June 26th, 2020
The Build.Black. Coalition has met with Measure U Community Advisory Committee member leadership to review data and discuss shared priorities. Following this conversation, we place our full support behind the Committee’s demand to the city to return $45.7 million to the Committee to fund its recommendations for direct investment in Sacramento’s most under-resourced communities. This is the full amount of Measure U funds that have been redirected to support internal operations of city departments. Returned funds should come from the general budget, which is buoyed by Measure U revenue and supports police, fire, economic development and other city services.
The Build.Black. Coalition looks forward to continuing to support the work of the Measure U Community Advisory Committee to help build equity and justice in Sacramento’s neighborhoods.
In solidarity with community,
Malaki Seku Amen, California Urban Partnership
Cassandra H.B. Jennings, Greater Sacramento Urban League
Derrell Roberts, Roberts Family Development Center
Ryan McClinton, Sacramento Area Congregations Together
Gabby Trejo, Sacramento Area Congregations Together
Pastor Les Simmons, South Sacramento Christian Center
Chet P. Hewitt, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Kindra Montgomery-Block, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Berry Accius, Voice of the Youth
Read Sacramento city leaders, listen and pay up: That police money is owed to those who need it by Marcos Bretón in The Sacramento Bee.