Tag Archives: Sacramento

“Our Community CarShare Sacramento” Provides EVs to Affordable Housing Community

​Thanks to the support of the California Air Resources Board’s Cap and Trade program, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Zipcar and other partners, Sacramento-based nonprofit Mutual Housing California recently became the site of an electric car-sharing program for residents of one of their affordable housing communities. Read more... Read more

Here’s Sacramento’s New Plan to Tackle its City Parks Problem

Sacramento’s big parks are suffering from a funding imbalance. The city requires developers of new homes and commercial buildings to pay fees to buy and build 5 acres worth of neighborhood or community parks for every 1,000 residents in an area. But the city doesn’t have a similar dedicated revenue source to build amenities at its bigger “regional” parks and other larger recreational facilities, such as community centers, pools or parkways, even though those facilities represent 45 percent of park... Read more

Capital Ideas II: Raising Money for Transportation Through Innovative State Legislation

Transportation for America and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments invite you to the second Capital Ideas conference. This conference will offer a detailed, interactive curriculum of best practices, campaign tactics, innovative policies and peer-to-peer collaboration to help your initiative succeed — whether you are just beginning a funding campaign, fighting to advance smart policy changes, or defending a key legislative win. Learn more... Read more

Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets

A Complete Streets approach can help Americans improve our health, our daily commutes, our local economies, and our communities. How can advocates encourage Complete Streets and work with engineers and practitioners to get these projects built? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition to answer these questions at Street Lights: Illuminating Implementation and Equity in Complete Streets, their first-ever Complete Streets conference. For more information... Read more

New Ordinance in Sacramento To Boost Urban Tree Protections

In the City of Trees, a new ordinance will put more bite in tree protection. The Sacramento City Council gave unanimous approval to an ordinance that will better protect Sacramento’s existing trees and foster expansion of the urban forest. The ordinance provides new rules for safeguarding, maintaining and removing trees on both private and public land. Read more... Read more

Capital Ideas II: Raising Money for Transportation Through Innovative State Legislation, Nov. 16-17

Transportation for America and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments invite you to the second Capital Ideas conference. This conference will offer a detailed, interactive curriculum of best practices, campaign tactics, innovative policies and peer-to-peer collaboration to help your initiative succeed — whether you are just beginning a funding campaign, fighting to advance smart policy changes, or defending a key legislative win. November 16-17 in Sacramento, California. Learn more... Read more

Placemaking: Person, Place or Thing?

​Placemaking (as a concept) and Sacramento (as a culture) have a lot in common: Both are works-in-progress, diverse in scope and difficult for outsiders to define. It’s no wonder this latest craze has swept the Capital Region in the post-recession era, usually popping up with the ubiquitous “live, work and play” trio with architectural ideas that blend the old and new. So, what is the concept? Read more... Read more

Urban Farming Ramps Up in Sacramento with Passage of New Ordinance

A new City of Sacramento ordinance allows people operating micro farms to voluntarily enter into a contract with the city, which will reduce property taxes for sites with urban agriculture. It also allows utilitarian farm structures, such as hoop houses and farm stands, and legalizes the sale of farm goods on residential sites. Read more... Read more

Sacramento Gentrification Is Getting the Streetcar Boost

Wi​th cranes dominating skylines nationwide, redevelopment and displacement are often portrayed as the yin and yang of city makeovers – one a dark but inevitable counterpart to the other. But gentrification, as Susie Cagle wrote for Next City last year, is not necessarily “an act of nature.” Usually, it’s the culmination of policy and investment choices. With that in mind, as California’s capital paves the political landscape for a streetcar – an attempt to both spur and piggyback on new... Read more