On October 26th, from 5 PM to 7 PM, La Familia is holding an event at the Maple Neighborhood Center about the proposed Measure U tax plan that is said to be renewing the old 2012 plan but adding an additional half-cent to the old one making the new tax a one-cent sales tax.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg will be there to answer any questions about Measure U, and as an avid supporter of the proposal he will tell you how this tax would benefit people rather than hurt them. There will also be food provided.

We interviewed  about what he thinks about the bill passing, he said, “Me personally, I am voting no, and I would encourage anyone who is on a fixed income to also vote no,” said Jrmar Jefferson, candidate for U.S. Congress, and local resident opposed to Measure U. “If you are a union worker and you are wealthy, influential, you live in a nice house, I would expect and encourage you to vote yes, because  you probably own the union, corporations, and jobs they’d employ workers to give them a living wage.”

“We don’t have enough of a resource base to invest more in youth and community in the first place,” said Mayor Steinberg when asked why he thinks Measure U would benefit Sacramento and its youth residents. “What we’re trying to do with Measure U is to lift the neighborhoods, work with the private sector, and make more jobs.”

So what side do you fall on? Still undecided? Go to The Maple Neighborhood Center on October 26th to ask the mayor any questions about Measure U before voting.