Top Takeaways from RPNA Board Meeting (10/15)

The RPNA Board met via Zoom on 10/15. key takeaways are as follows:

  • The RPNA funded and the River Park Tree Canopy Project planted a memorial tree and placed a plaque in honor of Shelley Hescock at Glenn Hall Park (near the playground) on October 16.
  • The Board discussed the upcoming holiday lights competition, which will likely include a map of all the entries that can be dowloaded and voting to take place over e-mail.  More information to come.
  • The City reported that (1) the Run to Feed The Hungry will be virtual this year, and they are encouraging donations to the Sacramento Food Bank, (2) there is an emergency rental assistance program for lower-income families and applications are being accepted through 10/29 at https://www.shra.org/sera/, (3) there is a separate program to help seniors with food/rent/utilities for seniors with income under 25k/year with more information at 916-457-2524, and (4) a digital equity program has been established to provide internet, computers, and training to eligible low-income individuals.  Call 211/311 to learn more.
  • Erin Treadwell from the City’s Solid Waste Devision presented on the implications of a state law requiring all residents (by 2022) to recycle food waste and for local governments to accept food waste in green waste containers.  The City will be shifting green wast to compost processing, which will increasing costs, and there is a proposal to increase utility bills by ~$8 per month.  Street sweeping is increasing to every four weeks instead of every six weeks.
  • The City has a new app “SacRecycle”, where you enter your address and it shows when solid waste, street sweeping and (estimated) date for the claw.  Once you enter your address, it sends alerts/reminders to your phone.
  • The Board approved the bylaw amendments that were linked in previous posts.  
  • RPNA received a notice of delinquency regarding our 501(c)(4) status due to insufficient filings in prior years.  We are looking at options to ensure proper filings going forward, which could include a paid position to ensure filings are done irrespective of Board turnover.  We hired an independent CPA to handle the delinquency and get the organization up-to-date.
  • As a reminder, we issued a call for candidates for the upcoming Board election in the RP Review. For those interested, please submit a candidate statement of 150 words or less to rpnamembership@gmail.com by our extended date of 10/29.  Help make RP a great place to live!

Our next board meeting on 11/19 at 730pm via Zoom.  All residents are welcome to join, and we will distribute an agenda in advance with instructions for how to join.

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