Tech launches in Sacramento improve quality of life for residents

Living in a metro is a unique experience, regardless of whether you're in Dallas, New York City or Sacramento. There's always something that sets one city apart from another. For Sacramento, the local culture of warm smiles and warmer weather could make many people feel right at home. A number of local initiatives are being introduced to improve the local metro and advance the community feeling of the city. New programs and technology are combining to impact how residents feel about their metro. After purchasing one of the homes for sale in Sacramento, check out these and other initiatives being introduced by the local government. 

City of Sacramento 311 Call Center web application
The City of Sacramento has recently released a new web application referred to as the 311 app. According to the website, the app is supposed to provide a single point of contact for the City of Sacramento's government services. Now residents can put in requests for building permits and utilities services. Other common uses for the application include reporting issues with trash dumping, recycling, graffiti, stray animals found, parking meter violations and city park code enforcement.

Reverse 911 Program
A new initiative referred to as the Reverse 911 Program is making headway in the community. According to the City of Sacramento website, the application is designed to increase emergency preparations and notify fire, police and ambulance departments in the event of an emergency. The application allows a user to record a message on local phone lines, which can allow emergency dispatchers to quickly get the information they need to assist in an unexpected situation. Showing the accurate address of a local who made the call will allow fire, police and medical personnel to get to the right location immediately and reduce the chance of human error.

Traffic Alerts
The Sacramento Department of Transportation has created an online resource for residents to identify which streets, intersections and highways are closed or hosting ongoing construction projects. For example, 28th Street is currently closed between L Street and Capitol Avenue because construction began on July 28 and will last fourth months. The construction plans intend to connect Sutter Cancer Center to the Stutter Capitol Pavilion.