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The April 2015 newsletter includes articles on the Placer County Library System and on Homelessness in Placer County. There is also information about the Placer Victory Fund and The Roosevelt Kennedy Dinner. 
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REMINDER!!!

The Placer County Democratic Party's 2015 Roosevelt Kennedy Dinner will be on April 17th. The Dinner will be at the Orchard Creek Lodge Ballroom in Sun City Lincoln Hills. Our confirmed speakers include Former Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker, William Reed from UDW, and Diana Madoshi. The evening will be honoring Bill Camp, former Executive Secretary for the Sacramento Central Labor Council. This is a cocktail attire event. 

**The LAST DAY to purchase Individual Tickets is Wednesday April 8th**

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website at the following link: 

http://www.placercountydemocrats.org/events/pcdp-roosevelt-kennedy-dinner/ 

 

Save our Libraries!!!

Don't let the Placer County Board of Supervisors close the Loomis and Meadow Vista Libraries. 

Rosalie Wohlfromm wrote the following prepared speech that will be read at the upcoming Board of Supervisor Meeting (April 7th 9:00 AM) in which the discussion on closing the libraries was to occur. Due to public pressure, the vote on closing the libraries has been delayed:

On March 10th, over 200 people attended the Loomis Town Hall meeting to save their beloved Loomis Library.  Many of our members were in attendance that night. Because of budget restraints, a recommendation to close the Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries was made.  Seemingly this was the only option to keep the library system viable.  We would urge you to find another solution.
 
Our libraries are integral parts of the communities in which they are located.   The citizens use the libraries, not only to borrow books, but to avail themselves of the various programs available.  Computers are on site for the benefit of everyone.  School children who may need them to complete term papers, to adults looking for jobs.  Tax preparation services by the AARP are conducted at these facilities also.  Various club meetings are conducted at our libraries, including ours.  They are places where people feel safe to congregate, both in morning hours and evenings. 

Also, the Loomis facility is used as a heating/cooling shelter for residents during extreme weather events.

Our libraries have been operating on what I would call a “shoe-string” budget for years, augmented by a myriad number of volunteers, such as the Friends of the Library, of which I am a member, and by the bi-monthly used book sales. 

We realize cuts to the budget may be necessary, but our feeling is that our libraries should be given a bit more of the pie to work with.  According to the Proposed Budget for FY 2014/15 totaling a bit over $792 million, the county libraries are allocated just .007%, a little over $5.8 million.  This is a reduction of 7.3% from the previous year’s budget allocation.

We urge you to really listen to all the speakers today.  Hear the passion in their voices and make the right decision.

Rosalie Wohlfromm
Club Representative
Placer County Democratic Party 

To learn more about the potential library closure, please visit the following link: 

http://www.theloomisnews.com/article/3/23/15/placer-county-library%E2%80%99s-april-7-vote-delayed 

To Contact the Board of Supervisors, please visit their websitehttp://www.placer.ca.gov/bos

Placer County Homeless

Population Needs Help!!!


Placer County has started a real action plan and a community dialogue has begun on the chronic homeless population in need of health and human services.  The County and several advocates have discussed a recent study conducted by County Consultant Roger Malbut.  Recently, Malbut presented his report to the County painting a portrait of Placer’s chronic homeless population in need of health and human services, as well as, emergency shelters and/or transitional housing for this special population.

You can view this on-going discussion by following this news link at: http://www.colfaxrecord.com/article/2/20/15/portrait-homeless-emerging-placer-county-study.

Recent homeless data for the County is captured in the study along with some major points of interest regarding the chronic homeless, citing the cities of Roseville and City of Auburn experiencing chronic homeless problems described below:

Major points in Malbut’s study include:
- Homelessness in Placer County is not imported
- Mobility between Auburn and Roseville is limited for the homeless
- Operations are needed in both Auburn and Roseville
- The overall homeless population in Placer County has decreased
- But the homeless population is becoming significantly more chronic

So, who are the homeless in Placer County?

According to Malbut: “Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product of the local school system and probably has relatives in the county.” reported Malbut.

For the latest on this issue: By Spring 2015, the county expects recommendations on how to address the homeless situation in the county.  Be sure to watch for this item in the Placer County Board of Supervisors future agenda discussion at:

http://www.placer.ca.gov/bos/agenda information on Placer County’s recent study, please go to: http://www.placer.ca.gov/Home/News/2015/Feb/Community/Dialogue/ReducingHomelessness at: www.placer.ca.gov/Home/News/2015/Feb/Community Dialogue on Reducing Homeless.

This article does not represent the Placer County Democratic Party views or opinions, but is used solely for providing informational material on subject matter of interest to the public.

Placer Victory Fund!!!

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Placer County Democratic Party “Placer Victory Fund”. You may be asking what the Placer Victory Fund (PVF) is and what the money will be used for. The PVF will be utilized to advance Democratic values in Placer County, purchase materials for distribution, assist future candidates, secure a headquarters for the 2016 election, and so much more. Every dollar that is received will be spent on focusing on the future for Placer County.

There are four levels of contributions in our “True Blue” system. The Placer Victory Fund will only be successful if individuals like you are able to make monthly donations at the values indicated below. We understand that you may not be able to make monthly contributions, but any contribution is better than no contribution.

True Blue Donor: $5.00

True Blue Friend: $10.00

True Blue Supporter: $20.00

True Blue Advocate: $50.00

To contribute please click on the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/placervictory

If you would like to pay by check please mail the check, made out to Placer County Democratic Party to:

Placer County Democratic Party
Attn.: Placer Victory Fund
P.O. Box 423
Roseville, CA 95678


FPPC #: 1244471
FEC #: C00433318

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