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  • How is San Diego County helping those affected by the fires?

  • Are there any school closures in place?

  • How can I volunteer, donate, or help?

  • Is there a change in any city activities?

  • How can I protect myself from smoke?

  • I heard there is a shelter open in San Marcos. Should I be concerned?

  • When should I evacuate?

  • What can I do to prepare?

  • How can I stay informed?

  • What is the current status of the fire?

  • What do I need to do to become a lifeguard?

  • When will the city's Aquatics program be hiring?

  • How can I register for a swim lesson

  • What should I bring to a swim lesson?

  • How many children are in swim lessons?

  • How much are swim lessons?

  • How can I rent the facility?

  • Is there anything to purchase at the pools?

  • Are swimming lanes available? Is there a designated lap swim time?

  • What water toys can we bring to the pool?

  • Can we bring in alcohol?

  • Can we bring our own chairs?

  • Can we bring in food/drinks and where is it appropriate to consume them?

  • Do I have to wear a swimsuit? What qualifies as proper “swim attire?"

  • Do you have any membership, monthly passes or rewards program?

  • What discounts are available?

  • Why do I need to pay admission if I am not going to be getting in the water?

  • How old does my child have to be to enter and stay in the pool on their own without an adult chaperone/guardian?

  • How old does my child have to be to require payment for admission to a city pool?

  • How much does it cost to use a city pool?

  • What forms of payment do you accept for city aquatics programs?

  • What are the pool hours?

  • Where are city pools located?

  • How deep does a gas pipe have to be buried? An electric line?

  • Whom should I contact for information on birth, death and marriage records?

  • Where can I register to vote?

  • When was the City of San Marcos incorporated? Become a Charter City?

  • When and where does the City Council hold its meetings?

  • What defines a swimming pool? A spa

  • What are the current adopted codes?

  • How many sets of plans and calculations do I need?

  • How do I obtain a Business License?

  • How do I contact the City Council?

  • Do I need an architect to draw the plans?

  • Do I need a permit?

  • Why does a fire engine respond when I call for an ambulance?

  • Where can I get fire extinguishers refilled?

  • How do I report some overgrown vegetation in my area?

  • Do you offer CPR classes?

  • I would like a station tour, is this possible?

  • Who do I contact about questions on my ambulance bill?

  • Do I need to complete the employment history section of the application, or can I just attach a resume?

  • Is it okay if my application is postmarked by the filing deadline?

  • How soon can I expect to hear something after I submit my application?

  • Will you accept applications for positions that are not posted on the employment opportunities page?

  • If I do not get the position that I applied for, will my application be considered for future openings?

  • What if I change my phone number or address during the application process?