CEQA Is an Abomination

COMMENTARY | How California’s signature environmental law got out of control, and how to fix it.

California Plan to Reduce Homelessness Forces Cities, Counties to Step Up

A proposal by the governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors would mandate that cities, counties and the state reduce homelessness or be vulnerable to court action.

The Need to Accommodate More Floodwaters Near Sacramento

A tour of some of the levee infrastructure that protects California’s capital city.

Sacramento Sees ‘Impressive’ Results With Its Homeless Triage Shelter

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New concerns over the Bourbon virus in Missouri; S.D. hospital stops sending unregulated medical waste to city landfill … and a progress report for Baltimore’s big bus realignment.

Determining Once and for All How the ‘Gig Economy’ Impacts Transit

Cities like Sacramento are helping pilot a new measure of interaction between travel modes.

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Q&A: Cities Must Look at Education 'Beyond the Schoolhouse Doors'

West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon is an evangelist for the idea that mayors can build a “cradle-to-career approach, but all of it outside of the classroom.”

Sacramento's 5G Broadband Bet

Fifth-generation wireless isn’t yet a reality, but Sacramento Chief Information Officer Maria MacGunigal sees the city’s Verizon deal as a something that will hopefully “generate excitement from other carriers to want to invest.”

Hacker With Bitcoin Ransom Targets Sacramento Regional Transit Data

The transit agency is in the process of recovering 30 million backup files.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

We talk about his “heretical” take on civic engagement and “audacious” education and jobs programs.

Case Study: Reducing Recidivism by Training Probationers in Construction

In Northern California, Sacramento County’s Probation Department has an 85 percent job placement success rate.

The Pieing of a U.S. Mayor

Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor and former NBA player, punched a man in the face after being hit with a pie.

Kansas Never Inspected World’s Tallest Waterslide; Slow Fire Dept. Response in Sacramento

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Getting outdated Colorado statutes aligned with reality; radio silence in Anchorage; and lead-pipe issue in Portland schools.

Civic Hackers Launch Toolset to Shed Light on Sacramento’s City Budget

A group affiliated with Code for America released a new suite of online apps this week, meant to help people explore the city’s revenue and spending.