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E-Newsletter 16th Edition

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Your National City News

Spring is Here!

Spring is just around the corner and we couldn't be happier. We love the rain, but it sure can be a pain when we get 10 years worth in a couple months. The upsaide is everything is clean and shiny in National City. Folks are starting to get out more and that front porch is looking like the ideal place to take a load off and peruse this, the 16th Edition of Your National City News. Relax and enjoy.

Veterans Wall of Honor

The community can now purchase commemorative tiles in honor of military veterans. The Veteran's Wall of Honor is located at the corner of 12th Street and D Avenue incorporated with National City's War Memorial. Learn More

Downtown National City Smart Growth

Attention all National City Property Owners: New Sign Ordinance!

The City has recently enacted a new sign ordinance designed to boost the visibility of business from the street by clearing away signage clutter and creating attractive storefronts and streets. Our aim is simple, to keep National City clean, safe, livable and looking great for the enjoyment of everyone. Through our new Together We Can campaign we will be working with the business community to beautify storefronts and clean up signage clutter. The first step in this campaign will be to update all signage currently out of compliance. A grace period to get your business into compliance began March 1st 2017.

We know the key to success in this program will be full community participation. Property owners can participate in the program by:

  1. Ensuring all building signage is up to code.
  2. Removing/updating all signage that is out of compliance.
  3. Communicating new signage requirements with building tenants.
  4. Contacting the local Chamber of Commerce for assistance in financing and designing new signage.
Over the next three months the City will be educating the business community and property owners in the area on how they can comply. Visit our website for more Information on allowable signage types.

Together We Can

The City of National City Employees pledge to provide the 5 C’s:

  • Commitment
    We strive for excellence, as we serve the public and each other with integrity, compassion, responsiveness, and professionalism.
  • Courtesy
    We treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • Collaboration
    We work to achieve common goals and value our differences.
  • Communication
    We communicate openly, honestly, and with clear, consistent messages.
  • Customer Service
    We provide excellent service to residents, businesses, visitors, and colleagues.

New Veterans and Military Families Advisory Committee

Veterans and Military Families Advisory Committee is seeking applicants for this newly established Committee. Apply Today


Las Palmas Pool is Open!

Spring is here! Las Palmas Pool is open; join us for lap swim, recreational open swim and water exercise classes. No Membership required!

Miss National City Applications Open

Are you the next Miss National City? Submit your application before May 1st.

More than just your average “beauty” pageant, The Miss National City Pageant is an empowering opportunity for young women to gain confidence and earn an educational scholarship all while serving their community.

4th Annual Community Service Day is Right Around the Corner

Please join National City's 4th Annual Community Service Day!

National City is teaming up with local communities to create projects that will enhance our neighborhoods. Help volunteer to paint, landscape, build, or even with general maintenance and clean up. Lunch will be provided! Register Today

Employee of the Quarter: Joe Olson

As a Code Conformance Officer some of Joe’s responsibilities include inspections of residential, commercial and industrial buildings to ensure compliance with zoning, nuisance, land use and housing provisions of the municipal code. Joe is a very outgoing, dependable, ambitious and hardworking employee. He has a great interest in learning new things and is always willing to share with others unselfishly. Over the past ten years, Joe has always taken any task willingly and has carried out responsibly, carefully, cheerfully and with great efficiency. Most recently Joe has taken on the duties of providing the lead code conformance outreach related to the "Together We Can" campaign and has played a vital role in the initial stages of the implementation of this new community beautification program.

ARTS to Collaborate on new Installation

A Reason to Survive (A.R.T.S.), in collaboration with the City of National City and the National City Chamber of Commerce will create a temporary art installation that will bring together the National City community to transform a vacant building into a vibrant art piece.

The temporary art installation will work in conjunction with City efforts to beautify 8th Street. Mural panels will be up on display at least through 2018 before being transferred to other sites throughout National City.

If you are a Student you can earn your community service hours! For more information, click here or contact Karlie Garcia, Outreach Coordinator at:619.297.2787 ext. 2013 /

NCPD: A Message from the Chief

Dear National City Community Members, Business Leaders and Friends:

The National discussion on immigration has created apprehension throughout the country and in our National City community. As a result, I am taking this opportunity to reassure all of our residents that the National City Police Department will continue to concentrate on crime. Click for Entire Message.