In 1994, Don Nottoli won the race to become Sacramento County’s District 5 supervisor. Thirty years later, he still holds that position. But not for much longer. Nottoli has announced his retirement, leaving voters to choose between Jaclyn Moreno and Pat Hume as his replacement.
Moreno is president of the Cosumnes Community Services District board of directors. Hume is an Elk Grove city councilman. The two candidates offer very different viewpoints on various topics, not least of which include homelessness and affordable housing.
That matters because Nottoli has long been considered an independent tie-breaking vote on a board that has had essentially had two progressives and two conservatives flanking the District 5 representative for years. When the Sacramento City Council and the Sacramento Board of Supervisors both voted between 2014 and 2015 to eliminate inclusionary housing rules — a mandate that developers actually build affordable units as part of their projects — Nottoli was the lone elected official who wouldn’t go along with the sea change and voted on the side of housing advocates.