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Meeting Dates



Sacramento Taxpayers Association Meeting


Noon on September 21, 2017

New location:

Conference Center / Imperial Homes & Investments
1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Sacramento, Ca 95815

Welcome Back Sacramento Taxpayers Association!
I hope you all enjoyed your summer.

Many of you know that our July meeting location was a fiasco, but it ended well with Olive Garden restaurant accommodating us on a moment’s notice, and Craig DeLuz with the Firearms Policy Coalition giving us a fabulous talk about the CA Legislature passing unconstitutional anti-gun laws.

I’ve been searching for a non-restaurant option to avoid any future fiascos, as well as the constant interruptions of our meetings by restaurant staff. Thankfully, two of our STA members, Silvia Alvarenga and Mike Torres, have offered us the use of their lovely conference center in the office building in which their business is located — Imperial Homes and Investments.

The new address is 1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Sacramento CA 95815. It is located on the frontage road which parallels I-80, behind/to the side of Arden Fair Mall. (map and directions)

Our meeting next week, Thursday 9/21/2017 will feature Lance Izumi, Koret Senior Fellow in Education Studies, Senior Director, Education Studies at Pacific Research Institute, and the author of the new book, “The Corrupt Classroom: Indoctrination, Violence and Social Engineering Show Why America Needs School Choice.” (available at the amazon.com link)

Book description: 
In The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi reveals the shocking situation in many American public schools, from teachers politicking in their classrooms to one-sided curricula to unsafe campuses to massive fiscal mismanagement. Looking at both personal stories of parents and their children,plus key research evidence, he dramatically shows that when parents feel that their children are being indoctrinated,victimized or shortchanged in their learning, they should have the right and the tools to exit the public school system for educational alternatives that better meet their children’s needs.

We are very fortunate to have Lance Izumi speak to STA as he is the preeminent education scholar in the country, as well as the author of
the highly acclaimed 2012 book Obama’s Education Takeover (Broadside, Encounter Books), which details the centralization of education policymaking in Washington under President Obama.

Lance is also the co-author of Short-Circuited: The Challenges Facing the Online Learning Revolution in California (first and second editions), the first in-depth look at the role of digital learning in our education system. And, he is the executive producer and narrator of a short film based on the book.

And there is so much more…

We will be ordering in lunch for our meeting — PIZZA! A wide variety of pizza will be available for lunch, as well as drinks. Please bring $10.00 cash for pizza and drinks (or a check for $10).

We are looking forward to starting up the fall season with this exciting meeting.

And finally, my new book, co-authored with James Lacy, is now published and available: “California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?” also available at amazon.com at the link.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone Sept. 21st!

Your Madam President,

Katy Grimes



The next meeting is July 20, 2017

Sacramento Taxpayers Association: JULY 20 meeting
Hello SacTaxpayer members! 
Our July 20 guest speaker is Craig De Luz with the Firearms Policy Coalition. He will speak to the taxpayers association about the vast array of anti-second Amendment bills in the California Legislature, as well as some history about CA and gun control. 
The Firearms Policy Coalition is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that aims to influence legislation and public opinion of gun rights in the United States. It seeks to achieve these aims through direct lobbying, grassroots outreach, legal action, education, and coalition building.
Members can read about the California Firearms Coalition here: https://www.facebook.com/gunpolicy/?hc_ref=OTHER&fref=nf
IMPORTANT: We are moving our meeting location to the Black Bear Diner, 1830 Arden Way, meeting in the back room. It is quiet and well lighted. 
The diner does not accept reservations any longer for groups HOWEVER, they assured me they will help us set up the tables in a formation we like, and are happy about our members paying for their meals individually. Apparently other groups have left without paying food bills, and stayed over the allotted time for the meeting room. We will see how it is for us…
We’ve decided to schedule three early evening meetings each year. I’ve had requests by members and other interested taxpayer friends who cannot make a daytime meeting, but want to join us. 
Finally, remember that there is no meeting in AUGUST. 
Looking forward to seeing you! Bring a guest for this lively meeting, and come armed… with questions!
All My Best,
Katy Grimes
Madame President
Sacramento Taxpayers Association




Regular monthly meetings:

When: Third Thursday of each month
(except August and December and April – the April meeting is always the Annual Dinner)
Where: Black Bear Diner
1830 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825  SEE MAP 
Time: Meetings begin promptly at 12:00 noon and end at 1:15 pm