City Manager’s Update (pdf)
August 27, 2021
- Yolo County is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases, with 88% of those hospitalized being unvaccinated. Locally, there has been enough concern that event organizers have cancelled several events, including Evening on the Bridge, Porchfest, and the Carnitas Festival. As much as we would all like to move beyond COVID, or to find that crystal ball that will help us know what to plan for when, it seems we’re still on the pandemic rollercoaster ride.
- The Pfizer vaccine has now been granted full approval by the FDA. More information about vaccines and vaccination locations is available here. Yolo County has extended its free call-to-order vaccine program through September 30; it doesn’t get any easier than that having someone come to your home or job to get vaccinated. Please call (530) 902-3230 to schedule an appointment between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or (530) 379-3465 for Spanish speakers.
- Yolo County is offering a third dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for people ages 12 & up with moderate to severe immune compromise. For more information, please click here.
- Looking for a rewarding part-time job supporting non-profits and the community? The Yolo Community Foundation is looking for an Administrative Coordinator (16 hours / week) and Marketing Coordinator (20 hours / month). Click on the links for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a resume with cover letter by September 10.
- Many of our local businesses are looking for help. Reach out to your favorite businesses if you’re looking for full or part-time assistance. Live, work, shop & play local!
- This year’s street rehabilitation project is scheduled to begin September 7. No parking signs will be put out in advance of work. A map is at the end of this Update.
- The new Blink EV chargers have been installed at the Community Center and will be activated once rates have been confirmed and the accounts established. Users will need to pay to charge their vehicles, and an occupancy charge will be added for vehicles that continue to occupy the space well after the vehicle is charged (i.e. overnight). Stay tuned for more information. The chargers were paid for by a grant through Valley Clean Energy.
Don’t Miss Out!
- Election Day is September 14. There are 13 ballot drop boxes throughout the County to submit your mail in ballot, including Lorenzo’s Market at 121 E. Grant. Or you can vote in person at the Public Safety Facility at 702 W. Main Street, in the EOC training Room, beginning September 11 from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This voting station will be open on September 14 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. when the polls close. More information is available here. Press Release – link to latest press release from the Elections Office.
Did You Know?
- Following the decennial census, Yolo County must reconsider its district boundaries to ensure that approximately the same number of people live in each district. The boundaries must be redrawn and the new districts approved by December 15, 2021. More information is available at the County’s website here. The next meeting of the Advisory Redistricting Commission, which is overseeing the process, is September 20. Recordings from previous meetings are available online.
Upcoming Council Meeting – September 7
The Planning Commission recommended that the City Council adopt the updated Housing Element at its August 24 meeting. The City Council will consider the Housing Element at its September 7 meeting, along with a number of other items, including updated Building and Fire Codes. More information will be available next week as the packet is finalized.
The City Hall family is about to grow by one!!! This week’s Woot! Woot! goes to Diana Tafolla who is heading out on maternity leave this coming Thursday. Her daughter Kataleya Gianna Fierros is due in September. Diana coordinates our recreation programs, special event permits and facility rentals, and assists with finance duties. She helps staff our Finance window. We will miss her while she is out for the next several months, so swing by next week (with your mask on) to wish here a healthy, happy delivery. We can’t wait to see the baby pictures!
Street rehabilitation map is below….
Blue = slurry seal and Red = grind & overlay
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