APA Speaker Series

Presented by Sacramento Valley Section APA (American Planning Association) and Caltrans

DO THE RIGHT THING

As planning, design, and community development professionals, most of us chose our professions because we want to “Do the Right Thing.” But when you’re working to solve complicated, multi-faceted challenges like climate change, the housing crisis, and structural inequities, with many stakeholders and limited resources and power, determining what that right thing is can be hard to define. And once defined, it can be even harder to implement. By bringing together diverse perspectives from various disciplines, industries, and backgrounds, this Speaker Series will explore this notion of what it means to “do the right thing,” how there isn’t one right answer, and how we can use these ideas to connect to a sense of purpose, challenge the norm, and collectively work towards a common goal.

All sessions will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please check in prior to 9:30 a.m.
Join us for networking after each session from 11:30 to Noon
West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento
Free parking at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (behind Walgreens)
A Live Streaming option is available for all sessions at the same price as attending in person.

Click here to view the speaker series flyer.

Sacramento Investment Without Displacement ACTION Alert 2/27/2024

ACTION ALERT: Attend Upcoming City Council CBAO Workshop on Feb 27 or Submit a Letter Sign-On

Dear Sacramento Investment Without Displacement (SIWD) Allies,

Please attend and/or send an organizational representative to the upcoming City Council Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance (CBAO) workshop happening Tuesday February 27, 2024 at 2pm at City Hall. SIWD partners will be attending this workshop and are calling all our coalition partners and community members’ voices to have a presence at this meeting.

If you are unable to attend or send a representative, please consider signing on to the SIWD letter (linked below) and/or submit your own letter on your organization’s letterhead by next Monday February 26, 2024.

See below for more details and steps you can take today.

WHAT: Attend the Upcoming City Council Workshop or Sign on to the SIWD Letter (see attached)
WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2pm
WHERE: City Hall, 915 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

WHY: The Sacramento Investment Without Displacement coalition has spent the last four years working with the City of Sacramento to establish a Community Benefits Agreement Ordinance for Council consideration. In the most recent and updated CBAO (view the posting here on the City’s CBAO website) most of SIWD’s demands to ensure that community voice is at the table have NOT been met nor included in the CBAO drafts. We are asking our SIWD partners, our trusted messengers, serving our most vulnerable, to help push these demands to be included in the City’s CBAO. Your leadership and support is critical to establishing a true CBAO that will include community voices at the decision-making table and ensure that benefits come back to the community in future developments.

Steps to attend the workshop or sign on to our SIWD letter:

  1. If you or someone from your organization will be attending the workshop and would like to join our SIWD partners for an in-person prep lunch/rally from 12:30-1:30pm right before the workshop at the Civic Thread office, please RSVP at this link here. We will walk over to city hall as a group and attend the CBAO workshop.
  2. Review the SIWD template letter and sign on at this link OR submit your own letter via your organization’s letterhead by 5pm Monday, February 26, 2024.

In Community,

Sacramento Investment Without Displacement Members

ECOS Letter re City of Sacramento Draft Climate Action & Adaptation Plan

On August 23, 2023, ECOS submitted a letter regarding the City of Sacramento Draft Climate Action & Adaptation Plan.

Our main comments are as follows:

  • The Plan should be upfront about its financial cost and clearly prioritize City actions according to cost-effectiveness in terms of emissions reductions per dollar.
  • The Plan should address funding for underground infrastructure needed for infill development.
  • The Plan should commit to preserving the Sacramento County Urban Services Boundary, which was put into place in 1993 to prevent greenfield development.

You can view our complete comments in our letter. Click here to read the letter.

We look forward to engaging with the City of Sacramento as the Climate Action & Adaptation Plan advances, in order to help make this plan the best as it can be for the present and future residents of the City of Sacramento.

ECOS Letter re City of Sacramento Draft General Plan Update

On August 23, 2023, ECOS submitted a letter regarding the City of Sacramento Draft General Plan Update.

Our main comments concerning the GPU are as follows:

  • The General Plan should include funding plans and a method of prioritizing projects based on funding availability.
  • New street standards for transit, tree canopy, and walkability should be connected to the Street Classification System to ensure uniform Citywide implementation.
  • The Plan should remove the Special Study Area in Natomas Basin and restore the protections to Biological Resources present in the 2015 GPU.

You can view our complete arguments in our letter. Click here to read the letter.

We look forward to engaging with the City as the General Plan Update advances, in order to help make this plan as best as it can be for the present and future residents of the City of Sacramento.