Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, July 28.
Heat wave begins
A four-day heat wave commences today with a high of 104 degrees forecast in Sacramento. The following days look similarly scorching: 107 on Wednesday, 104 on Thursday and 100 on Friday. Head for the pool or just stay inside with the AC on.
Hearing on bonds to finance Golden 1 Center
The Sacramento City Council will have a hearing on the bonds the city plans to issue to finance its share of the Golden 1 Center. The council will also consider a community facilities district for the McKinley Village project, a 336-unit subdivision being built between Business 80 and a railroad levee near East Sacramento. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., Council Chamber, 915 I St., Sacramento.
Fire, police early retirement plan up for review
The Folsom City Council will begin reviewing a plan to offer a limited number of police and fire employees two years of additional pension credit this fall in exchange for retiring early. If all 13 take the offer, it would cost the city nearly $275,000 over five years in contributions. But the city only expects two employees to take the offer at a cost of $41,181 over the same period. If the two positions remain vacant, the city projects it could save $175,000 annually. The meeting starts at 6 p.m., Folsom City Council Chambers, 50 Natoma St., Folsom.
County workshop on Jackson Highway corridor
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will have a workshop to discuss proposed development within the Jackson Highway corridor. The discussion will include traffic, trails and transit options. The item is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Board of Supervisors Chambers, 700 H St., Sacramento.
Medical pot advocates holding rally, attending hearing
Medical marijuana advocates are planning to appear at the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors meeting to oppose an ordinance approved this month that makes outdoor marijuana cultivation a form of water waste, subjecting the activity to increased fines. The board last year banned outdoor marijuana growth. Medical marijuana advocates plan to attend the board’s 9:30 hearing at 700 H St. and hold a rally at noon at Seventh and I streets in Sacramento.
- Sacramento River Cats vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Raley Field