Sacramento council to consider strategy for vacant lots
The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote on a plan on how to deal with dozens of vacant lots owned by government agencies. The Housing Authorities of the city and county of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency own 61 vacant lots. The properties were originally acquired by redevelopment agencies, which were dissolved statewide in 2012, to build affordable housing and remove blight. City staff members developed a strategy to deal with the properties, including selling some immediately and building affordable housing on others. Staff members have recommended that council members adopt the strategy. The council meets at 6 p.m. in its chambers at 915 I St., Sacramento.
Yolo supervisors to vote on clean energy alliance with Davis
Over the past two years, Yolo County and the city of Davis have been looking into implementing a Community Choice Energy program in their communities. The aim is to deliver renewable energy to residents while offering consumers more choice at competitive rates. The county and city have been taking steps to launch the program by fall 2017. Supervisors will vote Tuesday on whether to adopt a resolution authorizing the creation of the Valley Clean Energy Alliance, a new joint powers authority created for the purpose of operating a Community Choice Energy program for the county and city. The supervisors meet at 9 a.m. in their chambers at 625 Court St., Woodland. The energy item is scheduled for a public hearing at 11 a.m.
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Learn to cook ahead for the week
The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op offers a class on cooking ahead for the week. Terese Esperas will show how to prepare key components ahead of time and use them as building blocks for healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners for the week. Staples such as roasted meats, sautéed greens, vegetables and savory whole grains can be made ahead and transformed into stir-fries, wraps, simple pastas, main dish salads and more. The class begins at 6 p.m. at the co-op’s learning center.