Nearly 200 people attended a meeting at Bear River High School last ) evening hosted by the Citizens for Highway 49 Safety. Brad Weston, a 10 year member of that organization opened the meeting by welcoming the enthusiastic crowd made up of students, parents, law enforcement, fire protection and concerned citizens. The first speaker was 11 year old Jolie Allen who created the website “fix 49.org”
She went on to explain her goals with this project.
click to listen to Jolie Allen
Amy Besler, Principal of Bear River, thanked everyone for attending and stressed the need for this community to come together because of the Bear River Family’s recent loss.
Commander John Price of the Auburn CHP and Commander George Steffenson of the Grass Valley CHP presented statistics from Beat 249 and Beat 31 which are their respective Highway 49 responsibilities. Their power point charts will be posted on KNCO.COM later this Morning. Cal Trans Safety Investigator, Darryl Chambers also made a presentation which will also be on our website.
There were many heart felt comments made by dozens from the audience and after nearly three hours, everyone agreed that many options exist and more work lies ahead.
Here is a link to the CHP Power Point Presentation on Hwy 49 .