City officials approve funding to help reduce crime in Old Sac


Sacramento executives approved a plan Tuesday night to help prevent crime and help businesses in old Sacramento still grappling with the impacts of the pandemic. (Earlier cover in the video above). Old Sacramento over the next three years. The funding comes from the White House’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which gave the city about $ 112 million to help businesses economically suffering from COVID-19. name of our community, ”Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a statement. To break it down, Old Sacramento will receive $ 800,000. Here is where this money will go, according to the city council’s public agenda: Public space improvements: $ 200,000 Traffic management and banner support infrastructure Neighborhood decor and branding Contract management Security: $ 300,000 Two security guards under contract from 2022-2023 Contract management Lighting improvements: $ 300,000 and cross streets Walkways and signature lighting Contract management The funding allocated comes from a fund of $ 5 million approved by the city council in October 2021. A press release from the city said the remaining $ 4.2 million would be used to install more lighting and security cameras in the Old Sacramento neighborhood. City officials said it was an opportunity to fight crime and let everyone know it was safe to come back to the waterfront to enjoy the restaurants, shops and other attractions like the Ferris wheel and the carousel installed. Throughout 2021, several shootings – some fatal – raised questions about Old Sacramento’s safety. But that pocket of downtown Sacramento only reflected part of an overall increase in crime, as Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn noted. Read here from November 2021 | Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn Tackles Rising Crime. and 13th streets. The city said the lighting upgrades will include sound-activated lights along K Street.

Sacramento executives on Tuesday night approved a plan to help prevent crime and help Old Sacramento businesses still grappling with the impacts of the pandemic.

(Previous cover in the video above).

Sacramento City Council voted to allocate $ 800,000 for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership to improve the look and feel of Old Sacramento over the next three years. The funding comes from the White House’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which gave the city about $ 112 million to help businesses economically suffering from COVID-19.

“I am proud that we have consistently put our federal COVID relief dollars into the service of our community,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a statement.

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To break it down, Old Sacramento will receive $ 800,000. Here’s where the money will go, according to the city council’s public agenda:

Public space improvements: $ 200,000

  • Traffic management and banner support infrastructure
  • Neighborhood decoration and branding
  • Contract management

Security: $ 300,000

  • Two security guards contracted from 2022-2023
  • Contract management

Lighting improvements: $ 300,000

  • Decorative garlands and tree lighting in alleys and side streets
  • Walkways and signature lighting
  • Contract management

The allocated funding comes from a $ 5 million prize pool approved by city council in October 2021. A city statement said the remaining $ 4.2 million would be used to install more lighting and security cameras. in the Old Sacramento neighborhood.

City officials said it was an opportunity to fight crime and let everyone know it was safe to come back to the waterfront to enjoy the restaurants, shops and more. attractions like the Ferris wheel and the carousel installed.

Throughout 2021, several shootings – some fatal – raised questions about the safety of Old Sacramento. But that pocket of downtown Sacramento only reflected part of an overall increase in crime, noted Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn.

| Read here from November 2021 | Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn Tackles Rising Crime

City council members also approved $ 1.15 million for the “downtown partnership to increase the pressure washing and garbage cleaning schedule, hire two night security guards, and improve lighting in neighborhoods. corridors on J, K and L streets between 7th and 13th streets. “

The city said the lighting upgrades will include sound-activated lights along K Street.

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