Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

I had written a post letting the Land Park neighborhood know of last night’s Land Park Community Associations annual membership meeting. This is a follow up to that post. After reporting of events of the past year, we had a very informational presentation from 4 principals of our local schools (Sutterville Elementary, Crocker/Riverside Elementary, California Middle School and C.K. McClatchy High School). The economy has hit our local public schools in a big way. As one principal put it, “Our budget last year was $57,000. Our budget for the upcoming year is $23,000. This means we do not have enough money for basic school supplies such as paper.” They are relying heavily on donations and fundraisers. It is their hope that the community will support their fundraisers and possibly donate some time in the classroom. Councilman Rob Fong gave a presentation regarding the state of the district. Most of the news was not new…the bridge from West Sacramento to Sacramento at Broadway, the Sacramento Zoo expansion, improvement of the Freeport corridor and the new curbside green waste cans. Lastly, we had a presentation of the candidates running for the board, myself included. We have a wonderful slate of candidates representing a wide range of ages, residency in Land Park, careers and interests. I hope to have the opportunity to get to know these new board members and continue to help on the...
LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE NIGHT

LAND PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE NIGHT

It was an interesting night. It was also an impressive night. At the front of the room at Eskaton in Land Park sat 19 candidates hoping to be elected into the Land Park Community Association board. They represented every demographic in the neighborhood. One gentleman was raised in Land Park. Another was raising his young family in the area. We had proffesionals knowledgeable about land use, events coordination, politics, construction, architecture and urban planning, business management and so much more. It is a wonderful slate of candidates and we should be proud to vote in any 14 of them.There was a common theme…to promote and support the very best that Land Park has to offer. There are plenty of challenges…the ongoing discussion regarding a bridge over the Sacramento River connecting West Sacramento to Sacramento at Broadway, traffic and all of the issues that it brings, commercial revitalization, and cuts to William Land Parks budget, to name just a few.The rest of the room was filled with those who care and are concerned about the future of Land Park. They sat attentively as each candidate had 3 minutes to share with the attendees their agendas and qualifications.One complaint was that there wasn’t enough specific information on how each candidate stood on important issues…and it was a valid point. Hopefully next year that opportunity will be given.Finally, it was a night we should all be proud of…it is a new...