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PIO for City of Sacramento, Department of Transportation
Instead of circling around looking for an on-street parking space or getting a citation for parking in a residential area, the City and midtown business owners want drivers to easily find convenient parking when visiting midtown. Working together, they are renewing an effort to get more people directed to the state-owned East End parking garage. For a flat $2, motorists can take advantage of all night parking on weeknights and weekends. Bright streetlight banners went up yesterday around midtown directing people to the garage entrance. The parking garage is located on 17th Street between Capitol Avenue and L Street, which is across from de Vere’s, The Firestone Public House and the Mix
City of Sacramento Urban Forestry Manager Joe Benassini is the recipient of a 2012 Arbor Day Award in honor of his outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today. Benassini is one of 16 individuals and organizations being recognized by the Foundation at the annual Arbor Day Awards. The ceremony will be held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center, located at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on Saturday, April 28. Benassini will receive a Champion of Trees Award in recognition of his leadership in advancing effective forestry public policy. Under Benassini’s leadership, Sacramento developed a complete street tree a
The City of Sacramento has released it second installation of the campaign What Do You Love About Sacramento? The promotion is designed to inspire people to recognize what the Capital of California has going for it. Responses were sent in and edited into the segment at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/loveaboutsac.htm. The City will call for new clips from the community periodically. In the launch of the campaign on Valentine’s Day, the Mayor and Councilmembers were asked what they love about Sacramento, which is also located on the campaign webpage.
Representatives from the California Energy Commission and SMUD are coming to City Council Tuesday, March 20, to congratulate the City for taking advantage of one-time programs that cut energy consumption and sustained jobs. The commission will present a check to the City Council for $589,200 and SMUD will present one for $465,508. The City received the money through rebate and incentive programs to switch out the lights to the doubly efficient LEDs at the City’s eight parking garages and install new heating and cooling systems at the Central Library, and Samuel C. Pannell Community Meadowview Community Center. All the work has been completed. Estimated energy savings is expected to rang
Downtown, Old Sacramento and midtown shoppers will be offered free parking to encourage people to shop and dine downtown during the holiday season. The City is offering free parking throughout downtown, midtown and Old Sacramento on weekdays from 4:30 p.m. and all day on weekends as well as two all-day meter holidays on Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day, and Monday, December 26, the day after Christmas. The program will be in effect in these areas at these times: On-street metered parking § There will be two all-day free weekday metered holidays: Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day, and Monday, December 26, the day after Christmas. § Weekends will be free all day from Satu