February 7, 1990
Mayor Anne Rudin said Sacramento will consider backing out of a deal to pay the Raiders $50 million to move north if it turns out that the main private promoter of the project made an illegal contribution to referendum opponents of a new stadium for the San Francisco Giants.
August 13, 1990 |
Mayor Anne Rudin and other city officials are looking for ways to protect carriage horses in historic Old Sacramento from the horrors of 100-degree heat. Mike Winters of the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the city should give horses a four-hour work day, ban carriage-pulling between noon and 7 p.m. when the temperature rises above 80, and limit carriages to no more than four passengers.
February 27, 1990
Sacramento's chances of bringing the Raiders to the state capital suffered a major setback Monday. Mayor Anne Rudin told reporters that Al Davis, Raider managing general partner, told her by phone that he is not going to reach a decision by the Wednesday deadline set by the Sacramento City Council. Davis will receive a city-financed, $50 million franchise fee if he announces a move to Sacramento by then. "He will probably not make a decision by Wednesday," Rudin said.
September 24, 1987
Sacramento Mayor Anne Rudin collected twice as many votes as her nearest challenger in a city election but fell short of a majority needed to avoid a runoff election. Unofficial final counts gave Rudin 23,511 votes, or 42.4%, compared to 11,416 votes, or 20.6%, received by Sacramento lawyer Brian Van Camp. The two will meet in a runoff election Nov. 3. Voter turnout was a record low for a mayoral race in Sacramento, with only 32.3% of eligible voters casting ballots.
April 30, 1990 |
Sacramento public works officials say they were just having some fun when they started a contest to find a non-sexist term for manholes. But since the word got out, people from Florida to Canada have been lighting up the City Hall switchboard. Some of them want to know about "the women who are taking over the City Council," said council receptionist Sibyl Winterberger, adding that most callers just made "lewd and offensive suggestions." Mayor Anne Rudin called it "a tempest in a manhole."
December 5, 1991 |
The Sacramento City Council outlawed cigarette vending machines to make it harder for minors to buy tobacco. The new law takes effect Jan. 2. Vending machine owners will have 90 days after that to remove their dispensers. The council rejected a compromise proposed by vending machine owners that would have allowed the devices at adult work sites that are closed to the public and in places where minors are prohibited.