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

RT board considers cost-cutting moves

The Sacramento Regional Transit board is expected to vote on a proposal to move up RT chief Mike Wiley’s retirement date to Aug. 1 and reduce his severance package. The new deal, proposed by Wiley, is expected to save the financially struggling transit district $135,000 this year in reduced salary for Wiley. The board is also is scheduled to vote on a budget that will require the agency to dip into its emergency accounts for $4 million. The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. at 1400 29th St., Sacramento. Go to www.sacrt.com for more information.

Bicyclists head for open spaces

The Sacramento Valley Conservancy invites mountain bikers to explore Deer Creek Hills Preserve on Monday nights. Riders can challenge their skills on self-guided trail rides and view rolling savanna grasslands and open vistas. The ride takes place from 4:30 p.m. to dusk at the preserve, 15489 Latrobe Road, Sloughhouse. It is free, but donations are accepted. Go to www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org for more information.

Public Utilities Commission’s future discussed

Assembly members from both parties enthusiastically embraced the notion of dissolving the Public Utilities Commission, advancing a constitutional amendment to do so. How does the Senate feel about the idea? We should get our first hint today when Assembly Constitutional Amendment 11 goes before the Senate Energy, Utilities and Commerce Committee during a post-session hearing in room 112.

Things to do

  • Family Field Day takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento. The event is open to children 6 and younger, and their parents. Families can enjoy a play date at the Sacramento River Cats’ ballpark. Go to raleyfieldsite.wordpress.com for more information.
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