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City of SacramentoCandidate for City Council, Council District 5

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Tamiko Heim

Infrastructure Planning Manager
3,224 votes (36.53%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: I will work with our police officers and diverse community leaders to find safety solutions that meet neighborhood needs and align with community values.
  • Economic Expansion & Inclusion: I’ll work to foster an environment of greater economic investment from the ground up, support small businesses, especially young entrepreneurs and expand workforce readiness, so good jobs go to those most in need.
  • Connectivity. I want to connect our neighborhoods in a more meaningful way – from activities in parks to how we get around town, and improve the walkability and bike-ability and the wellbeing of the people that live in our neighborhoods.



Profession:Infrastructure Planning Manager, State of CA
Various Titles, State of California (2001–current)
Commissioner, Active Transportation Commission — Appointed position (2019–current)


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Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

Organizations (8)

  • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange
  • Sacramento Area Fire Fighters Local 522
  • Sacramento-Sierra’s Building & Construction Trades Council
  • Sacramento Association of Realtors
  • North State Building Industry Association
  • California Apartment Association
  • Sacramento Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (6)

  • Councilmember Jeff Harris, City of Sacramento, District 3
  • Councilmember Jay Schenirer, City of Sacramento, District 5
  • Supervisor Phil Serna, Sacramento County
  • Supervisor Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County
  • Councilmember Rick Jennings, City of Sacramento, District 7
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento

Individuals (7)

  • Kendra Macías Reed, D5 Planning Commissioner and Deputy Director, Franklin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Shayne Corriea-Fernandez, Owner, Shayne Corriea Financial Group
  • Les and Katrina Simmons – Simmons Community Center
  • Former Sacramento City Fire Chief Julius Cherry
  • Former Sacramento City Councilmember Lauren Hammond, District 5
  • Tina and Darrell Roberts of Roberts Family Development Center
  • Jackie Rose of Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of Sacramento County (3)

When 3 or more candidates run, Ranked Choice Voting would provide a majority winner in a November election eliminating the need for runoff elections. Is this something you would support for the City of Sacramento? Would you support putting this question to voters?
Answer from Tamiko Heim:

I think it could be an option to consider.

Would you support placing a measure before the voters to amend the City Charter to make permanent the Ethics Commission and to ensure that the  Commission has at least one dedicated staffer who reports directly to the Commission?
Answer from Tamiko Heim:

Any commission in which the City appoints members of the public to make recommendations to the Council should have dedicated staff.  Serving on the City's Active Transportation Commission, staff work with our commissioners to make sure we have the information we need to discuss issues before us.  The Ethics Commission serves an important role - its organization, duties, and powers established in City Code.  

The City of Sacramento's campaign finance ordinance establishes a campaign public financing program; however, that Program has not been funded for over a decade.  Would you support reforming and funding a public financing program for future city elections?
Answer from Tamiko Heim:

Possibly, depending on the funding source and priorities.  

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