Saturday, September 29, 2007

Another New City?

In what is becoming an old story for our region, another area of the County begins to look for an identity, and as so often happens when that process begins, is where it ends up.

Cosumnes anyone?

South Sacramento: Shaping identity
Residents want a logo to define a community known by what it isn't.
By Jocelyn Wiener - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, September 29, 2007

The community of south Sacramento is looking for a logo.

Something fresh, something creative, something that says diversity and neighborliness and "this is a good place to live-work-studyretire."

And something to help show the world, once and for all, what exactly south Sacramento is.

Members of the Visions task force, which is helping the Sacramento County Department of Neighborhood Services search for a logo, are quick to say what their community is not:

It's not Meadowview, not Valley Hi, not Oak Park -- communities in the city of Sacramento. It isn't a sprawling blob encompassing everything south of Broadway to Elk Grove.

Rather, south Sacramento is a fist of unincorporated county land punching its way up along 99 in between several city neighborhoods, including Oak Park, Valley Hi and Fruitridge Manor. It includes stretches of Fruitridge Road, Florin Road, Stockton Boulevard and Franklin Boulevard, and extends south to Calvine Road.

South Sacramento's boundaries were defined by the county several decades ago.