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It’s Been a Slow Week

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With no official city meetings of any kind to  note, it has been a slow week. So, we are relegated to providing you with a few public notices.

Annual Street Fair and Chili Cookoff

I hope you will join the 30,000 or so chili aficionados in Southern California for the largest, one day chili cookoff in the United States on June 3, 2012, starting at 11 am. We have been going to the Chili Cookoff held in Old Town Tustin as long as they have been running one. Each year it gets bigger and better, thanks to the city staff behind the curtain that put this event on every year. This year, as in the past, there will be a record number of chili contestants vying for both the Peoples Choice as well as the official judges who will award the trophies and prizes for best chili in accordance with the International Chili Society.

Notice of Street Repairs

Right after the Chili Cookoff weekend, R.J. Noble Construction Company will be working on sidewalk and asphalt repair in the Old Town area. We spoke to the city of Tustin Project Manager, Eric Loke, about the project. He said this is an annual issue and that, this year, Main Street will be receiving much needed repairs. He assured me that traffic will continue to flow and inconveniences will be held to a minimum. He did say that driveways where rehab work is going on may be inaccessible for periods of 3-4 hours at a time but notice would be given beforehand. Folks from out of the area should note that temporary “No Parking” will be enforced in areas where work is being conducted. If you need further information, call Eric at (714) 573-3175. As with all of the staff at City Hall, he is very willing to answer your questions.

The only question I have is, will the city rehab the sidewalk in front of the Hughes Manor to include the original roll on the side of the walk? Perhaps our friends at the Tustin Preservation Conservancy can answer that when the work is complete.