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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.
Got any suggestions or questions about local government in the Sacramento area? Please let me know, because I want my work to serve the community.
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August 21, 2023
The study also found Sacramento’s music industry is more white and male than the region’s general population — at least based on the respondents.
August 15, 2023
The proposed new policy — an update to the version passed in September 2022 — lists roughly $360,000 worth of military equipment the police department might buy.
August 11, 2023
The City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter will also fix, vaccinate and microchip adopted animals for free through Sunday, Aug. 13.
August 10, 2023
The proposals focus on strengthening rental protections and building more affordable housing — from developers who pay fair wages.
The public station will be geared toward commercial trucks driving through the Interstate 5 corridor and could open in 2025.
August 8, 2023
Sacramento County DA Thien Ho sent a letter Monday to city leaders, threatening legal action if they don’t address the “public nuisance” of homeless encampments. Mayor Darrell Steinberg pushed back, urging the DA to bolster and expand services.
August 7, 2023
Cal ISO issues multiple types of emergency notifications to consumers and utilities in an effort to prevent rotating power outages and uncontrolled blackouts.
August 4, 2023
The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office agreed that Carlos Reales Dominguez isn’t fit to stand trial, so he will be sent to a state hospital for treatment.
August 3, 2023
Variety reported that Hasan Minhaj, a UC Davis graduate and Sacramento Kings fan, is a leading candidate to succeed Trevor Noah as host of “The Daily Show.”
Highs in the Sacramento Valley are expected to exceed 100 degrees during the first weekend of August.