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

Water conference to conclude

The two-day “Water Policy for Food Security” conference hosted by the World Food Center at UC Davis concludes Tuesday. Panelists will discuss groundwater management, water storage, desalination and the private investment risks of declining water resources. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., UC Davis Conference Center, Davis.

Homeless shelter to be discussed

Placer County supervisors will discuss contributions that would enable a temporary emergency homeless shelter to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the Placer County Government Center. Supervisors will consider spending $40,000 for one-time construction and improvement costs, as well as $225,216 to jointly fund services from Nov. 1 through March 31. The discussion is scheduled for 11 a.m., County Administrative Center, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn.

Elk Grove Unified election change to be considered

Elk Grove Unified School District trustees will hear proposals from staff on how to change the district’s trustee election system. Board members represent geographic areas but are elected by voters across the school district. A change could occur as soon as the November 2016 election, according to the presentation. The board will meet at 5 p.m., Robert L. Trigg Education Center, boardroom, 9510 Elk Grove Florin Road.

Lecture to focus on LGBT community

The UC Davis LAMBDA Law Students Association is holding its 14th annual Bill Smith Memorial Lecture. Kate Kendell, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, is this year’s featured speaker. Kendell’s discussion is titled “Winning Marriage and the Road Ahead for the LGBT Community.” 5 p.m., UC Davis School of Law, Wilkins Moot Courtroom, room 1301.

Sacramento council to look at minimum wage

The Sacramento City Council is expected to pass motions that will place a minimum-wage proposal on the Oct. 13 discussion calendar. The proposal would gradually increase the minimum wage in Sacramento to $12.50 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020. The city’s current rate is $9 an hour, but the state rate will go to $10 on Jan. 1, 2016. The council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chamber, City Hall, 915 I St., Sacramento.

Things to do

▪ The Sylvan Oaks branch of the Sacramento Public Library will host a free family movie night featuring “Strange Magic,” an animated fantasy inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 6 p.m., 6700 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights.

▪ Lincoln will host its monthly food truck event at Beermann Downtown Plaza from 5 to 8 p.m., 640 Fifth St., Lincoln.

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