Inside the Triangle
March 2020 | Issue 1
Greetings City of Tracy ,

Welcome to our new City newsletter – Inside the Triangle ! Each month we’ll highlight various City projects, activities, and events to keep you informed and engaged with what's happening inside our community.

With 2020 upon us, it is a perfect time to reflect on our community accomplishments and set a vision for the future. The Tracy City Council has developed a new set of Strategic Priorities that will guide our efforts to enhance Quality of Life , boost Economic Development , uphold good Governance , and heighten Public Safety .

As City Manager, I value the opportunity to connect and engage with the community. Please be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter , and stay connected with us via social media on: Facebook , Instagram , Twitter , Nextdoor , LinkedIn , and YouTube . Y ou may also watch live and prerecorded City Council meetings on Comcast Ch.26, AT&T U-verse Ch.99, and on the City's website .

Tell us what you’d like to see highlighted in our newsletter! Are you curious about a City project or program? Let us know and we’ll do our best to spotlight it!

Make it a great day,
Jenny Haruyama
City Manager
2020 State of the City Event
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Tracy, are proud to present the Annual State of the City Event on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Downtown Tracy.

Featured speakers include Mayor, Robert Rickman, and Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Tickets can be purchased through the Grand Theatre , in person at the Tracy Chamber office, or over the phone at (209) 835-2131.
Tracy's New Police Chief Sworn In
Following an extensive national recruitment, multiple community forums and a public survey engaging our residents and business owners in dialogues about public safety issues, the City of Tracy is pleased to announce the selection of our new Chief of Police: Oakland Police Department Captain Sekou Millington.

“It is with great enthusiasm that I appoint Mr. Sekou Millington as Tracy’s next Chief of Police. Chief Millington will bring a leadership approach that embodies inclusivity, innovation and community engagement – all of which are integral to 21st Century policing. I look forward to working with Chief Millington and know that he will serve as a strong leader for our community and Tracy Police Department,” said City Manager Jenny Haruyama.

“I look forward to engaging in all aspects of the Tracy community. I intend to build upon the police department’s community policing and engagement efforts through collaboration and the tenets of procedural justice: voice, neutrality, respect and trustworthiness.” stated Sekou Millington of his appointment. Millington is coming to the City of Tracy with over 19 years of law enforcement experience with the City of Oakland. His first day was on Monday, January 27, and was sworn in at the February 4th City Council meeting.

To read the full press release, click here here .
Drop Off Your Vote by Mail Ballot at Tracy City Hall
Did you know you can drop off your vote by mail ballot for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election at Tracy City Hall? The Official Ballot Drop Box is located on the first floor near the Development Services front counter (333 Civic Center Plaza). It is accessible to the public during regular business hours through March 3, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Visit the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters website for more information.
Planned Road Construction
Road improvements are planned this spring along El Portal Street, 12th Street, Highland Avenue, Duncan Drive, and the American Legion Parking Lot. Work will involve pavement grinding and asphalt concrete overlay, slurry sealing, curb, gutter and sidewalk repair, and installation of signage and striping .

Major funding for this project is SB1 – the landmark transportation investment for rebuilding California. These streets were chosen based on life-cycle and cost-benefit analysis utilizing the City of Tracy Pavement Management Program and was coordinated with the Streets Division of Public Works Department. 
Enhancing Playground Accessibility at City Parks
The Parks & Recreation Department will begin work this year to improve playground accessibility at Sullivan Park, Lester Huck Park, and William Larsen Park.

Age specific play equipment will be installed to serve children ages 5-12, and fitness and health equipment will be added to serve youth and adults. These new features provide the ability for those with accessibility limitations to have the opportunity to enjoy our parks inclusively. This reflects the Parks & Recreation Department's commitment to serve families with members of all ages and abilities.                                                                                                                  
SB2 Planning Grant Awarded to City of Tracy
On February 6, 2020, the State Department of Housing and Community Development announced the approval of the City of Tracy’s SB2 Planning Grant Application in the amount of $310,000. The grant funds will be used to help modify the City’s planning policies and zoning standards, consistent with new state laws, to expedite the permit process, develop objective design standards for multifamily or higher density housing, rezone sites to accommodate multifamily housing, and develop the City’s Transit-Oriented Development Project.
Are You Ready for a Grand Experience?
The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts is the crown jewel of Downtown Tracy! This interdisciplinary arts center is one of its kind in the state of California offering professional and community-based fine arts programming through arts education, exhibitions, performances and rentals of all kinds.

The Grand has a great line-up of performances, gallery exhibitions, and arts education classes in 2020! Visit www.atthegrand.org for more details.
Employment Opportunities
Looking to Work Inside the Triangle? For more information about City of Tracy job opportunities, visit our website .
Upcoming Events
Sunday, March 1 - Friday March 14
Tuesday, March 3
  • Primary Election Day
  • City Council Meeting - Cancelled due to Election Day
Wednesday, March 4
Thursday, March 5
Tuesday, March 10
Friday, March 13
  • City Offices Closed
Tuesday, March 17
  • City Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 27
  • City Offices Closed
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Tracy, CA 95376
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