What’s so special about Aug. 26? On that day we commemorate two important occasions. First, on Aug. 26, 1971, the United States Congress designated that date as Women’s Equality Day. It celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1920, giving women the right to vote. It only took a mere 96 years since then for a major party to nominate a woman for president.
But there is a local occasion to note, as well. In 2003, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors voted on Aug. 26 to establish and use an indicators program to assist in reporting the progress made in implementing the county’s 121 programs in its General Plan. Too bad they’ve never issued a progress report.
Happy 13th anniversary of non-compliance, supervisors. Oh, sorry, but your cake may take a little more time to prepare.
Francine M. Farber, Fresno