|March 8, 2014|
The City Council of West Sacramento is seeking applications from residents to fill the remaining term of the City Council seat formerly occupied by Oscar Villegas, until November 2016. Mr. Villegas was appointed by the Governor to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. The Council seat has been vacant since February 20th.
Click here for the application form: Application for Council Vacancy
|March 8, 2014|
Is your non-profit organization interested in selling fireworks this season? The application period is now underway until March 31, 2014. Additional information and the application form is available on the fireworks website.
|March 8, 2014|
The West Sacramento Community Orchestra invites the public to its Spring concert, Sunday, March 16, 3 p.m. in the City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave. Admission is free! For more information, call (916) 991-5262.
|March 7, 2014|
Complete a short online survey about your Internet speed and help position West Sacramento for broadband funding. Please share your input!
Live in West Sacramento? Complete the survey from your home Internet connection:
Work in West Sacramento? Complete the survey from your business Internet connection:
No Internet connection? We'd like to hear from you, too! For a printed survey, visit the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, 1212 Merkley Ave., or West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave.
Tiene el internet de alta velocidad? Necesitamos sus pensamientos! ¿Ningún
servicio de Internet?
Para una revisión impresa, por favor visite una Biblioteca de Condado Yolo o llame
916-617-4535. Yolo Residential Broadband Survey – Spanish
|March 6, 2014|
The City of West Sacramento has opened a neighborhood park and water storage facility in its new Bridge District, providing recreational and growing development opportunities in the riverfront community. The dual purpose facility, located on a two acre property off Ballpark Drive west of Raley Field, features the Bridge District Water Storage Facility and Jerome D. Barry Park, named for a former justice of the peace.
|March 5, 2014|
The City of West Sacramento has opened a new paved, multi-use trail in Southport--the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail. The 1.25 mile trail becomes a key transportation link for pedestrians, commuters, students, shoppers, bicyclists, and equestrians. The trail offers an alternative to one of the major roadways in West Sacramento, Jefferson Boulevard.
|March 3, 2014|
The Sacramento region is having a dry winter for the third consecutive year. Although the City of West Sacramento is not facing an emergency situation, the City is asking the public to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent. See tips on conserving water outdoors and indoors.
|March 1, 2014|
Construction of the Pioneer Bluff 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 Pioneer Bluff 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 by November 2014.
|December 6, 2013|
The City of West Sacramento has started the process to recruit and select a new fire chief, following the resignation of Chief Al Terrell, who is now the Director of Fire and Emergency Services in Sonoma County. Former SacMetro Fire Chief Rick Martinez has been appointed to serve as West Sacramento's interim fire chief.
|November 23, 2013|
The West Sacramento City Hall has become the 250th electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the Sacramento region. A "plug-in" opening ceremony featuring Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and ChargePoint founder and Chief Technical Officer Richard Lowenthal was held Nov. 14 outside City Hall.
|November 13, 2013|
The League of American Bicyclists has awarded the City of West Sacramento the "Bronze" level of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC), making West Sacramento the latest city to join a list of 291 BFCs in the U.S.
|November 13, 2013|
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has reappointed West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, where Mr. Cabaldon has served since 2011.
|November 5, 2013|
The City of West Sacramento announces that Shinmei Corporation, Ltd. and Shinmei U.S.A. will build the company's first U.S. headquarters office and production facility in West Sacramento's Southport Business Park. Shinmei's new 28,000 square food plant is expected to open in summer 2014. Shinmei produces high quality rice buns in a variety of flavors. With plans to implement locally-grown rice, the new Shinmei plant will enhance West Sacramento's rising status as a global food hub.
|August 25, 2013|
The California Product Stewardship Council has launched a medicine collection project, called "Don't Rush to Flush," to help protect waterways and children. West Sacramento's Jefferson Pharmacy, 1029 Jefferson Blvd., is participating in the program. A free drop-off bin is available for the public to safely dispose of unused medications.
|August 12, 2013|
German company, Bayer AG, has selected West Sacramento's former Affymetrix building as the North American headquarters and Research & Development campus of its Bayer CropScience division.
The company will bring 300 jobs at full capacity to the 164,000 square foot facility in the City's Riverside Centre business park. City staff worked closely with the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO) in keeping Bayer in the region. Bayer CropScience is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies and has a diverse line of environmentally green products, fruit and vegetable seed products, and biological control agents available worldwide.