Supporting Our Neighborhoods
We Need Strong Neighborhoods
Our diverse and unique neighborhoods are fundamental to what makes Sacramento special. I bought my first home in Tahoe Park, where my wife Julie and I started our family. When Tahoe Park was having trouble with gangs and crime, I joined with my neighbors to create the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association, and they elected me as the first President. That’s how I started in public service. I understand the attention our neighborhoods need to flourish and thrive. Strong neighborhoods are essential to the quality of life we enjoy in Sacramento.
Making Our Neighborhoods A Priority
In the 1990’s, the City Council created the Neighborhood Services Division as a central place for neighborhood services, prioritizing issues and working closely with neighborhood leaders. As Mayor, I want to grow our city’s economic base so that we have funding in our budget for neighborhood programs and services.
We can and should improve neighborhood services, including community input and engagement. As Mayor, I will meet with neighborhood organizations throughout the city and listen to what they need. Not only will this help the Mayor and City Council better understand our city but it will ensure neighborhood leaders can also learn from one another about programs and policies that are working in their areas.