Closures, changed schedules for holidays
by TP staff
Dec 21, 2012 | 5560 views | 5 5 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Several services and buildings operated by the city of Tracy will be closed or working altered schedules until Jan. 2.

The following city services and buildings are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Friday, Dec. 27:

• City Hall, 333 Civic Center Plaza,

• Boyd Service Center, 520 Tracy Blvd.

• Police department, 1000 Civic Center Drive

• Fire department, 835 Central Ave.

Communications, emergency response teams and patrol officers for police, and emergency crews for fire, will operate on normal schedules.

There is no garbage collection on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Collection scheduled for those days is moved to the following day, Wednesday. Pickups scheduled for Fridays during those two weeks will be moved to Saturday.

The Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St., and the city animal shelter, 370 Arbor Road, are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

All services at the Tracy Library close on Christmas and don’t resume until Jan. 3.

The Tracy Press office is also closed on Christmas and New Year’s.



Seasonal disposal

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26, residents can place their Christmas trees and other seasonal waste on the curbside for pickup.

Trees must be free of all lights, tinsel, decorations and stands, and those taller than 6 feet must be cut in half.

Gift boxes, wrapping paper, magazines, catalogs, envelopes, tissue paper, junk mail, cardboard, holiday cards, Polystyrene (No. 6) and plastic, glass and aluminum containers can all be disposed of in the recycling tote free of charge.

Holiday waste pickups continue through Jan. 11 and coincide with regularly scheduled trash pickup days.

For information: Tracy public works, 831-4420; or Tracy Delta Disposal, 835-0601
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landingapproach
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December 22, 2012
Are you completely kidding me??? City hall changes the rules to give them the following: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday OFF, It must be nice. But doesn't city hall work for us the people. Shouldn't we have a say when someone decides to switch their days closed, especially when some of them are PAID. I guess if you want it made in life just be employed in government.
DunkMan
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December 22, 2012
What rule is City hall changing?

Taking off three days for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day seems pretty typical. Many of us get even more days off than that during the holidays. This year, like many businesses, I'm also giving my staff New Year’s Eve off so they can spend more time with their families. City workers aren't getting that day off and I believe you incorrectly inferred that they are off that day.

Every other Friday is an unpaid day off for the City workers, but on numerous occasions, I've benefited from the extra hour all City Hall staffers work on Monday through Thursday. Few people I know (at least the ones that enjoy spending evenings with their family) would trade a day off every other week for the burden of getting home late every day. On at least a dozen occasions, the capable staff at DES has been there after my normal work hours to review plans and permits. They even staff the service desks during lunch which has been convenient on those 5 instances I've needed to reserve one of the great meeting rooms at the Transit Station for business meetings or the time I reserved one of the covered BBQ areas at Veterans Park for a family reunion.


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