Growing Support for Measure A
Rocklin, Calif- All eight Rocklin Youth Groups-Rocklin Youth Soccer Club; Rocklin Little League; Tri-City Little League; Rocklin Junior Thunder Football; Whitney Junior Wildcat Football; Rocklin Wave Swim Team; Rocklin Girls Fast Pitch Softball; and Rocklin Pony Baseballhave officially endorsed Measure A.
The measure, which continues existing funding for Rocklin’s parks with no tax increase, will be the lone item on a citywide ballot in a special, mail-only election to begin in late July.
‘We are unanimous in our support of Measure A because we know park funding directly impacts our parks and fields and therefore the quality of our youth sports programs in Rocklin,’ said Kenneth Broadway, President of Rocklin Girls Fast Pitch Softball. ‘We urge all Rocklin residents to vote Yes on Measure A.’
Broadway recognizes that many may be tempted to overlook the mail ballot in the hectic schedule of summer vacations and activities but urges voters to take action.
‘With Measure A being the only item on the ballot and the County providing a postage-paid envelope, there really is no excuse not to take three minutes to vote and support the youth of our community,’ said Broadway.
‘We are certainly lucky to live in a community that places a high value on its parks and programs,’ said Bill Scribner, President of Tri-City Little League. The existing park funding was originally requested more than 20 years ago when 1500 residents approached the City Council asking for a park maintenance assessment.
Ten years later, Rocklin citizens overwhelming demonstrated their continued dedication when over 70 percent voted to renew the funding. ‘We are hoping Rocklin residents once again will continue their commitment to our community,’ said Scribner.
‘We are pleased to be able to offer so many wonderful recreational opportunities to the youth here in Rocklin,’ said Randy Green, President of Rocklin Junior Thunder Football. Green attributes much of the success of Rocklin’s youth programs to the wonderful volunteers and family-oriented spirit of the Rocklin community. ‘Rocklin is a unique hometown. Without the commitment of our community, our youth programs could never be as successful as we have been. We are extremely grateful for the support shown by the Rocklin residents and sincerely ask them to continue their dedication by mailing in a Yes vote on Measure A,’ he said.
Over 5,000 Rocklin youth participate annually in at least one of Rocklin’s youth sports programs, using Rocklin parks, fields, and facilities for practices and games.
Ballots for the election will begin arriving during the week of July 27 by mail. There will be no polling places for this election. Voters will be able to cast ballots by returning the ballots in the provided postage-paid return envelopes.