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Hello Businesses! We want to share some great news with you! The City of Sacramento has extended their Shop916 program! This is a great program to help you connect with your clients to help get more customers through your doors, especially during the holiday season.
Here are the criteria and the link to the program:
The promotional offer features:
This promotional offer is available until Feb. 15 and the bonus gift cards must be used by Feb. 28.
Bonus cards are limited to five per purchaser. Regular consumer-purchased gift cards do not expire. Gift cards are purchased through the City’s website at shop916local.com
A total of $229,000 of Shop 916 gift and bonus cards to date have been spent in the city of Sacramento. Nearly 100 Sacramento small businesses have signed up to participate in the Shop 916 local gift card program.
Shop 916 also offers a volume discount program for one time or ongoing purchases of $1,000 or more. The bulk purchases can be used for employee rewards, customer appreciation, holiday gifts, welcome gifts, incentives, etc.
All local storefront retailers located in the city can participate. The program is open to all businesses within the city of Sacramento that have 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, with the exception of home-based businesses, franchises, liquor-only stores and cannabis businesses. Businesses can sign up to participate at shop916local.com.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Sacramento County is excited to announce the launch of the Sacramento County Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program (Program). The Program will provide $7.5 million in grants to eligible small business and nonprofit organizations. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants of $10,000 each in one-time direct financial assistance. This is a grant program, not a loan, so funds will not need to be paid back.
December 15, 2022 at 5pm PST
The Stockton Blvd Plan will reflect the City’s commitment to its neighborhoods and will focus on, and be reflective of, the community. It will aim to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for existing residents and businesses along the corridor, while increasing community ownership and building local capacity.
From July to October 2022, The Engagement Team will be collaborating with residents and business owners on how to make this Plan better and figure out what comes next.
Contact us at: StocktonBlvdPlan@cityofsacramento.org
Sacramento Police Department has additional tips for the community. Please report any suspicious activity or individuals to 911. In addition, here are a few other tips to help prevent being a victim of package theft this holiday season:
If you ”See Something, Say Something”
The Sacramento City Council adopted the New Building Electrification Ordinance on June 1, 2021. The Ordinance is a “reach code”, which is a local building energy code that “reaches” beyond State minimum requirements for energy use in building design and construction. The Ordinance supports the City’s climate goals by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from fossil fuel combustion within buildings by requiring new buildings to be constructed as all-electric. Existing buildings (room additions, remodels, tenant improvements, etc.) will not be affected by the Ordinance.
The effective dates for the New Building Electrification Ordinance are as follows:
The Ordinance provides specific limited exemptions until December 31, 2025, for:
There is no additional application process for the three limited exemptions listed above. The Ordinance also provides for an infeasibility waiver process that will not have a sunset date. The infeasibility waiver process will provide flexibility for projects where all-electric is shown to be infeasible by the applicant.
As part of the preparation for implementing the New Building Electrification Ordinance the City is convening in early 2022 an advisory technical panel that is tasked with vetting barriers where technologies are not yet market-ready for electrification and providing input on an infeasibility waiver guidance document for electrifying new construction. The infeasibility waiver guidance document will be adopted by City Council prior to the January 1, 2023 effective date.
All electric construction is feasible and cost effective in most cases, but to avoid unintended consequences, project applicants are advised to plan their projects as all-electric from the beginning.
The adopted Ordinance, topic-based building electrification webinars, an extensive Electrification Ordinance Q&A, and other resources can be found on the New Building Electrification project webpage at: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/SacElectrificationOrdinance
For information on the development of an existing building electrification strategy, visit the project webpage at: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/SacExistingBuildingElectrification.
ALL AROUND THE TOWN COMMUNITY EVENTS
No. The County spends 18% of its budget on law enforcement and 36% of its budget on social services. The County spends more on social services than any other category:
Yes, Sacramento County Division of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for providing specialty mental health and substance use and prevention services throughout the County, inclusive of all of the cities. Whether homeless or not, Sacramento County is responsible for providing specialty mental health assessment and treatment services for those with severe needs and functional impairment.
Of the County’s 30,000 behavioral health and substance abuse clients, the County served 9,862 people in the City of Sacramento in 2021/22. Of those 9,862 City of Sacramento clients, the County served 1,281 people who were experiencing or at risk of becoming homeless.
There are approximately 2,600 emergency shelter beds throughout Sacramento County, serving individuals, families, and transition age youth. Most are available year-round; some are seasonally opened during inclement weather. The County currently funds about 1,300 of these beds, with another 165 set to welcome guests within the next six months.
Additionally, the County has 13 encampment team members and 17 homeless navigators, as well a behavioral health access clinician who offers ‘office hours’ at all shelters in the County, including those in the cities.
Sacramento County is currently working to stand up new shelter programs and locations and will announce details around those projects once they go to the Board of Supervisors for approval.
In June of 2022, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a collaborative Local Homeless Action Plan (LHAP) that was created in partnership with the Continuum of Care, Sacramento Steps Forward and the City of Sacramento. The Plan details the current state of homelessness in Sacramento County, lays out the current system gaps in shelter and housing resources to meet the needs of the population and establishes strategies in six key areas:
Friendly reminder from the Sacramento Police Department.
IF YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY CALL 9-1-1
Sacramento Police Department has noticed a rise in Car Theft in the South Area. Please report any suspicious activity or individuals to 911.
Businesses Please Be ALERT!!
Located on the UC Davis Sacramento Campus, Aggie Square will house business partners and community-based programs together with UC Davis innovation and research to create a stronger and healthier shared community.
Aggie Square will feature state-of-the-art research facilities, modern office and mixed-use space and world-class amenities. It will create new public space with welcoming, accessible entry points that connects the university with its neighboring communities. The result will be a unique live/learn/work/play environment that values inclusion and creates chance encounters among creative people.
The entrepreneurial partnerships we forge at Aggie Square will advance human health, enrich lifelong learning, enhance emerging technologies, and set the stage for future collaborations.