Good News, Bad News for Docks Project


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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

This new promenade is part of the city’s overall development planned for the Docks area.  It’s designed to bring walkers, joggers and bikers out along the Sacramento River – and nearer to downtown.
 
District 3 Councilman Rob Fong: 
 
“I think it’s very important to obviously, as the mayor said, make this a regional destination because it’s regional, but beyond that, to bring the people to the river and the river to the people in a way that doesn’t intrude in their houses.” 
 
But the news isn’t all good for the Docks.  Over the weekend, Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill to allow the state to sell the city several parcels of land.  The bill lacked an exemption to the California Environmental Quality Act.  And that, the governor said, could lead to unwanted lawsuits.
 
The bill’s author, Democratic Assemblyman Dave Jones, says the Docks development is now in jeopardy because of the veto.  Jones also says the nearby Railyards development might be set back at least a year.