Steve has been instrumental in increasing protections for LGBTQ residents in Sacramento
Councilmember Steve Hansen has served on the Sacramento City Council since 2012 and represents the Fourth Council District. Steve represents residents in River Oaks, Central City, Land Park, South Land Park and Little Pocket neighborhoods.
Steve is a leading voice for smart growth, multi-modal transportation, public safety, economic development and innovation. He serves as Vice Chair – Sacramento Regional Transit District and as a boardmember of Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Sacramento Transportation Agency, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, and the Local Government Commission.
During Steve’s time on the Council he has passed key initiatives, including increasing protection for LGBTQ employees and residents, updating zoning codes to allow for urban agriculture, and working to bring new mobility options to Sacramento’s visitors and residents via bikeshare and scooter-share. He worked tirelessly to reopen a local elementary school in the Central City. Other accomplishments include creating new and improving existing District 4 parks, and working to revitalize public housing.
Steve’s life of public service began as an Executive Fellow working in the CA State & Consumer Services Agency. He also has worked as an advocate for Equality California, a statewide advocacy group for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians. Steve is a graduate of University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Gonzaga Univerity.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Steve has been instrumental in increasing protections for LGBTQ residents in Sacramento.