babs Sandeen and West Sac Flood Protect during a fun and engaging news conference Wedenesday, Oct. 26 to highlight California Flood Preparedness Week.

Sandeen stressed the importance of being prepared in case of a flood emergency. She also enlisted students to help explain the three P’s of flood preparedness: Plan. Pack. Protect.


Project partners including Sam Stefanki, Congresswoman Matsui’s District Director, and Darren Suen, Chief, FloodSAFE Information and Advocacy Branch at the Department of Water Resources shared their perspectives on flood preparedness. They also spoke about significant new milestones for West Sacramento’s flood program as it moves toward construction of a major levee project in Southport this winter. Students participated by answering questions about how to be flood prepared and chanting Plan! Pack! Protect!

Everyone signed a life-size Plan. Pack. Protect. pledge certificate. Students also played West Sac Flood Protect’s Flood Challenge computer game, colored activity sheets featuring the Flood Challenge game characters and experienced a flood tabletop simulation provided by the Department of Water Resources.

Here’s more information on West Sacramento Flood Protection Projects.


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West Sacramento Broadband Residential Survey: Your Opinion Matters

This survey is aimed towards residential broadband services in a manner similar to the Broadband Business Survey published earlier this month. The City of West Sacramento is in the process of developing a strategic plan, which will assess existing demand and capacity for fiber-based broadband used by residents. Please let us know how broadband impacts your home by taking this brief Residential Broadband Survey.


Your input will help us identify solutions to increased demand and help improve services.

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Get Notified if Disaster Strikes! Participate in a Regional Test Wednesday, Oct. 26th


As part of Flood Preparedness Week, residents of Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties are urged to prepare for a natural or human-caused disaster, wildfires, flooding or help finding a missing person.

Residents can register with the mass notification system at any one of the following three websites: ,, The alert system allows residents to enter more than one contact method including cell phones, alternate numbers, text, email and landline phones to be notified in the event of an emergency. Signing up is easy and all information is protected. The mass notification system is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of actions they might need to take for their safety.

Messages will go out at approximately 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, October 26 to anyone who has registered. Your anticipated cooperation is appreciated.


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Congratulations Steven in Southport, Our Drought Spotlight Honoree for September!


Steven in Southport worked to redesign his entire front yard without sacrificing beauty to create a water-friendly landscape! Learn how he used a different approach to make that change below:

“When we purchased our house in 2011, we knew we would eventually renovate the existing landscaping with something that saved water and required little maintenance. But, as with many plans, the project lacked money, energy, time and… a plan. So the lawn that never looked lush continued to haunt our front yard. But in the spring of 2015, we had enough. The time had come for a major change. We let the grass die. We let the gardener go. We had the tree removed and worked out a plan for a new driveway and walkway with concrete pavers. Once the jack-hammers started, there was no turning back. Our goal was a front garden with year-round interest: blooming plants, inviting design, birds, bees, lizards and butterflies. We drew our greatest inspiration from the UC Davis Arboretum. Visiting the massive garden offered us a multitude of possibilities and options. Armed with a camera, pencil and graph paper, we put our plan together. Now after one year’s growth, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. The results have sparked a lot of curiosity from our neighbors. Ultimately, we are very happy with how it turned out.”


Thank you Steven, you are our Drought Spotlight Honoree for the month of September!

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City Hall Parking Lot Closed Oct. 24th

Alternate Parking at City Hall for Monday, October 24

The parking lot at City Hall will be off limits on Monday, October 24 to accommodate paving work. City Hall visitors are being asked to park in the overflow lot to the east of city Hall on West Capitol Avenue. The parking lot paving is the final phase of the City’s ambitious solar project. Panels have been installed on the roof at City Hall and over parking spaces in the parking lot.



The City Lot will be reopened on Tuesday, October 25.

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Free Financial Workshop This Saturday at City Hall

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon will provide opening remarks at a FREE financial workshop at City Hall this Saturday, October 22.  Invest in yourself, and learn about financial strategies for a sound financial future.


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Soggy Doggy Day Is This Saturday!

Join us for our annual Soggy Doggy Day at the West Sacramento Recreation Center!

Licensing and Microchipping available through Yolo County Animal Services.


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Free Shade Trees Available In November

Trees for tomorrow West Sacramento

Check out the TREES for TOMORROW free tree workshops which provide free trees and education to residents, businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations north of the barge canal. The tree workshop dates are as follows:

-Wednesday, November 2nd, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. West Sacramento City Hall – 1110 West Capitol Avenue

-Wednesday, November 9th, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. West Sacramento Community Center – 1075 West Capitol Avenue

-Wednesday, November 16th, 10 a.m. -11 a.m. West Sacramento City Hall – 1110 West Capitol Avenue

Call 530-758-7337 to reserve your space today!

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Council Member Bill Kristoff Retires

Friends, family and colleagues gathered for a retirement party last night in the City Hall Galleria for Bill Kristoff, who is stepping down after 30 years on the West Sacramento City Council.

Kristoff retirement



Kristoff was remembered for being fiscally responsible, and helping the City complete several milestones, including Raley Field, the Kristoff water treatment plant, Ikea, and flood protection initiatives, among other contributions.

Kristoff’s last City Council meeting will be November 16.

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Grand Opening for Village Parkway North

The Village Parkway North extension has officially opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony. The two-lane, 0.4 mile roadway includes bike lanes that are eight feet in width, two roundabouts with separated bike paths, well-lit pedestrian sidewalks, more than 180 trees that provide generous amounts of shade, and stamped asphalt which provides a safe buffer between bicyclists and vehicles.

The completion of Village Parkway North serves as the final connection envisioned by the City’s General Plan to provide a convenient north-south traffic alternative to Jefferson Boulevard. It will also improve traffic flow from Southport though Pioneer Bluff, and from The Bridge District to the Tower Bridge Gateway.

photoo Mayor Christopher Cabaldon cuts the ribbon with assistance from City Manager Martin Tuttle, Council Member Chris Ledesma, Mayor Pro Tem Beverly Sandeen, Council Member Mark Johannessen and community leaders.
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