On Tuesday, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a package of tax and fee breaks crafted to persuade Macy’s to move into part of the shuttered Campbell Soup factory on Franklin Boulevard in south Sacramento.
Macy’s says it plans to occupy about a third of the sprawling Campbell complex with a distribution hub for shipping orders to online customers. The retailer says the new center would employ about 175 people, but 72 of those jobs would replace existing positions at a Macy’s distribution center in West Sacramento that would close.
The county has offered Macy’s a sales-tax reimbursement of up to 50 percent, depending on employment levels and the volume of sales generated out of the facility. The reimbursement can’t exceed a total of $5 million over the 10-year life of the lease, said Lori Moss, the county’s director of community development. The county would waive another $112,650 in permit fees.
Campbell’s closure in 2013 after 66 years of soup-making dealt a blow to the working-class neighborhood, where the factory offered relatively high-wage, blue-collar jobs.
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Mary Lynne Vellinga
Exotic sports cars on display through Sunday
This will be the final week for the Auto Exotica: A Celebration of Modern Supercars exhibit at the California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. On display are rare, high-performance sports cars. Exhibit hours this week are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday.
Placerville to discuss historic courthouse plans
The Placerville City Council on Tuesday will consider proposed guidelines for a blue-ribbon committee to come up with options for future development of the historic courthouse on Main Street. A site has been identified next to the El Dorado County jail on Forni Road as the preferred location for a new courthouse. Construction is proposed to begin in 2016 and to be completed in 2019, according to a city staff report. The Blue Ribbon Committee will be asked to develop options for uses of the Main Street courthouse building when the courts move out of it.
The committee will be an ad hoc subcommittee to both the Placerville City Council and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors.
The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Town Hall, 549 Main St.
Political cartoonist film to be shown at Crest Theatre
A special screening of “Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy,” hosted by the Sacramento French Film Festival, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. The film does not feature Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, but the screening is a tribute to them and other victims of the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Sacramento State professor Kevin Elstob will moderate a post-screening panel discussion. Sacramento Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman is on the panel. The documentary features 12 cartoonists from around the world, who share their stories, challenges, successes, joys and fears. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Citrus Heights officials to focus on pedestrian master plan
The city of Citrus Heights will hold a workshop Thursday to solicit the community’s ideas for a pedestrian master plan. The plan is part of an effort to improve conditions for walking, bicycling and transit access in the city. City officials say the plan will help identify and prioritize projects and programs, and make the city more competitive for regional and state funding.
Thursday’s workshop will begin at 5 p.m. at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive.
Chocolate Salon offered at Embassy Suites in Sacramento
Chocaholics are encouraged to gather at the Sacramento Chocolate Salon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. Attendees can taste artisan, gourmet chocolate. There will also be chef talks and wine tasting. Tickets must be bought in advance. There will be none available at the door.
King, queen of Carnaval to be celebrated Saturday
There will be live samba music and dance at the King and Queen of Carnaval 2015 event at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange, 3313 Julliard Drive, Suite C, in Sacramento. Contestants will compete to be king and queen of the carnaval.