Friday Notes for June 7, 2024

Posted on June 6, 2024


JT Levy Scholarship Presentation:

Congratulations Class of 2024!  I was honored to attend the Corning High School Senior Awards Night and present the JT Levy Scholarship to awardee Kevin Perez.

City Pool Grant Opening:

Join us! Monday, June 10th at 1:00pm at the City Pool to celebrate the grand opening and mural completion.

Staff has been working hard to complete projects throughout the City.  We are excited to have the following projects completed or significant progress made on the following:  Mural at the City Pool, weed abatement in the alleyways, and tree trimming.


  • June 6th at 6:00pm: Corning Chamber of Commerce “Know Your Resources” at Rodgers Theatre for entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • June 10th at 1:00pm: City Pool Grand Opening and mural completion.
  • June 11th at 6:30pm: City Council Meeting
  • June 15th at 6:00pm: Corning Around the World on Solano Street.  Get your tickets/passports.
  • June 29th 10:00am: Healthy Happy Summer Event at the Corning City Pool.

Fiscal Year Budget:

Staff worked to finalize the budget and narratives for presentation to the City Council for approval of the budget at the June 11th meeting, and approval of the Budget Resolution at the June 25th meeting.


  • On Tuesday (6/4) and Wednesday (6/5) I participated in a local leadership convening, “Be the Catalyst for Positive Change”. This was a great collaboration among powerful local leaders throughout the County with the benefit and focus being the City of Corning.
  • Met with staff and developers regarding interest in projects withing the City of Corning. We are hopeful some of these will come to fruition in the near future.
  • We continue to work on a new municipal water well to benefit residents. This is funded by the Department of Warter Resources via a grant.
  • Work with staff to finalize contracts to complete projects funded within the current fiscal year.
  • Continue to work with staff on the City Recreation Center and Plaza Project.

 Summer is here and it’s heating up!  Stay hydrated, check on family, friends, and neighbors.



Commission Vacancies:

The City’s Airport, Recreation, and Library Commissions each have one vacant position.  If interested, please complete an application at and submit it to City Clerk Lisa Linnet at  All three commissions meet quarterly on specified days the first week of the month in January, April, July, and October.



Tree Removal:

PG&E and Public Works have identified eight (8) City trees that cause safety concerns as a part of PG&E’s Vegetation Management Program.  Wright Trees has been contracted by PG&E and will begin tree removal on May 14th and carry through to the end of June.

Tree Trimming:

Arbor Pro’s LLC has been awarded a 3-year tree trimming contract with the City.  Their services begin Monday, May 27th.  We have provided them with a list of trees the City has identified as a priority. By the end of the week the contractor will have trimmed 246 palm trees.

West Street School Connectivity Project:

Builder Solutions, Inc. continues to work on the West Street Connectivity Project.  Their remaining scope includes the crosswalk at the intersection of Solano Street and West Street.  Construction of the crosswalks is anticipated to be completed by early June.

City Pool:

The pool opens to the public on June 10th.



7th Cycle Housing Element Update:

We continue to work with Placeworks on the 7th cycle Housing Element and are planning to have an administrative draft ready for review this month.



Summer Recreation Classes:

Corning Recreation is working on their summer class line up; it will be posted soon.

June 4th Tuesday Night Market:

The Tuesday Night Market was a hot one, but the kids seemed to have a lot of fun at the Corning 500.  Thank you to everyone who participated.




In addition to responding to 129 calls for service, there were 70 officer-initiated incidents, including 17 traffic stops, and a total of 12 officer reports taken.  Officers made 1 felony arrest and issued 1 infraction during the period of May 30, 2024 through June 5, 2024.


During the period of May 30, 2024 through June 5, 2024, our Dispatch Center received 315 inbound calls for service.  In addition, they responded to 29 incoming 911 calls.  All calls were answered within 10 seconds of their ring time.


All Officers continue to participate in POST Portal Training and Lexipol Daily Training Bulletins.  Other POST online training continues for Patrol and Dispatch personnel.


We are currently recruiting for one Lateral Police Officer and Police Officers.  Get your applications in now!  Visit for more information.

“If you want to be the best, you have to do things other people aren’t willing to do.”

-Michael Phelps



Corning Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Call Volume:

The Corning Volunteer Fire Department responded to 21 calls for service last week, they were:  18 medicals, and 3 public service.

Chief’s Message:

  • A big “Thank You” to Tehama County Probation Department and especially to Salt Creek Conservation Camp for their great job cleaning up Corning’s alleyways.


  • It is hot and dry, please stay hydrated and mow early.
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