KHTS AM-1220’s annual Sacramento Road Trip is back for its ninth year, March 17-18. The lobbying trip for Santa Clarita Valley community leaders that deals with local issues such as transportation, education and water issues, has a couple spots still open.
For eight years, KHTS AM-1220 has been joined by Santa Clarita Valley leaders for their annual Sacramento Road Trip, lobbying for local issues and meeting with state legislators and administrators.
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The idea started as a conversation between then State Assemblyman Keith Richman and KHTS co-owner, Carl Goldman at a charity event in 2005. Richman said he felt that most community leaders didn’t have an understanding of the challenges that state legislative officials faced in Sacramento. The two decided to invite a number of community leaders to visit Sacramento and learn about these challenges.
KHTS Sacramento Road Trip
The annual trip started in 2006, when Carl Goldman and station co-owner Jeri Seratti-Goldman were joined by 35 community leaders for a bus trip to Sacramento.
In 2007, the group nearly doubled in size. Over the years, the road trips have focused on topics such as transportation, education, the state budget, water issues and prison realignment.
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s office works with KHTS to coordinate all the trip’s meetings with the politicians and officials at the state’s capital.
This year, there are at least 100 community leaders going.
“(There are) only a couple slots left,” Goldman said. “…Anyone wanting to go needs to contact us this week.”
There is currently also a waitlist for the bus that will be used to transport the majority of the group to Sacramento . In previous years, other participants have flown.
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Source: Santa Clarita News