The City Manager’s Weekly Update is published and distributed each week to inform the Council, City employees, and the public about current City activities and information.
Congrats to Jacob Lear, Lodi Fire Fighter of the Year!
Congratulations to Jacob Lear for being selected as the 2022 Firefighter of the Year. Jacob participated in the 21-1 Stockton Regional Recruit Fire Academy and was an integral part of the instruction for our newest recruit firefighters. Jacob leads with a positive attitude and is always willing to participate in whatever the need is in our Department and within this community.
This commitment to service was evident this past year after a tragic pediatric drowning occurred at Lodi Lake. Jacob is a problem solver. Jacob saw the need to provide a higher level of protection for our citizens who visit Lodi Lake. With the support of the Local and Fire Administration, Jacob reached out to State Agencies and arranged for the donation of life jackets and kiosk stands. He partnered with Lodi Parks and Recreation and Headwaters Kayak at Lodi Lake to deploy his first loaner-life jacket stand and created the LFD loaner life-jacket program. This program will save lives! This year Jacob added two additional stands at the Lake. They are located at the boat ramp and the entrance to the nature trail.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Lodi Electric will be working over the next few months to remove, replace and add public electric vehicles (EV) charging stations throughout the City. As a result, City public EV charging stations may be unavailable until such time as new stations are installed and activated. Lodi Electric apologizes for the inconvenience but hopes to have the project completed this summer. So far, 2 stations have been replaced are are available for use free of charge at Hutchins Street Square and the City's Finance Department parking lot.
Mental Health First Aid Training Held at the Lodi Public Library
In preparation for Mental Health Month in May, the Library hosted Mental Health First Aid training for City staff, contract security guards and community members. The training is a combination of seven and a half hours in person and thirty minutes pre-work. Participants were trained to recognize the symptoms of a developing mental health issues or a crisis and apply ALGEE: Assess for risk of suicide or harm, Listen generously, Give reassurance, Encourage appropriate professional help and Encourage self-care and other support strategies. For mental health resources please visitEach Mind Matters.
On April 18th we observed National Lineman Appreciation Day! This day is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude and appreciation for all our hardworking men and women who keep our power grid operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thank you ALL for everything you do to keep us comfortable in our homes and in our locals businesses and restaurants.