Minutes of the most recent AADC General Membership Meeting are posted here each month.
The meeting is held on the first Thursday of the month at the Gomez Center from 6:30 to 8:30.
September 1, 2022 AADC General Membership Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order at 6:39
President Terry Rodriguez opened the meeting with an update on the status of the AADC’s re-certification. All the paperwork has been turned in and the PCD Central Committee is scheduled to vote on it September 9. Terry expects the re-certification to be approved.
Candidates for Local Office
Terry introduced two candidates for local office who each gave a brief presentation.
Linda Lareau: Linda is running for Auburn City Council. Among her positions:
- Clean up local streams, e.g., Auburn Ravine
- Stop development of a hotel at Jury Parking / Farmers Market
- Look for solutions to homelessness
- Simplify building permit process
- More on the street police visibility; add 2 officers
- Clean up store fronts and bring businesses back to Auburn
Charlie Riley: Charlie is running for Placer Hills School Board. The Placer Hills School District has 2 schools, Weimar Hills and Placer Hills, covering pre-K to 8th grade. His goals are:
- Close the achievement gap. 30% of the students are low income / free and reduced lunch
- Governance – look for additional funding sources
- Safe schools
- Support teachers
He plans to campaign using social media, signs and canvassing. If anyone wants to help, please contact him.
Fall Fund Raiser: Noelle spoke about the fall fund raiser. It will take place at the Rec Park on September 25 from 4:00 to 6:00. There will be food, including a taco bar and potluck desserts, a silent auction, speakers (BD) and a surprise door prize. Tickets are available here: https://auburnareadems.wildapricot.org/event-4933085
Home Show: The Auburn Home Show takes place September 23 – 25. The AADC will have a booth, and Rosie asked for volunteers.
Central Committee: The Central Committee has endorsed Measure A, North Tahoe Occupancy Tax and Measure E, School Bond for the AUSD.
Sara Brickler, who is a member of the AUSD, spoke about the Measure E School Bond. The Auburn Union School District has 1500 students at 5 schools in grades K-8.
Measure E is a school bond measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot seeking voter authorization for Auburn Union School District funding to make needed facilities repairs, retain qualified teachers, and provide students with a well rounded education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. We have two key priorities: first, to ensure academic success for every student attending one of our schools; and second, to make sure that our school facilities and school grounds are safe, secure, modern and equipped to provide the best educational environment possible. Funds will go to:
- Retaining and attracting quality teachers.
- Providing a well-rounded education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
- Removing hazardous materials like asbestos and lead pipes from older school sites.
- Ensuring school drinking water remains safe.
- Improving access to education in science, math, and engineering.
- Upgrading deteriorating schools, classrooms, and classroom technology.
- Repairing leaky roofs, gas lines, aging water lines, plumbing, and restrooms.
- Improving access to school facilities for students with disabilities.
The measure is for $45,000,000 in bonds, with an annual cost of approximately $28 per $100,000 of assessed valuation, generating approximately $2,500,000 each year.
Sara’s presentation was followed by Q&A.
Terry spoke about Rural Strong, an effort to promote progressive efforts to address rural issues.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:48.
(NOTE: We will retain minutes from prior meetings on this page. This is the first set of minutes to be posted here, so more to come.)