Sacramento Police Department
Sergeant Cory Faria attended for Lieutenant Adam Green. Sergeant Faria has been with the department approximately 3 years and is no stranger to Midtown. If anyone has concerns or questions about activity in the neighborhood please don’t hesitate to contact him even though there is a chain of command in contacting Sac PD, he will be more than happy to help.
Sacramento Fire Department: Absent
Senator Richard Pan’s Office: Absent
Assembymember McCarty’s Office
Cierra Fischer spoke briefly on Assemblymembers McCarty and Cooley’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1716, the Lower American River Conservancy Program. This bill would create a new program within the Wildlife Conservation Board, with the goal of enhancing and protecting the natural habitat and water conveyance of the American River. The River is vitally important to the people, economy, and culture of the Sacramento and West Sacramento. AB 1716 would provide for projects such as: Water quality improvements, Habitat restoration, Improving access, Educational installations, Storm water capture and Riparian restoration.
Councilmember Steve Hansen’s Office
Peter Finolio, answered member questions about street cleaning issues and the inability to pinpoint exact periods when the cleaning crews perform their duties on specific streets in Midtown. He shared that the City has released the Bicycle Master Plan, which is closely linked to grid 3.0 and the City is asking for residents to provide their input.
Curtis Park will have a family centered Space James activity night on August 13, please come and enjoy the evening.
Washington Elementary will hold a School opening event on August 24, at 5:30 p.m. and in early September will feature the movie Utopia for a Welcome back Movie night.
Plans are being finalized for a spring/late fall grand opening of the Friends of Brooks Truitt Bark Park. The park is going to include a beautiful plaza area, along with gardens and walkways. Friends of the Park are seeking donations from communities and individuals to add benches and cubes for additional enjoyment and relaxation and for enhanced maintenance of the park.
Community Presentation: E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts
Megan Wygant, Executive Director of E Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, now known as “CLARA Midtown,” shared that the newly renovated former Fremont Adult School, located on N Street is now fully occupied. Sacramento Ballet will anchor CLARA, which also houses Alliance Francaise de Sacramento, Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange, Capital Stage, Capitol Indie Collective, McKeever School of Irish Dance, and Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy. The facility will soon offer a small café and will rent a workshop area for an hourly fee.
Clara is a unique cultural center focused on the performing arts and arts education and serves as a permanent home for community arts groups, and event space for artists, and a cultural home for area residents.