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Public Input Sought on Clerk-Recorder/Assessor/Registrar of Voters

With the retirement of Yolo County Clerk-Recorder//Assessor/Registrar of Voters Freddie Oakley, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors has embarked on a process to appoint a successor to complete the remainder of the term ending January 8, 2019.  While statute does not allow the board to call for a mid-term election, they have an interest in obtaining public input on the skills and qualities necessary to carry out the duties of the office.

Yolo County residents can provide feedback by either: 1) attending the January 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, held at 9:00 a.m. in Board Chambers, Room 206 of the Erwin Meier Administration Building at 625 Court Street in Woodland; or 2) by completing the survey found on www.yolocounty.org by January 22, 2016.

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Equity Summit Series: Children & Family Poverty November 19

Join the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Office of Education and the UC Davis Center for Regional Change for the second of four presentations in the Yolo County Education & Equity Summit Series on November 19 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

The November 19 presentation focus of Children & Family Poverty will be presented by M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., assistant professor for the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology.  Dr. Visser studies the forms of social, economic and political exclusion (such as poverty, citizenship status, race, class and gender) that result in inequality and social stratification.  Her work includes studying the impacts of these inequities on young people and the capacity of government policy and civil society to address socioeconomic inequality in the United States and abroad.

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

District Attorney Reisig Awarded Calvin Handy Leadership Award

The University of California, Davis has honored Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig with the 2014 Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.

In 2005, in an effort to honor Chief Emeritus Calvin E. Handy’s service to the UC Davis community as chief of the UC Davis Police Department from 1993 until 2005, and to continue his legacy of public service leadership, members of the campus community developed the Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual community member, a group or organization that, through leadership actions, has made significant contributions in promoting leadership through diversity.

Have Section 8? See this

West Sac elderly, disabled, single moms, long-term unemployed and others who rely on a voucher from HUD to pay their rent will want to take note of a change at HUD announced July 30.

HUD (the federal office of Housing and Urban Development) will close its offices nationwide on Friday, Aug. 2 as a result of government-wide automatic spending cuts that took effect March 1, said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in a press release. "HUD will resume normal operation on Monday, Aug. 5," he said. " We encourage those with business in HUD offices to plan accordingly." 

Hud's mission statement is as follows:

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

Flood risk high for West Sacramento

"West Sacramento will be inundated" in a 200 year flood event, said California Department of Water Resources Assistant Flood Management Division Chief Paul Marshall in a June 20 presentation to the West Sac City Council.

Marshall characterized as 'conservative' DWR's new 200 year flood inundation maps that outline risks to communities in the Central Valley. (A 200 year flood, with consequences like the flooding that decimated New Orleans, has a half percent chance of happening in any year, say flood experts like West Sac's former Flood Protection Manager Michael Bessette.) Marshall said DWR worked with the Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists to create the maps.

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Presents First Annual Economic Summit

Assemblymember Jose Medina to Discuss California’s Economic Climate                                                                                       

The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today that it will present its First Annual Economic Summit on Thursday, March 14 at the Sacramento Convention Center.