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PG&E empowers youth through employment

PG&E empowers youth through employment

Applications can be turned in at the Raley Teen Center in Downtown or the Teichert Branch in South Sacramento.

This summer, many students in the Sacramento area will be taking advantage of a wonderful opportunity sponsored by PG&E and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento. The PG&E Summer Jobs Program is back for a second time to teach Sacramento’s youth skills in job readiness and employ 55 of them over the course of 6 weeks... Read More

Get Your Business Online!

Get Your Business Online!

Nearly all Internet users look online for goods and services. Does your business have a web site? In a new video, West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon points out that 58 percent of local businesses lack a web site. Mayor Cabaldon and the City of West Sacramento, in partnership with Google and the Chamber of Commerce, present a free workshop Friday, March 28 at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. Create a website for free. Get your business online in one hour! Workshops available:... Read More

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works recently welcomed Ed Short as the county’s new chief building official.  Most recently, Mr. Short worked as a consultant to the City of Stockton’s Community Development Department.

Prior to his work for the City of Stockton, Mr. Short was a principle/supervising engineer and interim chief building official for the City of Sacramento, a code compliance manager/building official for  Bureau Veritas/Berryman and Hennigar and a building official/public works director for Pacific Municipal Consultants.  Mr. Short has also held engineering positions with the County of Sacramento.

Mr. Short received his bachelors of science in civil/structural engineering from the University of California, Davis.  He is a licensed professional engineer, a credentialed building official and a certified flood manager.

S&P Raises Yolo County Rating to A-

S&P Raises Yolo County Rating to A-

The international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P), recently raised its long-term rating for Yolo County’s general obligation debt from BBB+ to A- and indicated that the outlook is stable. 

In their report, dated February 25, 2014, S&P notes that the upgrade reflects their opinion of Yolo County's recently improved finances after the county addressed fiscal imbalances seen in past years.  The rating is based on S&P’s opinion of the following factors for Yolo County: