Update from the City of West Sacramento on the Coronavirus
- The City of West Sacramento proclaimed a local state of emergency on March 16, 2020 to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health threat. This proclamation allows the City to streamline the process of obtaining resources in the form of funding, mutual aid, and operations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- City Hall, the Recreation Center, Community Center and related programs are now closed to the public through at least Monday, April 13, 2020. Non-essential City staff in those buildings will be telecommuting or on leave during this time.
- The City’s core public services will not be affected and will continue, including police and fire services, operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure (sewer and water), garbage and recycling services, limited parks maintenance, and management of the City’s emergency operations center.
- Please note: all programs related to Environmental Services (including the Smart Controller Rebate program) are currently on hold. This does not include your trash, recycling and organic service.
Environmental Services helps direct community members to sources of information about environmental concerns that are not under the City’s jurisdiction. The information below is provided in response to frequently asked questions:
Air Quality and Wood-burning Appliances
The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Don’t Light Tonight Program is a voluntary program during fall and winter in which the District asks residents not to use woodstoves and fireplaces when air pollution approaches unhealthy levels. For information on this program and other air quality issues for the region that includes Woodland, see the district’s web site at www.ysaqmd.org. The District also issues Spare the Air Alerts during hot weather.
Neglected Swimming Pools and Standing Water
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is responsible for controlling populations of mosquitoes and other disease carriers to protect public health. The district has an active program to monitor and treat neglected swimming pools and other areas of standing water where mosquitoes may breed. For information on these programs, see the district’s website at www.fightthebite.net.