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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

Go-Diz Director to Speak to Sacramento Area Businesses about New Incentives

Go-Diz Director to Speak to Sacramento Area Businesses about New Incentives

Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development director Kish Rajan will outline the recently enacted Governor’s Economic Development Initiative (GEDI) Tuesday in West Sacramento. The event will provide an overview of the new three-part initiative signed by Governor Brown in July – AB93 and SB90.

“We’re excited to talk about these updates for economic development in the state. As we’ve seen lately, the Golden State’s economy has been coming back strong over the past year,” said Kish Rajan, “But with GEDI we now have new, dynamic tools to increase that momentum and put our foot on the accelerator for economic development in California.”

The new economic development tools include a Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption, a New Employment Credit and the California Competes Tax Credit for business attraction, expansion and retention... Read More

City’s New Public Works Director

City’s New Public Works Director

Welcome aboard, Denix! The City’s new Public Works Director, Denix Anbiah, left, receives orientation to the City’s strategic plan from City Manager Martin Tuttle. Denix began his new position on Aug. 15, 2013.

The city’s newest executive team member, Denix Anbiah, has started work as the Director of Public Works. Denix comes to West Sacramento with over 22 years at Caltrans, including responsibility as Division Chief of Local Assistance. Denix is also a registered Professional Engineer and has an impressive record in the areas of funding and project delivery. Denix will be a great addition to the lead the Public Works Department in several of City Council’s Top and High Priority Policy and Management Agenda Items.

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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:

Mayor Meets Summer Graduation Class

Mayor Meets Summer Graduation Class

Mayor Meets Summer Graduation Class: Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, pictured left, congratulates students participating in the region’s first-ever National Summer Transportation Institute, sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, July 11 at Woodland Community College... Read More

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.

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Presents First Annual Economic Summit

Assemblymember Jose Medina to Discuss California’s Economic Climate                                                                                       

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that it will present its First Annual Economic Summit on Thursday, March 14 at the Sacramento Convention Center.