West Sac's crumbling problem
Due to its port connectivity and excess of freight companies, West Sacramento encounters a disproportionate amount of truck traffic.
Acuity With Mike Wiley
Mike Wiley, 59, began his career at the Sacramento Regional Transit District as a service planner in 1978. In 2007, he was named general manager and CEO. He also serves on the executive committee of the California Transit Association.
$30 Million Gamble
Port expansion project has uncertain future
The ports of West Sacramento and Stockton are betting that a $30 million public investment in new infrastructure will convince local importers and exporters to transfer their method of goods movement to the San Francisco Bay from trucking to barge shipping.
No signs of improvement for California highways
There are roads that the director of San Joaquin County’s transportation-planning agency forbids his teenage daughter from driving on.
Time & Place
WIth Bay Area economies growing, Tracy stands to prosper
As Bay Area businesses begin to regain their financial footing, the city of Tracy is aiming to capitalize on a growing need for industrial space in an accessible, affordable zip code.
Off the Reservation
A new bet on an old law
With fewer discretionary dollars in their pocketbooks and more sensitivity at the gas pump, recession-era gamblers want to spend their quarters closer to home.
Mind the Gap
Finding new ways to fund affordable housing
Sacramento County will need an estimated 23,000 low- and very low-income housing units in the next nine years. The six-county region stretching from Yuba to Placer to El Dorado would need more than 41,000 units. But without the tax increment financing once provided by redevelopment agencies, city leaders are wondering where they’re going to come up with the cash to build.
Why Not Good News?
Stop complaining, there is plenty to be happy about
Right now our region is in the dumps. We bemoan our high unemployment, our devastated city budgets, our beleaguered school systems. We look enviously at our neighbors to the south and west, whose economies are improving faster than ours.
Recreating the Lost
West Sacramento’s new development strategy
When the future of redevelopment agencies started to look shaky last year, West Sacramento decided it could do without one. The city put together a new financing strategy, and in May the Community Investment Action Plan was revealed.
Built to Fill
Highway 50 corridor retailers continue to struggle with vacancy
The icy retail climate along the Highway 50 corridor east of Sacramento is slowly beginning to thaw, but an overabundance of standing inventory remains.