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Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Public Safety Realignment Public Planning Sessions

Assembly Bill 109, Public Safety Realignment was enacted in 2011 in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding by placing supervision and incarceration responsibilities for non-serious, non-sexual and non-violent offenders with local county criminal justice systems.  To aid Yolo County in strengthening its related planning efforts, the Crime and Justice Institute was engaged to develop an assessment and assist the county’s criminal justice partners in a strategic planning process. 

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

Community Health Assessment & Related Public Forums

The Yolo County Health Department, through the Healthy Yolo campaign, is working on the Healthy Yolo 2014 Community Health Assessment.  The Community Health Assessment is the process used to examine the health of Yolo County and to identify areas where organizations, policy-makers and residents can work together to improve our community’s health.  Gathering and reviewing statistical information, such as the rate of deaths from heart disease and prevalence of risk factors that affect health outcomes, is complete.  The next step is to share this information with residents and seek their input regarding the health of our community.

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

By Laura Braden

Whether you’re leaning in, banning bossy or opting out, there’s a new group focused on supporting and promoting local businesswomen: the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Facebook, Twitter)... Read More

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate Nat. Library Week Apr. 13-19

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Community members are invited to celebrate by participating in a number of programs and events in April featured at all branches of the Yolo County Library system:

City to test traffic signal at East Gum and Matmor

City to test traffic signal at East Gum and Matmor

On January 8, 2014 the new traffic signal at East ..... Read More

UC Davis apartment survey shows 1.9 percent vacant

UC Davis apartment survey shows 1.9 percent vacant

The apartment vacancy rate in the city of Davis is 1.9 percent for those rented by the unit and 3.5 percent for those rented by the bed, according to a fall survey commissioned by the University of California, Davis,... Read More

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works recently welcomed Ed Short as the county’s new chief building official.  Most recently, Mr. Short worked as a consultant to the City of Stockton’s Community Development Department.

Prior to his work for the City of Stockton, Mr. Short was a principle/supervising engineer and interim chief building official for the City of Sacramento, a code compliance manager/building official for  Bureau Veritas/Berryman and Hennigar and a building official/public works director for Pacific Municipal Consultants.  Mr. Short has also held engineering positions with the County of Sacramento.

Mr. Short received his bachelors of science in civil/structural engineering from the University of California, Davis.  He is a licensed professional engineer, a credentialed building official and a certified flood manager.