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California Big City Mayors to Testify Before New Committee Focused on Struggling Downtowns

Assemblymember Matt Haney brings four big city mayors from Northern and Southern California to discuss the states of their downtowns

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  • Nate Allbee
  • (415) 756-0561

Assemblymember Matt Haney chairs the inaugural hearing for the Downtown Recovery Select Committee convening Mayors from Sacramento, San Francisco, Long Beach, and Riverside California to discuss the state of California’s struggling downtowns. The Committee was formed to address issues plaguing downtowns across the state. This hearing will feature a general overview panel that includes an economist and the President of the California Downtown Association, discussing the major issues hindering downtown revitalization. Over the next year, additional hearings will be held highlighting topics such as empty businesses, public safety and sanitation, homelessness, and the fentanyl and opioid crisis.