Congratulations to the newly elected Sacramento Community Land Trust incorporating board!

Just over a year in the making, the Sacramento Community Land Trust took a big step forward last night, electing eight incorporating board members. This includes four members who identify as from historically discriminated backgrounds, an important aspect of the bylaws.

Congratulations to the new board!

Historically Discriminated Members:

  • Terry Collins II
  • Kellie Todd Griffin
  • Russell Rawlings
  • Katherine Valenzuela

General Members:

  • Jarrod Fischer
  • Michael Gill
  • Dillon Miner
  • Rose Cabral
Sacramento CLT Board
Back Row: Terry Collins II, Michael Gill, Kellie Todd Griffin, Jarrod Fischer, Dillon Miner         Front Row: Rose Cabral, Katherine Valenzuela (Not pictured: Russell Rawlings)

Thanks to everyone who applied to be on the board and everyone who participated in the voting process. We can’t wait to see how this board builds a strong foundation for the Sacramento Community Land Trust!

Sacramento Community Land Trust Incorporating Board Draft Bylaws

Apply to be on the Sacramento Community Land Trust Incorporating Board!

Do you know someone who has been relocated from their home? Want to make a difference in your neighborhood? Interested in learning more about how the community land trust can be part of the solution to our housing crisis?

If you answered yes to any of these questions please consider joining the Sacramento Community Land Trust incorporating board. Some of the foundation work has been completed and we are ready for you to continue the movement on this important issue.

Click here to read the draft bylaws and submit your application: Sacramento Community Land Trust Incorporating Board Application

Mayor Steinberg Visits the Sacramento Neighborhood Coalition

Our April 3rd meeting was an opportunity for the coalition to sit down with Mayor Darrell Steinberg to discuss neighborhood projects, goals and challenges. Being part of the formation of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association in the 1990’s, Mayor  Steinberg has worked at the neighborhood level and showed appreciation for the hard work of everyone in our coalition. Each neighborhood had the chance to highlight their area and the group had a good discussion about things that affect all of our neighborhoods collectively. Thank you Mayor Steinberg for the conversation, we look forward to future collaboration opportunities.

Community Land Trust Convention Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Land Trust Convention. We had an energetic group that spent a full day discussing the specifics of the CLT, including reviewing the draft bylaws, organizational structure and member recruitment! In addition participants received CLT info cards to distribute to community members. Thank you also to Gerine Williams and Sacramento Building Healthy  Communities for providing a delicious lunch!

Video: How do Land Trusts Work?


Community Land Trust Convention

The time has come to dive into the details of our future Community Land Trust. We will be convening the organizations that would like to participate in a community land trust to discuss board requirements, location selection and next steps. This will be an exciting day as we move closer to the reality of having a Community Land Trust in Sacramento! Join us by registering here:


SB 1000

Senate Bill 1000 requires every city and county to adopt an environmental justice element upon the adoption or next revision of its general plan. The environmental justice element must identify:

  • Disadvantaged communities within the jurisdiction of the agency, including both those communities identified by CALEPA for the purpose of allocating cap-and-trade funding and communities with median household incomes below 80 percent of the statewide median.
  • Objectives and policies to reduce the health risks in disadvantaged communities through means that include reducing pollution exposure, improving air quality, and promoting food access, healthier homes, physical activity, and public amenities, as defined.
  • Objectives and policies to promote civil engagement in the public decisionmaking process. SB 1000 defines public amenities to include facilities such as community centers or water and transportation infrastructure, as well as other public services such as fire protection, public lighting, signage, and sidewalks.

Read SB 1000 in its entirety here: SB 1000

Apply Now! Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute.

The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI) is a 6-month leadership program that supports, prepares, and places people of color and other underrepresented community members on targeted, publicly appointed municipal boards and commissions, neighborhood associations and organizational boards that serve, influence and advance equity in South Sacramento.

Application deadline is November 18th. Click on the links below for more information.

Program Flyer

Program Application

Guidelines for nominations

BCLI Priority Seats