Dec 182011
 
Tower Gateway 'reborn' as surface street

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 – Information & photo courtesy of Art Schroeder, City of West Sacramento During a morning ribbon-cutting last Wednesday, the City of West Sacramento marked the completion of the east phase construction of the Tower Bridge Gateway, converting the former State Route 275 into a city arterial. Located west of the [...]

Dec 052011
 
Century-old pumps retired: new pumps for Southport

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 30, 2011 – ‘Old pumps played a role in keeping Southport living room floors dry for about a century’ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A pair of drainage pumps in Southport that have been diligently working or on call for about a century have just been retired.   The City [...]

Dec 032011
 
Are there alternatives to redevelopment?

From the NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 30, 2011 – ‘Governor Brown wants West Sac to ‘pay to play’: cost would be $6.5 million up front‘ By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A “blue ribbon commission” set up by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon is now looking at how West Sacramento can keep doing big things if it loses one [...]

Nov 282011
 
Shaping future of West Sac's Washington neighborhood

West Sac’s Washington District is now a disparate mix of longtime residents, old houses, shiny townhouses, skyscrapers, and the homeless NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 23, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Officials from West Sacramento and the federal Housing & Urban Development Department (HUD) gathered at a street corner in the city’s Washington neighborhood on [...]

Sep 252011
 

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon announced Friday that he is forming a special advisory team to look at how the city might accelerate community redevelopment efforts if its redevelopment agency is dismantled by new state laws. Governor Brown has proposed eliminating local redevelopment agencies to help balance the state’s budget. Local governments will be able to keep [...]

Jul 272011
 

From the News-Ledger – July 27, 2011 – Southport crossing still lacks traction; bridge at Broadway/15th Street will get further scrutiny By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Sacramento’s city council reacted to a new Sac/West Sac study of possible new river crossings by leaning away from the concept of a new bridge from Sutterville Road to [...]

Apr 272011
 

By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor At his “State of the City” speech on April 14, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon lauded West Sacramento’s potential to partner with UC Davis to create an “innovation hub” that builds a link between academic research and the private sector. The project could involve fields such as food science, he said. “We [...]