Meeting Time: March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

1. City of Sacramento COVID-19 Update and Declaration of State of Emergency [TO BE DELIVERED] File ID: 2020-00385

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    Todd Clobes over 1 year ago

    I strongly oppose the free parking provision. Please encourage people to stay home to reduce the health impact. Keeping businesses open at this time will only exacerbate the healthcare challenge. I support any alternative means to lessen the economic to put local businesses but please do not encourage people to go out.

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    faye Wilson Kennedy over 1 year ago

    The Sacramento Poor People’s Campaign(Sac PPC) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) support the Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness ( SRCEH) COVID-19 & Homelessness recommendations. Thank you.

    Faye Wilson Kennedy

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    Bob Erlenbusch over 1 year ago

    SRCEH generally supports the recommendations but feel the homeless recommendations do not go far enough. I just sent your SRCEH's recommendations that are much more comprehensive- including doubling the amount for sanitation supplies; $1 M for a mobile bathroom/shower program coupled with hand washing/sanitizing stations where homeless people congregate [Loaves & Fishes and C. Chavez Park] and a moratorium on law enforcement sweeps of encampments so that health workers can find sick homeless people. I hope you move on these recommendations today and provide the leadership we need on this crisis. Best, Bob

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    Bill Motmans over 1 year ago

    Unfortunately the text of the Declaration has not been provided for the "special" meeting which the public is not allowed to attend. Before you start handing out taxpayer dollars, please seek further information and clarification about the coronavirus and its effects.

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    JEFF Bk over 1 year ago

    We own a small business in Old Sacramento, and we made the decision beginning on Monday, March 9 to close our store until the threat of infection has passed. We live with family who are at high risk of mortality from coronavirus, and we do not want to place them at risk due to any exposure we may have due to our constant interactions with tourists and visitors from who knows where. It will be necessary for us to pay rent and bills due with credit cards during this time, lasting possibly several months, which would be a huge financial burden on us, and MIGHT PUT US OUT OF BUSINESS. We feel that a ban on evictions for residences AND BUSINESSES due to failure to pay rent because of coronavirus would be very helpful, and will help keep us in business. We also have our annual business license tax due soon, which we wont have the cash on hand to pay now, so any relief which may REDUCE OR DEFER payment of business taxes would also be very welcome news! Thank you for your help.

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    Melanie Saeck PhD over 1 year ago

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we demand the city of Sacramento do the following: 1) Declare an eviction moratorium until the CDC has publicly stated the COVID-19 pandemic is over. 2) Declare a rent freeze for all tenants. 3) Establish a fund to help tenants pay for utilities, including internet service that will be critical as workers are sent home to work remotely. 4) Establish clean and safe housing, with room enough for proper social distancing and staffed with medical and sanitation experts, to help secure the safety and health of our unhoused neighbors. 5) The distribution of safety supplies to all citizens free of charge. Following this link to eComment (the next city council session is closed to the public due to the Governor's directive) and tell the City the time has come for solidarity over profiteering!

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    Kitty Bolte over 1 year ago

    I support the emergency declaration and strongly encourage the city to enact additional provisions to protect tenants during this time, including an eviction moratorium, rent freeze, and emergency fund to help low-income tenants pay utilities or unexpected costs that could result in them being short on rent.

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    Gabriel Mulcaire over 1 year ago

    This is an opportunity for the city to help renters and unhoused people. We are looking to our leaders to step up to protect the most vulnerable among us.

    Please take the following actions:
    1) Declare an eviction moratorium until the CDC has publicly stated the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.
    2) Declare a rent freeze for all tenants.
    3) Establish a fund to help tenants pay for utilities, including internet service that will be critical as workers are sent home to work remotely.
    4) Establish clean and safe housing, with room enough for proper social distancing and staffed with medical and sanitation experts, to help secure the safety and health of our unhoused neighbors.
    5) The distribution of safety supplies to all citizens free of charge.

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    Zoe Kipping over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your leadership in this time. I think wise additional steps to make this more robust and inclusive would be to freeze increases in rent; impose a moratorium on water, power, and gas shut-offs; provide additional funding to area food pantries; establish safe grounds with toilets, showers, and hand washing stations with social workers and nurses/doctors on site to monitor the health of our most vulnerable residents and to connect them with services to get them in doors and in shelter.

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    Elliot Stevenson over 1 year ago

    I fully support protections for tenants in Sacramento to be adopted and enforced immediately. Tenants earn less than landowners and many of them are dependent on hourly work that is both precarious and low-paying. When rent comes due in April, there is no doubt that many of the already incredibly rent burdened tenants of Sacramento will face a crisis. This is a time for solidarity, not profiteering. Accordingly, the city should do the following ASAP: 1) Declare an eviction moratorium until the CDC has publicly stated the COVID-19 pandemic is over. 2) Declare a rent freeze for all tenants. 3) Establish a fund to help tenants pay for utilities, including internet service that will be critical as workers are sent home to work remotely. 4) Establish clean and safe camping grounds, staffed with medical and sanitation experts, to help secure our unhoused neighbors. 5) The distribution of safety supplies to all citizens free of charge.