About

Mission

East Sacramento Preservation Neighborhood Association is a grass roots group. We are determined to:

  • protect  the quality of life and the unique appeal of residential neighborhoods;
  • unite to preserve residential character, to maintain and expand the urban tree canopy;
  • defend the health of our environment and the safety of our streets;
  • preserve safe neighborhoods that are bicycle friendly, walkable, and tree lined for future generations.

Vision

We want:

  • to see city officials who are sensitive and supportive of our mission goals;
  • genuine transparency in the municipal process so citizens are informed and heard.

Where the  process is broken we want it fixed; where it works we want to ensure that it works for everyone.

Values

  • Service
  • Truthfulness
  • Activism
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability

Federal and state tax authorities recognize East Sacramento Preservation as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity and Educational Corporation.

8 Responses to About

  1. Terry Kastanis says:

    I’m concerned about the terrible condition our local streets have become due to construction projects. Specifically, 39th between H and J streets due to the construction of the school. I think the builder /developer should be required to completely repave that portion of that project, particularly 39th Street. Patching the pavement cuts results in a perpetual problem. Also, on the same topic, M & M Electric is doing an awful job of patching Folsom Boulevard. Many of their patches have become pot holes! ESP should contact the City about these problems.

    • admin says:

      East Sacramento Preservation agrees with you! Please sign up for our email feed. We are working diligently to address East Sacramento traffic and street conditions.

  2. Stephanie D. says:

    I know that scavengers are prevalent in East Sacramento. I have been woken up at 3 and 4am by men rummaging in the recycling bins located behind my apartment building. I have spoken with some of them and understand that they are trying to make a buck. However, I also know that the city has regulations against scavenging and it even reads on garbage and recycle bins that scavenging is not allowed (though this is not a deterrent). With budget cuts, this issue is not the city’s top priority, but I was wondering if it is still a concern of our elected representatives.

  3. James says:

    I don’t even live in east sac, and I hate the idea of what they are doing. Is there something more we can do? The city is lately just “throwing” random pieces of cement in our streets, buildings and “communities” wherever they feel like it, just to make money. And to heck with who was there before or who will be stuck in the mess thereafter. We have to stop them, to make them respect us enough to know they don’t have the right. One thing we need to stop them from doing is framing it as helping the community or for the benefit of people. People will start believing that many of these “projects” are just for money and profit, when things become more obviously irrational.
    One day you will say a Wal-mart on all 4 corners, a starbucks on top of another one, or cement in the middle of the road too narrow for a car to get through, and it will be a city project designed for our benefit while a couple guys get rich quietly.

  4. James says:

    I don’t even live in east sac, and I hate the idea of what they are doing. Is there something more we can do? The city is lately just “throwing” random pieces of cement in our streets, constructing buildings and “communities” wherever they feel like it, just to make money. And to heck with who was there before or who will be stuck in the mess thereafter. We have to stop them, to make them respect us enough to know they don’t have the right. One thing we need to stop them from doing is framing it as helping the community or for the benefit of people. People will start believing that many of these “projects” are just for money and profit, when things become more obviously irrational.
    One day you will say a Wal-mart on all 4 corners, a starbucks on top of another one, or cement in the middle of the road too narrow for a car to get through, and it will be a city project designed for our benefit while a couple guys get rich quietly.

  5. Cyrus says:

    Hello,
    I was in east sac today and seen the signs about this and decided to see what all the fuss was about this Mckinley village.
    I will start with do not be offended by anything I am about to say. I only looking for an open dialog about the issue at hand.
    I’m from the east coast and think most Californians are nuts. I will elaborate on this thought.
    First point, in the mission statement it is stated that you(the group) want to expand the urban tree canopy. I looked at google earth of the area going back 10 years. I notice that there are no new trees in that area. Looking at the designs plans of McVillage looks like they are planning to put in a lot of trees. Thus expanding the urban tree canopy.
    Second Point, in the mission statement it is stated that you(the group) want to preserve safe neighborhoods that are bicycle friendly, walkable, and tree lined for future generations. Looking at the plans this could be a problem for the 40th St. entry. There is a solution that could reduce the volume of traffic to that area. talk to the developer to have them move that entry to move that entry point to Lanatt St. Then have the city put a light there.. The A St side is no mans land. The plan has some development for that side also.
    Last Point, and the main reason for the nuts comment. I been in CA for 1 year and there is this thing call Prop 13 dated 1978. The idea behind it was damn awesome, but the growth of the state was never factored into the workings of this prop. Really the survival of the local government is dependant on new homes. There will be some on that was say “Well… we need less government.” That might have some merit, but have you ever live in a place with less government. People complain about roads… pay extra taxes. That we all know is not going to happen.
    Why are you(the group) pushing an agenda that keeps money off the table?

    A tree or some more money?

    I hope to talk about this some more with yawl

  6. Brendan says:

    I have a question: are the concerns of this organization just a smokescreen for the fear that an expansion in the housing supply will lower median home prices in the area via simple supply and demand analysis?

    • admin says:

      No, no smokescreen. Our concerns are real and true. But this in ANOTHER fact about the project. Thanks for writing.

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