Clean California proposes significant investments in litter collection, community engagement and education to ultimately transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians. This is truly a statewide effort with potential projects in all 58 counties and with a third of the funds going directly to cities, counties, tribes and transit agencies to clean local streets and public spaces.
In our kick off meeting we identified a number of symbols and concepts that are unique to the Deerfield / Mesa Grande neighborhood region.
Following is a brief description of the meeting:
Welcoming and Introductions
Purpose and goal of the meeting by Cal Trans Project Manager Robert H. Nguyen
Introduction and presentation by artist Heather Hogan
Discussion about the history and Background of surrounding neighborhoods in South Sacramento by neighbors
Brainstorming to collect ideas exhibiting the culture and identity of the neighborhoods
Brainstorming to reflect potential themes for developing Steel Art by the artist
Presentation of preliminary ideas by the artist to develop the Steel Art
Discussion about next steps for the project
In our second meeting on Oct. 24th we will arrange symbols into layouts using the scaffolding concepts we identified in order to draft 5-6 designs for a wider public review.
The draft designs will be circulated via online survey in order to reach a wider audience. The survey will be available from Oct 31-Nov. 6th.
Below are the results of our brainstorming and information gathering session:
Kids are important, many gain success and notoriety and return to the community to teach. (toys, bike/trike, blocks)
Music Programs, BTU Arts (trumpets, drums, congos, violin, tuba, flute, clarinet, saxophone)
Sports (Basketball and soccer)
Community Gardens (farm to fork, bees, dragonflies, corn, tomatoes, basil, picnic table, watering can)