06/24/2022 City Manager’s Update
City Manager’s Update (pdf)
June 24, 2022
Greetings, all. Discover Winters is a great place to check out wonderful weekend activities and adventures, right here in our own backyard. This Saturday has a number of different events, noted below. It will be a busy weekend ~ enjoy!
Don’t Miss Out!
- If you’re interested in running for a City Council seat (3 seats are open in November), please join us Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. in the large conference at City Hall – Abbey Street entrance. Staff will present general information about the role of the City Council and an overview of the election process. Two Councilmembers will also be on hand to answer questions. The forum is expected to last about two hours, depending on how many people participate and the number of questions. Please visit our elections landing page for more information. This site will be updated when the nomination period opens on July 18.
- Don’t let the heat discourage you from attending the garden talk and tour presented by the Master Gardeners of Yolo County at the Winters Library Teaching Garden (708 Railroad Avenue,Winters) on June 25thfrom 10:00 am to 12 noon. Enjoy the summer warmth, sip a cool drink, and learn how to create a garden with year-round blooms and vital food sources for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The Master Gardeners will be available to answer all your gardening questions, and you can attend the talk at 10:30 am, Pollinators and their Plants for All Seasons. Take this opportunity to see pollinator plants in bloom and ask questions about which plants will work best in your garden.
- Winters Farm to School event is Saturday, June 25 beginning at 11:30. A crowd favorite, tickets are still available online.
- The Winters Elder Day Council is hosting a birthday celebration for residents 90 years of age and older at the Community Center on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 2 p.m. Happy birthday to all those wise ones!
- Surprise! The State is still looking for employees. YoloWorks!, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency, and the Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board, in partnership with the CaliforniaDepartment of Housing and Community Development (HCD), are hosting a Virtual Diversity Career Fair on June 28. This diversity virtual career fair provides job seekers the opportunity to connect to three divisions at HCD to discuss available opportunities.
- And, yes, our local businesses need help, too! Please consider working local to save on gas, reduce vehicle emissions, and get your steps in! There is no better way to get to know your community.
- The July 3rd Fireworks Show is going to rock out this year. Music by DJ Barnett will be sponsored by our volunteer fire fighters and staff has lined up twice as many food trucks and pop up tents behind the bleachers. Check out the City’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for vendor information. I’m heading to the lobster truck for a New England lobster roll! Gates open at 5 p.m. To volunteer to support the event, please click here. We need assistance at the gates to the football field and at the paid parking lots. Once the lots are full (a couple hours), volunteers can leave. The shift for gate greeters is about 4 hours. Thank you for helping!
Did You Know?
- There are so many interesting people who live in the Winters area. My newsfeed revealed another, Craig McNamara, who recently published his memoir “Because our Fathers Lied” about the Vietnam War….This town has such an amazing mix of people.
- The school district continues to offer COVID testing at the District Offices, 909 W. Grant Ave.
Upcoming Council Meeting
The next meeting is July 5th, hybrid: in person and via remote.
A big shout out to the Winters Fire Department and other fire agencies for their quick response to the Wintu Fire yesterday. The Winters Department is hybrid volunteer department with full-time paid management and an engineer. This small and mighty team puts in an extraordinary amount of overtime working to protect the community and respond to fires across the State. And we need more volunteers! For more information, please contact the Fire Department. More information is here.