Jeanne Adams president of the Sanger Woman’s Club (SWC) proved during her term as chairperson of the Measure S Citizens Oversight Committee that she is a force to be reckoned with.
She stood up for what she thought was right during a chaotic time in the oversight committee’s tumultuous history, frequently showing up at city council meeting’s to confront the council and the city manager over the kinds of issues that brought the Fresno County Grand Jury to town. When the grand jury finished its investigation, its report echoed what Adams had been telling the city staff, council and city manager.
a little company like PG&E, worth about $8 billion even though it’s having a few financial challenges right now, according to the New York Times, gets in the way of a Sanger Woman’s Club fundraiser, an annual Spring Tea, coming up on May 4.
The club has not had access to its parking for more than three months and the problem has threatened to persist right up to – and maybe beyond – the Spring Tea on May 4.
“I am Jeanne Adams, President of the Sanger Woman’s Club at 1602 7th St., adjacent to this complex. The SWC is a non-profit, community service organization with 120 members, many of whom are women of retirement age.
“We lost the use of our parking lot on February 11th due to the demolition of a shared alley that provides entrance to our building. At that time, we were notified that the alley would be paved and ready for use in 2 to 6 weeks. We now have our biggest fundraising event of the season scheduled on May 4th, a full 12 weeks later, and still no parking lot.
“Mr. Rodriguez, this is a safety issue. Our ladies will be carrying in boxes of supplies. Numerous attendees will require the use of canes and walkers. The curb in front of our building is steep, the only lowered street ramp is on a busy corner. We have had falls and injuries reported already. We need access to our parking lot!
“It is my understanding that PG&E scheduling is holding up the completion our the alley parking lot entrance. If this is the case, it is imperative that the scheduling of this job be prioritized. It needs to be done immediately so the alley can be paved prior to our event on May 4th. Please contact me with your plans. Thank you.”
There wasn’t time to get a response from PG&E for this edition. We’ll try to have one next week. This year’s theme for the SWC’s annual Spring Tea and Luncheon, open parking lot or not said Adams.
It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and, once again, there will be a contest for the most beautifully decorated tables. “Awards will be presented in four categories: Most Traditional; Most Creative; Best-Themed; and Judges Choice,” said Adams.
The event will include appetizers, a luncheon, fashion show, silent auction and entertainment Profits from the Spring Tea are used to fund the Sanger Woman’s Club’s charitable giving projects.