Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas outlines city's goals in State of the City Address

Posted at 12:01 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 23:08:43-04

(KGTV) - Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas outlined the city’s recent accomplishments and layed out its future goals in her fourth State of the City Address Tuesday night. 

Salas went over the growth and achievements San Diego County's second-largest city has seen over the last year, including neighborhood revitalization and the approval of the Bayfront Project. 

During the address, Salas spoke about events that drew large crowds over the last year.

Salas said the city’s Fourth of July celebration in 2017 drew a crowd of 15,000 while more than 35,000 people attended HarborFest on the Bayfront.

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The Mayor also spoke about growth happening in Third Avenue Village citing the Lemon Fest, Taste of Third and Village Summer Nights in June. 

A popular topic throughout California in recent years is infrastructure. Salas said the Chula Vista has launched a $15 million street paving project to repair streets.

More than 300 residential streets are being rebuilt as part of the project.

The Mayor also spoke about a half cent sales tax increase that will be added to the June ballot saying the tax increase “is a small price to pay to ensure the safety of our families.”

In the final moments of her address, Salas spoke about the Bayfront Development she says will bring 2,000 construction jobs and 5,000 permanent jobs to the city.

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