Coalition Leaders Release Statements Praising Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for Action on Homelessness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2022
Contact: Matt Rexroad

Sacramento, CA – Today, leaders of Sacramentans for Safe and Clean Streets and Neighborhoods, released statements praising the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for taking decisive action on the homelessness crisis facing Sacramento County.

Joshua Wood, CEO of Sacramento Region Business Association stated “Thank you to all five of our County Supervisors for understanding that encampments are a danger to the unhoused and our community at large. This was an important first-step in addressing the homeless crisis. We hope this is just a first step, as County and City leaders seek to work together to advance solutions that make our community safer for everyone.” 

Amanda Blackwood, President and CEO of the Sac Metro Chamber, stated “Adopting these ordinances demonstrates that the County is taking a hands-on approach to solving homelessness and will be a willing partner moving forward. While there is much work left to do, this week’s action represents a solid starting point and we look forward to bringing City and County leaders together in the future to take additional steps forward on this issue.”

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted two anti-camping ordinances that will make it easier to clear dangerous and unsanitary homeless encampments along the American River Parkway, Dry Creek Parkway, and near shelters, libraries, and schools.

Sac Metro Chamber and Region Business are leaders of Sacramentans for Safe and Clean Streets and Parks, a countywide coalition of business, law enforcement, community activists, and labor, formed to advocate for and support action on homelessness by the City and County of Sacramento.

Blackwood and Wood are both available for media inquiries. Requests should be directed to          matt@strategyinsightshq.com.

For more information, please visit www.safestreetsforsac.org

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