Tue, Mar 02 | Online Program On Zoom

Changing California’s Capitol Building

A look at the controversial plan to alter the historic Capitol
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Changing California’s Capitol Building

Time & Location

Mar 02, 6:00 PM
Online Program On Zoom

About The Event

Date: Tuesday, March 2nd

Program Time: 6:00PM

A planned billion-dollar remodel at the California State Capitol could alter the west steps of the Capitol and demolish the mid-century annex building. There are also planned alterations to Capitol Park. Learn about the reasons for this proposed change from a panel of experts who are tracking the project.

Dick Cowan is past chair of the Historic State Capitol Commission and President of the construction management division of Clark & Sullivan Construction.

M. Wayne Donaldson was appointed by President Barack Obama as Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in 2010. He was formerly the California State Historic Preservation Officer from 2004-2012

Karen Jacques has lived in the Central City of Sacramento for over thirty years and is a long-time preservationist and neighborhood activist. Karen and her husband have rehabbed nine historic buildings in the Central City, doing most of the work themselves. She founded the Midtown Neighborhood Association (formerly Winn Park/Capitol Avenue) in 1991.

Paula Peper is a nationally recognized, award winning ecologist, tree expert, historian, author, urban forest researcher, and retired United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service employee.

Picture: An artist rendition of what the West Steps of the Capitol would look like.


All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a day prior to the start of the program. Click on the link included in that email to view the program live on Mar 2nd at 6:00PM.

Registration is required. First come, first serve. A system capacity limit may be necessary.


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Non-Member - $5

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