Today in Sacramento: Tuesday, Aug. 16


Pot legalization: Pros and cons

Capital Public Radio hosts a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. on Prop. 64, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana and hemp under state law and set the standard for sales and cultivation taxes. The event is part of California Counts, a collaboration among KPCC, KQED, KPBS and Capital Public Radio, to report on the 2016 election. Sacramento Bee staff writer Peter Hecht, author of the book “Weed Land,” will be part of the panel. The event, at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th St., Sacramento, is free, but advance registration is required through Ticketleap. For more information, go to http://events.capradio.org/event/california-counts-town-hall-the-pros-and-cons-of-legalizing-recreational-marijuana.

Curtis Park Village legal fees up for vote

Members of the Sacramento City Council will vote on whether to approve up to $500,000 in legal costs to fight a lawsuit filed by Curtis Park Village developer Paul Petrovich. Petrovich, who is redeveloping a former railyard near Sacramento City College into one of the region’s key infill projects, sued the city in February after council members denied his request for a conditional use permit for a Safeway gas station as part of the shopping center he plans to build. Progress on the infill development has largely stalled because of the controversy. Only a fraction of the homes planned have been built, and the anticipated shopping center remains a vacant lot. The Sacramento City Council meets at 6 p.m. in its City Hall chambers at 915 I St., Sacramento.

Updated bike master plan to be discussed, approved

The Sacramento City Council is also expected to discuss and approve the 2016 Bicycle Master Plan at its meeting Tuesday. The bike plan is a policy document to guide the development of bikeways, bike parking and bike education programs and to encourage more cycling. The updated plan is expected to make the city more competitive for infrastructure and non-infrastructure grants available through the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the state Department of Transportation, both of which distribute transportation dollars. The plan is part of a scheduled hourlong discussion in which council members will talk about Grid 3.0, a guide for future circulation improvements in the central city. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 915 I St.

Things to do

  • The Sacramento River Cats host the Iowa Cubs at Raley Field, 7:05 p.m., 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento. Tuesday is family value night with $1 hot dogs and desserts.