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City of Chula Vista Commits Resources to Promote a Culture of Well-Being
By City of Chula Vista - A 10-Year Live Well San Diego Recognized Partner
The City of Chula Vista continues to dedicate resources toward the wellness of residents through the institutionalization of the Live Well San Diego vision throughout the organization. These commitments have included the adoption of a Healthy Chula Vista Action Plan in 2016 with over 60 goals and the establishment of a commission (consisting of experts and residents) dedicated to advising the City Council on public health matters.
In 2018, the City of Chula Vista adopted an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan, furthering the public health efforts through a lens of aging and livability throughout one’s lifetime (collectively the Healthy and Age-Friendly efforts are known as the “initiatives”). This year, the Commission on Aging and the Healthy Chula Vista Advisory Commission were combined into the Health, Wellness, and Aging Commission to recognize the synergies between the efforts.
In 2022, the City of Chula Vista added a new department for Housing and Homeless Services that included a full-time general fund position to manage the initiatives. This commitment solidified the dedication of the City to the Live Well San Diego vision.
Over the last 10 years, the following projects and policies have been significant accomplishments in support of the vision:
- Chula Vista Community Shuttle - A fleet of EV vehicles provide free, on-demand, door-to-door shuttle services to seniors in the northwest portion of the City.
- Tobacco Restrictions - In 2018, a tobacco retailer license was adopted as well as restrictions prohibiting vaping and smoking in all City facilities (City Hall, parks, libraries), and in 2022, prior to SB793 going into effect, the City prohibited flavored tobacco sales.
- Community Garden Policy - In 2017, they amended their community garden policy which enabled the development of gardens on public right of way. Since that time, community gardens have been incorporated into the design of more than three new parks and there are plans for several more.
In addition to these successes, partnerships gained through Live Well San Diego and the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative led to the City, San Diego State University, and the University of California at San Diego being awarded a $4-million grant to address COVID literacy throughout the region.