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

Folsom considers fire ordinance

The Folsom City Council will consider an urgency ordinance banning fires in city parks and open space except when using cooking devices or barbecues in designated picnic areas. The city says that due to extremely dry conditions, an increased number of fires have broken out behind the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, posing a risk to the public, zoo animals and buildings. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 50 Natoma St.

Rain-free Tuesday

The day will dawn on the cloudy side but don’t worry about touting an umbrella or wearing a hat. Any rain from an oncoming weak weather system is expected to hold off to Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

County ponders rooster rules

The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors will consider a ban on “crowing fowl” – roosters and other birds that make “excessive noise” – in residential parts of the unincorporated county. An alternative proposal would allow the birds on residential properties of 1 acre or more. The board is scheduled to discuss the proposals at 2 p.m., 700 H St., Sacramento.

City considers raising utility rates

The Sacramento City Council will consider sending a package of utility rate hikes to the Budget and Audit Committee to pay for infrastructure improvements. The proposal calls for four consecutive years of annual rate increases. By the final year, residents would pay a total increase of $37.18 a month. Open session starts at 6 p.m. on the first floor of City Hall, 915 I St., Sacramento.

UC Davis development plans to be aired

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will get an update on UC Davis’ long-range development plans. The presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors chambers, 625 Court St., Room 206, Woodland.

Things to do

  • The Sacramento County Historical Society presents Mark Davidson in a talk about local land grants circa 1841. Davidson will share stories of people and events that shaped Sacramento’s heritage. The session starts at 7 p.m., 5380 Elvas Ave., Suite 101, Sacramento.
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