A couple items of note from this week:
- The really big news was with the Winters Senior Foundation and their qualification as a 501-C- 3 “non-profit” organization. This is a big accomplishment and one which positions them to move forward in a very positive manner. Congratulations to Karen May and the entire Board of Directors for their hard work in getting this major milestone completed. The Senior Foundation is an incredible organization, doing some very good things. They have a very bright future moving forward!
- Yolo Bus is reviewing proposals for a new contract with various transit providers. I participated in the proposal review and the interviews of the prospective operators. A very good process which should be completed sometime in April.
- Car break-ins are continuing in town and people need to lock their vehicles. Winters Police are doing an incredible job of catching the people and recovering stolen property. Folks need to realize that car break-ins and theft are no longer serious crimes and those caught are only given a misdemeanor citation, thus not jail or real trouble. Lock your vehicles and do what you need to secure your property.
- The City received our Sales Tax Report for the third quarter of 2017. Winters receipts from July through September were 10.7% above the same period in 2016. Service stations posted a 14.7% increase as gas and oil priced increased prices at the pump. Restaurants and quick serve restaurants were up 5.7%.