Strong Mayor Measure Presentation

Tuesday 9/22 at 6pm on Zoom

Everyone is welcome to virtually join in on Tuesday 9/22 for a presentation on the 2020 Strong Mayor Measure at the ECOS Board Meeting!

  • Julia Burrows, Senior Policy Advisor to Sacramento Mayor Steinberg, will present for “Yes on Measure A”
  • Heather Fargo, former Sacramento Mayor, will present for “No on Measure A”
  • Followed by Q & A

Meeting starts at 6:00 pm | Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Zoom Meeting ID: 818 6537 7865
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81865377865 | Call-in: 1-669-900-6833
ECOS Board Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of odd-numbered months.

Here’s a link to the agenda: https://www.ecosacramento.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/2020/09/2020-09-Sept-22-ECOS-Board-Meeting-Agenda.pdf

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Councilmembers back call for community benefit ‘commitments’ on Aggie Square

September 18, 2020 | By Felicia Alvarez | Sacramento Business Journal

Two Sacramento city councilmembers, Jay Schenirer and Eric Guerra, are backing a call to prevent gentrification near Aggie Square.

Aggie Square is the University of California Davis’ planned satellite campus in Sacramento. The $1.1 billion, 25-acre project would fill land the university owns near Stockton Boulevard and Broadway with over 1 million square feet of research, wet lab, commercial space and housing.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2020/09/18/councilmembers-back-community-benefit-aggie-square.html

Click here to read the full article.

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A $1.1 billion project will mean thousands of jobs in Sacramento. Will renters be displaced?

By Theresa Clift | September 14, 2020 | The Sacramento Bee

Guadalupe Del Angel-Garcia moved into her North Oak Park apartment 14 years ago. Three years ago, her rent was about $800 a month. Now it’s $1,100.

The rent is increasingly difficult for her family to pay, especially since her husband was laid off from his restaurant job due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Oak Park is home. She’s lived there more than two decades and belongs to a close-knit community through her church.

When she heard about Aggie Square, a sprawling new project bringing thousands of jobs to the UC Davis Medical Center about a mile away, she was deeply concerned.

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to learn how ECOS is involved in trying to get UC Davis to uphold the community development principles taught in their classes and make sure Aggie Square doesn’t cause more displacement in Sacramento’s underserved neighborhoods.


Image by Leroy Skalstad from Pixabay

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