Sac City Council and the Mayor are pushing a vote of support for
$100 million of Measure A funds for a new Mobility Center
Friends and advocates,
At this Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, the Mayor will ask the city council to vote on a resolution to commit up to $100 million for the California Mobility Center, a "state-of-the-art mobility industry acceleration facility on university land [Sac State]
that will help start-up companies bring their offerings to market faster."
There are a number of things about this that are wrong:
- Measure A has not been voted on yet.
- It is unclear if the Mayor has the authority to determine where $100 million dollars of the revenue from the measure might go. While this vote is not binding, it will set the stage for approving this money for the Mobility Center, if the measure passes.
- There has been no open public engagement. Don't we, shouldn't we have a voice in determining how to better use these funds?
Regardless of where you stand on this Measure A, the Mayor singlehandedly committing up to $100 million for one project that advances car technologies and calling it a win for climate is...outrageous. This amount of money could improve the quality of life in Sacramento for so many neighborhoods and instead, could jump start the implementation of the CAAP.
We ask you to:
Take a few minutes to leave a voicemail for your council member, send them an email, or leave a comment saying "oppose" in the comment portal. If you have time, please consider calling in (through Zoom) and making a verbal comment opposing this resolution. The 5pm agenda is short and this is the last item, so it should come up relatively early.