Kudos to: Howard Chan, Sacramento City Parking Services division manager
Accomplishment: Received the California Parking Association's Presidential Award
Details: Chan led the gathering of all facts about the value of the city's parking assets as the City Council considered "monetizing" the assets.
Kudos to: 12 Elk Grove Unified School District students
Accomplishment: Won the "No Excuses Go to School" poster contest
Details: Students were asked to illustrate short poems such as "Stubbed your toe? You've still got to go" and "Feeling tired? School's required." The poster contest is held to promote consistent school attendance.
Kudos to: Ed Cox, Sacramento City Public Works bicycle and pedestrian coordinator
Accomplishment: Named employee of the year by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Details: Cox, on the job 12 years, has led the move to add bike lanes and the stationing of bike racks downtown.