Chula Vista, California

city in California

Chula Vista (pronounced /ˌtʃuːlə ˈvɪstə/; Spanish: beautiful view, due to its scenic location between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills) is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area as well as the 7th largest city in Southern California.

Chula Vista
Flag of Chula Vista
Flag
Official seal of Chula Vista
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The City of Allure, The Star City, CV, Boringtown USA, Chula,
Chula Vista is located in the United States
Chula Vista
Chula Vista
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°37′40″N 117°2′53″W / 32.62778°N 117.04806°W / 32.62778; -117.04806Coordinates: 32°37′40″N 117°2′53″W / 32.62778°N 117.04806°W / 32.62778; -117.04806
CountryUnited States United States
StateCalifornia California
CountySan Diego
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor Cheryl Cox
Rudy Ramirez
John McCann
Pamela Bensoussan
Steve Castaneda
 • City ManagerJim Sandoval
Area
 • City51.2 sq mi (132.7 km2)
 • Land48.9 sq mi (126.6 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
Elevation
69 ft (21 m)
Population
 (2005)[1]
 • City210,000
 • Density3,551/sq mi (1,370.9/km2)
 • Metro
San Diego-Tijuana: 4,922,723
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91921 [2]
Area code(s)619
FIPS code06-13392
GNIS feature ID1660481
Websitehttp://www.chulavistaca.gov/

Zones and DevelopmentsEdit

Zones West of the 805Edit

Developments/Areas East of the 805Edit

EconomyEdit

According to the City's 2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[3] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sweetwater Union High School District 4,598
2 Chula Vista Elementary School District 2,669
3 Southwestern Community College 2,100
4 Rohr Inc/Goodrich Aerospace 1,903
5 City of Chula Vista 1,481
6 Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center 1,410
7 Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista 1,032
8 Wal-Mart 950
9 United Parcel Service 656
10 Costco Wholesale Corp. 623

TransportationEdit

Local area freewaysEdit

Local area freeways in within the city of Chula Vista include

Arterial streetsEdit

East-West arterials

  • "C" Street
  • "E" Street-Bonita Rd(East of Flower Street)
  • "H/East H Street(East of Hilltop)-Proctor Vly Road(East of Mount Miguel)
  • "J/East J Street(East of Hilltop)
  • "L"/East L Street(East of Hilltop)-Telegraph Cyn Rd-Otay Lakes Rd
  • Naples/E.Naples(East of Hilltop)
  • Palomar/E. Palomar(East of Hilltop)
  • Orange/E. Orange(East of Hilltop)-Olympic(East of 805 Freeway)
  • Main/Auto Park Way(East of 805 Freeway)

North-South arterials

  • Broadway(Also known as "South Bay Strip")
  • Fourth/N. Fourth Ave(North of "C" Street)
  • Third
  • Hilltop
  • Crest-Oleander(South of T.C. Road)
  • Medical Center Dr-Brandywine(South of E.Palomar)
  • Paseo Del Rey
  • Paseo Ranchero-Heritage(South of T.C. Road)
  • Otay Lakes/La Media(South of T.C. Road)
  • Eastlake Dr-Eastlake Pkwy(At Miller)
  • Hunte Pkwy

Public TransportEdit

 
Trolley station on Industrial Blvd.
  • Bayfront E Street Station
  • H Station
  • Palomar Station

MTS busesEdit

  • 701=H Station-Palomar Station:Via H,Hilltop,and Palomar
  • 703=H Station-Town Center Mall(Sundays Only)
  • 704=Bayfront,E Station-Palomar Station:Via E Street,Fourth,East Naples,and Medical Center
  • 705=Bayfront,E Station-Plaza Bonita&SWC:Via E Street,Bonita Rd, and Otay Lakes
  • 707=SWC-Town Center Mall:Via East H & Eastlake Parkway
  • 708=E Street Trolley-Nature Center
  • 709=H Station-Town Center Mall:Via H/East H,Otay Lakes,East Palomar
  • 712=Palomar Station-SWC:Via Palomar/East Palomar,La Media/Otay Lakes
    • 932=Iris Ave Station-8th St Ntl City:Via South Bay Strip,E and F Streets
    • 929=Iris Ave Station-Downtown SD:Via Third,Fourth,and E Street
  • Denotes CV Transit Routs
    • Denotes San Diego MTS routes

Government[3]Edit

City Department Director
City Manager Jim Sandoval
Assistant City Manager Scott Tulloch
City Attorney Bart Miesfield
City Clerk Donna Norris
Chief of Police David Bejarano
Director of Budget & Analysis Edward Van Eenoo
Director of Conservation Michael Meacham
Director of Finance/Treasurer Maria Kachadoorian
Fire Chief Dave Hanneman
Director of General Services Jack Griffin
Director of Human Resources Marcia Raskin
Director of Library Leah Browder
Director of Information Technology Services. Louie Vignapiano
Director of Nature Center Daniel D. Beintema
Director of Planning & Building Gary Halpert
Director of Public Works Dave Byers
Director of Recreation Buck Martin
Director of Redevelopment and Housing Eric Crockett

Sister citiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "World Gazetteer – San Diego-Tijuana". Archived from the original on 2007-10-01.
  2. Zip Code data
  3. 3.0 3.1 City of Chula Vista CAFR Retrieved 2009-08-07

Other websitesEdit