SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Dozens of downtown Sacramento enterprise and property homeowners signed a letter addressed to Mayor Darrell Steinberg demanding consideration to what they’re calling ‘extreme and worsening’ situations downtown.
The letter was created by The Downtown Sacramento Partnership and signed by 58 enterprise and property homeowners and civic leaders.
Anna Rodriguez owns ‘Odd Cookie Bakery Cafe and Bar’ on ninth Road. She signed the letter involved that her enterprise is in peril of closing down if a change doesn’t occur quickly.
“I imply it’s a miracle we now have lasted this lengthy,” Rodriguez mentioned.
Her restaurant is surrounded by shut down and boarded up companies. Moreover the blight, crime can be an enormous concern.
“It’s simply getting worse and worse,” Rodriguez mentioned. “So yeah, it’s scary. You don’t need folks feeling that approach after they can go different locations.”
The three-page letter asks the mayor for quick motion to scrub and clear public proper of how, and deal with public questions of safety “contributing to extreme and worsening situations in Sacramento’s downtown core.”
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“When the letter was first introduced to me, it’s like completely I’ll signal it,” Rodriguez mentioned. “I’m one hundred pc behind it.”
Mayor Steinberg responded to the letter with an announcement studying partially:
“We take the issues expressed by our downtown companies very significantly and are formulating an in depth response emphasizing well being and security.”
The Downtown Partnership studies assaults not involving weapons are up 150% this yr. Rodriguez has an worker who was stabbed downtown two weeks in the past.
“He’s okay, however clearly it was very scary and now he’s not working as a result of he’s recovering,” Rodriguez mentioned.
A downtown enterprise specializing in sweets, in search of a way of security.
“I’m simply hoping that someone is available in and fixes this space,” Rodriguez mentioned.
A lot of huge companies additionally signed the letter to the mayor, together with the Sacramento Kings.