LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME Premieres in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO – LOST ANGELS: SKID ROW IS MY HOME takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight remarkable individuals who have found a way to make a life for themselves within the community of homelessness. Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell and Mayor Kevin Johnson will be hosting the film’s Sacramento Premiere at the Historic […]

KJ Introduces Local Ownership Group Interested In Buying The Kings

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson warned the citizens of Seattle not to celebrate too early over the recent news that the Sacramento Kings have been sold to play in their city. Johnson assembled a group of 20 local business leaders — including African American physician Dr. Nate Allen — who are committed to keeping […]

Kings Are For Sale. But Relocation Far From Certain

SACRAMENTO – With rumors flying around that an investor has inquired about purchasing the Sacramento Kings and moving the team out of the city, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said mid-week, that he is putting together a group to also make a bid for the team that’s been in Sacramento for the last 27 years. Swirling […]

Mayor Kevin Johnson Inducted into 2012 National High School Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE – Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was inducted into the 30th Annual National High School Hall of Fame at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mayor Johnson joins other notable athletes including former NBA player Fred Hoiberg and 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan as one of 12 national inductees in […]

Mayor Announces Sacramento to Receive $15 million for Rail Yard Project

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Mayor Kevin Johnson announced that Sacramento will receive $15 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grants from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the Sacramento Valley Station at the Rail yards. “This grant is a huge shot in the arm for Sacramento and could not have come […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]