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 board!