The Jackson City Council approved changing the name of one city street in honor of a local historian.
Meeting on Monday, November 25, the council voted to approve changing what is currently named “Vogan Alley” to “Logan’s Alley.” The change, brought forward by councilmember Keith Sweet, is intended to honor long-time local historian Larry Cenotto, who’s multi-volume “Logan’s Alley: Amador County Yesterdays in Pictures and Prose,” forms a foundational text of Amador County’s history. The alley runs alongside the historic National Hotel at the south end of Jackson’s Main Street and already has a bronze plaque dedicated to Cenotto, who passed away in 2012.
Also at Monday’s meeting, the council approved an application for a state grant for parks and recreation improvements.
Part of recently passed Prop 68, the grant will be in the amount of $200,000 and can be used for park and recreation facilities, both new or existing. One possible use of the money discussed before the vote was a new lining for the Jackson City pool.
The council also passed a resolution honoring the city’s collaboration with the Jackson Rancheria on the rehabilitation and repair of New York Ranch Road. The Rancheria spent $1.6 million on repairing the road between the city and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. Also passed was a resolution announcing the intent to establish a sister city relationship with Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
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