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Today in Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday

Sacramento City Council discusses police use of force

The Sacramento City Council will discuss policies related to police use of force. The discussion comes after activists and City Council members last week said they wanted more transparency in the Police Department and a conversation about when police resort to lethal force after The Bee released surveillance video of police fatally shooting a knife-wielding mentally ill man in July. The council will meet in open session starting at 6 p.m., at City Hall, 915 I St., Sacramento.

Supervisors address growth plan for Elverta

Sacramento County supervisors plan to take up aspects of planned development in the semi-rural Elverta area of northern Sacramento County. Topics to be discussed include a water supply strategy for the Elverta Specific Plan, a 1,756-unit development in northeastern Elverta, and a proposal to relocate the Community Center Park within the planned development area. The supervisors meet at 9:30 a.m. in their chambers at 700 H St., Sacramento, with the Elverta matters scheduled for a hearing starting at 10:30 a.m.

Yolo County holds workshop on child welfare services

In response to the Yolo County supervisors’ desire to deepen their knowledge of the state’s child welfare services system and improve services to children, the county engaged the services of the Child & Family Policy Institute of California to provide a series of educational workshops. Tuesday’s workshop, with a scheduled start time of 10:30 a.m., at 625 Court St., Woodland, will focus on data that reflects the county’s performance.

Things to do

▪ Celebrate national Voter Registration Day with free admission to the exhibit “Power of the People: Voting in California, 1850-2016,” from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The California Museum, 1020 O St., Sacramento. For more information, go to www.californiamuseum.org/voter-reg-day or call 916-653-7524.

▪ Teens are invited to participate in 60-second challenges using common household objects at “Minute to Win It,” the Elk Grove giant pumpkin festival, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Franklin Community Library, 10055 Franklin High Road, Elk Grove.

▪ ​Join others every Tuesday night for Off the Grid @ Crocker, a food truck festival featuring themed menus, cocktails, live music and family-friendly activities. The festival runs from 5 to 9 p.m. at Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento.

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