Sacramento’s Office of Nighttime Economy has released a new report detailing the city’s nightlife, entertainment + how and where its residents get together to have fun.
While the city has a bustling nightlife scene, officials — in partnership with the nonprofit Responsible Hospitality Institute — took an in-depth look across 26 meetings with ~100 people at some of the challenges Sacramento currently faces, as well as how they can be addressed.
Some of the study’s key takeaways include:
- Lavender Heights is a showcase of pride in place + displays the diversity of the city.
- Sacramento has a plethora of high-quality entertainment, restaurants, and venues for residents to socialize.
- Venues in suburban areas like Folsom and Roseville can be perceived as safer due to better lit areas + fewer vacant buildings.
- There is difficulty in finding performance spaces for some acts, due in part to misunderstandings from both law enforcement and event space owners.
The (potential) solution
- Create a ride share hub in Midtown to facilitate safe transportation home for residents, as well as reduce traffic.
- Incentivizing local businesses to get involved in events.
- Establish an advisory organization for venue operators for more consistency.
City officials plan to assemble a leadership summit and review the recommendations made by the study.