Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Enjoy the great outdoors
The National Weather Service predicts great late-summer weather for Tuesday. High temperatures in the Sacramento region are expected to be about a dozen degrees below the average for mid-September. The projected afternoon high: just 76 degrees.
‘Good government’ reforms up for vote
The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote on a “good government” package that includes creation of an ethics commission, an ethics code and a commission that would be responsible for drawing boundaries for City Council districts. A local watchdog group, Eye on Sacramento, recently threatened to place its own ethics reform package on the November 2016 ballot if the City Council does not approve desired reforms. The open portion of the council meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the council chambers, 915 I St., Sacramento.
Davis council to discuss rental tax
The Davis City Council will discuss a proposal to require collection of a transient occupancy tax from the city’s estimated 200 “home-sharing” and other short-term vacation rentals. Rental operators also could be asked to obtain an annual business license. The proposal could take the form of an agreement between the city and Airbnb, an online rental booking organization, to collect the tax for the city. The city already imposes a 10 percent transient occupancy tax on hotels, tied to room rates. The proposed ordinance further would regulate short-term rental operations, including limiting days of use each year. The council meeting starts at 6 p.m. in community chambers, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis. The transient tax discussion is set for 8:30 p.m.
Report on city sex harassment policies
City Auditor Jorge Oseguera will present his findings on Sacramento’s existing sexual harassment policies in the wake of claims made against two city leaders, including one that remains under investigation. The auditor found that the city’s sexual harassment policy does not meet state requirements. More than 130 supervisors who should have taken state-mandated training have not done so, according to the audit. The council’s public meeting starts at 6 p.m. in council chambers, 915 I St., Sacramento.
Free assistance for veterans, families
Northern California veterans and their families, including homeless veterans, are welcome to the Gold Country Veteran Stand Down for free medical, dental, optical, hearing, legal and pet services. Also provided will be employment counseling, housing referral services, guidance on VA benefits and other health and human services Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, free meals, clothing, haircuts, showers and overnight accommodations will be provided through Thursday. The event starts at 8 a.m. at the Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville.
Things to do
▪ Enjoy fresh coffee and doughnuts with members of the Sacramento State Police Department at California State University, Sacramento. The “Coffee with a Cop” program is designed to help strengthen the partnership between police and the campus community. The three-hour event starts at 8:30 a.m. at The Well, on the south end of CSUS near Hornet Stadium. The campus is at 6000 J St., Sacramento.