Police officers and sergeants in the city of Sacramento will begin paying into their pensions after an arbitrator’s ruling last month, officials said Thursday. Those officers were the only city employees who did not pay anything into their retirement accounts.
Basketball hall of famer Michael Jordan will be the featured guest at Sundays annual banquet for St. Hope, the nonprofit organization founded by Mayor Kevin Johnson.
Nonprofit executive director Rick Jennings is on the verge of winning a closely-watched Sacramento City Council race in the district representing the Pocket, Greenhaven and Valley Hi neighborhoods.
As the Sacramento City Council battled budget deficits totaling more than $200 million over the past seven years, hearings on the spending plans regularly attracted overflow crowds to City Hall. This year, the council faced a rare budget surplus. And about a dozen people showed up when the plan was approved Tuesday evening.
Sacramento City Council candidate Ellen Cochrane congratulated her competitors in a blog post over the weekend. She thanked her supporters. And she said she was thinking about which candidate to support in the November run-off election.
Ellen Cochrane apparently thinks 77 votes is an insurmountable gap. Cochrane, a teacher and one of seven candidates for the City Council race in east Sacramento and South Natomas, posted a concession message on her website over the weekend. She currently stands in third place in a race in which the top two finishers will move on to the November runoff election.
In a bizarre scene, three men said they were paid Friday to stand on a busy downtown Sacramento street corner to hold signs and hand out fliers calling Councilman Jay Schenirer a racist.