One guaranteed way to get my attention is to say somebody needs to build a gate near the Sacramento River Parkway levee.
After all, thanks to Inside Sacramento, I’ve spent the last seven years helping Pocket community members erase nine cross-levee gates that blocked public access to the city’s original treasure.
It’s been a tough fight against a small group of property owners who live along the levee and think they own the river. Some of their fences have stood for five decades.
Budget season is upon us! This is the time of year when Sacramento County leadership and the five supervisors start discussing what the funding priorities will be for the next fiscal year.
Although the economic fallout from COVID-19 has created uncertainty about the amount of revenue the county can expect in future years, we are fortunate to be receiving a large influx of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to help meet our fiscal needs in 2021–22.