Dec 282013
 

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 18, 2013 – An online reader of the News-Ledger complained that our Dec. 4 article detailing proposed new restrictions on growers of medical marijuana lacked enough context. The article included a reference to data collected in West Sacramento since 2008. And it included a quote from a city staff report saying, in [...]

Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Jan 292013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 29, 2013 – The West Sacramento City Council will meet today and tomorrow in special session to discuss strategic planning issues. The council will meet with a facilitator to talk about “a broad range of city matters, procedures, policies and functions.” The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, begins at 9 a.m. [...]

Jan 092013
 
Johannessen looking at homeless issue

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 2, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Councilman Mark Johannessen plans to lobby the West Sacramento city council next month to include a “homeless” policy among the city’s priorities for 2013. Johannessen has been chairman of an informal group of “stakeholders” discussing the issue of homelessness in the city. [...]