Sacramento City Councilman Jeff Harris extols the virtues of the River District's first new apartment development, a 180-unit affordable housing complex along the American River. The building is part of the city's long-term push to revitalize downtown and the formerly industrial River District. Video by Marissa Lang.
City auditor Jorge Oseguera said his office also will look at firefighter overtime and small contracts. Oseguera said his office has limited resources to expand its workload. The city budget does not propose new auditing positions.
A task force exploring the need for a new performing arts center in downtown Sacramento has identified four potential sites for a 2,200-seat theater, but needs up to six more months to figure out how to pay for what would likely be a $200 million project.
The Sacramento Kings created a list for fans who want to buy new season tickets. More than 1,000 signed up for seats in 12 hours. The Kings expect to hit self-imposed cap on season tickets at new arena.
After years of deficits, budget includes new spending. Public safety investment includes $10 million for firehouses. The budget also proposes new spending on homeless services, police diversity efforts.
Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.