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River District Transformation Project

Sacramento Promise Zone

December 2017

Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and co-applicants including the City of Sacramento, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Health Foundation: Center for Health Program Management, and McCormack Baron Salazar, are jointly submitting a $35 million grant application for the River District Transformation Project. Joined with committed community partners, the collaboration will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to connect disadvantaged residents to transformative health and economic opportunities throughout Sacramento.


WHAT IS THE TRANSFORMATIVE CLIMATE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM ​The Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program is a California Climate Investment (CCI) program administered by the Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and implemented by the Department of Conservation (DOC) and other partnering State agencies. The TCC Program provides funding for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans that include multiple, coordinated GHG emissions reduction projects that provide local economic, environmental, and health benefits to disadvantaged communities. Learn more


Poverty Nearly 25% of area residents live in poverty Air Pollution Exposure to pollution may contribute to the higher rates of emergency services for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) experienced by residents in project area. Low Birth Weight In comparison to Sacramento County, there is a disproportionate amount of infants in the project area born with low birth weight, which is influenced by social determinants, economic and environmental factors. High Injury Network There are higher transportation injury incidents and fatalities along North 12th Street and Richards Boulevard. Energy Burden Sacramento had the second highest energy burden in the state based on median household income as compared to other metropolitan cities in California. Homeless Population Racial and health disparities among African-American deaths which accounted for 50 percent of homeless accidental deaths and 80 percent of homeless homicides among people of color.


TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS Affordable Housing, Active Transportation, and Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Twin Rivers Public Housing Phase II including 66 new units with energy efficient construction and design, pedestrian walkways, bike paths along North 12th Street, road calming, and Sacramento Regional Transit track re-alignment to make way for a future station to connect the area to the downtown core Low Carbon Transportation New electric vehicle charging stations for residents and the public strategically located on streets near a new city park; car sharing availability for residents and visitors alike; rebate programs for electric vehicles Low-Income Weatherization Decreasing energy burden of low-income residents by outdated appliances with ones that are more energy efficient and also installing solar energy panels Urban Greening Creation of the new Twin Rivers City Park and urban heat island mitigation through planting vegetation and trees Urban Forestry Planting a variety of approximately 500 trees to increase the tree canopy and the creation of a new community garden


OUR PARTNERS Lead Agency Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Project Leads City of Sacramento, Sacramento Regional Transit, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Health Foundation (CHPM), and McCormack Baron Salazar Community Engagement Lead UC Davis Center for Regional Change Workforce Development Lead Sacramento Employment and Training Agency Collaborative Stakeholders Neighborhood residents and small businesses Sacramento Bike Area Advocates Breathe California Sacramento Region California Black Health Network County of Sacramento Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC) Elica Greater Sacramento Urban League GRID Alternatives Kaiser Permanente River District Business Association Sacramento Area Council of Governments Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Sacramento State: Center for Small Business Sacramento Tree Foundation Samuel Merritt University Community Nurses Corps Urban Strategies, Inc. Valley Vision WalkSacramento Wellspace PAST MEETINGS AND MATERIALS Click on the meeting dates below to access meeting materials. (We're in the process of uploading these materials.) Concept Planning August 24 August 31 September 14 September 21 September 28 October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 November 2 Proposal Development November 9 November 16 November 30 Upcoming Meetings TBD ​​ NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE January 11, 2018


NEWS Sacramento Is A Finalist For Grant To Improve The River District Sacramento is one of two California cities that are finalists for a $35 million grant aimed at developing green infrastructure in low-income communities. Levee Leveraging: Sacramento Vies For Cap-and-Trade Funds That Could Add Housing, Infrastructure City is a front-runner for state’s new TCCP initiative.


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