To Look to the Future, West Sacramento Looks Underground
A city’s journey through redevelopment and revitalization

May 3, 2022: West Sacramento incorporated as a city in 1987. Those who have been around since then will note the evolution of a place coming into its own. Careful planning has led to today’s success and serves as a glimmer of what the future holds. As reporter Ryan Lillis described it in this February 2022 Sacramento Bee story, the city “is experiencing a moment that is a generation in the making.”


WATCH: How Fresno DRIVE Is Bringing Vibrancy and Opportunity Back to the Region
Former Fresno mayor, Ashley Swearengin, shares her side of the city’s revival journey

Fresno is the fifth-largest city in California and is home to 1.88 million acres of farmland producing 350 different crops, including almonds, grapes, pistachios, and peaches, to name a few. Located in the heart of California, this area rich in agricultural resources has struggled with poverty, a lack of quality jobs, and huge inequities for the people who call the city home.