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E-Newsletter 12th Edition

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Spring has Sprung in National City

The temperatures are warming up in National City. The days are getting longer and the evenings warmer. Folks are out and about more and there is plenty to do as kids look forward to the swiftly approaching summer. Change is definitely in the air and this issue of Your National City News contains plenty of good information on what you can do in and for National City in the coming weeks.

Third Annual Community Service Day April 30th

National City is teaming up with local communities to accomplish projects that will enhance our neighborhoods. If you would like to be a part of various projects around the city, join us on Saturday, April 30, for our 3rd Annual Community Service Day. Volunteer to help paint, landscape, or even with general maintenance and clean up. Lunch will be provided! Please don’t forget to print and sign the participation waiver at For more information; or if your organization or business would like to donate lunch items, water, or snacks for this event please contact the Community Services Department at (619)336-4290 or email

National City Website Upgrade - Take the Survey.

The City of National City is in the process of upgrading the City's website. We will be incorporating a new look and feel. As part of the process, we are seeking input from the National City community. Please give us your input by participating in a brief survey (English Spanish)

Have a Great National City Picture?

Are you a resident and/or employee of National City? The City is seeking pictures for the covers of its Fiscal Year 2017 Adopted Budget book and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report(“CAFR”). For a chance to have your picture featured on the covers of these publications, complete the entry form before Thursday, May 26, 2016.

For more information and rules, click here.

Are You the Next Miss #NationalCity?

Applications are due no later than Thursday, May 12th @ 6pm.

For more information, click here.

Join the Fun at Casa de Salud.

All activities are FREE at the Manuel Portillo Casa de Salud Youth Center. Hang out in the lounge area; play video games, basketball, and indoor soccer; go on field trips; use the pool table and exercise equipment; and more!

Casa De Salud is open Monday through Friday 3pm to 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. The center is located at 1408 Harding St.

For more information contact Casa De Salud at (619)336-6757 or email

Summer Movies in the Park

Join in on the summer fun in your neighborhood! Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Mark your calendars for the following dates, movies, and locations:

  • June 10 ‘Surf’s Up’ - Kimball park
  • July 8 ‘Blindside’ - Las Palmas Park
  • August 12 ‘Goosebumps’ - Kimball Park
  • September 9 ‘Finding Nemo’ - Las Palmas Pool
For more information visit the calendar of events, which can be found at, call the Community Services Department at (619)336-4290, or email

Stay Connected with Neighborhood Councils

The Neighborhood Council Program was developed in an effort to improve communication with the community and to bring services directly to National City residents. In collaboration with other City departments and external agencies, this division commits to keeping residents informed of current events and responding courteously and expeditiously to requests for service.

Regular monthly meetings are held in each of the three Neighborhood Councils. Agenda topics are driven by resident requests, current events, and a desire by City officials to keep residents abreast of new programs and upcoming developments. Time is set aside in each meeting so that residents may bring up items that are of particular concern to their neighborhood.

Anime Club at the National City Library

National City Police Dept to Participate in Plunge, Splash and Play

Plunge, Splash and Play will benefit Special Olympics and will be held at Aquatica, May 22. Click here for the National City Police Dept Team Page.

AMR and National City Fire Department to Hold CPR Challenge

The CPR Challenge will be held at Plaza Bonita Mall on May 18 from 10:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

This is the 4th year that AMR has hosted the World CPR Challenge. The goal of the one day event, held on May 18 this year, is to train as many individuals in compression only (bystander CPR) as possible in one day. Last year the Challenge trained over 67,000 people. With your help, we hope to break that record this year.

See the Facebook event for more information.

Tougher Than Ever Fire Season

National City Emergency Services Director, Frank Parra agrees that this fire season is tougher than ever and encourages all residents to get their homes ready and register for the County’s reverse 9-1-1 system. It’s never too early for wildfire season in San Diego County. How will you know if you need to evacuate? Not all fires are during the day, you might be asleep when evacuation notices are issued. Keep your family safe. Go to this link and register your cell phones to receive reverse 9-1-1 calls in case of an emergency.

Employee of the Quarter

Tirza Gonzales, Executive Secretary for the Engineering and Public Works Department. Tirza is an exceptional employee, specifically, 1) her professionalism when working with the public and other departments, 2) organizational skills and her ability to multi-task, 3) and her willingness to assist with special projects. We are very thankful to have Tirza as a member of our team. She truly sets a positive example for all of us to follow.

FREE Smoke Alarms and Installation for Seniors

National City School District Needs Your Input

The National School District Governing Board has announced a series of open forums to mee the search consultants who are conducting the search for a new superintendent for the district. Interested parties are encouraged to attend one of the meetings and to complete and mail a written input form. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, May 2, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. District Board Room
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central School
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Las Palmas School
For more info, click here.

National City Chamber Hosts Bike to Business

Voting for President in Primary? Know the Rules!

If you are planning to vote for president when California holds its primary election June 7, be aware of political party rules that affect which presidential candidates you can vote for. You may need to take action to make sure you can vote for who you want.