In-person City Council meetings

Sacramento City Council

April 28, 2022

Dear Mayor Steinberg and City Council-

We are writing as neighborhood associations and community organizations asking that the Sacramento City Council return to open meetings where Council members and the public are able to be present together.

We feel public in-person meetings offer more transparency and accountability on the part of the city and the Council as they sit directly with their constituents.

We do support a hybrid model in which City Council members attend in person at City Hall and the public is allowed to participate both in person and virtually. This would maximize the number of constituents who can participate in this important part of community engagement. We note that the County Supervisors have adopted a hybrid model for their meetings.

As Sacramento schools, businesses and public events return to in-person access, it is time City Council follow suit and open the process within the next month.

Sincerely,

Valley View Acres Neighbors Working Together

Robla Parks Neighborhood Association

Del Paso Heights Community Association

Noralto Neighbors United

Woodlake Preservation

Natomas Community Association

East Sacramento Preservation

Bless Child Community Association

Deerfield Mesa Grande Neighborhood

Meadowview Neighborhood Association

Save Sacramento Neighborhoods

Land Park Community Association

Sacramento Planning and Design Commission

April 28, 2022

Dear Sacramento Planning Commissioners-

We are writing as neighborhood associations and community organizations asking that the City of Sacramento Planning and Design Commission return to open meetings where commissioners and the public are able to be present together.

We feel public in-person meetings offer more transparency and accountability on the part of the city and the Planning and Design Commission.

We do support a hybrid model in which Planning and Design Commission members attend in person at City Hall and the public is allowed to participate both in person and virtually. This would maximize the number of constituents who can participate in this important part of community engagement. We note that the County Supervisors have adopted a hybrid model for their meetings.

As Sacramento schools, businesses and public events return to in-person access, it is time the Planning and Design Commission follow suit and open the process within the next month.

Sincerely,

Valley View Acres Neighbors Working Together

Robla Parks Neighborhood Association

Del Paso Heights Community Association

Noralto Neighbors United

Woodlake Preservation

Natomas Community Association

East Sacramento Preservation

Bless Child Community Association

Deerfield Mesa Grande Neighborhood

Meadowview Neighborhood Association

Save Sacramento Neighborhoods