UPDATE: During the April 25th meeting, Club President Mickey Laws revealed a phone discussion with resolution author Ruth Musser-Lopez in which it was agreed to remove the resolution from consideration. Some factors were the number of resolutions that the Party would advance, and a few wording difficulties.
WHEREAS, Route 66 or RT66, otherwise known as “The Mother Road,” is a historic two-lane highway listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the area of the East Mojave Desert is designated as a National Scenic Byway and includes clusters of historic structures and other scenicvalues attracting a multi-million dollar tourism industry in California every year; AND
WHEREAS, RT66 also provides an alternative corridor for southern California via 29 Palms and Barstow in the event of an emergency need for evacuation; AND
WHEREAS, a long section of RT66 bearing through the East Mojave Desert is closed to traffic due to washed out bridges which are not being repaired by the county thus closing off that emergency route out of 29 Palms in particular;
THEREFORE, the California Democratic Party resolves to support the acquisition, repair and maintenance of RT66 for recreational and safety purposes; and
FURTHER let it be resolved that the California Democratic Party shall forward this resolution to the State Historic Preservation Commission, the State Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Transportation (CALTrans), Governor Brown, Democratic state constitutional members and Democratic members of the California Legislature.
May 7 – Primary Vote-by-Mail ballots begin mailing
May 21 – Primary registration deadline
May 29 – Last day to request primary vote-by-mail ballot
June 5 – Primary Election
Nov 6 – General Election
Our next meeting is October 23rd.
Regular monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the community meeting room of Alpine Escrow, Blue Jay Mall, 27236 State Hwy 189, Blue Jay, California. Topics and speaker suggestions are always welcome – contact Club President Michelle (“Mickey”) Laws at 760 567-6159.
Let President Mickey Laws know if you have items for consideration on the Agenda.
Mountain Bears Democratic Club
PO Box 3514
Blue Jay, CA 92317