From the Board President
October 20, 2021
City Council Green-Lights Speed Lumps at the Hamptons
The Sacramento City Council voted October 19 to approve the installation of speed lumps at fifty areas throughout the city, including one on Kankakee Drive in the Hamptons. This is the last step prior to the installation of these traffic calming devices. The city is scheduled to install four devices on Kankakee Drive between Club Center Drive and North Park Drive. This project started when the Association assisted residents on Kankakee Drive to start a petition in December 2018 to have the speed lumps installed.
We also congratulate our neighbors in Natomas Park who are slated to receive six speed lumps along Club Center Drive between Banfield Drive and Northborough Drive. These additional devices will be beneficial to Hamptons residents as it will assist in slowing down traffic on the Club Center as motorist approach The Hamptons.
The Association has also acquired pedestrian warning devices that will be installed along the community’s entrance on Club Center Drive. Additional warning signs will also be placed on Mabry Drive near Valley Oak Park. Additionally, the Hamptons Board voted to install video cameras at high-traffic intersections in the community. These cameras will assist in identifying reckless drivers and allow us to file more detailed reports with the Sacramento Police Department’s Traffic Unit and function as another resource in deterring crime in our neighborhoods. These cameras will complement the community’s existing license plate recognition (LPR) cameras that the Association installed in February 2021.
We also want to mention that the City Council approved a comprehensive plan to use American Recovery Plan Act (ARP) funds to assist in the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the plan includes improving lighting and security (including cameras) in certain high-traffic districts. The Association will continue to monitor this program and will provide input to the city as it relates to our greater Natomas community.
Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work to ensure the community’s safety and security.
LIST OF APPROVED SPEED LUMPS:
SACRAMENTO’S ARP FUNDS PLAN:
February 12, 2021
Exciting Security Enhancements at the Hamptons
Technicians from Flock Safety finally completed the installation of the seven (7) initial license plate reader (LPR) security cameras at the entrances to the Hamptons Community. Over the next few days, the system will be fine-tuned and authorized representatives of the Association will have access to the system.
These LPR cameras will complement our private security patrol service and will be a valuable resource in our continuing efforts to ensure the safety and security of our residents and guests. LPR cameras are used by other communities across the U.S. and supported by our law enforcement partners.
The Association’s Board will be creating procedures for the use of the data from the system that will contain safeguards to ensure that the information is used only for the limited purpose of assisting with the investigations of crimes and/or addressing safety, security, and other relevant issues involving the Association.
We thank the many residents who have expressed their support for these efforts and are glad to be able to respond to the questions we have received from some residents.
We appreciate your continued support and patience and will keep you updated as this project progresses.
December 4, 2020
Zoo Relocation Takes Big Step Forward
The much-anticipated feasibility study on the proposed relocation/expansion of the Sacramento Zoo has finally been released. It will be discussed at the City Council’s online meeting on December 8 at 5:00 p.m. We encourage all Hamptons residents to watch the meeting and offer comments electronically or by telephone. Check out the links below for more information.
The study recommends two locations in North Natomas – The former Sleep Train Arena site (currently owned by the Sacramento Kings) and the North Natomas Regional Park (NNRP), with NNRP recommended as the primary site since the City of Sacramento owns the land.
The zoo is only one of 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. As an accredited facility, the zoo is held to a stringent standard – including standards regarding the care provided to animals and the facilities in which they live. The existing 14-acre zoo, located in William Land Park, is looking to relocate because expansion at the current site is not feasible. This inability to add space and effectively modify the animal habitat areas has resulted in the zoo losing iconic animals such as hippopotamuses, tigers, and bears.
We Want A Zoo, a local grassroots effort, has spearheaded the campaign to relocate the zoo to North Natomas. Hamptons residents have assisted in and supported this movement.
We hope to see at the December 8 meeting!
LINK TO DECEMBER 8 CITY COUNCIL MEETING
21ST CENTURY ZOO:
WE WANT A ZOO GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN:
SEE HAMPTONS RESIDENTS IN ACTION