Please note that the exact timing of this agenda item is tentative. Please let us know what time is most accessible for you by responding to the poll in the discussion section.
This is a call to action to attend the Sac County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 17th to comment in support of the Environmental Justice Element. If you are not comfortable giving public testimony, your presence still matters! If you cannot attend, you can submit online comments on this agenda item (stay tuned for instructions).
Join us on December 17th, to show the Sacramento Board of Supervisors that access to affordable, healthy food matters, and that Sacramento County deserves a food system where workers are treated fairly, there is equal access to economic opportunity, and communities have a clean environment to thrive in.
Haven’t heard about the Environmental Justice Element? Since 2017, the county department of planning and environmental review embarked on a landmark effort to address health and resource disparities within Sacramento County. After more than 18 months of research, policy development, and public outreach, they have developed a framework to address environmental injustices in Sac County.
This is a big step in working to improve health outcomes and livelihoods in a strategic way, by addressing issues like healthy food access, safe and sanitary housing, air quality, and walk and bike friendly communities as interconnected and historically rooted issues.
– We need Sacramento County to make a commitment to promoting fair economic opportunity for people of color, and low income families, especially within the food system.
– We demand that this work be done only in partnership with community based organizations in the county’s identified Environmental Justice communities (North Highlands, South Sacramento, West Arden Arcade, North Vineyard), and beyond.
– It’s important that communities show up in support of the Environmental Justice Element, to show the Board of Supervisors that this work is worthy of continued financial and moral investment from the county.
For more information, please contact Matthew at coordinator [at] sacfoodpolicy [dot] org.