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The Asian Chamber Meets Councilman Jay Schenirer

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(Left to Right) Lia Nitake, SACC; Clay Merrill, Child Abuse Prevention Center; Brad Kajiwara, Edward Jones; Tiffany Watkins, NorCalHolistic; Seth Gillen, NorCal Holistics; Councilman Jay Schnirer; Philip Bru, Mutual of Omaha; Jason Reynolds, Southwest Airlines; Henry Li, SacRT; Rich McDonald, Concierge Realtors; Tyler Kearns, 7 Leaves; Amanda Merz, SAFE Credit Union; Gary Malkin, Blue Pebble Solutions; Lauren Oto, SACC

On June 27th, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet & Greet with Councilman Jay Schenirer. This roundtable conversation brought together members of the local business community to discuss issues important to them and learn about what the Councilman is working on.
The event was sponsored by NorCal Holistics, a non-storefront cannabis delivery service dedicated to providing reliable and high-quality products. Thank you to Tiffany and Seth from the NorCal Holistics team for your valued membership and ongoing involvement with the local community!
During the conversation, Councilman Schenirer shared his vision for the city, current challenges in his district, and opportunities for investing in the local community. The Councilman was elected to the Sacra-mento City Council in 2010 and re-elected to the council in 2014.
Councilman Schenirer emphasized the importance of letting the community decide how they want to invest in their city. He sees his role as creating more investment options and serving as their voice to ensure that their needs are met. This requires raising funds, and he supports Measure U as a way to achieve that.
Councilman Schenirer led the charge of supporting the newly legalized cannabis industry. Now that it is legal, he is working hard to ensure proper regulation, make it safer, create revenue for the city, and invest in programs that support local youth. At the same time, he supports enforcement on illegal grows.
The group also discussed the transformation of Oak Park, which the Councilman shared was Sacramento’s first suburb. Gentrification and housing are two key challenges the region faces, and introducing new infrastructure can create jobs and opportunity for the neighborhood as it continues to grow. Two new affordable housing projects are in the works that will create about 85 new units. In addition, the development of Aggie Square is a tremendous opportunity to support the area’s economic development while also employing local hire.
The SACC is proud to host these Meet & Greets in an effort to connect local businesses to their representatives. If you are interested in attending our next Meet and Greet on September 12th featuring Sacramento School Board Member Mai Vang, please email Lia Nitake at for more details.

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