The year is flying by – I can’t believe it’s already May! Last month, the City hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross. I wanted to personally thank all 33 of our incredible donors who showed up to help boost our community’s blood supply! I’m impressed at how many first-time donors we had, and for the wonderful network of support our community continues to build upon. If you’re looking for an opportunity to continue supporting the American Red Cross and our community, the City will be hosting another blood drive on September 13 at Aliso Viejo Ranch from noon to 6 p.m. To make an appointment, go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: Aliso Viejo.
Many of you have expressed interest in our City’s districting process, and I would like to thank those of you who have provided valuable input or submitted maps. Our final public hearing took place on May 17, at which point our City Council selected a map and introduced an ordinance to establish by-district elections. Adoption of the ordinance will be considered at the June 7 City Council meeting. You can find out more about the process at avcity.org/districting.
The weather is starting to warm up, and summer camp registration is now open! We have classes for all ages and interests, from sports, dance, and yoga, to science, art, and cooking. Head over to avcity.org to find our full list of classes and sign up before spots fill up. If you’re looking for a fun summer job, the Recreation & Community Services department is hiring a part-time Recreation Leader and Senior Recreation Leader to join the team! As one of our recreation leaders, you’ll have the opportunity to assist with contract classes, summer camps, special events, private rentals, and more. More details are posted on avcity.org under ‘Employment Opportunities’.
In honor of National Bike Month in May, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has posted several important resources on their website at octa.net/bikemonth, including safety tips and cycling benefits, plus chances to win prizes and information on an upcoming bike rally. As you’re out riding your bikes and e-bikes this month, it’s important to take precautions to keep your family safe. Make sure you and your loved ones understand the laws, regulations, and responsibilities that come along with operating an e-bike before you head out. Let’s keep this a safe and worry-free month together. See you out there!
Mayor Richard Hurt
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