Join us for virtual Community Conversations every 3rd Saturday

Jul 17 2021
Date: Jul 17 | 10:00am
Category: Community

Please join the City of Sacramento and Sacramento County as we host monthly virtual community conversations with residents, businesses and elected officials to discuss how fines and fees impact their lives.

The virtual conversations occur every third Saturday of the month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. We have had Vice Mayor Jay Schenirer, Councilmember Mai Vang, Councilmember Guerra and Board of Supervisor Patrick Kennedy attend previous Community Conversations.  These conversations are part of the Cities & Counties for Fine and Fee Justice reform program that Sacramento City and County last May were chosen to join to reform harmful fines and fees that have detrimental impacts on low-income residents and people of color.

Residents and businesses will also be asked to take a survey to help the City and County determine which fines and fees have the most impact to them. City staff have engaged different City departments to gather and identify opportunities for fine and fee reduction and reform, including City Police, Community Development, Public Works, Finance, Utilities, Fire, Youth Parks & Community Enrichment, and Convention and Cultural Services Departments.

City and County staff will analyze community input to determine which fines and fees should be considered for reform and will seek approval from City Council and Sacramento County later on in the year.

City and County leadership has committed to reforming at least three fines and fees.

Residents with personal stories about the impacts experienced due to fines and fees are encouraged to attend these virtual events. We will be identifying key community stakeholders to help us engage hard to reach populations and can provide stipends to those in need and impacted. Please share this invite, as you deem appropriate.  

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Register Here or Find Out More: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/fines-fees

 

Please take the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MQ8B2GN

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For information about this initiative, please contact the City’s Community Engagement Team at CE@cityofsacramento.org.