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Insight: Budget Release / Sac First 5 / Affordable Housing / Postcard History

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Budget Release Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Marianne Russ updates us on what is expected when Gov. Jerry Brown releases his 2011 draft budget this morning.

Sac First 5 As the Governor prepares to release his budget for California in 2011, we take a look at a program that may be on the cutting block. The First 5 Sacramento Commission voted last month that they will no longer fund some Community Building Initiatives because they feel like there are other priorities. This means that many reading groups and other community programs will no longer receive grant money. Assemblyman Richard Pan is a former commissioner for First 5 Sac and we'll talk with him about the program and what these cuts mean.

Affordable Housing The Folsom City Council is set to repeal on Tueday its mixed-income or inclusionary housing ordinance at the city council meeting. The ordinance requires that when "market rate" development occurs in the City of Folsom, some of those homes and apartments be affordable for people that make less than the area median income. The ordinance, passed in 2002 has resulted in more than 250 units available to people earning less than $58,500 per year (for a family of four). Why does the city want to repeal the ordinance? What does it mean for the city and residents? We'll talk about it with Folsom Community Development Director David Miller and Shamus Roller, Executive Director of the Sacramento Housing Alliance, which is opposed to the move.

Postcard History Sacramento photographer Tom Myers, a collector of vintage postcards, presents California's capital city as it used to be, complete with railroads, farming, a busy downtown, government buildings, riverboats, public baths, the early Yolo Causeway and even an ostrich farm or two, in a book from Arcadia Publishing. It's called "Sacramento." This segment originally aired in April 2010.

Monday, January 10, 2011
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