BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – March 26, 2024




DATE: March 26, 2024


PLACE:  Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA


MEETING TYPE:  BRECA Steering Committee Meeting



James Adams

Paul Bowers

Lori Christensen 

Ken Crawford

Rene Hamlin

Gay Jones

Jim Morgan

Debbie Purvis

Andrea White




  1. Call to Order by Chair Gay Jones
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items


  1. Minutes from February 27, 2024

Rene Hamlin made a motion to adopt the draft minutes from February 27, 2024.  James Adams seconded the motion.  The motion was approved unanimously.

  1. Reports
  2. Treasurer

Andrea White reported that BRECA has $6,406.98 in the bank.

  1. Membership

Jim Morgan reported that BRECA has 85 memberships.

  1. Little Library

Andrea White reported that there is an issue with the hinges on the door of the Little Free Library.  The Little Free Library has been removed for repair.


Gay Jones reported that there was no Cordova Community Planning and Advisory Council (CORPAC) meeting.

  1. Metro Fire

Gay Jones reported that Metro Fire will have a Fire Camp for people ages 11-13.  It is a four and one-half day event.  They are open for applications on the Metro Fire web site.

  1. Old Business
  2. Psynergy

Debbie Purvis reported that she had not had success in contacting Psynergy to express concerns about their clients loitering and dropping cigarettes around her neighborhood.  She also has not had success at arranging a site visit for BRECA members.  Gay Jones noted that the facility was previously a senior citizens home and now is a mental health treatment program wherein clients are prescribed medications.  It is an open campus and clients can come and go as they please.  She inquired of Ashleigh Kaufman, a representative for Supervisor Pat Hume, about the process for allowing a new use?  Ms. Kaufman stated that she will check into it and get back to us.

Ken Crawford noted that the clients are loitering around the shopping center and that he feels uncomfortable going there.  He raised that question of what program(s) do they have?  Gay wondered whether they have an impact on the library.  Andrea White noted that their web site indicates that they want to acquire adjacent property for an equestrian program.  Lori Christensen stated that she had talked to their representative about that, and they are not going forward with that plan.

  1. Easter Egg Hunt

Andrea White discussed the preparations for the BRECA Easter Egg Hunt.  Weather is an issue, and go or no-go will be decided the Friday before the event.  

  1. New Business
  2. Steering Committee Election

Jim Morgan stated that nominations for Steering Committee candidates open with this meeting and close with the next meeting.  Notices of the election will be emailed to members we have emails for, and sent by U.S. mail to the other members.

  1. Floor

James Adams commented that the environmental document for the Corps’ erosion protection project had received between 300 and 900 comments.  He stated that that they may get final documents in May or June.  Jim Morgan commented that it was likely to take longer to prepare the final documents.

Jim Morgan enquired whether anyone had followed up on the food pop-up on Folsom Blvd. near Bradshaw Rd.?  Apparently nobody had.  Jim requested that Ashleigh Kaufman, with Supervisor Hume’s office, follow up on this.  Ms. Kaufman stated that she will check into it and get back to us.

Gay Jones commented that the Eclectic Center is still in disrepair.  In particular, a light pole is down.  James Adams commented that they have filled in some potholes, and they don’t collect water anymore.  Gay also observed that a large structure had been added to the Lavash Bakery.

A member of the audience commented that he had prepared a draft of a banner for the picnic, and sent it around via email.

Andrea White reported that the Cordova Recreation and Park District Optimized Plan is now on the web site and comments will be accepted March 21 to April 21.

  1. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting at the Rancho Cordova Library on April 23, 2024.

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