Will you boycott Sacramento over the city councils decision to boycott Arizona over enforcing federal law? You are not alone if you plan on boycotting Sacramento businesses. Thousands of people have committed to not do business in the city limits of Sacramento.
Over 2,240 people have signed up for a Facebook group committed to boycotting Sacramento. The Sacramento Convention Center has received hundreds of calls from businesses outside of California saying they will no longer be doing any conventions in Sacramento. Area talk shows are inundated with calls and emails from people all boycotting Sacramento. The Sacramento Metro Chamber has heard from a significant number of business that are getting calls from their customers about a boycott. Most agree the City Council’s decision to boycott Arizona will do very little to hurt Arizona, but will significantly impact the City of Sacramento.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber has written a letter to Mayor Johnson. From that letter:
According to the Sacramento City Council agenda minutes taken at the Tuesday, May 25 Council meeting, the Sacramento City Council spent three hours and ten minutes discussing the Arizona immigration legislation. With an estimated $43 million dollar budget gap in the City of Sacramento’s General Fund budget, squandering over three hours on a piece of out-of-state legislation, is not only a gross misuse of time, but is a complete waste of taxpayer dollars.
The anger over the City Council’s decision to support illegal activity has grown into a desire for a recall. A website at www.recallsacramento.com as been setup for that recall effort. The site was setup by local talk show host Eric Hogue. Hogue had this to say on his website:
As a local talk host who cannot vote for city council, I believe it is my duty to provide a conduit of action for the citizens, taxpayers and business owners who are asking for voice.
A recall rally has also been setup. The rally will take place on Thursday June 24th at 12 noon in front of the Sacramento City hall.