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

Mayor Kevin Johnson is looking to add five new positions and nearly $700,000 to fortify his office, an increase of more than 70 percent in staff and spending since last year. Here, Johnson speaks at a Sacramento County supervisors workshop held to consider options for restoring health care assistance to undocumented immigrants on March 18.
Mayor Kevin Johnson is looking to add five new positions and nearly $700,000 to fortify his office, an increase of more than 70 percent in staff and spending since last year. Here, Johnson speaks at a Sacramento County supervisors workshop held to consider options for restoring health care assistance to undocumented immigrants on March 18. lsterling@sacbee.com

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, May 12:

Cool weather for gardening

The weather today won’t help those recently planted tomatoes grow. The high Tuesday in Sacramento is only expected to be 73 degrees. Forecasters also expect that a south wind will blow most of the day. A chance of rain is still in the forecast for Thursday.

More amenities, more mayoral staffing?

The Sacramento City Council is slated to discuss a city budget proposal shaped largely by Mayor Kevin Johnson and his colleagues. City leaders have touted increased spending on amenities such as new firehouses and parks. But discussion is likely to veer toward mayoral employees as Johnson wants to increase his office staff and spending by more than 70 percent despite voters rejecting his “strong mayor” measure. Sacramento Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

CVS controversy in Rocklin

The Rocklin City Council is scheduled to review a proposed CVS Pharmacy store at Stanford Ranch Road and Sunset Boulevard. The 3-acre site previously housed an information center for the Stanford Ranch development, and residents have lobbied against converting the space into a CVS. The planning commission determined last month that a CVS retail store was “incompatible” with adjacent single-family homes, but the project developers have appealed that decision. Rocklin Council Chambers, 6 p.m.

Goodbye Algebra, hello Integrated Math

The San Juan Unified School District board will discuss changing its minimum graduation requirements by replacing Algebra I with Integrated Math I, which incorporates algebra, geometry, probability and statistics. The change comes as schools are embracing Common Core State Standards, a new learning approach that emphasizes analytical thinking. U.S. schools have traditionally broken up mathematics subjects each year, commonly having students take Algebra I, Geometry and then Algebra II. The San Juan change would start with the Class of 2019. Discussion scheduled to begin at 7:25 p.m., San Juan Unified School District board room.

City Council examines nudity laws

The Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee will examine changes to the city’s code that would effectively ban all forms of public nudity. Under current rules, people can bare themselves on city streets, but not in parks, playgrounds, beaches and nearby waters. Law enforcement officials say that loophole needs to be closed. Sacramento Council Chambers, 3 p.m.

Things to do

  • Kids Can Cook! presented by Food Literacy Center features a salsa recipe, lesson and book reading, 4 p.m., Sylvan Oaks Library, 6700 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights
  • Truckin’ Tuesday food truck festival, 5 p.m., Eagle’s Nest Park, 11810 Chrysanthy Blvd., Rancho Cordova
  • Tuesday night fun run, 6 p.m., Fleet Feet Sacramento, 2311 J Street, Sacramento
  • Bicycle clinic with riding and gear advice, 6 p.m., North Natomas Transportation Management Association, 1918 Del Paso Road, Suite 100, Sacramento
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