City Manager’s Update (pdf) (see attached for full update)
November 17, 2023
My first update
As I begin my first weekly report, let me first thank all of you that have provided me with such a warm welcome to Winters since I started November 1st. I look forward to meeting many more residents over the coming months and learning more about our great community. Now that we are entering the holiday season, there are many items coming up for your information and consideration.
Community Prepares for the Holiday Season
Police Cadets Bring the Halloween Spirit The Winters Police Cadets do some amazing work in our community while they learn more about potential law enforcement careers. Recently, they won the trunk-or-treat costume contest with their LEGO themed trunk!
Police and Fire Department Assist in Bringing Thanksgiving to the Community
You may have noticed some extra traffic in town today as RISE, Inc, participated in the Yolo Food Bank’s #YoloGivesAndGathers holiday food distribution. The police and fire departments were on hand to assist in traffic control and handing out the meal kits.
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Winters Tractor Parade You may have noticed advertisements for the upcoming Tractor Parade are circulating through town. If you are looking for more information on this family fun filled event head over to https://winterstractorparade.com/
If you are interested in renting a Main Street pergola for the parade for $1,500, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on November 22nd and include your name and phone number. Names will be drawn, and winners notified that afternoon. Not all pergolas will have furniture so people may need to bring tables and chairs. Proceeds help fund the event.
Winters Fire Department
Gifts for Kids Applications are officially OPEN! The Christmas Season has started and for many families, the Gifts for Kids program will be more important than ever.
Applications: Applications will be accepted from November 6th through December 1st. Applicants must bring proof of Winters residency. Applications are available at the Winters Public Safety Facility Lobby from 9 am to 4 pm (NOTE: if the lobby is closed, please press the fire department call button to the left of the door. Firefighters will be happy to assist you with your application).
Donations: We are appealing to the community for donations of new, unwrapped toys. The program gives toys to boys and girls ages 0 – 12. We especially need items for the older children ages 8-12. Donations can be made at the Winters Fire Station. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.
Distribution: Distribution of the gifts will be at the Winters Fire Station (700 Main St) on December 24th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
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Don’t Miss Out!
Youth Art Contest The Yolo Climate Action Plan is sponsoring a youth art contest.
Save the Date
The annual Winters Fire Department Shrimp Feed has been set for January 27th, 2024. More ticket information will be available soon.
City Council Meeting
The Winters City Council next regular meeting will be November 21, 2023.
A City Shoutout
Congratulations to Paulo Leal. Paulo was in our Police Cadet program volunteering for special events, school programs, office work and officer ride along. Cadet Leal is now CHP Officer Leal after graduating from the California Highway Patrol Academy and will begin working for the CHP this month. Congratulations Officer Leal! We wish you a long and healthy career!
Yolo Transportation District Seeks Public Input!
The Yolo Transportation District (YoloTD) is pleased to announce the launch of the Yolo Active Transportation Corridors (YATC) project and requests feedback from the community on this important planning effort. Active transportation includes all forms of people-powered transportation, including walking, biking, riding a scooter, and traveling by wheelchair.
As a community-driven document, everyone who travels in Yolo County is encouraged to participate in the development of the Plan either at in-person events or via the project website. A
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series of upcoming events are planned in partnership with the Yolo County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, and additional targeted events in unincorporated communities will be hosted in early 2024. Additional information about the Plan, including an interactive comment map, is available in English and Spanish at the link below. • English: https://arcg.is/0Tqeqz • Español: https://arcg.is/00CmHm0