Mike McGowan Bridge Scheduled to Open, Dec. 5, 4 p.m.
November 25, 2014
The Mike McGowan Bridge is scheduled to open, Friday, Dec. 5 at approximately 4 p.m. The bridge connects the north and south portions of South River Road across the old barge canal. The segment of South River Road connecting to Jefferson Boulevard is also going through a name change, beginning Dec. 2. New signs for "Locks Drive" will be going into place from the south end of the Mike McGowan Bridge to Jefferson Boulevard.
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Annual West Sacramento Tree Lighting Celebration, Dec. 5
November 24, 2014
The annual West Sacamento Tree Lighting Celebration is Friday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. outside City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave., 95691. The event features music and carols by local community groups and holiday refreshments of coffee, hot cocoa and cookies. The celebration is hosted by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce, the City of West Sacramento and is sponsored by Capitol Yards. Following the tree lighting is the "Holly Jolly After Party" at the City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., first floor.

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Check Yolo-Solano AQMD for "Don't Light Tonight" Advisories
November 23, 2014
On days in which particulate pollution levels are forecast to be higher, the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) asks Yolo County residents to refrain from burning wood to reduce potential health impacts. Residents can sign up for email or text message advisory alerts at http://ysaqmd.enjvironflash.org . Advisories are also shared on the AQMD's Facebook page at facebook.com/YoloSolanoAir .

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Outdoor Watering Restrictions Remain in Effect
November 22, 2014
California is still in the midst of a serious drought. The City of West Sacramento reminds the public that the outoor watering restrictions implemented in summer are still in effect. The good news is, thanks to the conservation efforts of customers so far, the City's water use has been reduced by an average of 20 percent over the same time period as last year. Keep up the good work and remember to use water wisely.

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City Commission Applications Now Being Accepted
November 21, 2014
Applications are now being accepted for service on various City commissions. These commissions work directly with City staff in developing goals and advising the City Council on many issues. These Mayor-appointed positions are a great way to get involved in your community. Applications are due by Nov. 28, 2014.

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New Emergency Notification System Launched: Yolo-Alert.org
November 21, 2014
The City of West Sacramento, in cooperation with Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, and in partnership with emergency response agencies throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties, has implemented a state-of-the-art mass notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important community news. The system enables officials in the three counties to provide essential information quickly, through a variety of avenues, when there is a threat to the health and safety of residents.
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Stay Informed . . . Keep Connected
November 20, 2014
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Bridge to Housing Move Day a Success!
November 20, 2014
On Nov. 12, approximately 100 volunteers and staff moved 63 homeless individuals, along with their 40 pets, from the North Levee encampment in West Sacramento into temporary housing under the pilot Bridge to Housing program. The move, along with provision of services, was a collaborative efort between Yolo County, Yolo County Housing, the City of West Sacramento and numerous private and non-profit partners. Over the next 60-120 days, with $100,000 in financial support from Yolo County and the City of West Sacramento, along with private donations, these individuals will be housed and will receive assistance for benefits to help them prevent homelessness in the future. To donate to the Bridge to Housing pilot project through the New Hope Community Development Corporation, 501 (c) 3, visit www.newhopecdc.org or mail checks made payable to: New Hope CDC, 147 W. Main St., Woodland, CA 95695. Tax ID number #68-0440554.
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Mike McGowan Bridge Under Construction--New Bridge will Improve Traffic Flow on Jefferson Blvd.
October 15, 2014
Construction of the Mike McGowan Bridge in West Sacramento is underway. The new bridge will link South River Road across the Barge Canal, adding a third connection between the north and south portions of the city.

The Mike McGowan Bridge will improve traffic circulation on the eastern side of the city. The bridge provides an alternate vehicular route from Highway 50 to Southport, thereby reducing traffic delays on Jefferson Boulevard and Highway 50/Business 80 associated with goods movement at the Port of West Sacramento and other rail users in the West Sacramento industrial area.

Project completion is expected in late 2014.
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Code for America Selects the City of West Sacramento and SACOG for National Civic Technology Fellowship
September 27, 2014
Code for America announced the selection of the City of West Sacramento, in partnership with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) for its flagship national civic technology fellowship program, along with six other local governments from around the United States.
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