Sacramento Government Reporter
Some 1.58 million people call Sacramento County home and about a third live in the city of Sacramento. All count on local governments to provide public services, but agencies have a long history of inequitably distributing funding and resources. Politicians elected to represent their neighbors do not always act in ways that reflect interests of their diverse communities.
As CapRadio’s Sacramento Government Reporter, I focus on covering Sacramento City Hall and connecting policy decisions to people’s daily lives. I examine the extent to which local governments in the Sacramento metro area serve all of their diverse communities and report on how agencies can equitably improve people’s quality of life. I also highlight opportunities to and residents who actively shape our local politics.
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September 14, 2022
Critics of the policy said the Sacramento Police Department failed to prove the equipment is necessary, cost effective and will protect the public’s safety.
With Sacramento cooling centers near-empty, volunteers step in to help unhoused amid record-setting heatwave
September 7, 2022
Sacramento County contracts with a nonprofit to distribute water to local encampments, but doesn’t always reach every camp. Volunteer groups help fill the gap.
August 25, 2022
This November voters will weigh in on the ballot measure that could ban homeless camps on public property and require the city to create emergency shelter spaces.
August 24, 2022
The city can move unhoused people and their belongings if they block sidewalks or building entrances under the revised ordinance.
August 16, 2022
Homeless rights advocates for months have promised the city they would legally challenge the ballot measure, which could ban encampments on public property.
August 11, 2022
Two complaints alleging Sacramento Council member Sean Loloee violated economic interest disclosure requirements prompted the Fair Political Practices Commission investigation.
August 10, 2022
The city’s approved amendment would force the law to go into effect only after the city and county sign an agreement describing the county’s responsibilities to provide services to unhoused people.
August 10, 2022
Some District 2 residents described years of underfunding and inadequate representation at City Hall. They called for more basic resources like grocery stores.
August 8, 2022
Last year, the Office of Public Safety Accountability recorded 289 police misconduct complaints. The office’s annual report recommends Sacramento Police reduce backlogs for investigating police conduct complaints.
August 2, 2022
An unhoused man was walking toward police with a blanket covering his hands when an officer shot him.