A Message from the Mayor

Greetings Chowchilla,

We will be hosting our last Beautify Chowchilla Project for the year this Saturday! In the previous two projects, we have removed trash and weeds, painted pavilions, wrought iron fencing at the playgrounds, dead-end boards, fire lane curbs, and a storage building in the Park. Because of the numerous volunteers who care about Chowchilla, we could make a difference in our community.  I am thankful that so many residents take pride in Chowchilla; every little bit helps! For this next project, we will be concentrating on the Edward Ray Park area.  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form on our website, www.CityofChowchilla.org, and I will keep you posted about upcoming events. You can also sign up for the weekly City E-Bulletin on our website, or at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/PZjaSv1.

Last night, the City hosted a public workshop to engage the community's thoughts and questions regarding the updated Rancho Calera Specific Plan.  I was so pleased to see so many community members take their time to attend the workshop and be informed. It is vital that the community has input regarding their community, and we encourage you to continue participating in future workshops and attending our City Council Meetings. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. 

Coming up on Saturday, October 30th, the City will be hosting a Halloween Movie in the Park, where they will be showing the film Hocus Pocus. This event will be held at the Edward Ray Park on 15th Street and NOT at the Veterans Memorial Park as usual. I am pleased to see there are many Halloween activities for your family to attend this year. You can visit our website and view the City's Community Calendar for a list of community events happening in town. 

A friendly reminder as we continue into fall to reduce your watering irrigation time settings. During the fall season, your lawn does not need as much water. With less heat and sunshine to evaporate the water, your lawn needs about a quarter of the amount of water to remain healthy. It is also time to clean out your gutters and downspouts with anticipated rain coming! Full gutters can lead to neighborhood flooding issues when the drains become clogged with leaves and debris.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween! 

Diana Palmer
Mayor, City of Chowchilla