Sacramento City Urban Agriculture Ordinance Passed

Capitol Public Radio
March 24, 2015

The Sacramento Urban Agriculture Coalition has been working on a comprehensive update to the city’s zoning code to ease the ability for city residents to grow, sell and access healthy, fresh produce. The Environmental Council of Sacramento endorsed their vision in September of 2014, and have assisted in the outreach and education of the coalition since then. We are proud to have been a part of this monumental effort and to have assisted in making Sacramento a truly “Farm-to-Fork Capitol.”

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600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help

National Geographic
February 24, 2015

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“The California drought, the state’s worst on record, has taken a terrible toll on those already-diminished winter Chinook salmon runs.

It’s not just that there isn’t enough water; there’s not enough cold water, especially after competing interests such as urban areas and big agriculture—each equipped with more political muscle than wild salmon advocates have—take their share. In 2014, the percentage of baby salmon that survived to head downstream was the worst that fishery officials had ever seen. In a normal year, about 25 percent of the eggs produce baby salmon healthy enough to migrate downstream; last year, with only 5 percent surviving their infancy in the unusually warm water, nearly the whole winter run was wiped out.

That’s why hatchery workers tripled the fish in the truck-lift this month.”

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General Plan Update

Sacramento 2035 General Plan Update

On January 15, the Planning and Design Commission will conduct a public hearing to receive and consider public testimony on the proposed Sacramento 2035 General Plan and to forward a recommendation to the Sacramento City Council on adoption of the Plan and associated Final MEIR.

The public is invited to attend the public hearing:

Time, Date, Location:
January 15, 2015 beginning at 5:30 PM
New City Hall
915 I Street, 1st Floor Council Chamber
Sacramento, California