Saturday, May 18, 2013
How do you feel the media can better identify the neighborhoods in District 2? (a la Del Paso Heights vs. North Sacramento vs. Robla).
It was great working with you earlier this year. Hope all goes well at your new position!
I remember when it was standing-room only at Cafe Soleil. Let's hope for the best for everyone involved, especially Nicole.
I saw you out there today. Great stuff as always. Happy Veterans Day!
Just heard about it.
Congratulations Colleen! Well deserved. You'll do great.
In a seriousness, I do wonder if that was a good location. No issues with granting another licence, but I don't quite see how it fits in with the objective to clean up K Street.
Thought he he did. Great pics by both you guys!
Didn't Mr. Fogle speak and present photos to the concil last night?
Excellent article Melissa. By far the most informative (and neutral) one to date.
Well, I'm just going by the video of the meeting and things appeared to be pretty tense leading up to Mr. Neilson.
Great pics by the way.
Actually, things were already boiling for 45 minutes by the time Mr. Neilson came to make his comments. In fact, it was the speaker before him who made racial accusations against Councilmember Pannell and said she was elected to office only because of her husband. No warning was given to this individual, but one was given after Mr. Neilson spoke.
I think it could too; it just may take some time for people to get adjusted to the name change. The Jubilee is commonly associated with Memorial Day Weekend, so people may wonder where it went. But it could work if widely publicized.
(Good one with the Geritol Generation, by the way)
I just wonder about the marketing. Multiple generations know the event as the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. Going to be really tough to re-brand it as something different.
Call me crazy, but weren't the voter numbers low across the board for everyone in 2008 except for the Mayor's Race?
Just to make my earlier comments clear, I wasn't referring to the new map as keeping the Central City whole; I already realize it does not do this. However, that was what the other four maps looked to do.
Also, constituents from District 2 did voice their opinions at council meetings asking to keep their neighborhoods whole. This ranged from people from Del Paso Heights, East Del Paso Heights, and Robla, none of which were "affluent".
They may not have had the flair brought by some residents of Oak Park - and those residents should be applauded for the pride they take in their community - but their voice was still there.
While it is up for debate whether or not the issue regarding North Oak Park is gerrymandering, it is difficult to see how the same can be said about the idea to keep North Sacramento intact as one district.
All four maps presented by the Redistricting Committee split District 2's neighborhoods in some way, shape or form. The four looked to keep Del Paso Heights intact, but split it from it's North Sac roots as a result. Other neighborhoods such as Hagginwood, Robla, and Old North Sacramento were also split by the maps. Some of these neighborhoods have historically been together since North Sacramento was its own city. Furthermore, thie city's boundaries (or those on record) did not extend to Northgate, one of the areas referred to with a high percentage of Latino residents. This is also the current western boundary for District 2.
I'm not condoning what may or may not be going on behind closed doors and, as it stands now, North Sacramento is kept whole by the current proposed map.
My question is where was this anger when the first four proposed maps - one of which was submitted by a committee member also featured in an article on this website - divided neighborhoods in North Sacramento and other areas while keeping the central city fairly whole.
Well reading this over breakfast was quite the experience...
Keeping only specific neighborhoods together is really breaking some up. Keeping Del Paso Heights intact is important, but in most plans it splits up neighboring Hagginwood and Old North Sacramento in the process.
Thanks for clarifying that, Craig; I think they were able to keep their staff due to a grant or something of that nature.
Not too sure about a 'police vs. fire' thing regarding funding and cuts. They're both indispensable as a city cannot go without them. It's become easy to bring up pensions when talking about anything budget-wise but, as has been talked about numerous times, neither police nor fire pay into their pensions. There's estimates as to how much that would save; however, those are just estimates.
It could also be a matter of how the city has had to cut back so many services over the last few years - from utilities to code to landscaping - that it left their hands tied with no choice but to look at police and fire.
First off I feel for those who have lost their jobs with Police and Fire; they provide an indespensible service to our city.
That being said, focusing our attention only on those who have lost their job within the public safety sector does a disservice to those who've lost their's in other departments. Many valuable people within Parks & Recreation, START, 4th R, Neighborhood Services, and Sacramento Public Library also lost their jobs due to the budget.
They may not have received as much publicity for the work they do, but they made it possible to keep our City's services operating.
There's so man commuters going under the W-X between 16th and Alhambra that it makes you wonder if anyone else has really noticed this.
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