Sacramento City Council District 5 candidate Caity Maple

Today we’re joined by Sacramento City Council candidate for District 5, Caity Maple.

Maple is perhaps best known as one of the cofounders of Sacramento SOUP, an organization that worked overtime during the pandemic to provide much needed services for unhoused people that the city, county and state weren’t making available.

We discuss Maple’s relationship to homelessness why it’s such a big driver in her efforts, and how she landed as a No on Sacramento’s Measure O.

Caity’s got a big struggle ahead. Her opponent, Tamiko Heim, has taken tens of thousands of dollars from the real estate industry, landlords, corporate interests and police unions. These same groups spent some $200,000 against Maple in the primary election on independent expenditures.

So, who will win the District 5 race?

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