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Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Potential Yolo Rail Realignment Offers Positive Economic Benefits

Yolo County, the cities of Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency are excited to announce completion of the Yolo Rail Realignment Economic Benefits Study.  

Prepared with support from a 2014 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, the study analyzes the economic potential of relocating the rail line that runs through the centers of Davis and Woodland, and extending rail service to industrial areas in Woodland, the west side of West Sacramento and the Port of West Sacramento.  Study findings show rail relocation could generate substantial economic benefit in Yolo County and align well with regional flood protection options currently being studied.

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Job Fair March 9 in Winters

Continuing efforts to help meet the labor force needs of employers throughout the region, and to help Yolo County job-seekers find employment, the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board and Health & Human Services Agency, in partnership with the City of Winters and Office of Congressman John Garamendi, are teaming up to sponsor a regional job fair on Wednesday, March 9, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Winters High School, located at 101 Grant Avenue.

Representatives from more than 30 employers and labor apprenticeship programs throughout Sacramento, Yolo and Solano counties are scheduled to participate in the event.  Goodwill Industries, Four Wheel Campers, California Conservation Corps, Visiting Angels, Walgreens and Gymboree are among those scheduled to be in attendance.

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Yolo County is seeking input from residents and local businesses concerning economic development in Knights Landing.  The community is invited to attend a one-hour meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a community revitalization study, funded by the California Department of Housing & Community Development through the Community Development Block Program.  Come learn about the study, meet the consultants and give your feedback at this meeting, the first of three (future meeting dates yet to be announced), being held at the Knights Landing Community Center, located at 42114 7th Street in Knights Landing.

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

Employers confident about hiring, study finds

American employers are feeling confident and it’s reflected in their hiring plans for the new year.

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Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

Small Business Administration to hold health care webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold a webinar Tuesday to discuss the impacts of the health care law on small businesses. The focus will be on the key federal and state provisions impacting small businesses... Read More

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

Free Oil Filter Exchange Event November 21

The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the Cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento have collaborated with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone Auto Parts stores, as well as Pisani’s Napa Auto Parts Store in Winters, to educate Yolo County residents on the importance of used oil filter recycling by offering a Used Oil Filter Exchange Event on Saturday, November 21.

This special event is being held to bring awareness around the need to recycle used oil filters.  Do-it-yourself (DIY) oil changers in California purchase more than 20 million oil filters annually.  Unfortunately, less than 10 percent of used oil filters are recycled or even disposed of properly.  This means that an estimated 1.2 million gallons of oil in discarded oil filters goes to landfills each year.  When used oil filters are recycled, the filters and the oil they contain can be made into new products such as construction rebar and re-refined oil.

Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Property Tax Delinquent if Not Paid By December 10

Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens reminds taxpayers who own property in Yolo County that the first installment of 2015-16 Secured Property Tax, due November 1, 2015, will be delinquent if not paid by December 10, 2015.

To avoid a penalty, property taxes must be paid by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2015, after which a 10 percent penalty must be added.  Envelopes must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2015 if taxes are paid by mail.  It is suggested that payments be mailed a few days before the December 10 deadline to ensure that the envelope will have the proper postmark.  The only acceptable postmark for deadline payments is a U.S. Postal Service postmark. 

Current law does not relieve property owners of payment responsibility or the imposition of penalties because of failure to receive a tax bill.