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Sacramento officials to unveil new "complete street" May 28

Sacramento officials to unveil new "complete street" May 28

SACRAMENTO - City Councilman Kevin McCarty welcomes community members to celebrate a new and improved Redding Avenue, on Saturday, May 28. Come see the city's newest "complete street" at 6001 69th Street at 10 a.m.

The project transformed a truck route into a safer connection between Tahoe Park and CSU Sacramento and the 69th Street light rain station. The project created a wider roadway, separated sidewalks, landscaping, on-street bike lanes, street lights and gutter.

McCarty will host the grand opening event along with officials from the Department of Transportation and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Mutual Housing receives nearly $500,000 for housing development and upgrades

Sacramento|Yolo Mutual Housing Association recently received $464,985 from NeighborWorks® America .

The grants will help support Mutual Housing’s healthy housing by developing new, sustainable communities for the Sacramento region’s diverse households as well as upgrading older multifamily housing to make it greener and more energy-efficient.

Of these funds, $329,485 was a capital grant for programs and services, real estate development and maintenance, $110,500 was for organizational underwriting and $25,000 for green initiatives and cash flow.  

“If you can show strong outcomes,” said Rachel Iskow, Mutual Housing Executive Director, “NeighborWorks will let the organization use the funds as it sees fit.

“Because we have a strong business plan and strong strategic goals, these funds will help us continue developing healthy housing in the local region, maintain and upgrade our communities as well as  providing programs and services for o

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Safe and Complete Streets Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Safe and Complete Streets Act of 2011, legislation that would require each state’s department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization to put in place a Complete Streets policy that ensures all Federally-funded transportation projects accommodate the safety and convenience of all users. Complete Streets policies ensures roadways are built with all users in mind – including bicyclists, public transportation vehicles and riders, motorists, freight vehicles, and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. This bipartisan legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Steven LaTourette (R-OH).

“Complete Streets policies are a win-win for local communities: they save lives and create forward-looking projects that provide lasting value,” Matsui said.

Sacramento Mayor dedicates solar project today

Sacramento Mayor dedicates solar project today

Mayor Kevin Johnson dedicated the largest private solar project in Sacramento today.

The project, assisted by the mayor’s ‘Greenwise’ initiative, will be one of the largest privately owned solar power system's in the region.

The 15-acre, 12,600-panel array produces enough power to meet approximately 40% of the annual electricity need at Depot Park -- a 3 million square foot facility of industrial warehouse, manufacturing and office space.

The installation is one of the largest ground mounted-tracking solar projects in California.

It is the result of collaboration by Depot Park, the City of Sacramento, East West Bank, SPG Solar, and Chint Astronergy.