Sacramento City Police Chief Rick Braziel Announces Retirement

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SACRAMENTO – Today Rick Braziel, City of Sacramento Police Chief, announced his retirement effective December 29, 2012. “This is a great loss for our community,” said City Manager John Shirey. “Rick is the most capable Police Chief I have worked with over my long career.” Chief Braziel is known for his innovations in leading the […]

City of Sacramento Hosts Second Annual Veterans Day Parade & Program

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SACRAMENTO – Join the City of Sacramento in recognizing current members of our military and vets at the Second Annual Veteran’s Day Parade on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., on Capitol Mall between 3rd and 9th streets. A brief program will follow at Capitol Mall and 5th streets. Thousands are expected to attend. This […]

Rebuild McKinley! Run and Walk for the Playground


EAST SACRAMENTO – A benefit 5k Run/Walk and Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run to Rebuild McKinley Playground will take place on Saturday, September 8, at 8:15 a.m. Race day registration will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. The Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run will take place at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k Run/Walk […]

New Hires Reflect Mayor’s Pledge to “Hit the Ground Running”


SACRAMENTO – Mayor Kevin Johnson announced plans to hire Cassandra Jennings and Patti Bisharat as Senior Advisors to lead his Administration heading into a second term. “Preparations for my second term begin today,” explained the Mayor. “I want to hit the ground running, and I feel confident that Patti and Cassandra will ensure my second […]

Pannell, Williams Share Vision For District 8

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SACRAMENTO – One of the most interesting and challenging City Council races in the June 5 Primary Election, is the two-person contest occurring in City Council District 8. Incumbent candidate Bonnie Pannell is seeking re-election to the District seat. She is being hotly challenged by candidate Betty Williams, recently retired president of the Sacramento Branch […]

City of Sacramento Recognized as a Green Leader for the Region


SACRAMENTO – Winners of the 2012 Green California Leadership Awards acknowledging public sector sustainability, have been announced! The awards will be presented at the Green California Summit on April 26, 2012, during the Leadership Awards Ceremony at the Sacramento Convention Center. The City of Sacramento has earned its place among the winners. The Green California […]

Arena Approved: Kings to Stay in Sacramento


SACRAMENTO – One week after city of Sacramento officials and the owners of the Sacramento Kings agreed to finance a new entertainment and sports complex in the downtown railyards, the City Council voted 7-2 in favor of non-binding funding model to move the project forward. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and council members Steve Cohn, Angelique […]

Council Agrees To Seek Potential Vendors To Lease Parking Spaces


SACRAMENTO – In what proved to be one of several close votes this past Tuesday, the Sacramento City Council decided to move forward with negotiations with potential vendors interested in leasing Sacramento public parking spaces to partially fund a new entertainment and sports complex. Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy had asked for a measure to be placed […]

Mayor To Unveil New Renderings for Entertainment Sports Complex


SACRAMENTO – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join Mayor Johnson to discuss the significant investments being made in job-creating infrastructure projects in Sacramento and around the country. Secretary LaHood will discuss high-speed rail in California and how President Obama’s commitment to high-speed rail is spurring American innovation and creating quality American jobs. Following […]

City Council Votes Against Strong Mayor; For Charter Commission


SACRAMENTO – In what was a visibly contentious meeting, the Sacramento City Council voted down the strong-mayor initiative proposed by Mayor Kevin Johnson Tuesday night. Therefore, the citizens of Sacramento will not have their say in regards to the “Checks and Balances Act of 2012 3.0” initiative that was requested to be placed on the […]