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Register to Vote

Register to Vote

October 20, 2014 is the last day to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 election!

Are you going to be able to participate?

Registering to vote is as simple as calling Yolo Elections at (916) 375-6490; visiting www.yoloelections.org; or picking up a voter registration card at the library, post office, or at the City Clerk’s Office on the third floor of City Hall... Read More

Candidate Filing Period Opens

Candidate Filing Period Opens

The filing period for City Council and Mayor candidates opens on Monday, July 14 and will close on Friday, August 8. The election will be held on November 4, 2014. Interested individuals may visit the City Clerk’s office any time during normal business hours to pick up the necessary documents. Appointments are encouraged, but not required... Read More

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

The University of California, Davis has honored Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig with the 2014 Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.

In 2005, in an effort to honor Chief Emeritus Calvin E. Handy’s service to the UC Davis community as chief of the UC Davis Police Department from 1993 until 2005, and to continue his legacy of public service leadership, members of the campus community developed the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual community member, a group or organization that, through leadership actions, has made significant contributions in promoting leadership through diversity.

“State of the City, 2014” Video Available

“State of the City, 2014” Video Available

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon presented the annual State of the City Address, May 21, 2014 at the Civic Center Galleria.

Click to watch the video of the 2014 State of the City:... Read More

Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Governor Appoints Oscar Villegas to Yolo County Board of Supervisors

Following County Supervisor’s Mike McGowan resignation to accept a position with the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Governor Edmund G. Brown has selected City Councilmember Oscar E. Villegas to replace Mr. McGowan as District One Supervisor of Yolo County. Mr. Villegas has been a member of the West Sacramento City Council since 2000. He’s also been a field representative at the California Board of State and Community Corrections since 2008.

The City Council will soon be considering options for filling Mr. Villegas’ seat on the City Council.

As a Councilmember, Mr. Villegas served on the City/County 2×2, the City/School 2×2, the Sacramento-Yolo Port District Commission, the Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District Board, the Yolo County Transportation District, and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board... Read More

Have Section 8? See this

West Sac elderly, disabled, single moms, long-term unemployed and others who rely on a voucher from HUD to pay their rent will want to take note of a change at HUD announced July 30.

HUD (the federal office of Housing and Urban Development) will close its offices nationwide on Friday, Aug. 2 as a result of government-wide automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1, said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in a press release. "HUD will resume normal operation on Monday, Aug. 5," he said. " We encourage those with business in HUD offices to plan accordingly." 

Hud's mission statement is as follows:

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

"West Sacramento will be inundated" in a 200 year flood event, said California Department of Water Resources Assistant Flood Management Division Chief Paul Marshall in a June 20 presentation to the West Sac City Council.

Marshall characterized as 'conservative' DWR's new 200 year flood inundation maps that outline risks to communities in the Central Valley. (A 200 year flood, with consequences like the flooding that decimated New Orleans, has a half percent chance of happening in any year, say flood experts like West Sac's former Flood Protection Manager Michael Bessette.) Marshall said DWR worked with the Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists to create the maps.