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 […]

Share your thoughts about living and working in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – The City of Sacramento Community Development Department invites residents and those who work in the City of Sacramento to complete a web-based survey to provide community input on living and working in Sacramento. The survey results will be used as part of the city’s 2030 General Plan annual report and help capture the […]

Mayor Johnson Challenges Sacramento to Achieve the “Impossible”

SACRAMENTO – This week Mayor Kevin Johnson gave his 2012 State of the City address at the Sacramento Convention Center as part of the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 20th Annual State of the City event. In his fourth such speech, Mayor Johnson focused almost exclusively on the economy. Citing Sacramento’s extensive challenges, the Mayor made a […]

Residents Plan To Ask City Council About Carol’s Books Support

SACRAMENTO – Concerned citizens are expected to attend the Sacramento City Council meeting tonight to ask why Carol’s Books bookstore in the North area has not reopened. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. The OBSERVER has learned that a least five speakers will ask Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and City Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy why the […]