So you need the Perl programmer to sit in Sacramento, visit Sacramento, or be able to do work in Sacramento? Do you need an expert, a professional, or just someone who can write Perl? Those two lists start with outrageously expensive and almost impossible to find, then work down to moderately expensive and readily available. If you want a PerlMonger to sit in Sacramento, you are probably looking at five digit numbers per week. If you want a moderately talented Perl user that can work remotely, you might be able to find one for a three digit number per week. You probably have a number of price choices in between.
If you can give me a better idea of what you want in terms of Perl skills and Sacramento residency, I can probably steer you in a more appropriate direction for finding a person that can help you.
In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.