Nearly 200 people apply for spots on Measure U committee
Sacramento responded enthusiastically to the call to serve on the Measure U Community Advisory Committee, with 188 residents submitting applications by Wednesday’s deadline.
Eight additional applications were deemed ineligible for various reasons, and 38 applications were started but not completed in time.
On Jan. 18, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and members of the City Council are expected to make recommendations for their nine appointees, who will be chosen from each Council district. An additional six members will be appointed by the Personnel & Public Employees Committee, based on the following criteria:
One member between 16 and 24 years old
One member with professional experience in affordable housing, homelessness and rental housing issues
One member representing a taxpayer organization
One member with professional experience in business, economic development or workforce development
One member with professional experience in community trauma, mental health or community-based crime reduction
One member with professional experience with youth-focused adult education, public health or environmental justice organizations
The Personnel & Public Employees committee will interview candidates on Feb. 5 or Feb. 19. The Council is expected to confirm the appointees at its meeting on March 5, 2019.
The Community Advisory Committee is responsible for providing recommendations on how to allocate Measure U resources to support inclusive community economic development to the City Council, which will make the final decisions. Committee members also will advise the City Council on priorities and review the performance of Measure U expenditures.