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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Mayor Kevin Johnson listened attentively to dozens of East Sacramentans explain deep concerns about safety on the American River Bike Trail.
The group came dressed in black shirts and bike jerseys to explain the attacks and criminal events that occur on the parkway. Johnson took notes and asked for information.
Among other safety measures the group asked him to partner with the County to return the patrol to the level prior to the recent budget cuts.
East Sacramento Preservation supports the group’s actions and hopes the mayor will intervene and help the citizens.
Cyclists are mugged, held at gunpoint, dodge thrown rocks, bikes and garbage. It’s not in the most dangerous city in the world. It’s on our jewel, The American River Parkway/Bike Trail.
You can help keep the parkway safe. Go the mayor’s town meeting today, September 15, 2011 and ask him to help.
Use your five minutes with the Mayor to discuss safety on the American River bike trail, particularly near Discovery Park. Due to budget cuts, Sacramento County cut the number of Rangers patrolling the American River Parkway. Many link the decreased patrolling to increased incidents of violence on the Parkway. Remind Mayor Johnson that the American River Parkway is a community asset and ask him to partner with the County to return the patrol to the level prior to the cuts.
Mayor Johnson’s office hours are this Thursday, September 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Evelyn Moore Community Center, 1402 Dickson Street. Please arrive as close to 5:00 p.m. as possible. Also please wear a black shirt or a bicycle jersey.
If you can’t make the meeting, email the mayor with your concerns!