The SCNA board of directors did not meet in October, but the board’s committees continued to make progress.
The Facilities Committee has been working on finalizing a lease with the city. Councilmember Jay Schenirer asked for historical documents outlining past capital improvements so we can negotiate and make clear what SCNA’s responsibilities are toward the Sierra 2 Center and what are the city’s obligations.
SCNA Executive Director Terri Shettle persuaded the city to map out the water pipes, which showed SCNA has been paying for the city park’s water for years. SCNA hopes to arrange a refund.
The Development Committee has been tasked with the association’s main projects: membership, fundraising, events, communications and volunteer coordination. The finalization of the Strategic Plan has helped create realistic initiatives and budget proposals, bringing organizations together and partnering with the community to determine charitable giving projects.
SCNA and the Land Park Community Association co-hosted a forum on Measure U moderated by the League of Women Voters. Craig Powell represented No on U, and Mike McKeever from Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s office represented Yes on U.
Neighborhood Concerns will update the rules and regulations of the Sierra 2 Green dog park, which will include instructions on registering dogs and owners.
Dan Pskowski has been communicating with the city Parks Department regarding the installation of a fence and contemplation seat around the Peace tree, which was planted in collaboration with the United Nations Association of Sacramento last year.
There is ongoing communication with the city regarding traffic-calming measures.
A letter will be written to the planning department to offer alternatives to the 65-foot and 35-foot signs the developer is proposing to advertise Crocker Village.
Attendance was up during the summer. Classes are continually planned to help seniors create digital projects, learn internet navigation, and other useful and fun subjects.
The neighborhood newspaper now includes an events section and profiles of community members. Story ideas should be emailed to Viewpoint editor Dennis Cusick at: email@example.com.
— Submitted by Kate Van Buren