Sonora, CA — Twain Harte and Summerville High Superintendent Dr. John Keiter is just one of four Tuolumne County residents headed for Washington, D.C. next week to lobby for passage of the Secure Rural and Community Self Determination Act.
Joining Keiter on the trip will be County Superintendent of Schools Joe Silva, Sonora Elementary Superintendent Margie Bulkin and CAO Craig Pedro. Keiter says the group will be assigned to visit with individuals who may play a key role in passing the legislation.
Passage would mean $2.6 million for the county: $1.1 million for schools, $1.1 million for roads and $400,000 for the Resource Advisory Committee. As reported earlier the Tuolumne County group along with the parent National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition is hopeful of a four year package with a ten percent reduction each year.
The contingent will depart Sunday and lobby Congressional leaders Monday through Friday.
Written by Bill Johnson