Sacramento Transportation Authority Meeting Nov 10

Update: these two items of interest are postponed until November 10, 2022.

The STA Governing Board Meeting Agenda Packet for October 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm: https://www.sacta.org/calendar/bl7btgymcz858x5

Item 9 discusses a strategy for using Measure A Smart Growth Incentive Program (SGIP) funds as a local match for the 2022-2023 SACOG Community Design Grant Program. The SACOG Community Design Grant Program focuses in on infill development and reducing VMT.

Item 10 provides a draft work plan for implementation of the Citizens’ Initiative should it pass in November. The draft work plan discusses among other things the need for policy development in the following areas:

  • Federal Air Quality, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and GHG Reduction Targets (Program Wide Policy)
  • Geographic and Social Equity (Program Wide Policy)
  • Complete Streets

New water restrictions in Sacramento start next month, SacBee, October 11, 2022

By Hanh Truong | October 11, 2022 | The Sacramento Bee

The fall season is settling into Sacramento, which means watering rules for the city will change soon. As a part of a water conservation ordinance from 2017, the city of Sacramento set up restrictions on when businesses and residents water their lawns. From Nov. 1 to Feb. 28, individuals can only water their landscape one day per week, on Saturday or Sunday, at any time of day. Watering on a weekday is not allowed.

Read more at: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article267155776.html#storylink=cpy

Climate Task Force Meeting Oct 13

In lieu of our regularly scheduled Climate Change Committee monthly meeting in October, we will participate in the first meeting of the County’s Climate Task Force, at the same time (Thursday, October 13, at 6 PM); with info and link below.

Todd Smith (Sacramento County’s Planning Director) noted that their Climate Action Plan (going for a vote by the Board of Supervisors later this year) will not achieve 2030 goals, but that the Climate Task Force will be charged with recommending ways to accomplish that goal. As the website below shows,

The Task Force will provide expert and community advice on the mobilization of public and private resources necessary to implement a climate and sustainability plan that identifies and integrates current and future actions necessary to achieve an equitable, sustainable and resilient economy and transition to countywide carbon neutrality by 2030 and beyond.

The link to view the meeting an be accessed through the website below, which is: https://metro14live.saccounty.net/cemtf.html

Click here for the agenda, so you can have an idea of what to expect and what will be covered.