Meet The Candidates:  Angelique Ashby

Hotel To Be Converted Into Shelter

By Antonio R. Harvey | OBSERVER Staff Writer Sacramento Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, in partnership with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and Jamboree Housing Corporation, have put together their own siting unhoused plan. Last week, the collaborators announced plans for a homeless housing project, a conversion of a hotel, in Ashby’s Council…

City deliberates over gang prevention funding

By Antonio R. Harvey | OBSERVER Staff Writer The Sacramento City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday to move into a “workshop format” to further discuss funding that would supply community-based organizations that deliver gang prevention in the city. The workshop will delay approval of $ 1 million allocated to a half-dozen non-profit organizations that specialize in…

“Essential Worker Childcare” City Launches Childcare Aid

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby announced last week the launch of a free “Essential Worker Childcare” program for first responders, health care workers and essential City of Sacramento employees. Starting March 23, 350 childcare slots for children ages 5 to 12 were up and running at eight community…