A public parkway linking downtown with the Pocket has been the vision of Sacramento leaders since the 1970s. Some riverfront homeowners in the Pocket area possess property rights to the land that stretches from their backyards to the river, including the top of the levee, where a trail would be built. In some places, chain-link fences block access to areas where the land is private.
A public parkway linking downtown with the Pocket has been the vision of Sacramento leaders since the 1970s. Some riverfront homeowners in the Pocket area possess property rights to the land that stretches from their backyards to the river, including the top of the levee, where a trail would be built. In some places, chain-link fences block access to areas where the land is private. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
A public parkway linking downtown with the Pocket has been the vision of Sacramento leaders since the 1970s. Some riverfront homeowners in the Pocket area possess property rights to the land that stretches from their backyards to the river, including the top of the levee, where a trail would be built. In some places, chain-link fences block access to areas where the land is private. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
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Sacramento River access still a dream

October 25, 2015 7:00 AM

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