Bonta joins Biden's Fair Housing initiative, singles out Elk Grove; Is the Elk Grove Mayor, city councilmen following Trump's housing stance?

This week California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced he joined 18 other state attorney generals in support of reinstating Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules proposed by President Joe Biden. The attorney generals filed a comment letter supporting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) proposed rule to strengthen critical fair housing protections. 

The Biden administration proposed the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule by promoting residential integration and increasing protections against unlawful discriminatory housing practices. In the comment letter, the attorneys general support HUD's proposed rule and urge the agency to strengthen protections against housing discrimination and segregation.

"I enthusiastically support the Biden Administration's new proposed rule to strengthen fair housing protections: We need to take strong action to put the days of segregation behind us," Bonta said in his statement of support issued this week. "The new proposed rule would reinstate and build upon crucial fair housing protections rolled back by the Trump Administration. 

As noted by Bonta, many of the rules implemented during President Barrack Obama's administration were reversed by President Donald Trump.

In his press release, Bonta singled out Elk Grove. The state has threatened to sue Elk Grove if they don't reverse what they called their "discriminatory intent" when they denied the Oak Rose supportive housing project last July.

Bonta's press release said, "Last month, Attorney General Bonta sent a letter to the City of Elk Grove, warning that its denial of the Oak Rose supportive housing project violates state housing laws, including fair housing law."

In the early months of his administration, Biden unwinded Trump's easing of fair housing rules. In the months leading up to the November 2020 election, in a direct appeal to suburban voters by stoking fear, Trump made a statement on Twitter (see below).  

As noted in this 2021 Washington Post story, in 2020, "HUD last year received more than 7,700 complaints alleging discrimination, according to the agency. The highest number of complaints pertained to housing discrimination on the basis of disability and race."

All of this leads back to Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and three of her fellow Democratic city councilmen. Vice Mayor Kevin Spease is excluded because, as the city council's sole Republican, he never repudiated Trump's false election claims and coup de tat attempt, so his silence is complicity and therefore supported Trump's suburban-oriented housing policies, among several others.  

For all of Singh Allen's and her three councilmen's social media posts and declarations embracing inclusivity, is it genuine? 

Singh-Allen, and her three Democratic councilmen, Rod Brewer, Sergio Robles, and Darren Suen, repeatedly claim to be inclusivity-oriented Democratic elected officials. But until they correct the wrongs of the Oak Rose project, they are nothing but sycophants kowtowing to the lowest common denominator of fear and prejudice in Elk Grove.   

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