Cohn Gets To Know South Natomas

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Councilman Steve Cohn this week continues to familiarize himself with issues important to Natomas-area residents he now represents as a result of redistricting.
Effective Oct. 6, city council District Three boundaries reach from Interstate 80 south, east of Interstate 5 and along the East Levee Canal, encompassing the Gardenland/Northgate corridor and most south Natomas neighborhoods. Cohn has described the newly defined District Three as “an American River district” shaped like a barbell along the river’s banks.
Cohn is the scheduled guest speaker at the monthly Natomas Community Association meeting 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 26 at the South Natomas Community Center.
Already earlier this month, the councilman attended the Gardenland Northgate Neighborhood Association meeting, the Harvest the Arts Festival and grand-opening ceremony for the new bike and pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80.
Just last week hosted a lunch with representatives from several south Natomas neighborhoods and others to familiarize himself with issues important to his newest constituents.
During the luncheon, Cohn said he felt representing Natomas was a partnership and asked community leaders to share what they feel are important issues facing the neighborhood.
At the top of the list: Gardenland Northgate Neighborhood Association, Natomas Community Association, Natomas Chamber and River City Commons representatives all said they did not want redistricting to divide the Natomas region.
“Just because Natomas is too big for one council district, it still feels whole,” Cohn said. “I don’t think (redistricting) should affect that.”
The group also talked about re-visioning the “Celebrate Natomas!” festival with other area representatives like Councilman Rob Fong, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby and County Supervisor Phil Serna, checking the status of neighborhood improvement projects, and other topics.

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