Oct 202014
 
Lyon wants to make crime-fighting the number-one priority in West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Jeff Lyon wants to make changes on the West Sacramento’s city council – perhaps more so than anybody else on the ballot. Almost two years ago, Lyon and his wife bought an 1897 Victorian in the “Washington” neighborhood, a couple of blocks [...]

Jul 142014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 9, 2014 – (Editor’s note: several additional pieces of information have been added to this article taken from the News-Ledger’s print edition) Yolo County’s property assessment roll has topped $21 billion for the first time, reports county assessor Joel Butler. “The improving real estate market and thriving agricultural economy, coupled with new [...]

Jun 292013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JUNE 26, 2013 – Yolo County’s property tax roll was valued at over $20 billion for the first time since 2008, reports Assessor Joel Butler. “The improving real estate market and thriving agricultural economy, coupled with new construction and changes of ownership (which trigger reappraisal) increased this year’s roll to [...]

Nov 262012
 
State audit says West Sacramento's handling of redevelopment property was clean & legal

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento has become the first California city to be certified by the state controller with a clean bill of health for the manner in which the city “wound down” its redevelopment agency assets. When the state abolished redevelopment agencies in a [...]

Mar 312012
 

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 – A citizen’s committee charged with studying the real estate owned by Washington Unified School District has recommended that the district not sell off any “surplus” property at this time. But the committee recommended that WUSD “evaluate the advantage of consolidation of site usage or joint facility usage to make [...]