How You Can Get Involved

Who Says You Can’t FightCity Hall?

The CityManagementAcademy is now accepting applications for its Fall Session. The Academy is a comprehensive hands-on learning experience that gives residents an opportunity to interact with City management staff and learn about the challenges facing municipal government today. Academy students will interact with practicing managers in the City and learn how they implemented a new program or idea. City staff will discuss the project’s challenges, budget and resource limitations, and how City Council’s policy decisions are implemented by staff in the community.

Interactive activities will give Academy students a better understanding of the evolving principles of Sacramento‘s Mayor-Council/City Manager form of government:

  • Cutting red tape
  • Better customer service
  • Creativity
  • Shared decision making with community groups
  • Increased connectivity with other government agencies

For more information, contact Gary Ziegenfuss in the Neighborhood Services Department at (916) 808-6162 or email him at [email protected]. Applications are also available on the City of Sacramento’s City Management Academy Website.

City Planning Academy Accepting Applications

The Fall 2007 PlanningAcademy is a ten-week course designed to educate and engage residents, business and community leaders in the City’s planning process. As part of the City’s Smart Growth implementation strategy, the objective is to assist participants in becoming more effective Smart Growth advocates in future City of Sacramento planning efforts.

For information about the course contact Helen Selph, Assistant Planner, (916) 808-7852, [email protected] or Greg Sandlund, Assistant Planner, (916) 808-893, [email protected] or Click here to get to the Planning Academy Website.

Your Input Needed on Sacramento’s Housing Needs

The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency will be holding a public workshop to provide information and gather input on the City’s Housing Element as Part of the General Plan update. The Housing Element is a blueprint for how the City will address housing needs for the next five years for residents at all income levels.

The meeting will include a presentation on how the General Plan relates to housing productions, discussion about housing needed for each community as well as individual neighborhoods. Residents will have an opportunity to provide input on the information presented.

WHEN: Thursday, September 6

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: SouthNatomasCommunity Center

2901 Truxel Road

For additional information, contact Greg Sandlund at (916) 808-8931.

Be A Decision Maker

The City of Sacramento is looking for committed individuals to serve on city boards and commissions. The city is now accepting applications for the following commissions:

Animal Care Services Citizens Advisory Committee: This commission provides recommendations to the mayor and city council on quality healthcare for animals housed at the city’s animal care center. It also promotes adoption and the importance of spaying and neutering.

General Plan Advisory Committee: This commission works collaboratively to confirm the community outreach process, identify stakeholder interests and review General Plan work products and concerns raised by the community, staff, and consultants.

For additional information or questions, please click on the City Clerk’s Website or call them at (916) 808-7200.

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