Sacramento residents who want to enjoy all the basketball fun today are getting a break in the form of a tongue-in-cheek “excused absence note” from the mayor.

This morning, Mayor Darrell Steinberg penned this excused absence note.

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It reads, in part, “Please excuse ____ from all normal responsibilities on Friday, March 17th in order to fulfill a crucial civic engagement duty.”

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The note says it’s in support of #sacgivesback initiative, supporting the March madness fun taking place at Golden 1 Center.

The note is meant to be a joke, but never hurts to ask!

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Click here to download the letter.