March 2, 2017

Appeal filed against federal decision on proposed casino site (3-1-17)
A casino watchdog group on Feb. 21 filed an appeal against the recent federal decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria's proposed $400 million casino-resort. Read more...

Council supports navigator for homeless outreach, intervention (3-1-17)

The Elk Grove City Council on Feb. 22 supported a proposal to fund a navigator to guide the city's homeless outreach and intervention efforts. Read more...

EXCLUSIVE: River District redevelopment would create 400 housing units (2-28-17)
Redevelopment of a public housing project in Sacramento's River District would result in nearly double the number of units there now. Read more...

Study: California toughest U.S. market for first-time homebuyers (2-28-17)
California presents the biggest challenge for first-time homebuyers, according to a new study by Bankrate.com. Read more...

Sierra College, Evergreen Co. planning 100-acre development in Rocklin (2-28-17)
Sierra College and The Evergreen Co. are teaming up to develop more than 100 acres in Rocklin with housing and commercial areas. Read more...

Homelessness in Folsom (2-28-17)
Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost: Recently I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. The survey is still open, and I invite you to participate by visiting my website at bos.saccounty.net/District4 - there is a link near the top that says "Complete a community survey."  However, while the survey is still open, with over 250 responses coming in from Folsom alone we can begin to make some meaningful conclusions based on the data. Read more...

Regional Transit's Li outlines 12-point vision for improving, with ballot measure expected (2-27-17)
Sacramento Regional Transit District officials laid out a list of 12 areas where they plan to focus on improvement in the next few years, as they seek support for a likely November 2018 ballot measure to bring more funding. Read more...

This winter has bashed the heck out of California roads (2-26-17)
Oroville Dam isn't the only piece of California dancing on the edge of disaster this month. Read more...

Roseville leaders work with Sacramento-based group to sell region (2-25-17)
Chris Robles knows the challenge Roseville faces in attempting to attract business to the area. Read more...

Homebuilders push for 5,000 new workers in next five years (2-24-17)
Annually,  Nicholas Winn  of landscaping and concrete company Winsol Groundworks can hire five to 10 people. But in recent years, Winn said, that's gotten harder to do even as project demand has picked up. Read more...

Steinberg considering hotel subsidy with convention center expansion (2-24-17)
The city may consider subsidizing new downtown hotels as part of the expansion of the  Sacramento Convention Center , said Mayor  Darrell Steinberg . Read more...

Rocklin apartment developer seeks $45 million from state bonds (2-24-17)
Rocklin City Council  will host a hearing next week for a developer seeking $45 million from a state bond issue to build more than 200 apartments. Read more...

Planning Commission approves plan for 85-lot subdivision in north EG (2-23-17)
The Elk Grove Planning Commission on Feb. 16 unanimously approved a plan for a 85-lot, single-family subdivision on the west side of Elk Grove-Florin Road, south of Sheldon Road. Read more...

New nonprofit headed by former Mayor Davis, others (2-23-17)
Former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis on Feb. 21 told the Citizen that he and several others created a new nonprofit known as the Elk Grove Community Council. They aim to help other local nonprofits succeed. Read more...

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