BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2023

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

download the original minutes in doc format: Min F 10-23

DATE: October 24, 2023
PLACE: Rancho Cordova Library

9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA

MEETING TYPE: BRECA Steering Committee Meeting
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
James Adams
Lori Christensen
Ken Crawford
Rene Hamlin
Gay Jones
Jim Morgan
Debbie Purvis
Andrea White

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT
Paul Bowers

NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 4
1. Call to Order by Co-Chair Rene Hamlin
2. Welcome and Introductions
3. Public Comment
None
4. Minutes of September 26, 2023
James Adams made a motion to adopt the draft minutes. Andrea White seconded the motion.
The motion was approved unanimously.
5. Reports
a. Treasurer
Andrea White stated that BRECA has received over the budgeted amount of income for the
year. The bank balance is $7,543.23.

b. Membership

Jim Morgan reported that BRECA added two new memberships for a total of 87
memberships.

6. Updates
a. Trumark Project
James Adams stated that the Trumark proposal is to build a residential project on west side of
Rancho Cordova. Part of it involves building in the flood plain. The Rancho Cordova City
Council is meeting at this time to decide if the project is consistent with Rancho Cordova’s
policies, zoning, etc. One important question is whether an Environmental Impact Report is
required, and, if so, who is to prepare the report. Debbie Purvis commented that there will be
a traffic impact also, even if there is development only above the floodplain.
b. Little Free Library
Andrea White reported that the Little Free Library was installed in Riviera East Park before
the BRECA picnic. There are already books in the Little Free Library.

7. Old Business
a. Picnic in the Park
Lori Christensen reported that the BRECA annual picnic in the park was held October 1.
There was a piñata, and kids from the park saw it and came over. They cracked it open and
had lots of fun. There were a lot of wasps. Maybe in the future we should have a banner for
the picnic that can be put up in the park to attract more people for the picnic.
b. Website Policy for Approval of Posts
There was no discussion of this item.
c. American River Erosion Protection
Jim Morgan gave a presentation on “Contract 3B” proposed erosion protection work on the
Lower American River between the Mayhew Drain and Howe Ave. He distributed a handout
that was mainly from slides at a presentation by William Polk, Senior Project Manager with
the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), at the September Lower American River Task Force
meeting.
The process began in 2015 with the General Reevaluation Report by the Corps and state and
local agencies. The plan is to be able to release more water into the channel: 160,000 cubic
feet per second (cfs) compared to the previous 115,000 cfs. As a result, there is greater
potential for erosion that could result in levee failure. The planning process involved the
Corps as well as local and state agencies and other stakeholders. Many sites along the Lower
American River have been identified that need work, based on hydrological and geological
information. Higher priority sites have already had much work done, and are soon to be
planted to establish vegetation over the work.
There are several discrete sites proposed between Howe Ave. and the Mayhew Drain.
Different sites will have different treatments, including soil filled levee revetment (rocks), soil
filled bank revetment, or launchable rock trench with planting benches. Available
information is not clear on which treatment will be applied to which site. There is to be an
environmental document scheduled for release in December 2023 which will hopefully have more information on this. There is also to be a public meeting in December. Public comment
is to be accepted through January 2024. Jim also pointed out that the proposed project has a
much reduced environmental impact compared to an earlier version of the project. The acres
of Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle habitat and riparian habitat lost have each been reduced
by about 2/3s and salmonid habitat loss has been reduced by about 1/2. Still there will be
significant impacts. For example over 1,000 trees are expected to be lost.
Two members of the audience commented that they are troubled by the lack of supporting
data on site selection and design. There will be a devastating removal of trees. They stated
that they think there is time for push back on the proposal, noting that the National Park
Service has not yet given approval for the project, and requesting signatures on a petition.

8. From the Floor.
None

9. Meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting at the Rancho Cordova Library on November 28, 2023.

BRECA General Meeting

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You are invited to the BRECA General Meeting:

Discussions of Citizen’s Concerns

Tuesday, December 12th • 6:30 pm

Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd.
(one light east of Bradshaw)
Water and Coffee will be Provided

For more information, call 916-361-7236

Guest Speakers:
5th District Sacramento County Supervisor Pat Hume
Cordova Recreation and Park District General Manager Patrick Larkin
Problem Oriented Police (POP) Officer: TBD

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BRECA Agenda November 2023

BUTTERFIELD RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Steering Committee Meeting

6:30 pm, November 28, 2023

Cordova Library Community Room

9845 Folsom Blvd.  95827

AGENDA:

1. Welcome and Introductions.  

2. Public Comment.

3. Approve Minutes.

4. Reports:  Treasurer, Membership, (no Corpac meeting)     

                         

                   

5. Old Business:   Details for General Membership Meeting, December 12, 2023.  (Card pickup, Chair, topics to Guest Speakers, refreshments, etc.)

6.                         : Details for Holiday Party December 19, 2023.  (Door prizes & tickets, ordering appetizers, etc.)

7.                         :  Trumark Proposal Update, Mark Berry. 

8.                         : Eclectic Center.

9.                         :  Psych Treatment Center.

10.                         :  Banner for Annual Picnic.

11.  New Business – From the Floor.

12.  Adjournment.

Next Meeting – Annual General Membership Meeting, December12, 2023, 6:30 pm, Cordova Library Community Room.

Holiday Party, December 19, 2023, 6:30 pm at Brookside!

BRECA Steering Committee Meeting Minutes – September 26, 2023

BUTTERFIELD-RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

download the original minutes in doc format: Min F 9-23

DATE: September 26, 2023
PLACE: Rancho Cordova Library

9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA

MEETING TYPE: BRECA Steering Committee Meeting
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
James Adams
Paul Bowers
Lori Christensen
Rene Hamlin
Jim Morgan
Debbie Purvis
Andrea White
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT
Ken Crawford
Gay Jones
NUMBER OF GUESTS/MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC: 5
1. Call to Order by Co-Chair Rene Hamlin
2. Welcome and Introductions
3. New Business
None
4. Old Business
a. American River Clean Up
Lori Christensen reported on the American River Clean Up. BRECA worked with the
American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) on the clean up at the Gristmill site. Lori gave
out bags, had people sign waivers, etc. Comcast sent about 30 volunteers to the Gristmill site,
many from far away. Lori estimated about 1,000 pounds of trash and recyclables were picked
up, although there was not a scale for measurement. ARPF estimated around 23,000 pounds
were picked up at all sites. Altogether there were a total of 43 people at the Gristmill site.
James Adams commented that there was a homeless camp that had moved and left stuff
behind. They cleaned up the stuff that was left. Lori further commented that they did a good
job, with about twice as many people and pounds of trash and recyclables as last year.
b. Picnic in the Park

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Lori Christensen stated that next Sunday, October 1, is the date for the annual BRECA picnic.
Andrea White commented that she is working on games, including a piñata with candy. She
got a permit from the Cordova Recreation and Park District (CRPD). She also commented
that most groups that use the park have insurance, and we may need it next time.
Rick Sloan, a member of the CRPD Board, commented that the new Little Free Library
should be installed by Sunday. Andrea stated that the base had been poured today, and the
Little Free Library should be installed Thursday.
c. Web Site
Jim Morgan reported that the BRECA web site is looking good, although there is still work to
do. It needs more articles about local events. The web site committee wants to bring a
question about approval of items for the web site. By default, regular content such as meeting
agendas, approved minutes and event notices (e.g. the clean up and the picnic) are being
posted. For unusual content, such as the proposed Butterfield Station Apartments article, the
web site committee wants to know if the Steering Committee prefers a designated individual,
the web site committee, or the Steering Committee to approve posting. Andrea White stated
that she would like the articles be approved by the Steering Committee. Rene Hamlin agreed.
Debbie Purvis commented that immediate events, such as a meeting to attend, should just be
posted. It was agreed to do postings this way.
A member of the audience commented that there is no BRECA logo on the home page. Paul
Bowers stated that the logo is on all other pages, and they are working on putting it on the
home page.
Andrea commented that our web site administrator is to provide some instruction on how to
work on the web site. We should have more than one person able to do things.
d. Trumark Project
James Adams stated that the Trumark proposal is to build a large number of homes on a large
property on the west side of Rancho Cordova. It involves building in the flood plain. Rancho
Cordova is the lead agency on the project. The group Preserve the American River is putting
on an event about this on October 1. In late October the Rancho Cordova City Council is to
make a decision on the project. The head of the Planning Commission has stated that they
will recommend that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) be prepared. It is also possible
that a Negative Declaration or Mitigated Negative Declaration would be prepared instead.
Debbie Purvis asked whether the Rancho Cordova City Council would give us weight, as we
are outside of Rancho Cordova? A member of the audience commented that there would be
traffic impacts on our community, so we should have a say. Another member of the audience
commented that there are too many impacts to do a Mitigated Negative Declaration. An EIR
is better, as it would have a public comment period.
Rick Sloan, a member of the Cordova Recreation and Park Board, commented that there is not
enough park land dedicated in the proposed plan.
James commented that many people believe that the Rancho Cordova City Council is pro-
business, and will likely approve the project. Jim Morgan asked that James notify the
Steering Committee when the City Council meeting is to happen. He agreed to do so.
e. Special December BRECA meeting

Min F 9-23.doc 3
Rene Hamlin reported that Gay Jones has reserved the Library meeting room for December
12, in case we need a meeting.
f. Holiday Gathering at Brookside December 19
Rene Hamlin reported that arrangements have been made to have a holiday gathering at
Brookside on December 19.
5. Minutes of August 22, 2023
Jim Morgan reported that an amendment to the draft minutes for August 22, 2023 had been
proposed and accepted. Andrea White made a motion to adopt the amended draft minutes.
James Adams seconded the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
6. Reports/Updates
a. Treasurer
Andrea White stated that there were no changes in the most recent period. The bank balance
is $7,287.58.
b. Membership
Jim Morgan reported that BRECA has a total of 85 memberships.
c. Neighborhood Watch
Debbie Purvis reported that there is a new person running the Neighborhood Watch program.
She encouraged people to form Neighborhood Watches in their neighborhoods.
7. From the Floor
None.
8. Meeting adjourned.
The next meeting will be a Steering Committee Meeting at the Rancho Cordova Library on
October 24, 2023.

BRECA Agenda October 2023

Download original BRECA Agenda October 2023 in doc format

BUTTERFIELD RIVIERA EAST COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Steering Committee Meeting
6:30 pm, October 24, 2023
Cordova Library Community Room
9845 Folsom Blvd. 95827

AGENDA:
1. Welcome and Introductions.
2. Public Comment.
3. Approve Minutes.
4. Reports: Treasurer, Membership, (no Corpac meeting)
5. Updates: Trumark. (James)
Little Library. (Andrea)
6. Old Business : Picnic in the Park. (Lori)
: Website Policy for Approval of Posts. (Paul)
: American River Erosion Protection. (Jim)
7. From the Floor.
8. Adjourn to next meeting November 28, 2023.