City Manager’s Update (pdf)
April 29, 2022
Greetings, all. It’s Youth Day Weekend! See you at the Trestle Bridge tonight at 6:00 p.m. to see which ducks floated the fastest! You can still buy ducks up to 5 p.m.
And don’t forget breakfast at the Community Center, sponsored by Rotary and the volunteer fire fighters. Proceeds go to their favorite charitable activities supporting local youth and families. The celebration schedule is here.
- Our least favorite topic, COVID. A new sub-variant is on the rise, most notably at UC Davis, although it is expected to spread exponentially given its high transmissibility. The WJUSD is still offering community COVID testing in the District Office parking lot; info here. New users of this service, please register here to save some time at the site.
- The utility undergrounding project for Newt’s Expressway is set to begin! Potholing will start next week, followed by construction a week or two later. Staff has coordinated an in-person meeting for adjacent business and property owners with the contractor and utility representatives for Tuesday, May 3rd, at 1 p.m. in the Abbey Street Conference Room. Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The undergrounding construction is expected to last through July. For questions or concerns related to construction activity, please contact Alex Sands of West Valley Construction, (925) 542-0648. The joint utility trench will include PG&E and AT&T. Any Wave accounts will need to be transferred to a new provider as Wave elected to not participate in the project, so that service will cease when AT&T removes the poles.
- The drilling for Well #8 is going well. The sound walls have been very effective. Overnight work should finish up quickly. As of Wednesday, the borehole was at 275’.
Don’t Miss Out!
- The half court at Blue Oak Park is ready for play time!
- The pool is opening on Monday for lap swim! The heater still needs a part; however, with the cover on overnight, temperatures are hovering around 78 degrees. All passes will be available. More information is here.
Upcoming Council Meeting – May 3rd via Zoom
The agenda packet is linked here. Items include the 2nd reading for a mandated Miliary Equipment Use Policy (we have none), a presentation by the Mosquito & Vector Control District; award of contract for the Downtown Visioning Project and a proposed ordinance related to social host liability and administrative citations for the use of illegal fireworks.
We will also be testing new equipment for a hybrid participation platform; if all goes well we expect to allow in-person participation at public meetings in the very near future.
A round of applause for all those volunteers out there helping to make this weekend’s Youth Day celebrations a smashing success.