Councilmember Hansen's August Newsletter

CM Hansen

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               August 2013 Newsletter

Healthcare Town Hall: August 14, 5:30 pm

Do you have questions about healthcare reform and  the Affordable Care Act? Assemblymember Richard Pan, Councilmember Hansen, and SCUSD Board Member Jay Hansen invite you to a healthcare town hall on August 14 at 5:30 pm, Health Professions High School Gymnasium, 451 McClatchy Way. Join the discussion to learn how the Affordable Care Act will be implemented, how it will affect you, your family and your business, and what healthcare resources are available in Sacramento.

ACA Flyer

nextdoor Neighborhood Information Meeting: August 22, 6:30 pm

The Sacramento Police Department has partnered with to facilitate a virtual neighborhood watch program. Nextdoor is a free and easy way to organize and communicate with your neighbors online.

People are using Nextdoor to:

  • Quickly get the word out about a break-in
  • Organize a neighborhood watch group
  • Track down a trustworthy babysitter
  • Ask for help keeping an eye out for lost pets
  • Finally call that nice man down the street by his first name

Sacramento Police Department personnel and Nextdoor representatives will be at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Hearing Room 201, on August 22 from 6:30 pm to share more about Nextdoor.


Road Resurfacing Work

to Start in August

The City of Sacramento will begin road resurfacing in August to keep our city streets in like-new condition. It is more cost effective for the City to resurface a street before pavement deterioration becomes severe and requires reconstruction. In 2013 the Department of Transportation will resurface nine arterial streets and numerous neighborhood streets, including the following streets in District 4 (see maps below):

  • J Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
  • J Street between 13th and 16th Streets
  • Capitol Mall between 3rd and 9th streets
  • Several streets in South Land Park in the area between Seamas Ave. and Sutterville Road, west of Del Rio Road and east of I-5

Lanes will be reduced on arterial streets and neighborhood streets will close to traffic while work is being done. Work will only take place on weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, except for central city streets which will be worked on over weekends as well. The City will notify residents 3 - 5 days before their street is scheduled to be closed. Call 311 or the Public Works Help Desk at (916) 808-7027 with any questions about road resurfacing.



Sacramento Wins Eppie's City Cup

On July 20, the City of Sacramento's team, with Councilmember Hansen riding the bicycle leg, competed in the Eppie's Great Race and won the City Cup competition.  Known as the oldest triathlon in the Country, Eppie's Great Race includes a 5.82 mile run, a 12.5 mile bike ride, and a 6.35 paddle down the American River. Joining Councilmember Hansen was runner Remi Mendoza, Assistant Planner, and paddler Ryan DeVore, Chief Building Official. Also deserving of congratulations is the Sacramento Police Department team, which finished 25th out of 315 teams!

Land Park

William Land Park Volunteer Corps Park Clean Up: August 3

Every first Saturday during the months of March through November, the Land Park Volunteer Corps gets together to help maintain and beautify William Land Park. This month, volunteers will meet on August 3 at 8:00 am at the large picnic grounds directly behind Fairytale Town. Join the hardworking volunteers and help us keep William Land Park beautiful. Contact Craig Powell at (916) 718-3030, or to get information on this community service oriented group.

Fairytale Town

Cat & Fiddle Music Festival at Fairytale Town: August 9, 10, & 11

Hey diddle, diddle! Join Fairytale Town for a celebration of music and fun in the summer sun. Mumbo Gumbo, the Keri Carr Band, Joy and Madness, and more of your favorite local bands will take to the Mother Goose Stage for an evening concert series on August 9, 10 and 11. Concerts start at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Additional children's concerts are taking place on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th beginning at 11:00 am and are free with paid park admission. For more information and a complete schedule of performers visit

Banana Festival

4th Annual Sacramento Banana Festival: August 10 & 11

Banana Festival is a celebration of art, music, food, culture, and diversity in William Land Park. The event benefits the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Museum. It takes place on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, and August 11 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. General Admission is $5.00 and children under 8 are free. Find complete details on the event here.

Book Club

Central Library Book Club:
August 16

If you enjoy reading you are enthusiastically invited to join our Central Library Book Club. For August, the club is reading The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls, and The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Club members will meet at Cafe Soleil in Cesar Chavez Park, 917 9th Street, on August 16 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. For more information, contact Carrie Sessergaro at

Paws to Party

Paws to Party Event: August 23

Help save an animal’s life today and party hardy at the Paws to Party Event on Friday, August 23rd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the California Auto Museum, 2200 Front Street. Enjoy a live band, silent auction, gourmet foods from local restaurants; please your palate with delectable wines and masterfully brewed beers. The event benefits the animals at the Front Street Animal Shelter.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets visit or call 916-808-8166.

Race for the Arts

15th Annual Race for the Arts:
August 24

Are you a fan of the arts? Do you like to run or walk? Come out to Race for the Arts on August 24 and help support performing, literary, cultural, and visual arts organizations, and school music, drama, and art programs. The 5k race takes place in William Land Park at 8:30 am on Saturday, August 24. Stay for the art festival after the race. Find complete event details here.

District 4 Contact Information

Office phone: 916-808-7004

Steve Hansen, Councilmember

Consuelo Hernandez, District Director

Summer Interns

District 4 Has Great Interns

The Summer at City Hall program provides 11th and 12th grade high school students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while contributing to their community. Interns attend fun and informative classes at City Hall and then work alongside city staff.

Councilmember Hansen's Summer at City Hall interns Ceola McGowan and Sydney Carr both worked hard and provided significant support to our office. Thank you, Ceola and Sydney, for all your help.

Interested students can learn more about the Summer at City Hall program at

Truckin Tuesdays

Truckin' Tuesdays: Every Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Park

If you haven't heard, every Tuesday is Truckin' Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Park, 7th and K Streets, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The park comes to life with a rotating lineup of Sacramento's favorite local food trucks. Find out which three trucks will be feeding the crowds this week here.

Pow Wow

19th Annual Sacramento PowWow: August 9, 10, & 11

Sacramento's Celebration of Native American culture is back! Held on August 9, 10 and 11 at O'Neil Park, 715 Broadway, the 19th Annual Sacramento PowWow will feature contest dancing, Native American food, gourd dancing, a youth hand game tournament, arts & crafts, and more. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Follow on Facebook or visit SacPowWow for event details.

This Midtown

THIS Midtown: August 10

Enjoy a free concert on August 10 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm during Second Saturday. Designed to showcase the best of Midtown, the concert takes place on 20th street between K and J Streets.  Find out who is playing this month here.


Movie Night in the Park: "The Goonies" on August 16

Join us on August 16 for a free showing of "The Goonies" at Two Rivers Park, 3166 Two Rivers Drive. The movie will start just after sunset at 8:15 pm. Show up early for fun carnival games. Please contact our office at 916-808-7004 if you'd like more information about movie night.

Sacramento Zoo

29th Annual Ice Cream Safari at the Zoo: August 17

Enjoy all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins ice cream, along with all-you-can-drink Coca-Cola beverages at the Sacramento Zoo's 29th Annual Ice Cream Safari. Explore the 14-acre zoo with ice cream treats around every corner! The Ice Cream Safari is on August 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Zoo. Tickets in advance are $17 for adults and $13 for children. Musical entertainment, face-painting, and zoo admission are included in the ticket price. For complete information on this event and others visit


August Events at the Crocker

Back-to-school Celebration - August 18
Students, parents, homeschoolers, and teachers are invited to celebrate the kick-off of the 2013-14 school year at this fun, festive and free event.

Paper Engineering - August 29
Local New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and paper engineer David Carter will facilitate an easy-going workshop in the art of paper manipulation. Whether a date night or a family night, this experience is designed to be fun and social for all.

Details for these events can be found here.

Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days: Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 2

Visit Old Sacramento on Labor Day weekend when the clock will turn back to 1850's California. Hundreds of costumed performers take on the roles of celebrities, personalities, and just plain folks bringing history to life. More than 200 tons of dirt will pave the streets of Old Sacramento for a weekend of panning for gold, squatter's riots, music, and pony express relays. Find a complete list of events and weekend activities here.


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