How the city of Sacramento creates its annual budget, and how the public can weigh on. The Great Migration Study is looking for Black Californian participants. The Sac Kings overdue playoff run is igniting the downtown economy.
How city budgets are made
Sacramento is balancing its books for the upcoming year’s budget. The process has begun with departments across the city giving their financial reports to help create a budget in the new fiscal year, starting in July. Sacramentans might be unfamiliar with how the budget is made and spent. Thankfully, CapRadio’s Sacramento Government Reporter, Kristin Lam, has been following the local government process and joins Insight to discuss where the money comes from and how Sacramento residents can be part of the budget process.
The Great Migration study
Mariama Gray, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at CSU East Bay discusses their project the Great Migration Study which examines how the migration of African Americans from the South shaped the Sacramento Valley. Mariama is also looking for more participants who identify as African American, attended a school in the Bay Area or Sacramento Valley between 1930 (or earlier) and 1970, and you or your parents were born in a southern U.S. state. For those interested in the study, here’s a link to the form.
(This conversation first aired in February)
Kings playoffs ignites downtown
The Sacramento Kings are up 2-0 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. While fans are cheering on the hometown team, businesses owners in the long-struggling downtown core of Sacramento are cheering along as well. Bars, restaurants and shops are packed with fans on game days and the city is hosting watch parties while the Kings play in San Francisco this week. Joining us to discuss the economic shot in the arm Sacramento has seen with the Kings’ success are CEO of TipsyPutt restaurant, Brandon Robinson and Scott Ford, Economic Development Director with the Sacramento Downtown Partnership.