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.

Executive Airport Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s forum on the airport.

Pocket-Greenhaven residents should not notice significant changes as a result of runway 16’s closure. It was rarely used and its closure aims to improve safety at the airport.

Thanks to Jim Geary for organizing this Forum and to Glen Rickelton for a very informative presentation.

Download the full presentation here.

Executive Airport Forum

What’s Happening at Executive Airport?
One runway is being permanently closed.
Will this impact flight patterns over our neighborhood?
What are the future plans for this airport?

For the answer to these questions, as well as many more, attend the community meeting scheduled by the Pocket Greenhaven Community Association with the Sacramento County Airport System Planning & Design Division.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6 p.m.
Robbie Waters Library
Community Room
7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento

National Night Out at Lewis Park/Didion

The Pocket Greenhaven Community Association will be joining the National Night Out event hosted by Nextdoor – Pocket. If your immediate neighborhood is not hosting an event, we invite you to join us. There will be FREE Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice, Teen Band “Lucky Duck” from West Campus High School, Give-aways and visits by SacPD & elected officials.

When: Tuesday, 8/1 from 6pm – 8pm
Where: Lewis Park/Didion Gym

Thanks to our friend and neighbor Kathi Windheim for her hard work in leading the charge to put this together!

First Annual Pocket-Greenhaven Family BBQ

PGBBQFlierOur first annual Family BBQ was a huge success! Nearly 300 joined us for a fun day in the park with food, music, a bounce house, a taikwando demonstration, activities provided by the Greenhaven Soccer Club and the Friends of the Library and a visit from Otterby Reading! Friends and neighbors of all ages came out to enjoy the company of their neighbors a beautiful Saturday at Garcia Bend Park and we are grateful for everyone who joined us! Huge thanks go out to Vice Mayor Rick Jennings for his support with the logistics of this event, to Raley’s, Grocery Outlet and Sacramento Republic for their donations and to the Kennedy High ROTC cadets for all of their hard work!

And a huge, extra special thank you to Fernando Vallejo and our local firefighters for manning the grill and providing much of the food (250 hot dogs!) for the event.

Most of all, thanks to the Pocket Moms for leading the charge on putting this event together!

Enjoy a few pictures from our event, courtesy of local parent, Luke Pearson and check out the full album on Facebook:

Pocket/Greenhaven Moms Join with Community Association & VM Jennings to Host Family BBQ

Families in the Pocket looking for a fun opportunity to meet other families in our community are invited to a barbecue on June 10, from 10:30 am to 1 pm at Garcia Bend Park. Moms will be organizing activities for kids of all ages and our local firefighters will be barbecuing lunch. Otterby Reading will be on hand to take pictures and sign kids up for the Library’s summer reading challenge.

The event is free and all families in our community are invited to attend and participate.

The Pocket/Greenhaven Moms are organized through Facebook. Started in 2013 by Karen Lookingbill, the group connects moms in the community online and through a variety of activities like kids’ play dates. Fiona Lavelle and Erin Peth are co-managing for this event.

The Pocket/Greenhaven Community Association was started in 2015 by Will Cannady to provide a forum for discussing issues in our neighborhood and bringing neighbors together to strengthen friendships and community. Devin Lavelle is leading the groups’ efforts for this event.

Vice Mayor Rick Jennings has provided invaluable logistical support to help make this event a reality.

Fantastic Turnout for the Fall Voter Forum

Thank you to Dr. Kim Nalder of the Project for an Informed Electorate, Trudy Schafer of the League of Women Voters, Supervisor Patrick Kennedy and Dennis Rogers on behalf of Vice Mayor Rick Jennings for a fantastic event and thank you to the 70 neighbors who came out and shared their evenings with us.

The PowerPoint from tonight’s event is available here:

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Dr. Nalder’s Videos from the Project for an Informed Electorate’s event with the Legislative Analyst’s Office are available here:

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