SACRAMENTO – Councilmember-elect Rick Jennings today endorsed Measure L, the measure on the November ballot he says will improve Sacramento’s system of government.
“Now is the right time for Sacramento to take this important step,” said Councilmember-Elect Rick Jennings. “After listening to my constituents throughout the campaign, it’s clear that the people of Sacramento demand a form of government that is more accountable and more transparent. Measure L ensures that voters have the power to elect the CEO of the city. That means more democracy for every Sacramento voter.”
Councilmember-Elect Jennings endorsed Yes on Measure L after hosting a neighborhood event on the topic last night at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library. Almost a hundred community members attended the event where presentations were made followed by a robust discussion.
“What surprised a lot of my constituents is that our form of government hasn’t been updated in 93 years and that most big cities in California already have a Mayor-Council form of government,” Councilmember-Elect Jennings commented. “When we broke down what was actually a part of Measure L and how it was crafted from more than 6 years of public input, the consensus was that this Measure will create real checks and balances at City Hall. The residents asked if we could hold similar forums in other parts of the district to provide everyone with more information on Measure L.”