Rally at the Board of Supervisors
SACRAMENTO, CA: On August 8 there was a rally at the County Building where the Sacramento Board of Supervisors had scheduled a hearing concerning the deal they were proposing with the Building Industry Association to modify the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance. About 200 outraged community members filed into the Board of Supervisors chambers and presented the Supervisors with an open letter protesting changes to the ordinance without a full and public process. The signatures of over 1000 individuals and organizations were on the letters.

People from all walks of life, including poor people and community leaders; homemakers and business owners; ministers and elected officials such as State Senator Darrel Steinberg and Assemblymember Dave Jones have signed the letter.

To name just a few of the organizations that have signed: Californians for Disability Rights; Environment Council of Sacramento; League of Women Voters; Loaves & Fishes; Sierra Club; Paratransit; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee: Sacramento Area Congregations Together; Mustard Seed School; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church; St. Francis Church Social Justice Group; NAACP; Turning Point Community Services, and Wellspring Women’s Center.

Individuals and groups may still sign the letter on-line at Sacramento Housing Alliance’s website: www.sachousingalliance.org. (As of September 1, 2007)