Kathy Sacher Wilson posted a resignation from County Service Area 36 Advisory Committee on Facebook. Posted on Monday, Jan. 2, the resignation is lengthy and can be read at www.facebook.com/idyllwild.speak?fref=ts.
Wilson stated she had notified Riverside County 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington of her resignation one week ago but had not yet received a reply or been notified that her resignation had been accepted. Jeff Comerchero, Washington’s chief of staff, confirmed on Tuesday, Jan. 3, that the supervisor had accepted Wilson’s resignation with appreciation for her service.
Wilson stated on Facebook that she was also “stepping away from the project to Save Town Hall,” something she had championed since being seated on the committee.
In her post, Wilson took issue with the Johnson family’s ownership of and right to sell Town Hall, the San Jacinto Mountain Community Center (the Idyllwild Community Center’s) purported “lack of leadership, fundraising, a business plan, duty to answer questions and concerns and progress in general,” and with Washington’s support of SMJCC.
Wilson noted she has long been a community advocate for local youth, especially tweens, teens and young adults who are sometimes left out and marginalized in Idyllwild. She stated, “I am here for local youth and young adults. We just created a new nonprofit to improve the quality of lives for our community members of all ages, from the Young to the Young at heart, while working with Young Adults, mentoring them to be solid community leaders. [And] the only benefit for me in saving Town Hall was to do something for my community, period.”
Wilson was appointed to the CSA 36 seat April 5, after the committee was re-activated following several years in hiatus.
Reached by phone on Tuesday, Wilson said she felt a little “beat up” by events but had nothing further to say at this time.