Isn’t Downtown Winters festive this week? The Hispanic Advisory Committee is “sponsoring” a non-Carnitas Festival. Usually the last weekend in September the Hispanic Advisory Committee hosts the Carnitas Festival for the community to come together and enjoy each other’s company. This year Covid-19 struck, and the Carnitas Festival is yet another in a long list of events that Winters residents have not been able to hold and participate in this year.
The Hispanic Advisory Committee decorated the outdoor seating area on Main Street and is asking that the community patronize all the businesses that have supported the Carnitas Festive in the past. Restaurants are serving Carnitas inspired dishes beginning Wednesday and will continue through Saturday evening. All Covid-19 protocols are still in place, social distancing, masks and no indoor eating.
You can participate by placing a “to go” order or by eating in the outdoor seating area downtown which is set up to observe the Covid-19 protocols as it has been for quite some time.
Don’t forget all the non-food based businesses in town, take the time to look at what they have available, and if they aren’t open while you are downtown, don’t forget that they too have contributed to the Carnitas Festival in the past and can definitely benefit from the support of the Community during this tough time. Community support is what keeps this community so amazing. The Hispanic Advisory Committee has been integral in supporting community members in need since the committee’s inception.
The search for a new City Manager continues, the application period has closed, and the City Council now has resumes in hand for review. We still have a way to go before a decision will be made, but, the City Council is working diligently with the recruiter to find us “THE ONE”.
We have an extra week in between City Council meetings this month, which happens whenever there is 5 Tuesdays in a month, so we haven’t quite firmed up the next City Council Agenda yet, but, we will be hearing about the mosquito trapping and control treatments from the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. The City Council will also hear updates from City Staff regarding new software systems that are being implemented to increase productivity in many areas that impacts both staff and residents.
I got to get outside today for a little while, and it was so nice to see the blue sky instead of the smoky sky that we have seen so much. I have been staying indoors much like a lot of other people because of the air quality, and getting outside was just what I needed.
Go downtown and enjoy the festive atmosphere if you have time this weekend and I hope everyone has a good weekend.
Interim City Manager
Director of Financial Management