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

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today, March 29.

Water rates top agenda at City Council meeting

Sacramento City Council members will consider raising water and wastewater service rates significantly over each of the next four fiscal years at tonight’s council meeting. City officials say the rate increases are needed largely to finance installation of water meters in Sacramento. Under the plan, water raises would rise 10 percent a year and wastewater rates would increase 9 percent annually. The city is one of the last in California in which many residents do not pay for water based on use. The council also will consider expanding an existing Utilities Rate Assistance Program to include nonprofit organizations that provide housing. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Sacramento’s council chambers, 915 I St., first floor.

Emergency services workshop in El Dorado County

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is planning a Joint Powers Authority and Emergency Medical Services workshop exploring the background and challenges of county ambulance and fire systems. Focus is to include revenues, health and human services, delivery of emergency services and effects on area hospitals. The six-hour meeting starts at 9 a.m., 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville.

Things to do

Check out the music, poetry and comedy at Kupros Open Mic Night, 1217 21st St., Sacramento. Fun at the mic starts 8:30 p.m.