SAVE Sacramento launched to Support Accountability, community Voice and Ethics in our City Government
A coalition of business and community leaders, Labor, and the Democratic Party of Sacramento County announced today that they are joining together to preserve and protect Sacramento’s community-oriented government structure and stop the poorly-drafted, so called Strong-Mayor initiative that, if passed, would give Sacramento a Boss instead of a mayor. The coalition will use the name SAVE Sacramento, an acronym for Support Accountability, Voice, and Ethics in Sacramento.
SAVE Sacramento will launch its new website, www.bossmayor.com, today at 4 pm. It will enable Sacramentans to learn the truth about the initiative drafted in secret by the attorneys for Sacramentans for Accountable Government. This Boss Mayor Initiative, put on the ballot by SAG’s paid petition-gatherers, would give Sacramento’s mayor more power than any mayor in the country. Among its many deficiencies, the initiative does not include common accountability provisions like term limits or an ethics commission. The initiative would also give a Boss mayor power to hire and fire any of 5,000 city employees at any time, for any reason.
SAVE Sacramento founding member, Anna Molander said, “Sacramento’s unique communities need a voice in city hall. Our council-manager government gives every Sacramento neighborhood representation and a chance for its needs to be heard. SAG’s Boss Mayor Initiative will strip away any opportunity for regular citizens to have a voice in governing our beautiful, unique, and world-class city.”
SAVE Sacramento supports an open, transparent, inclusive city government that recognizes the importance of giving our unique neighborhoods and communities a voice in city hall.
Molander also stated that “SAVE Sacramento is committed to reaching out to all Sacramentans.” Details can be found at www.bossmayor.com.