taxes

Close call

City finds a way to avoid delays in neighborhood construction projects While much more attention is focused on a proposal to “Defund the Police” and…


Bad timing on bonds

Sacramento City Council seeks least painful and risky path to make payments on arena, convention center as pandemic cuts into parking, hotel revenues Local businesses…



Surprise U-turn

Editor’s note: The political reality of COVID-19 kills Sacramento County sales tax for transit and roads Yes, persuading Sacramento County voters to increase their sales…



Let the voters decide

Essay: The pandemic doesn’t end the need for better transportation By Glenda Marsh As we deal with the setbacks from COVID-19 and search the horizon…



A pandemic budget

Businesses are closed. Sales taxes are plummeting. But Sacramento officials don’t plan service cuts. It’s budget season at Sacramento City Hall, and in normal times…





Essay: The deadbeat state

Rather than just begging for state crumbs, the city of Sacramento should seek compensation for the city resources and services that the state of California…


Bad timing?

Sacramento City Council endorses sales tax hike for transit and roads The middle of a pandemic when businesses are failing and families are struggling may…




Essay: The right road

Sacramento should copy Seattle and add lots more buses By Benjamin Etgen Not long ago, a region choked with traffic was uncertain about its future….