Safe Routes to School National Conference Recap
California Senate District 7 is home to suburban bedroom communities such as Dublin, Antioch and Walnut Creek. District 7 is also the beneficiary of over $8,000,000 in Safe Routes to School grants as Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Senate Transportation Committee Chair, learned from advocates Thursday Aug 15. The meeting between DeSaulnier, Safe Routes to School National Partnership Director Deb Hubsmith, and local advocates was one of 65 meetings with legislators and their staff as part of the first Safe Routes to School Advocacy Day in California. Senator DeSaulnier, and nearly all of the members and staff that advocates met with on Advocacy Day, responded with resoundingly positive support of continued funding for Safe Routes to School!