Scoping Meetings for Liberty Specific Plan Project EIR (Southport)

The City of West Sacramento Planning Division is conducting two upcoming public Environmental Impact Report scoping meetings on May 24th for the proposed Liberty Specific Plan Project in Southport. All are welcome to attend.

City Hall Galleria Rm 1573                    Liberty Map
1110 West Capitol Ave.  3 – 4:30 p.m.

Sacramento Yacht Club 3365
South River Rd.  6 – 8 p.m.


For more information contact Justin Hardy, Senior Planner.  Phone: 916-617-4645

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Chamber CEO Denice Seals Retires

West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce CEO Denice Seals has announced her retirement, effective August 1. Seals has been at the helm of the Chamber for the past eight years. City Manager Martin Tuttle says, “The Chamber has been a steady, valuable partner for the City Council and our staff, a credit to Denice’s leadership and absolute commitment to making our city a great place to live and work.” The selection process for Seals’ successor will begin in mid-May.  Learn more in this news release.

Denice Seals at Farmers Market



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Open House for Solar Panel Installation at Jerome Barry Park

The Public Works Department would like to invite you to learn about the installation of solar panels at Jerome Barry Park. This project presents an opportunity to achieve energy savings while also reducing the City’s carbon footprint.

Please join us for an interactive Open House:

When: Saturday, May 7.

Where: Jerome Barry Park, 809 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento

Time: 10-11 a.m.


Come and learn more about the project, share your thoughts, and ask questions!

For further information please call 916-617-5039


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Homeownership and Solar are Affordable in West Sacramento

First Time Homebuyer Assistance Program

sold sign

Qualified buyers may receive up to $50,000, or 35% of the purchase price, whichever is less, towards the purchase of a home located in West Sacramento from the City’s First Time Homebuyer Assistance (FTHB) Program. Program participants must be at or below the following income limits:

Family Size     1 Person     2 People     3 People     4 People     5 People     6 People     7 People     8 People
Income $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650 $76,250


To register for the West Sacramento workshop, or any other workshop offered by NeighborWorks, call 916-452-5356 or register online at  You can also contact NeighborWorks for additional information and requirements for the FTHB Program.Those interested in the FTHB Program must first attend a homebuyer workshop offered by NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center (NeighborWorks).  A workshop will be held in West Sacramento on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue. 

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization that brings the benefits of solar technology to families that need the financial savings most.  GRID Alternatives will install solar electric systems for homeowners at low- or no-cost if they meet income and home affordability requirements.  Contact GRID Alternatives at 916-588-9279 to find out if you qualify.  You can also find out about the programs GRID Alternatives offers by visiting their website at


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Non-Profits In West Sac Community Need Your Support May 3

Please join the City of West Sacramento in support of the many non-profits that make a difference in our community. Donate during the Big Day of Giving May 3, 2016



WHEREAS, May 3, 2016 is the BIG Day of Giving in our region,

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving, a 24-hour giving challenge starting at midnight and ending at 11 :59pm on May 3, aims to raise $6 Million in unrestricted funds for over 550 nonprofits across the region and engage 30,000 donors;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving is led by a partnership of the region’s premier community foundations: Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, and Yolo Community Foundation;

WHEREAS, the Sacramento Region, Placer, and Yolo Community Foundations play a leading role in promoting and advancing philanthropy and giving, and offer a vehicle for many charitable donors to support the causes they care about;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving falls under a national day of giving affiliated with the Give Local America campaign;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving participating nonprofits must successfully complete a rigorous and transparent process of creating a profile on the Giving Edge, the region’s first philanthropic database, sharing information about finances, governance, programs, management, and specific needs in order to be eligible to participate;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving’s participating nonprofits are a large economic engine that offer opportunities for giving, volunteerism, and community involvement that enhance community life and make our region a better place to live;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving’s participating nonprofits develop their own marketing campaigns to encourage donors and new donors to give to them, using multiple communications and social media channels;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving has enlisted many matching fund and prize challenge partners to make donations go further and motivate donors to give and nonprofits to compete for prize challenges;

WHEREAS, the BIG Day of Giving has enlisted many outreach and business partners to act as ambassadors to help publicize the event and encourage the community-at-large to give;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY PROCLAIMED that the City Council of the City of West Sacramento does hereby recognize May 3, 2016 as the BIG Day of Giving to raise the level of philanthropy in the region, as led by the Sacramento Region, Placer, and Yolo Community Foundations.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of West Sacramento on the 2oth day of April, 2016.


Kryss Rankin, City Clerk

Friends of Library

West Sacramento Friends of the Library at City Hall with Mayor Cabaldon

Participating West Sacramento community non-profit agencies include:

  • BRIGHT Children International
  • Bryte & Broderick Community Action Network
  • California Center for Public Health Advocacy
  • Center for Land-Based Learning
  • Creative Living Options Endowment
  • Empower Yolo
  • Fourth & Hope
  • Friends of Adult Day Health Care
  • Health Education Council
  • Meals on Wheels
  • River Cats Foundation
  • River City Rowing Club
  • Rural Community Assistance Corporation
  • Shore of Hope
  • Short Term Emergency Aid Committee
  • Suicide Prevention of Yolo County
  • Wave TV Channel 21
  • Welcome Home Housing
  • West Sacramento Dolphins Swim Team
  • West Sacramento Friends of the Library
  • Yolo Arts
  • Yolo Basin Foundation
  • Yolo Community Care
  • Yolo Community Foundation
  • Yolo County CASA
  • Yolo County Children’s Alliance
  • Yolo County SPCA
  • Yolo Family Service  Agency
  • Yolo Farm to Fork
  • Yolo Food Bank
  • Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance
  • Yolo Hospice Inc.


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Yolobus Route 35/39 Information Session on May 4th

yolo bus flier for May 4th meeting

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Student Summer Internships Available With City, Apply Now!

Summer STEPS (Strides Towards Entering Public Service) Student Internship Program

The City of West Sacramento is offering a paid student summer internship program to provide students with practical work experience related to their academic major. High school juniors and seniors at least 16 years of age are welcome, along with incoming college students, current college students, and students pursuing graduate degrees.

2015 Summer STEPS Interns

2015 Summer Interns

The eight-week internship gives students positive examples of public service, hands on experience, and insights into how city governments are run.

To apply, click on this link. The CalOpps on-line application is considered an official City application. You may also submit a completed application package to the Human Resources Division.  This recruitment will close upon receipt of 75 applications PER department/division or 5:00 p.m., May 8, 2016, whichever occurs first.  This recruitment may close without notice.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division at  (916) 617-4567.

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Senior Resource Fair at the Community Center, May 6

West Sacramento Senior Resource Fair

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Blood Drive – May 12 in West Sacramento

You’re invited to give to the City of West Sacramento Blood Drive, Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The BloodSource mobile unit will be parked in the City Hall parking lot, 1110 West Capitol Ave. For appointments, contact City Clerk Kryss Rankin, (916) 617-4500.


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Celebrate Arbor Day April 30th at Summerfield Park

You’re invited to West Sacramento’s Arbor Day Celebration! It is Saturday, April 30th from 9-10:30 a.m. in Summerfield Park, 2950 Linden Road in West Sacramento.

Join West Sacramento Urban Forestry staff for tree planting and tips on how to keep your trees healthy during the drought.

Arbor Day 2016

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