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Welcome to another edition of the "Wake-Up Call," a rundown of five items that we're working on, found interesting, or otherwise thought you might want to know about today. As is always the case here at Sac Press, suggestions are welcome.
DECLAWED: The City Council voted to put a measure on the November ballot to repeal Measure A and, as the ever-affable Ryan Lillis notes in the Sac Bee today, city-dwellers and suburbanites are split on their reaction to the possibility of a reduction in the claw service for yard waste pickup. Leafier areas like Midtown, Land Park and East Sac can’t live without it, and newer areas like Natomas say it’s a luxury that doesn’t impress them much. But where do neighborhood associations really stand on the issue, and what does the future hold for Measure A at the ballot box? Send your thoughts on the issue to our political reporter Melissa Corker at melissa.corker [at] sacramentopress [dot] com.
IT’S IN THE BAG: Local family grocery chain Raley’s joined forces with park lovers and the Church of Scientology to raise $100,000 and save the historic Governor’s Mansion Park from closure.
STATE: California may be about to embark on an experiment that will affect how some of the state's poorest and sickest people are cared for, and Capitol Weekly's Greg Lucas sounds a note of caution in his latest article.
A GOOD IDEA: Yesterday the city of San Francisco launched a "better streets" website that serves as a central portal for all things urbanism, including, according to the SFStreetblog, "traffic-calming measures, parklets, bike corrals, plantings, art installations, sidewalk fixtures and permits for car-free events." Via Atlantic Cities.
SOUL FOOD: As city staff is currently working on a draft update to the food truck ordinance to present to food truck operators and restaurant owners as part of their ongoing talks, it seems an apt time to hold a public forum on the issue, so credit Soul of the City for good timing – their "Street Food in the City" community discussion is tonight from 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. at the AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S St. Sac Press will be there.
This "Wake-Up Call" list was co-produced by staff reporter Melissa Corker, who drank an entire tumbler of coffee in five minutes this morning.