• Petitioned Tuolumne County & Board of Supervisors Sonora, Ca.

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Tuolumne County & Board of Supervisors Sonora, Ca.

Keep the Tuolumne County Recreation Department Open

    1. gary groesbeck
    2. Petition by

      gary groesbeck

      sonora, CA

It's important that children and families have opportunities, fun community activities, diversions, and a safe place for teens and children in need.

The economic benefits derived from this sort of curriculum begin with a desired excellent quality of life and factor in a lower crime rate. Corporate CEOs say that quality of life for employees is the third most important factor in deciding where to locate a business. Keeping these programs will help bring jobs to the county, as well as keeping existing and much needed jobs.

An immediate benefit of recreational activities is that they fill unsupervised after-school hours. It has been established that youths are most likely to commit crimes between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., with crime rates peaking at 3 p.m.

Youths who participate in structured recreational activities have reduced rates of criminal activity (statistically shown to be by as much as 71 percent), antisocial behavior and increased success in post-secondary education.

These activities can also provide safe, developmental opportunities for latch-key youths, who have reduced prospects for physical activity and socialization because of a lack of parental supervision.

The decrease in the use of emergency services (medical, child welfare, police, fire and so on) and increased proactive use of health promotional services result in lower costs to the taxpayer.

The establishment of positive individual character through involvement in youth recreational activity, as well as economic benefits from a lower crime rate, are paybacks to society.

Let the County Supervisors know you want to keep these youth programs and to look for alternative funding if need be.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Corinne Mathiesen APTOS, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We have a cabin in Twain Harte and visit several times a year.

    • Caitlin Bellah SONORA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because every child deserves the opportunity to be active with other children in their community outside of academics!

    • Molly Rose SONORA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      We have been sending our kids to swim class in Twain Harte for 5 years. I give the wonderful teachers there all credit that my kids love to swim and are good at it! Thanks!

    • Lynn Skutches SONORA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Our community has so little for the children and teens without the Rec Dept.!

    • Jane Cochran SOULSBYVILLE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Our kids and neighbors need the services provided by the Recreation Department!


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