Anti-crime initiatives occurring in Sacramento

Many potential hombuyers look at the crime statistics for neighborhoods they are considering as possible living locations. Purchasing one of the homes for sale in Sacramento is a large commitment, but individuals may be comforted knowing that the local government is consistently striving to maintain peace and safety on the city's streets. Here are a few examples of how metro officials are working to protect the public.

New Sacramento city attorney
Sacramento's City Hall recently announced the latest development in the search for a new city attorney. The Sacramento Bee reports that James Sanchez will soon take the post after resigning from the position of Fresno's city attorney on October 17, 2012.

"I'm truly committed to local government, having served in many governmental positions over the years, and I welcome the opportunity to bring my experience to bear in our state's capital," Sanchez said in a statement.

The search for a new city attorney has taken a few months. The previous professional, former city attorney Eileen Teichert resigned from the position in April 2012 for a job in Southern California, according to the news source.

Whistleblower hotline program created
A new whistleblower program has been released so that employees who report misdeeds can remain anonymous and safe from possible retaliation, according to The Sacramento Bee. The concept of the 24-hour hotline was initially proposed by Councilman Kevin McCarty in 2009.

Efforts like these will help Sacramento's city government remain a pillar of ethical decision making and help ensure residents are appropriately served by elected officials.

Gang task force develops prevention efforts
Sacramento's gang task force has been training other professionals to act as gang intervention workers. The efforts focus on preventing children and young adults from joining gangs. The Sacramento Bee reports that the goals of these individuals are to foster connections between neighborhoods, police officers, job programs and other community groups so that individuals abstain from joining a gang.

"Youth and gang violence impacts us all," Mayor Kevin Johnson said in a statement, according to the news source. "It threatens the safety in our neighborhoods, in our schools, and in our homes. It is vital that we collectively join together as a community to address the underlying causes of this issue."