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

Council committee considers ‘Ban the Box’ ordinance

The Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee will review a proposed ordinance at 3 p.m. to prohibit companies bidding on large city contracts from including a check box on employment applications asking whether job candidates have a criminal record. It’s part of the nationwide “Ban the Box” campaign, which aims to make employers consider an applicant’s qualifications before asking whether they have a criminal past.

Northbound I-5 exit to airport will be closed

The northbound I-5 exit to the Sacramento International Airport is to close again Tuesday night as workers continue a Caltrans project to lengthen the auxiliary lane and exit ramp. Crews plan to close the Airport Boulevard exit from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday. The closure will cause a 6-mile detour to get to the airport. Airport travelers are advised to add a half-hour to their drive to accommodate slowdowns.

Things to do

Students in seventh to 12th grades are to participate Tuesday in a poetry slam by The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Arden Arcade. The event, from 5-8 p.m., allows participants to express their creativity through anti-alcohol and anti-marijuana raps, poems or spoken-word performances. The top three performers will receive prizes.