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

These chickens are in the south Sacramento yard of Amy White, who has blogged about the joy of chicken keeping in the city. The Placerville City Council on Tuesday will consider allowing residents to keep chickens. Photo taken Friday, June 1, 2012.
These chickens are in the south Sacramento yard of Amy White, who has blogged about the joy of chicken keeping in the city. The Placerville City Council on Tuesday will consider allowing residents to keep chickens. Photo taken Friday, June 1, 2012. Bee file photo

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, April 28:

Another warm one: Looks like another abnormally warm spring day with blue skies. Sacramento’s warm week continues with a high of 84 degrees forecast by the men and women at the National Weather Service. A slight breeze is predicted to blow at about 10 mph, providing some cooling.

Art disposal: The Sacramento City Council will consider authorizing the Crocker Art Museum to “deaccession” – or get rid of – 139 pieces of artwork in a round of housecleaning that takes place every few years. The museum has more than 16,000 objects in its collection, and the works subject to deaccessioning have to meet one of several criteria, such as being inconsistent with the Crocker’s mission or lacking artistic merit. The 139 works can be seen here, along with the reason for removal and “proposed method of disposal.”

Placerville chickens: The Placerville City Council will decide whether to pursue changes in the city’s zoning ordinance to allow people to keep chickens on residential properties. The current ordinance does not allow chickens on residential-zoned parcels, but staff members said they are aware of people keeping hens and roosters. The council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 549 Main St.

New councilman: Capitol staffer Eric Guerra, who worked on a Central Valley farm as a child, will be sworn in this evening as Sacramento’s newest council member after winning a special election earlier this month. Guerra, 36, will be the first Latino member on the Council in more than 15 years, despite the fact that 27 percent of the city’s population is Hispanic. His swearing-in as the 6th District councilman is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Child care closures: The Sacramento City Council will vote on eliminating the 4th “R” before- and after-school program at four elementary school campuses – Golden Empire, Caroline Wenzel, Hubert H. Bancroft and O.W. Erlewine – in a cost-cutting move. Under the staff proposal, the city would work with the Sacramento City Unified School District to find an alternative child care program.

Folsom water measures: The Folsom City Council will consider authorizing a $350,000 water conservation effort that includes a cash-for-grass program, rebates for high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers and removing turf from city medians. The plan responds to Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order mandating a reduction in urban water use.

San Juan Unified fees: The San Juan Unified School District board will discuss increasing fees on developers to the current allowed maximum of $3.36 per square foot on residential properties and 54 cents per square foot on commercial and industrial properties. The fees would pay for construction and renovation of school buildings. The district says its fees – $2.14 per square foot on residential and 34 cents per square foot on commercial/industrial – lag those in other area school districts.

Local sports: Sacramento River Cats vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m. (KCTC 1320)

Oakland A’s vs. Los Angeles Angels, 7:05 p.m. (CSNCA, KHTK 1140, KAHI 950)

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. (CSNBA, KNBR 680)

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