The Measure U Advisory Committee, which helps provide oversight for the spending of Sacramento’s new one-cent sales tax, held its first meeting April 29 and selected its chair and vice chair.
Flojaune Cofer will serve as chair of the committee, which consists of 15 members (nine appointed by Mayor and Council and six by the Personnel & Public Committee).
Kimberly Williams will serve as vice chair.
Cofer was nominated by Councilmember Jay Schenirer to represent District 5 on the committee. She works as the Senior Director of Policy for Public Health Advocates, and is responsible for promoting state and local policies addressing chronic disease and trauma. She also serves on the Active Transportation Commission and the Mayors’ Commission on Climate Change.
Working with a Sacramento group of activists known as The Table, Cofer helped craft the idea for the Measure U Community Advisory Committee.
Williams was recommended for appointment by District 7 Councilmember Rick Jennings. She is an incubator lead for the Black Child Legacy Campaign and is also the Hub Director for the Building Healthy Community Initiative, which was formed to increase health disparities in some of Sacramento’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. She has worked in the youth development field more more than 20 years and managed multiple programs and initiatives with the goal of improving youth outcomes.
Williams previously served as president and chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.
The Measure U Advisory Committee will hear spending proposals and make recommendations to the City Council, which will make the final decisions on Measure U expenditures.
The committee is looking to formalize its 2019 meeting schedule, but has set times for its next three meetings, held at City Hall and open to the public:
- 6 p.m. May 15
- 6 p.m. June 12
- 6 p.m. July 29