Municipal Election: The Results
We are happy to announce that Measure A Passed!
Over 67% of voters said YES to maintaining quality of life services for ALL Riverside city residents.Thanks to this decision, JGF is no longer facing a 20% reduction in our annual operating budget. We are thrilled to continue providing local senior programming and services, as we have for the past 29 years.
The Foundation has always been (and always will be) an outspoken and active advocate for the fifty and better population. It is our responsibility to act in the best interest of our seniors and be a strong voice for our patrons, especially in regard to issues, or legislation, that may impact their quality of life.
We are honored that the residents of Riverside have joined us in support of the local senior community and helped stop massive cuts to the already underfunded area of senior services.
The outpouring of love and encouragement that we have received this election season has been incredible. Though some supporters may have been opposed to the ballot measure, everyone agreed that cutting funding for our seniors (and the Janet Goeske Center) was not an option.
With over 10,000 baby boomers a day celebrating birthdays, we know that now is the time to strengthen our current offerings, and prepare to provide more. As we move forward, we are confident that we can continue to work together to ensure a better future for our local senior population.
|Joan E. Roberts, Ph.D||Judith Vails|
|Janet Goeske Foundation, Chair||Janet Goeske Foundation, Executive Director|