Next Local Business Roundtable

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association will be holding their second Local Business Roundtable on Thursday, June 28 from 6-8pm at the Robbie Waters Library. Topics for discussion include determining effective ways to market businesses to the local community and organized “shop local” campaigns within the neighborhood. Additional agenda topics can be emailed to info@pocketgreenhaven.org.

Pride of the Pocket: Get Your Tickets Today!

Eventbrite - Pride of the PocketJoin many friends and neighbors in the Pocket-Greenhaven community for the first annual Pride of the Pocket awards ceremony and bake-off!

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association and our elected leaders will recognize some of the fantastic people and groups that make our neighborhood such a wonderful place to live, work and play!

Thursday April 26th, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 pm
School of Engineering & Sciences Gym, 7345 Gloria Dr.

Local Business Roundtable

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association has invited the storefront businesses across our neighborhood to participate in a Local Business Roundtable on February 27th at 6 pm at the Robbie Waters Library.

One thing that sets our community association apart from most other associations in Sacramento is our inclusivity of membership: any resident or business owner in the Pocket-Greenhaven area.  Our inclusivity of membership is intentional, as one of our goals is to ensure all voices are at the table to protect, educate, and better our community. We hope by encouraging our local business owners to attend our meetings we can help better promote a “shop local” community campaign while also helping to address business concerns such as seasonal promotions, events, or chronic landlord/tenant issues. It is our goal that by organizing an informal local business roundtable we can help galvanize stronger support for our neighborhood businesses and help business owners navigate challenges when needed.

Residents and all local business owners welcome.

Please submit questions or agenda topics to info@pocketgreenhaven.org.

Voter’s Choice Act Forum

Thank you to Raul Macias, James Schwab and Alice Jarboe for putting on an informative event on the Voter’s Choice Act.

If you are interested seeing the maps they are looking at in deciding vote center locations, check out the county’s website here: https://sacramentocounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=4d2f1f6cbd78435a9bedfc1463597277

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If you would like to give feedback to the county, email them at: jarboea@saccounty.net

Voter’s Choice Act Forum

Please join the Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association and the ACLU of California for a discussion on the Voter’s Choice Act and how implementation will affect Sacramento County and the Pocket-Greenhaven Community.

RSVP here: http://vca.pocketgreenhaven.org/

Sacramento County is one of just four counties that has opted to implement a new model of elections in 2018. This new model brings major changes to how elections will be held as well as exciting opportunities. Specifically:

  • All voters will receive vote-by-mail ballots.
  • The county will make remote accessible vote-by-mail available to voters upon request.
  • Most of the county’s 550 polling places will close and be replaced with approximately 78 multi-function vote centers.
  • Voters can vote at any vote center, not just the one nearest to them.
  • Voters can register to vote at a vote center after the registration deadline, and including on Election Day.
  • Some vote centers will open beginning 10 days before Election Day, and the rest will open 3 days before the election.
  • The county will establish drop off sites that will open beginning 28 days before the election.

Sacramento is starting to make important decisions that will affect your community, including where to place vote centers and drop off sites, and how to conduct voter education and outreach. For this new model to work, the elections office nears to get input from communities. At our meeting we will give an overview, including some of the sites being considered as possible vote centers and drop off sites.

Please join us!

Date: October 24th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, Community Room
RSVP: vca.pocketgreenhaven.org

7335 Gloria Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831

Please let us know if you need any accommodations. Light refreshments will be served.

Bike Safety 101 Class makes the Pocket a little safer

Thank you to Drew Hart with the City of Sacramento for providing a very informative class! Our community has fantastic biking infrastructure, but ensuring we use it safely, whether sharing the parkway with pedestrians or the road with cars, safety is paramount. If you missed the class, register to take the class another time.

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We had a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who came!

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Thanks especially to GariRae Gray for organizing the class!

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Be sure to check out the City’s new protected bikeway effort and join Pocket resident (and Mayor) Darrell Steinberg on Wednesday, Oct 4 at 2 p.m. for a demonstration on how to use a protected bike lane.

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Voter's Choice Act Presentation

PCGA co-sponsored a forum on the Voter’s Choice Act on September 19, 2017. The forum included presentations from the Secretary of State’s Office, the County, ACLU, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Common Cause and Disability Rights California.

The presentation is available for download here: VCA Sacramento Presentation

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If you have questions or want to learn more there will be another webinar on October 3, at noon. To attend, sign up here:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5861721173104705539

And there are a number of important ways to participate or give your input:

Sign up for a local hub.

Attend the Language Accessibility Advisory Committee and/or Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee meetings.

And provide feedback to the County:

New! Election Administration Plan

Voter's Choice Act Forum

Sacramento is currently in the process of planning for the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act. The Voter’s Choice Act will make it easier for everyone in our County to vote, but will involve substantial changes to the system we are used to. For this new system to succeed we need to ensure all of Sacramento’s diverse communities are engaged. The Pocket-Greenhaven Community Association is co-sponsoring a forum, hosted by the ACLU of Northern California to learn about these changes, and ways for you and our community to give input.
 
When: September 19, 2017, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Where: 1130 K St, Ste 300, Sacramento, CA 95814
 
 

Urban Bicycle Safety 101

Pocket-Greenhaven is blessed with miles of bike paths, bike lanes, and a gorgeous levee trail. To ensure that residents stay safe on the trails, the Pocket-Greenhaven Neighborhood Association is sponsoring an “Urban Bicycling 101” class. The course will be presented by Drew Hart, a Transportation Analyst with the City of Sacramento, and will focus on bicycling regulations and riding tips to ensure your cycling experience is safe. Specific topics include:

  • Bicycling and the law
  • Bicycling on the street
  • Bicycling through intersections
  • Avoiding crashes
  • How to enjoy the ride

The course is geared towards adults and teens and is a great resource for parents who can relay the information to their children to ensure kids develop safe bicycling habits. (Bicycles are not necessary for the class.)

The class is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, and will be held at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive. Registration is required and space is limited.

At this time, the class is only open to Sacramento City residents.

For any questions, contact GariRae Gray, bikingclass@gmail.com. Thanks GariRae for putting together this great event!

Click here to register.