Please join us for the River Park Neighborhood Association’s Fall General Meeting on October 6th, 2018, at 10 am. The meeting will take place at the Caleb Greenwood School multi-purpose hall as one of two general meetings hosted by RPNA each year. This year we will have a diverse group of individuals and agencies to speak on issues specific to our neighborhood.
In time for the Sacramento City Unified School Board election in November, we will be joined by the candidates. Ellen Cochrane and Leticia Garcia will provide River Park residents their candidate statements and answer questions.
The City of Sacramento will be well represented. Council member Jeff Harris (District 3) will provide us an update for all the local happenings. He has been hard at work on issues that directly impact River Park residents, including homelessness programs and the water meter project. Plus, he will inform us of exciting opportunities in the coming year.
Adam Randolph, City of Sacramento Project Manager, will return to provide an update to the Two Rivers Trail Project. The City has proposed this project to construct 2.4 miles of paved bike trail at the foot of the levee along the length of River Park. The proposal was discussed at length at our past Spring General. Adam will provide us an update of the CEQA document, public hearing and comment period, and additional design details. More information about the project can be found on the City of Sacramento website at http://www. cityofsacramento.org/Public-Works/Engineering- Services/Projects/Current-Projects/Two-Rivers- Trail-Phase-II.
Also, we will be joined by members of the Sacramento Police Department IMPACT team. The IMPACT team provides outreach and engagement services throughout the City of Sacramento. They are the city’s initial point of contact for both the chronically homeless people and the public inebriates. The team seeks out and engages chronically homeless persons and, for those who are willing, gets them in contact with service providers who can provide housing and other services. If you have questions or concerns regarding the program and the impact to River Park, the police representatives would be happy to provide answers or information.
The California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) will also come to the meeting to discuss the CapCity Corridor Project, which includes changes to the portion of I-80 that is adjacent to River Park and adding a path for bikes/pedestrians to cross the bridge. The presentation will focus on the components of the project that would be of particular interest to River Park residents, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. The project is still in the planning phase, and we see this presentation as an opportunity to begin an open dialog with CalTrans so that River Park residents can be engaged and offer feedback.
And finally, Kate Riley will speak about the River Park Tree Canopy project. She will highlight upcoming opportunities to be part of the community tree planting and other important deadlines. Come hear how we can continue to beautify and maintain the beautiful trees of River Park.
For further details of the meeting, please preview the agenda at http://riverparksacramento.net. If you have any questions, please contact us at SacramentoRPNA@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you.