June 11 2004

Community Notes:

City Hall to Expand Operating Hours Beginning June 21

New Hours Will be 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

City Hall Will be Closed on Alternating Fridays

To provide more options for the public to access City services, beginning Monday, June 21, 2004, City Hall will introduce expanded hours of operation. City Hall will open 30 minutes earlier in the morning and stay open 30 minutes later in the evening to provide flexibility for customers who may not be able to visit during the workday. With the expansion of hours City Hall will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

In conjunction with these expanded hours, City hall will begin closing on alternating Fridays. The first Friday closure will be July 2, 2004, and closures will continue every other Friday thereafter.

The alternating Friday closures will not affect Police or Fire Safety Services, nor will the Friday closure affect most functions outside of City Hall. The National City Public Library, National City Swimming Pool, El Toyon Recreation Center, Camacho Gym, Senior Center, and Nutrition Center will remain on their current schedules and will be open to the public on all Fridays. In addition to the facilities listed above, many City crews will continue to be in the field each Friday including graffiti removal, parking enforcement and City park maintenance crews.

A twelve month calendar outlining the new schedule is attached to this press release and is also available at City Hall and on the City’s website at www.ci.national-city.ca.us.

El Ayuntamiento Ampliará su Horario de Operaciones a Partir del 21 de Junio

El nuevo horario será de las 7:30 a.m. a las 5:30 p.m.

El ayuntamiento cerrará los viernes alternos.

Para ofrecer más opciones para que el público tenga acceso a los servicios del ayuntamiento, a partir del lunes 21 de junio del 2004, el ayuntamiento ampliará su horario de operaciones. El ayuntamiento abrirá 30 minutos más tem-prano en la mañana y per-manecerá abierto 30 minutos más por la tarde para dar flexibilidad a las personas que no pudieran acudir al ayuntamiento durante el día laboral. Con la ampliación del horario, el ayuntamiento abrirá de las 7:30 a.m. a las 5:30 p.m. diariamente.

Junto con el nuevo horario, el ayuntamiento empezará a cerrar los viernes alternos. El primer viernes que cerrará será el 2 de julio del 2004 y seguirá cerrando un viernes sí y otro no en adelante.

Los viernes que cierre no afectarán los servicios de policía ni los servicios de prevención de incendios ni la mayoría de las actividades fuera del ayuntamiento. La Biblioteca Pública de National City, la Alberca Municipal, el Centro de Recreación El Toyon, el Gimnasio Camacho, el Centro para Adultos Ma-yores y el Centro de Nutrición seguirán operando conforme a sus horarios actuales y estarán abiertos al público todos los viernes.

Además de las instalaciones citadas, muchas cuadrillas del ayuntamiento seguirán tra-bajando en el campo los viernes, incluidas las cuadrillas de eliminación de pintas (graffiti), de observancia al regla-mento de estacionamiento y de mantenimiento de los parques municipales.

A este comunicado de pren-sa se adjunta un calendario de doce meses con el Nuevo horario y las fechas im-portantes. Este calendario también puede consultarse en el ayuntamiento o en el sitio de Internet del ayuntamiento www.ci.national-city.ca.us.

Para más información acerca de la futura ampliación de horario del ayuntamiento, sírvase llamar al administrador municipal al teléfono (619) 336-4240.

National City Chamber of Commerce CEO to Retire Replacement Immediately Sought

Ms. Edith Hughes, longtime Chief Executive Officer of the National City Chamber of Commerce, has announced her intention to retire in September, 2004. In response, the Chamber has established a CEO Search Committee and applications will be accepted through July 6, 2004 with a replacement expected to be named in late August.

Known simply as “Edith”, this determined and committed individual has worked for the Chamber since 1950, starting as Secretary, then as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Her remarkable career has seen the steady growth of the Chamber, which culminated with the 2003 opening of a spectacular new Chamber facility.

Her 54 years of service have produced numerous awards, including a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, proclamations from both houses of the State Legislature, the County of San Diego, National City and numerous other entities. In 1999, Governor Davis recognized Edith as the outstanding “Older Worker” in the State of California.

“Her drive and vision have established the National City Chamber of Commerce as a model organization, with a world class facility to support it” stated Chamber President Al Garcia. “Our desire is to further expand upon this foundation by finding the ideal candidate to build upon Edith’s work” Garcia went on the state.

Additional information may be found at www.national citychamber.org

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