Sacramento Police Department
Sac PD reported on the homeless issue in and around Midtown and how the City Impact team is partnering with property owners to problem solve neighborhood concerns. Residents are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood so if you see something…say something. Call police and be part of the triage effort. Vehicle burglaries are the biggest problem, especially of older model Toyotas and Hondas. Helpful hints to deter such activity is keep property well lit, keep cars/bikes locked and watch for bike riders casing the area. An investment in a steering wheel club and/or a car alarm is also an effective way to protect your property.
Sacramento Fire Department
Fire Department staff reported on a partnering project with the Public Safety Division of the City Attorney’s Office to reinvigorate the “Justice for Neighbors” program. This newly reconstituted team meets with Councilmembers to identify their most serious public security threats and work with their staff and neighborhood community associations to promptly eliminate or reduce threats to the public health and safety in the City’s neighborhoods.
Senator Richard Pan’s Office: Absent
Assembly Member McCarty’s Office
Cierra Fischer shared that the Conservancy Bill passed. The Julia Morgan house on T Street will be having a Toy Drive on December 7. The event will host a tour of the home and provide food, beer and wine. Admission will be a new, unwrapped toy of your choice.
Councilmember Steve Hansen’s Office
Peter Fenolio, indicated that MNA should be receiving the stipend for National Night Out sometime in November. He also mentioned the seamless opening of the Golden One Center and the initial concerns with arena parking that didn’t seem to materialize on opening night. Visitors used 10th/I garages, pre-parking on-line reservation system, walked, took cabs or Uber/Lyft. Impact studies conducted during the first year will provide valuable statistics for future planning.
Enforcement of the new curbside parking hours from 8pm-10pm will begin on November 1. Residential parking permits are available at city hall and allow parking in a 3-block radius of your home. Guest permits are available via the city on-line system.
A Midtown Girl Scout commented on ideas for earning Silver, Bronze and Gold badges involving animal behavior training for dog ownership in homeless shelters.
City Impact fees
City staff presented the Citywide Development Impact fee chart that illustrates how the city regulates, collects, and administers development fees based on the Master Ordinance. The current fee structure is very confusing to the public, so developing one common set of rules will streamline the process. An additional new fee structure has been proposed to accommodate future development per the 2035 General Plan and to support additional infrastructure in anticipation of an additional 100,000 people and 120,000 new jobs.
For more details, see the City of Sacramento website at:
http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Community-Development/Resources/Citywide-Development-Impact-Fee-Program, or contact Raymond Costantino at email@example.com or 916-808-1941.
Two community guests presented pro and con arguments regarding the Measure B Tax Proposal.