PUEBLO WELCOMES IGNACIO!
PUEBLO moved to the Fruirtvale area in May of this year, so we thought it was appropriate to invited our District 5 Council person Ignacio de la Fuente to our office since we are now his constituents. He graciously accepted our invitation and brought his policy analyst Claudia Burgos along as well.
After doing the obligatory introductions, we discussed some of the issues that PUEBLO is working on, and asked Ignacio and Claudia for their help in gaining permission to cultivate some land that the students at Life Academy would like to use to build a community/school garden. We also talked about some of the public safety issues that the residents of the Fruitvale area are facing and how we could work together to make a difference.
As a bonus to this productive meeting, the Council member offered to donate a couple of wonderful raffle prizes for our upcoming dinner --- you'll have to come to find out what they are!
Our members appreciated Ignacio's candor and we look forward to working together with him and Claudia in areas where we have agreement - which, as Ignacio pointed out, is not always the case!