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

This rendering shows a proposed streetcar station in Old Sacramento with the Tower Bridge in the background, part of a proposed downtown/riverfront streetcar project linking West Sacramento and Sacramento. A mail-ballot election asking downtown voters whether to create a special tax district to finance the streetcar project closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
This rendering shows a proposed streetcar station in Old Sacramento with the Tower Bridge in the background, part of a proposed downtown/riverfront streetcar project linking West Sacramento and Sacramento. A mail-ballot election asking downtown voters whether to create a special tax district to finance the streetcar project closes at 8 p.m. Tuesday. HDR Inc.

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, June 2.

Bicycling on tap?

Sunny skies and slightly higher temperatures are forecast for Tuesday -- perfect for a bike ride. A high of 85 degrees is forecast in Sacramento. Looking ahead, the National Weather Service says there is a slight chance of showers on Friday night and Saturday in Sacramento. Pedal now while the sun shines.

Voters decide on streetcar tax

Downtown Sacramento voters will finish deciding Tuesday whether to create a special tax district that would help finance a 3.3-mile streetcar line between West Sacramento and Sacramento. The streetcar would include stops at Raley Field, the downtown train depot, new arena, state Capitol and convention center. Polls in the mail-ballot election close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Sacramento committee examines new budget

The Sacramento Budget and Audit Committee will discuss the proposed 2015-16 budget, which would boost spending on firefighters, police officers and parks. But the plan also would put the city on a path toward a general fund deficit in future years. The committee meeting starts at 2 p.m. in the Sacramento City Council chambers.

Davis considers Police Protective Vehicle

After the Davis City Council forced the city’s Police Department to return a $689,000 military armored vehicle it received last year from the Defense Department, Police Chief Landy Black is asking council members whether to pursue a Police Protective Vehicle. Such vehicles cost $175,000 to $400,000 and can respond to active shooter incidents, natural disasters and bomb squad situations. The council is scheduled to discuss the issue at its 5:30 p.m. meeting in community chambers.

Interstate 80 detour in south Placer County

Late-night motorists on Interstate 80 will face an 8-mile detour in south Placer County starting at 11 p.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday. The detour will send drivers onto Taylor Road between Sierra College Boulevard and the Highway 193 interchange in Newcastle. The same closure will occur the following night as Caltrans crews raise the King Road overcrossing as part of the “Raise 80” project.

Things to do

  • Budding artists of all ages can learn how to write or draw their own comics at the monthly Comix Club event. 6 to 8 p.m, Valley Hi-North Laguna Library, 7400 Imagination Parkway, Sacramento.
  • The Crocker Art Museum will offer an in-depth examination of “Deposizione, 1602” during its latest Lunch and Learn installment. Noon to 12:30 p.m., Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento.
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