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Chula Vista Community Connection - July 2017

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Every Issue
1 - Fourth of July in Chula Vista3 - CVPD Adds Two to its RosterDid You Know...
2 - Resort Hotel and Convention   Center

4 - Day in the Life of a Park Ranger

Fourth of July in Chula Vista

Spend the morning of the Fourth of July holiday with the Chula Vista Firefighter's Foundation (CVFF) who will hold their ninth annual Pancake Breakfast! Stop by Fire Station 7, located at 1640 Santa Venetia Street, on Tuesday, July 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. and enjoy pancakes, sausages, hash browns, coffee and juice. There is asuggested donation of $5 and all proceeds go to the CVFF to support fire safety, community programs and encourage fire suppression careers. Parking is available at Otay Ranch High School, 1250 Olympic Parkway, a few short blocks from Station 7. The event includes fire engine and truck displays and games for the kids.

A spectacular fireworks display will be featured at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) on the Fourth of July beginning at 9 p.m. The Chula Vista 4th Fest fireworks will be set off from the Training Center, located at 2800 Olympic Parkway, with patriotic music simulcast on the radio. Participating stations are 91X, Magic 92.5, and Z90.3. Gold sponsor of the event is Seven Mile Casino. The Training Center can accommodate a maximum number of 5,000 attendees. Parking via the Visitor's entrance is limited to 400 cars and costs $10, cash only, per auto. In addition, free parking will be permitted at New Hope Community Church, 2720 Olympic Parkway, adjacent to the Training Center. Gates to the CVTC open at 6 p.m. and alcohol is not allowed on the premises; vehicles may be searched. Animals and drones are strictly forbidden at the Training Center.

Another great viewing location is Mountain Hawk Park, 1475 Lake Crest Drive. The park opens at 6 a.m. Both the Training Center and the Park will have refreshments for purchase from food vendors.

With the upcoming festivities, don't forget about your furry friends! We know your dog is like family and you want him to be part of the celebration, but there are many dangers for your pet on the Fourth of July. The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility has a few tips to keep your pets safe: 1) Leave your pet at home so he won'taccidentally ingest unusual food. Some picnic food can cause severe digestion issues and even death. 2) Keep your pet indoors - even if your pet is used to being outdoors. The sudden loud noise of fireworks can cause your pet to panic and jump or break through a fence in an attempt to find safety. 3) Have your pet properly identified. In case your pet happens to escape, be prepared. Have your pet properly identified with license tags and current telephone numbers on ID tags. Get your pet microchipped. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pet in case you have to post lost signs. The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility offers microchipping for $30 available Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If your pet does happen to get out, be sure to check your local shelter to look for your pet and search www.petharbor.com. The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility can be reached at (619) 691-5123.

The Chula Vista Fire Department reminds everyone that private use of fireworks in San Diego County is against the law. All types of fireworks are illegal, including firecrackers, sparklers, bottle rockets, M-80s, roman candles, cherry bombs, snappers and poppers. Also, be aware that transporting fireworks into the United States from Mexico or any other location carries a penalty of fines, and/or imprisonment. For more information, contact the Chula Vista Fire Department at (619) 691-5029. To report unauthorized use of fireworks, call the Chula Vista Police Department dispatch non-emergency line at (619) 691-5151.

All City offices including libraries and recreation centers will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. In addition, trash pick-up in the City of Chula Vista will be delayed one day. Those having regular trash service on Tuesday, will have service on Wednesday, and so forth for the week. Happy 4th of July!
Port and City Approve Resort Hotel and Convention Center

A major milestone has been reached in the exclusive negotiations process for the resort hotel and convention center planned for the Chula Vista Bayfront. During a special joint meeting on June 20, the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners and the Chula Vista City Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with RIDA Chula Vista, LLC. The LOI sets the stage for a future deal by defining the key economic terms and financing for the project. The Port, the City and RIDA will now continue exclusive negotiations and due diligence as they work toward formal agreements.

"This historic decision is a big step forward in realizing the potential of our bayfront as a tourist destination and as a recreational place for our neighbors," said Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas.

With approximately 1,450 hotel rooms, 275,000 usable square feet of convention and meeting space, and associated retail and resort-style amenities, the project will anchor the Chula Vista Bayfront and catalyze development in the surrounding area. It also will have a significant economic impact, both during construction and after completion. A total countywide economic impact of $1.2 billion is expected to be generated over the construction period. This will result in the creation of nearly 3,100 jobs (both direct and indirect). Once built, the ongoing economic impact to the region is projected to be $390 million per year with the creation of nearly 3,700 permanent jobs.

The Chula Vista resort hotel and convention center project, which includes public infrastructure (parks, roads and utilities, etc.) and private development, is projected to cost approximately $1 billion. Per the terms of the LOI, the Port and the City will contribute $281 million, to be financed by existing and projected revenue streams and bonds. Port staff anticipates presenting the definitive agreement to the Board and City Council for approval later this year.

If everything goes according to plan, construction could start at the end of 2019 with an opening date of 2022.
CVPD Adds Two to its Roster

Christopher Lawrence and Stephanie Campolo are the newest members of the Chula Vista Police Department. Both were sworn in on June 23 after graduating June 17 from the Southwestern College Police Academy.

Officer Lawrence, who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-2008, was honorably retired in 2010. In a 2007 IED explosion in Iraq, he suffered life-threating injuries badly damaging both legs and his left arm. After dozens of surgeries he was told that he would never walk unassisted again or have normal use of his arm. However, Officer Lawrence never stopped working to rehabilitate himself. In 2008, he made the brave but grueling decision to remove his badly damaged leg to allow for a prosthetic replacement. In addition to a Purple Heart, he has received numerous other military awards.

Officer Lawrence, Chief Kennedy, Officer Campolo
Having always dreamed of being a police officer, after his life-threatening injury Officer Lawrence was told that dream would never happen. But he didn't give up. Chula Vista Police Chief Roxana Kennedy said of Officer Lawrence, "I have never met a more able-bodied person in my life. The power of his attitude and character, and the strength in his heart easily overcome the physical challenges. His life and the challenges he has overcome are an inspiration to others."

Stephanie Campolo also has a military background. She served in the United States Navy from 2007 to 2013. Officer Campolo honorably retired from active duty and transferred to the Navy Reserve component where she continues to serve as an Information Systems Technician First Class Petty Officer. Officer Campolo received numerous military awards during her service. At Southwestern College, she received the Academic Achievement and Arrest and Control Awards. In addition, Officer Campolo has a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice Administration from National University.

When asked why she chose CVPD, Officer Campolo said she wants to be part of our family-oriented law enforcement agency and to serve the residents of Chula Vista.

Congratulations and welcome to these new officers. 
Day in the Life of a Park Ranger

Chula Vista is fortunate to have 60 beautiful and well-maintained parks. But it takes a dedicated staff of Park Rangers and gardeners to keep them that way. There are two full-time Park Rangers - Supervisor Sam Alzubaidi who works the day shift and Frank Herrera who works evenings and weekends. In addition, there are 12 part-time rangers, some on day shift and some work weekends and evenings. Each ranger is assigned 14 parks that they are responsible for monitoring and cleaning but each of them are familiar with all 60 City parks.

During a recent ride-along with Sam, we got a glimpse of a "typical" day and what is enforced. Each park seems to have its own areas of concern. For instance, people try to use drones in Mountain Hawk Park, but drone use is illegal in any City park. In other parks, unauthorized individuals are teaching tennis and soccer lessons using City facilities which is strictly forbidden.

The Park Rangers' main duty is to let people know what the park rules are and to enforce those rules. For instance, on this day, several people were walking their dogs and did not have the dogs on a leash. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times while in any City park and there are signs posted indicating such. Sam informed the residents of the rule and gave them a polite warning that if he catches them again, there is a $150 fine! Because he is approachable and shows them respect, residents often will share information about unauthorized use and other illegal activity in City parks.

Many are surprised to find that the Park Rangers have the authority to write tickets such as parking in a handicapped space without a handicapped placard, parking at a red curb, expired license plates, and can cite any infraction within the Chula Vista Municipal Code 2.66 park facility rules. Park Rangers work closely with Chula Vista Police and the collaboration is a benefit to both. Park Rangers will report if excessive alcohol use is happening or if syringes or even bullets are found in a particular park. If you leave your car in the park parking lot, it will be locked behind gates after 10 p.m., ticketed, and CVPD is called. Speaking of cars, never leave your purse or other valuables in your car in plain view - that is an open invitation for a break-in and it happens more often than you think.

With summer in full swing, gazebo rentals at parks keep the Park Rangers very busy with as many as 60 reservations on an average Saturday. The Rangers check on each gazebo making sure it is clean and ready for use as well as checking the reservation card. They also check on and approve Special Park Use Permits which include large air jumpers and additional canopies.

Sam also is a member of the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), focusing on seven parks frequented by the homeless, open space areas, and other areas throughout the City that may have a homeless population. Each Monday, he patrols these parks and any encampments, and tags items left by the homeless. Recently, 2,500 lbs. of trash was removed from one encampment! On Tuesday, he removes the items if they are still there, and then stores the items. Individuals have 60 days to claim their belongings and if they do not, the items are then destroyed. Sam says, "We treat all individuals with respect, but the homeless know once the notices are placed on their belongs, they have 24-72 hours to clean up after themselves, or the City will take their items away."

What is Sam's favorite part of his job? "The best part of this job is helping people," states Sam. "Whether it's trying to get a homeless individual to get treatment for their addiction, or making sure the seniors can safely play tennis each week on a clean court, I love helping the residents and visitors of Chula Vista."  And we love that Sam and his Park Rangers are here for us! Thank you, Sam, Frank, and all the crew for all you do. 
Did you know...
...on June 20, the Chula Vista City Council unanimously approved a $373 million Fiscal Year 2017-18 budgetwhich includes a General Fund operating budget of $166.6 million and a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget of $73.9 million. The budget includes the addition of five Peace Officers to the Police Department,design and construction of two fire stations, and funding for the Climate Action Plan update, Smart City Strategic Action Plan, and an update of the Multi-modal Bikeway & Pedestrian Master Plan. Pending approval of a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grant, the City is anticipating 12 new firefighter positions. Included in the CIP budget is $60.6 million in Measure P funding for residential street repairs, sport court repairs, renovation of Loma Verde Recreation Center, Woman's Club, Civic Center and South Libraries, Norman Park Senior Center, parks enhancements, traffic signal system improvements, and other much needed infrastructure improvement projects.

...in an effort to help fight childhood obesity, the City's Recreation Department and Kaiser Permanente are kicking off a "Soda Free Challenge" on July 1. Sugar sweetened beverages can contain a large source of added 
sugars and calories - a contributing factor to obesity. In the challenge, which is encouraged by the City's Aquatic Centers, participants agree to not drink sodas for two weeks for a chance to win prizes. All ages are welcomed to join the challenge. Register by obtaining the Soda Free Summer challenge sheet or pick one up at your nearest Aquatic Center at 373 Park Way or 1420 Loma Lane.

...the Chula Vista Fire Department (CVFD) is now accepting applications for their Explorer Program. Designed for ages 16-21, the goal is to introduce young men and women to the activities related to fire service. Training includes ride-alongs, monthly drills and the annual California Fire Explorer Academy. Deadline to apply is July 31. Recent participants attended a week-long academy with many Chula Vista Explorers holding leadership positions. For more information about the CVFD Explorer Program, Email.

...our Chula Vista Public Libraries now offer free WiFi HotSpots for checkout to adults who have a library card. A HotSpot is a palm-sized device that provides wireless Internet access. HotSpots can be borrowed for seven days, and can be requested and reserved like other library materials, through the library's online catalog, with the keyword "hotspots." Funded by an SDG&E Energy Grant to the library, under auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, HotSpots work within the U.S. and text messaging is not available. 
Chula Vista Library locations are: Civic Center, 365 F Street, (619) 691-5069; South Chula Vista, 389 Orange Avenue, (619) 585-5755; and Otay Ranch, in the Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, #409.

...if you are looking for a local babysitter, advertising a garage sale, want to alert neighbors to unwanted solicitors, or are looking for your lost dog, try the Nextdoor.com social network. Nextdoor allows users to connect with people who live in their own and nearby neighborhoods. In addition, the Chula Vista Police Department will post important items of interest such as safety concerns and special events like Coffee with a Cop or the National Night Out event.

...affordable Early Education programs are offered July 11-September 18. For children ages 3-5, Loma Verde Community Center offers Tiny Tots on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:50 a.m., and Spanish Immersion Tiny Tots on Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Register, or call (619) 409-1939 for more information.

...congratulations are in order to the following CVPD who were recently promoted: Police Sergeant Lamar Barrett, and Police Agents Casey Rose, Jasen Cunningham, Xanthe Rosario, and Robert Murgia. Way to go!

...our library has won a NASA @ My Library Grant enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) for youth. As one of 75 U.S. public libraries selected by the American Library Association, the library will receive resources, training and financial underwriting for STEM events such as Bottle Rocket Blast Off, Search for Life-Exoplanet Hunt, a Mars Rover Drop, and more.

...the County of San Diego wishes to emphasize the danger of the Zika virusto pregnant women, those trying to become pregnant, and their partners. If infected, this virus can cause birth defects; there is currently no vaccine. Check their website to learn more about the virus which is usually seen from August-October.

...free yoga classes are now offered at the library! A series of yoga classes entitled "Elements of Yoga" will be held each Monday in July from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 365 F Street. July 5: "What is Yoga?", July 12: "What style is right for me?;" July 19: "What is pranayama?", and July 26: "What are mudras and how to use them?" These classes are in addition to the Civic Center's ongoing Yoga classes held on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. and Gentle Yoga on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

...do you own an electric vehicle and like money? Over the next two months, thousands of electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the San Diego region will get a pleasant surprise when they open their SDG&E residential bill as they will be receiving $200 in credit for each EV they own or lease. EV drivers help clean the air and create healthier communities by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and they save on fueling costs, as charging an electric vehicle costs less than putting gas in the tank. The amount of credit given to EV drivers depended on the number of people who applied. There are more than 24,000 EV drivers in our region, and SDG&E mounted a campaign to enroll as many of them in the program as possible. Those who missed the deadline to apply this year will have the opportunity to apply next year, as the Electric Vehicle Climate Credit is made available each year through 2020. Each year the credit will apply to current EV drivers. This means that if an EV changes ownership or leasing status, the new owner will be able sign up for the bill credit. EV owners may sign up for the 2018 interest list.

...want to spend a relaxing, fun and informative morning with your child on Otay Lake learning how to row a boat, basic fishing skills and more? Sign up for the next Otay Lake Adventure held on Saturday July 15 or July 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee is $17 for Chula Vista residents and $21 for non-residents for both child and adult. Children between 8 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

... in August, Chula Vista High School will host the first intergenerational Resident Leadership Academy (RLA) in the City. RLAs develop participant knowledge and skills to become health leaders in their community and learn to work with government and school districts to make sustainable quality of life changes. From August through October, 20 Chula Vista residents from high school students to seniors will meet weekly to learn these leadership skills and develop a community-based project. You can be part of this exciting opportunity as applications are being accepted through August 9.  Participants must be residents of the City and be able to commit to meet every Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for 10 weeks (August 23-October 25). To learn more about the RLA, contact (619) 427-2348 or Email.

......everyone is invited to the grand opening celebration of the newly renovated Parkway Pool, Gymnasium and Community Center on Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. Following a brief ceremony, activities and games will take place including free recreation swim, free swimming lessons, water-themed story time and much more family fun! Stop by 385 Park Way. Pre-register for the free Swim Lessons; walk-ins are welcome if space is available. All participants will receive a water safety activity book and sunscreen. Funding for the $1 million in renovations was provided by the California Department of Housing and the Community DevelopmentHousing Related Parks Program with additional funding from Measure P - the City's half cent sales tax for infrastructure improvements.

...speaking of pools....the popular Junior Lifeguard Training for ages 9-15 is being offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 3-14. Class will run from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. at the Parkway Aquatic Center, 385 Park Way. For more information, visit, call (619) 409-1985, or Email. Fee for Chula Vista residents is $90 and $135 for non-residents. Register today!

...the Library's Summer Reading Program, Reading by Design, continues through July 15. Special events include two Science Rocks S.T.E.A.M. Camps for kids in grades 4-6: July 3-6 (except 4th of July) participants will build a Solar Powered Robot, and July 10-13, attend a LEGO camp. Both camps will be held Monday-Thursday at the South Chula Vista Branch, located at 389 Orange Avenue, from 1 to 2 p.m. On July 11, the Otay Ranch Branch will host a "Food Feat Building Challenge" at 4 p.m. Children can attest their design skills with construction challenges using only food. Register via Email.


Movie Night in the Park
Free family fun at a series of movies is planned in various City parks throughout the summer. Our first feature is "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," which will air at Mount San Miguel Park, 2335 Paseo Veracruz, on Saturday, July 1. Free recreation activities  are offered at 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.

Living Coast Celebrates 30 Years of Being Green
Join the Living Coast Discovery Center as they turn the big 3-0! On Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., admission to the Living Coast Discovery Center is only $3 with lots of fun events planned. They are celebrating with wildlife presentations and animal encounters throughout the day. Plus you'll have the opportunity to give back to nature! From getting your hands dirty in compost, building nests for endangered birds, and learning how to bring sustainable practices into your home, they will be celebrating all things green. Speaking of green, it's the grand opening of the new Native Pollinator Garden! So come take a guided plant walk, tour the wildlife refuge, and learn the history of Sweetwater Marsh.

Secret Lives of Pets
Heritage Recreation Center at 1381 East Palomar Street will host a free movie night on Saturday, July 8, beginning at dusk on the field. Bring the family, friends, snacks, blankets and chairs and enjoy a fun family night with recreation activities beginning at 5:30 p.m.

South Bay Salsa Festival
Get your tickets now for Sunday, July 9, at Marina View Park (J Street Park) for the second annual South Bay Salsa Festival. From 12 to 6:30 p.m., dance the mambo, salsa, the cha-cha, and so much more! Enjoy local craft beer and food as you groove to the Boogaloo Assassins, Conjunto Afro Son with Frankie Vazquez Guatacando and more. Tickets are $30 and up.

Music in the Park
Join us for the first of three free summer Music in the Park concerts on Sunday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Memorial Bowl, 373 Park Way. Listen to the sounds of Bulevar Descarga playing Latin American rhythms, funk, soul, rock, reggae and more. Free recreation activities will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Stay tuned for information on the August and September concerts.

Spanish for Toddlers
Children ages 3-5 years old can learn basic Spanish vocabulary used in greetings, colors, numbers and family in this drop-off preschool class on Monday and Wednesday from July 10-September 18. Held at the Otay Recreation Center, 3554 Main Street, class is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and children must be potty trained. Fee is $90 for Chula Vista residents and $112 for non-residents; Register soon!

Book & Cook
Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to join the Book & Cook Club where each week they read a favorite book and then cook a recipe related to the book. Favorites like "Green Eggs and Ham," and the "Little Red Hen," are examples. Class is held on Tuesday, July 11-August 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Parkway Community Center, 373 Park Way.

Urban Line Dancing
A ten-week urban line dancing class is offered at Loma Verde Community Center, 1420 Loma Lane, beginning Tuesday, July 11. Class will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for adults of any level. Whether you've never taken a line dancing class before or you've been line dancing for years, you will enjoy this class!

Introduction to Hula Dance
Ages 5-11 will sway to the beat at this new ten-week class beginning Tuesday, July 11, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Held at Heritage Recreation Center, located at 1381 East Palomar Street, kids will learn how to hula while having fun.

Toddler Time
Parkway Community Center at 373 Park Way is hosting some cute classes designed for the little people. Join us for Mini Yogis on Fridays beginning July 14, for a fun and energy releasing class! This is a playful yet structured yoga class and is upbeat and infused with movement, dancing and props. Class will combine simple poses with songs and stories to increase sensory and motor skills. Or how about Sticky, Wet and Wacky? This is a parent/child class where your toddler (ages 18 months to 3 years old) will explore their senses and creativity in a fun and safe environment. The class, which begins Friday, July 14, will focus on the process and the product, and parent participation is required. More fun for toddlers is Just Us Two! held at Otay Recreation Center, 3554 Main Street, for ages 18 months to 3 years old. Arts and crafts, music and movement, and story time are featured beginning Friday, July 14Tumbling Toddlers Gymnastics also begins Friday, July 14 and teaches students basic tumbling with an obstacle course, games and music. Held on Fridays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Otay Recreation Center.

Star Wars Rogue One
Bring the family, blankets, chairs, and snacks to see Star Wars Rogue One on Friday, July 14, for Movie Nights in the Parks at Memorial Bowl, 373 Park Way. Free recreation activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the free flick begins at dusk.

Tax Credits for Businesses
The state of California is offering over $200 million in tax credits this year to business owners looking to expand. Last year alone, businesses were awarded roughly $220 million and over 30% of the businesses that applied were approved for tax credits anywhere between $20,000 and $10 million. On Thursday, July 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. join senior officials from the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a free one-hour business development presentation and get customized guidance on how to apply for this tax credit program. The event will be held in the Chula Vista City Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue. In addition, the Board of Equalization will speak about sales tax breaks on equipment and machinery purchases. Although the event is free, registration is required.

Science Studs
Do you have an inquisitive child always asking "Why?" or "What if?" Then this class is for them! Designed for children ages 7-14, this seven-week Science Studs program uses hands on science with demonstrations and experiments teaching how cool science can be! Begins July 26 at Loma Verde Community Center.

D.I.Y. Divas 
Make one-of-a-kind creations at this do-it-yourself workshop where all the shopping and planning is done for you - you just get to have fun! Children ages 9 -13 are invited to get creative at this D.I.Y. Divas class at Parkway Community Center, 373 Park Way, on Friday, July 28.

Golf Anyone?
Sign up now for the Coldwell Banker Royal Realty Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting the Citizens Adversity Support Team (CAST) and the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (ACF). The third annual event will be held on Friday, July 28, at Salt Creek Golf Club, 525 Hunte Parkway. Registration is at 10 a.m. with a 12 noon shotgun start. CAST helps survivors of crisis situations and the ACF provides care for over 6,000 stray and injured homeless pets each year. Golfers are $485 a foursome or $145 for a single golfer and includes a great player package including a smokehouse BBQ dinner and more. Non-golfers are invited to dinner or to participate in the unique helicopter ball drop for a big prize!

Finding Dory
Head to Montevalle Park at 840 Duncan Ranch Road to see Finding Dory at the Movie Nights in the Parks event on Friday, July 28. Free Recreation activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the move begins at dusk. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks!

South Bayfront Powwow
On Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, Marina View Park will be transformed with an inter-tribal celebration of traditional dances and music at the annual South Bayfront Powwow. The Powwow is an organized collaboration between the Soaring Eagles Dance Troupe and Capuli Mexica Azteca dance group, with support from the Port of San Diego and the local community. Check out this free educational and cultural event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.     

National Night Out
Save the date of Tuesday, August 1, to attend the Chula Vista Police Department's National Night Out. The 7th annual free event is held at the Police Department headquarters at 315 Fourth Avenue from 4 to 8 p.m.  Activities for the entire family include a Mobile Field Force demonstration, meet a police K-9, S.W.A.T. team members, guided tours of the facility, a Jaws of Life demonstration and much more! See you and your friends and neighbors at CVPD on August 1.



Animal Care
Animal Control: 476-2476
Pet Adoptions:  691-5123
Web Page

CLEAN Business Program: 
Conservation:  409-3893
Storm Water Hotline:  
Environmental Services, 
    Household Hazardous 
    Waste, Recycling and
    Solid Waste: 691-5122
Public Works
Graffiti Hotline: 691-5198
Graffiti in progress: 9-1-1
Service Requests
Civic Branch: 691-5069
South Branch: 585-5755
Otay Ranch: 397-5740
Administration: 409-5979 
Woman's Club: 409-1980
Heritage Center: 421-7032
Loma Verde 
    Center: 409-1939
    Pool:  409-1987
Montevalle Center:
Norman Park 
    Center: 409-1930
Otay Center: 409-1999
    Center: 409-1980
    Pool: 409-1985
    Gym: 409-1990
Salt Creek Center:  
Veterans Center: 691-5260
Development Services
Land Development: 691-5024
Building:  691-5272
Planning:  691-5101
Code Enforcement: 691-5280
Housing: 691-5047
Economic Development
Web Page

City Attorney: 691-5037
City Clerk: 691-5041
City Manager: 691-5031
Communications, Media  
    Relations & Special Events: 

Mayor & Council
Main: 691-5055
Prevention: 691-5029
Report Crime (Dispatch): 
    Web Page

Human Resources
Main: 691-5096
Volunteer: 691-5000 

Main: 691-5250
Purchasing: 691-5141


See you next month!