Don’t miss out on The Jonville Team’s 13th Annual Garage Sale and Charity Event! As a community, lets kick off our spring cleaning fever and raise money for two amazing local charities Casa de Amparo and Straight From The Heart, Inc. Resource Center 🏠🔖
Date: Saturday, May 19th
Time: 7am – 11am
Location: San Elijo Hills & Old Creek Ranch
Donation: $10 to participate (link to be provided for online payment)
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Sign Up Before May 14th at: www.SEHgaragesale.com
Want to have a fun spring outing with your friends or family on Saturday, April 28? If so, plan to join the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club from 10 am-2 pm
at their third annual Women’s Fair. The event, which will be held in the San Elijo Town Square on Elfin Forest and San Elijo Roads, is sponsored by Jonville Team Realtors and offers something for everyone:
10:30 a.m. Vinyasa yoga class
11;30 a.m. Fitness Class
12:30 p.m. Fashion Show
In between these free activities, shop for Mother’s Day and teacher appreciation gifts, as well as special items for yourself, your home and your family; explore great summer camps for your kids; accompany youngsters to the Jonville Family Fun Zone and encourage them to participate in crafts and face painting; and enjoy coffee and food trucks snacks. This promises to be a lively activity with fun for all. Hope to see you there.
A petition drive failed to gather enough signatures to force City Council to overturn its approval of a 220-home development.The group Friends of Discovery needed to collect 4,017 registered voters’ signatures to force a referendum on the project by Brookfield Residential Properties, which would re-zone about 23 acres near the southwest corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Village Drive — just south of Cal State San Marcos — from commercial to residential to pave the way for the new homes.Friends of Discovery had more than 66 volunteers circulating petitions. A group spokeswoman said the group isn’t opposed to growth, they just want it to be well planned.They submitted 4,880 signatures, but the Registrar of Voters invalidated 1,006 of them, leaving the group with 3,874 valid signatures, short of the number needed to force a referendum.Groups only have 30 days after projects are approved to contest them, so the failure of the signature drive means the Brookfield project can move forward, city officials said.
READ MORE VIA Source: Referendum to halt housing development fails – The Coast News Group
San Marcos wins two state awards for excellence in communications The City was celebrated for its recruitment video and new logo
CAPIO gave the City its highest honor—the Excellence in Public Information and Communications Award (EPIC Award)—for a recruitment video created to attract job candidates; and for its new city logo, which was part of citywide rebrand.
“The City of San Marcos prides itself on finding innovate ways to raise the bar in public service—and informing and engaging the community is certainly no exception,” said Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald, who oversaw both projects. “As one of the region’s fastest growing cities and North County’s education hub, San Marcos has a great story to tell—and these outreach efforts helped do that.”
The video proved to have tremendous reach, attracting more than 30,000 viewers on Facebook, according to the City’s Facebook page data. That’s especially significant because the video was aimed at reaching more new candidates on social media. In fact, before the video only about 10 percent of applicants discovered job opportunities via social media, according to the City—however, that number has now nearly tripled to reach 36 percent.
“This video was created to attract new talent in a new, effective way. And according to the data, we have clearly achieved that,” Macdonald said.
The video dovetailed with the City’s newly minted brand, which includes the City’s first logo—the other project that earned an EPIC Award.
Playing off the City’s tagline, ‘Discover Life’s Possibilities,’ the logo features a stylized compass rose in the “O” of San Marcos, conveying a feeling of exploration.
“San Marcos has a lot to offer, but we needed a clear identity that piques curiosity and invites people to come be a part of it all. This logo hits the mark,” said Macdonald, adding that it was designed to support the City’s economic development efforts—a newly identified priority.
In that vein, the logo has become central to virtually all economic development outreach.
“The logo inspires confidence. It shows we are a quality city filled with possibilities. That’s an important message to convey when I’m interacting with business owners,” said Economic Development Manager Tess Sangster.
The logo has also allowed the City to implement brand consistency for the first time. To date, more than 50 publications have been refreshed with the logo including the community newsletter, budget cover, digital assets, economic development brochures, trade show exhibits and a comprehensive set of office templates including letterhead, business cards, email signature lines, staff reports and cover pages. This translates to approximately 80 percent of all collaterals for the city — a remarkable conversion rate.
During CAPIO’s annual conference in Santa Rosa, CA, Macdonald formally accepted the awards on behalf of the City of San Marcos.
For more information about CAPIO, please visit www.capio.org. For more information about the City’s communication office, please contact Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174 or email@example.com.
San Elijo Elementary Country Fair will be Friday 5pm to 8pm. Fair Rides and Games. Snack Shack food and bake sale items.
Saturday 11am to 5pm. County Fair Style Rides, Games, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Silent Auction, Variety of Food Vendors and more.
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