On her first day in office, newly sworn-in Sacramento City Councilmember Mai Vang has laid out her plan to take immediate action and address the COVID-19-related questions and needs of her constituents. This series of town hall meetings, held virtually to ensure safety and accessibility, will be held in mid-January of 2021 and be open to all — although residents of District 8 will have priority.

With her background in public health, having obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles, Vang is focused on immediate actions she and the city can take to address the impact of the pandemic on District 8 residents.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have families unable to pay their rent and worried about being evicted. Parents are struggling to support their children and small business owners who might not survive another shutdown,” said Vang. “On the campaign, I promised to do absolutely everything I could to support these folks – our friends and neighbors. While we can’t be there in person, my staff and I will be holding virtual town halls and weekly office hours to connect residents to resources, listen to their needs, and get through the crisis together.”

The series of Virtual Town Halls will focus on specific community driven-topics, which may include housing, worker protections, youth/senior needs, small business needs, and local neighborhood organizations and nonprofits. 

Additional details will be announced in the near future. Contact Communications Director Ryan Brown at rkbrown@cityofsacramento.org for more information.

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Mai Vang was elected to a four-year term on the Sacramento City Council in 2020 and represents the city’s Eighth District, which includes the neighborhoods of Meadowview, Parkway, Valley Hi, and North Laguna.

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