The "parklets" are intended to be an extension of the sidewalk and feature seating and plants, as well as possible space for bicycles to park.
Jim Brown with Sacramento-Area Bicycle Advocates says it's a great step for the city.
"This is a step towards acknowledging that our streets are public places -- they are not the exclusive domain of cars," says Brown. "And this is one of the first steps toward making our streets a safer, friendlier place to visit and to do business."
Parklets will be created by business owners, will be open to the public, and will be designed to be removable.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District says it has grant money available -- of about $1,000 for ten business owners -- to help businesses design and install the parklets.
Joseph Hurley is with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
"We're very excited to see it," says Hurley. "We think it's a very effective means of improving pedestrian and bike access on public streets."
A 15-year-old female Sumatran Tiger died Wednesday morning at the Sacramento Zoo due to trauma received from a male tiger during a physical introduction.
The Sacramento City Council has postponed a vote on a medical marijuana cultivation ordinance. City officials worry that Sacramento may lose control over medical marijuana cultivation rules by delaying the vote.
(AP) - Anonymous supporters of a Sacramento homeless protest have used social media to promote the home addresses and phone numbers of members of the City Council.
UPDATE Jan. 12, 2016: The city of Sacramento has lifted the voluntary boil water advisory for the Pocket area.
Sacramento officials say they're aware of YouTube videos that claim to be from the hacker group Anonymous. The video issues a warning to the city of Sacramento if officials do not impose a moratorium of its camping ordinance.