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City Moves Ahead With Drought-Resistant Landscaping At Government Buildings

Fences are up around City Hall as native and drought resistant plants take root.


The areas around Sacramento City Hall are taking on a new look.

Six years of drought led to several conservation measures in the last two years. One of those is new landscaping around Old City Hall and New City Hall.

Marycon Razo is with the City Manager's office and says crews have removed more than 11,000 square feet of lawn and replaced it with shrubs, flowering plants and decorative grasses.

"Although we have received more precipitation and rain, the City is still dedicated to conservation and reducing maintenance costs," says Razo.

She also says the new landscaping is on about one-third of city-owned properties.

Sacramento has received nearly 28 inches of rain since October. A normal year would see 17 inches during that same period.

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