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Sacramento City Council Sets Legislative Agenda

The Sacramento City Council has approved its list of top state and federal legislative priorities for 2016. There are about 60 items on the list.

The priorities include pursuit of federal transportation funding and protection from diversions of water to southern California.  

The council will also ask Congress to approve spending more than $2 billion for federal clean water mandates that are not currently funded.

Randi Knott is the City of Sacramento's Director of Government Affairs. 

"Congress introduced 7,000 bills, 74 were signed. There is still a huge ideological disconnect in our nation's capitol. And even thought there was a federal budget passed with an additional $30 billion in spending, nobody said how it was going to be spent."        

The council also voted to support a crackdown on state-issued handicapped parking placards.

The council will also seek more money for road and bridge projects.  It says new money is needed because gas tax revenues have decreased by six cents per gallon this year. 

The Board of Equalization says the tax rate is less this year to make up for the state overcharging customers two years ago.




Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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