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The November 2015 newsletter is now available. Read more about the fight to end gun violence, community forums, a visit from Mo'ne Davis, and Region Rising.

Officer Next Door

Sacramento Police Officer hands an item to two kids on bikes

The vision for Sacramento's new Officer Next Door is for Sacramento to become the safest big city in California and a model of community policing practices. A key component of the Officer Next Door initiative is the development of the new Sacramento Community Police Commission (SCPC). For more information about the SCPC and to apply, please visit the City's Boards & Commissions website or contact Francine Tournour.


Residents encouraged to prepare for coming cold weather, City Office of Emergency Services monitoring temperatures.

Free holiday parking in midtown and Old Sacramento on weekdays after 4:30 p.m. and all-day on weekends starting Nov. 27 through Dec. 25.

Use our new Waste Wizard to answer questions about how best to recycle or dispose of waste in the City.

Mandatory one day per week Winter watering schedule.  Water either on Saturday or Sunday (your choice), except after rain.

Leaf Season collection in effect October 19 through January 31, 2016.

City launches PermitTracker, a new tool to track status of building permit applications

The City of Sacramento ranks again in the Center for Digital Technology's Best of Web awards!

City partners with Sacramento County and the Sacramento SPCA to produce Finding Rover -- a facial recognition mobile app to identify lost pets. 

Download the free Sacramento 311 Android phone app, iPhone app or web service.

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Downtown Housing Initiative

Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Downtown Housing Initiative will support the City’s unprecedented growth through the development of 10,000 places to live in Downtown Sacramento over the next 10 years. The purpose of the initiative is to create a better regulatory environment to streamline processes and encourage downtown development.

For more information, please visit or download the Downtown Housing Initiative plan, approved by the Sacramento City Council on August 25, 2015.

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Mayor's Message

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Since I took office in 2008 my vision has been to make Sacramento “a city that works for everyone.” 

We have so much to be proud of, like our unique and diverse neighborhoods, our thousands of beautiful trees, the country’s oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River and our beloved Sacramento Kings. Continue reading the Mayor's Message.