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Congressman Radanovich Pushes For Restoration Act Passage

Sonora, CA — 19th District Congressman George Radanovich was in Sonora Tuesday to comment on the need to pass the Secure Rural Schools & Community Self Determination Act following its October expiration.

Authored by Congress in 2000, the Act has added to the funding of Tuolumne County following the loss of tax revenue from a decrease in Mother Lode logging operations. This funding has provided the county with $1.4 million annually since its inception. That amount includes $178,000 a year for Sonora High School in addition to funding public works projects.

Fifth District Supervisor Dick Pland, Tuolumne County Schools Superintendent Joe Silva, Sonora High School Superintendent Rob Gaskill and Columbia Elementary Superintendent John Pendley will form a Mother Lode delegation that will lobby congressional members September 13-14 in Washington, D.C. for passage of the Act.

Written by Bill Johnson