At the SVD August General Meeting, our members voted to endorse CA Proposition 19: the Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment. “Prop 19 is a positive step to make housing more affordable and accessible for families, seniors, and victims of wildfire, while closing an unfair tax loophole that will generate hundreds of millions in needed revenue for local school districts, fire districts as well as cities and counties to help fund emergency responders, homeless services and affordable housing, hospitals, public health programs, and other vital services.” – Toni Atkins, State Senate President pro Tempore.
At the SVD August General Meeting, our members voted to endorse “Sonoma County United in Crisis,” an initiative that calls on local government to prioritize meeting residents’ basic needs. More info at: http://socounitedincrisis.org/
June, 12, 2020: Letter to Mayor Logan Harvey. City of Sonoma
Dear Mayor Harvey:
On behalf of the Executive Board of he Sonoma Valley Democrats, I want to sincerely thank you for taking the “Mayor’s Pledge” to review Sonoma’s use of force policies; engage our community by including a diverse range of input, experiences, and stories in your review; report
the findings of your review to our community and seek feedback; and to reform our community’s police use of force policies.
We also thank you for stepping up during the current COVID-19 pandemic to provide leadership and personal commitment by actions such as helping to distribute food to those in need. In addition, we commend your energy and passion in standing for racial justice and actively working to provide a safe environment for peaceful protest in Sonoma.
We stand with you for in these actions and are grateful to have you working for our community!
Sincerely, Beth G. Hadley, President, Sonoma Valley Democrats