Here’s what’s next for the voter-passed Measure L supporting youth programming

The Sacramento Children’s Fund – also known as Measure L – was passed by voters last November to support positive youth development and youth violence prevention programs.

As part of its passage, the new Sacramento Children’s Fund Planning and Oversight Commission has been established and is in the process of selecting commissioners.

The City now is looking for a consulting firm to support the creation a five-year strategic investment plan.

Along with the newly seated commissioners, the chosen firm will assist City staff and the Sacramento Youth Commission in developing a plan that supports positive youth development and youth violence prevention programs.

“This plan will guide funding that prioritizes children and youth most impacted by poverty, violence and trauma,” said Jackie Beecham, director of the City’s Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment (YPCE). “The chosen respondent will work directly with our commissions, City staff and community in creating this plan.”

Firms interested in applying can obtain the Request for Proposals here, as well as access the submission portal (via Planet Bids).

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

An optional pre-bid Zoom conference for the proposal will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17.

Once developed, the strategic plan will be submitted to City Council for final adoption and all funding allocations and expenditures will be subject to financial and performance audits. It will be implemented from July 1, 2024 – June 2029.

Measure L requires the City to spend the equivalent of 40% of its local cannabis tax revenues on child and youth services.

The goals of the measure are to:  

  1. Prevent and reduce child and youth homelessness;  
  2. Support the mental and emotional health of children and youth;  
  3. Prevent youth violence;  
  4. Prevent and reduce youth substance abuse; and  
  5. Support the healthy development of children ages 0 to 5.  
Measure L Implementation Timeline *subject to change*
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