2016

City Digital Newsletter - January/February

Posted: 12/27/2016

Flip through the digital issue of the City’s newsletter for news you can use and upcoming events. The current issue is now available. Read More

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Press Release - City Seeks Applicants for Elk Grove City Council, District 4

Posted: 12/15/2016

The City of Elk Grove is now accepting applications for the Elk Grove City Council, District 4 seat, which was vacated by our newly elected Mayor, Steve Ly.  Read More

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Press Release - Steve Ly Sworn In as Elk Grove’s New Mayor

Posted: 12/14/2016

Elk Grove’s second directly elected mayor, Steve Ly, took the oath of office tonight at the Elk Grove City Council meeting. Council members Steve Detrick and Darren Suen also took the oath of office tonight to mark the start of their four-year terms.  Read More

Traffic Advisory: Oversized Delivery for EchoWater Project Scheduled Thursday Night

Posted: 12/13/2016

Elk Grove Public Works and Police Department staff are coordinating with contractors for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and the California Highway Patrol to facilitate the escorted transport of oversized equipment to the wastewater treatment plant on Dwight Road between the hours of 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 15 and 6:30 a.m. December 16.  Read More

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Press Release - Community Meeting to Provide Update on Civic Center Facilities

Posted: 12/01/2016

A community meeting to provide updates and share progress on the design of the future Community/Senior Center/Veterans Hall at the Civic Center is scheduled on Monday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers. Read More

Elk Grove Kicks Off the Holiday Season with a Street Faire and Lights Parade

Posted: 11/23/2016

Get in the holiday spirit as artists, crafters, games, food, entertainment and even Santa himself converge on Old Town Elk Grove this Saturday, November 26, for the 29th annual Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Street Faire and Holiday Lights Parade hosted by the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation. To accommodate the event, road closures and alternative routes around the event have been set up between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Read More

Traffic Advisory: 8th annual Elk Grove Turkey Trot

Posted: 11/21/2016

Street closures and detours scheduled on Thanksgiving morning Read More

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Press Release - Host Cities and Racing Schedule Announced for 2017 Amgen Tour of California

Posted: 11/02/2016

The City of Elk Grove will host the Stage 3 Start of the Amgen Breakaway From Heart Disease Women's Race Empowered with SRAM on May 13, 2017.  Read More

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Press Release - City of Elk Grove Receives Awards for Budget and Performance Management

Posted: 10/27/2016

The City of Elk Grove was recently recognized for its work on the City’s budget and performance analysis by two international professional associations. Read More

City Digital Newsletter - November/December

Posted: 10/24/2016

Flip through the digital issue of the City’s newsletter for news you can use and upcoming events. The current issue is now available. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Elk Grove High School Homecoming Parade this Friday

Posted: 10/20/2016

School spirit and tradition will be on display as Elk Grove High School hosts its annual Homecoming Parade this Friday, October 21. To accommodate the event, road closures and alternative routes around the event have been set up from 1:00 to 3:30 pm on several roads.  Read More

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Press Release - Nominations Sought for 2016 Mayor’s Volunteer Awards

Posted: 10/17/2016

Nominate someone you know who is making a difference in Elk Grove for the 2016 Mayor’s Volunteer Awards. Read More

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Press Release - Safely Dispose of Medications at Take-Back Event October 22

Posted: 10/11/2016

The Elk Grove Police Department and the City of Elk Grove Integrated Waste Department will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. A drop-off event is scheduled on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am to 2 pm at City Hall. Read More

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Survey Ranks Elk Grove Among 2016's Fastest Growing Cities

Posted: 10/03/2016

The results of an annual survey were released today ranking Elk Grove among the country's fastest growing cities. Read More

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Press Release - City Launches New ‘Open Checkbook’ Application

Posted: 09/29/2016

Ever wonder how much the City spends on paper? There’s now an app for that.  Read More

Elk Grove Ranks Among Top 20 Places to Raise a Family in California

Posted: 09/28/2016

The results of an annual survey were released last week ranking Elk Grove as the 15th best place in California to raise a family. Read More

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Press Release - Neighborhood Summit Reconvenes September 29

Posted: 09/20/2016

Bringing neighbors together to learn, share, and discuss local services and solutions that improve the quality of life for all Elk Grove residents is the objective behind the City ‘s third annual Neighborhood Summit scheduled Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way). Read More

Traffic Advisory: Party on the Palms

Posted: 09/15/2016

The City of Elk Grove will host Party on the Palms, a new street festival for teens, this Saturday, September 17 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm in front of Elk Grove City Hall. The event will prompt the temporary closure of Laguna Palms Way between Studio Court and Office Park Circle. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove City Manager Announces Selection of Next Police Chief

Posted: 09/14/2016

Elk Grove City Manager Laura S. Gill announced today the selection of Assistant Chief Bryan Noblett as the next Chief of Police of the Elk Grove Police Department. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Road Closure at Calvine Road at the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing

Posted: 09/09/2016

Starting Monday, September 12 at 8 a.m. until Thursday, September 15 at 5 p.m., Calvine Road - from Power Inn Road to Elk Grove Florin Road -- will be closed to through traffic. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Weekend Emergency Closure Scheduled for 1-5 in Elk Grove

Posted: 09/06/2016

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists to anticipate traffic delays for Sacramento county on northbound Interstate 5 in Elk Grove. Weekend demolition and pavement repair work is scheduled to begin Friday, September 9 and will require a closure of the number 3 northbound lane, about one mile north of Laguna Boulevard.  Read More

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Press Release - Let’s Go! e-tran to Host Comprehensive Transit Analysis Workshops August 29

Posted: 08/25/2016

The City of Elk Grove’s Transit Department will host two workshops presenting the preliminary findings of the City’s Comprehensive Transit Analysis this Monday, August 29 at Elk Grove City Hall Council Chambers. Read More

City Digital Newsletter - Sep/Oct

Posted: 08/23/2016

Flip through the digital issue of the City’s newsletter for news you can use and upcoming events. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove’s Cultural Diversity Awareness Week Culminates in 5th annual Multicultural Festival

Posted: 08/19/2016

Recognized in 2015 as the seventh most “Racially and Ethnically Diverse” city in the country by WalletHub, the City of Elk Grove is celebrating its diversity with a festival featuring the sights, sounds and tastes of its many cultures at the fifth annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival on Saturday, August 27 from 10 am to 5 pm at Elk Grove Regional Park. Read More

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Press Release - Local Historian to Receive Elk Grove Key to the City August 27

Posted: 08/15/2016

Mayor Gary Davis will present Elk Grove educator, author, and local historian, Elizabeth Pinkerton, with a Key to the City as part of the opening ceremonies of Elk Grove’s Multicultural Festival, at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 27 at Elk Grove Regional Park. Read More

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Press Release - Nomination Period for the City of Elk Grove Office of the Directly Elected Mayor Extended to August 17, 2016

Posted: 08/12/2016

The nomination period for the City of Elk Grove Office of the Directly Elected Mayor, to be voted on at the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election, has been extended to 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2016, Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10225, the deadline for nominations is extended because the incumbent did not file nomination documents by the August 12, 2016 deadline. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Bond Road Closed for Railroad Crossing Repairs August 15-19

Posted: 08/11/2016

Union Pacific Railroad will continue with repairs to their railroad crossings in Elk Grove next week with the closure of Bond Road at the railroad crossing beginning next Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Road Closure at Elk Grove-Florin Road Union Pacific Railroad Crossing August 8-12

Posted: 08/04/2016

Union Pacific Railroad has scheduled repairs to their railroad crossing at Elk Grove-Florin Rd that will result in the closure of Elk Grove-Florin Road between Sheldon Road and Bond Road beginning next Monday, August 8 through Friday, August 12. Read More

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Press Release - Traffic Advisory: Roundabout Debuts in Rural Area on Monday

Posted: 08/03/2016

Intersection of Sheldon and Waterman Roads Re-Opens August 8 Read More

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Press Release - City and CSD to Host Opening Celebration for Horseshoe Park

Posted: 08/02/2016

Mosey over to Elk Grove’s newest play space, Horseshoe Park, on Thursday August 11 at 6:00 pm for a grand opening celebration hosted by the City of Elk Grove and Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD). Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Police Chief Robert Lehner Announces Intent to Retire

Posted: 08/01/2016

Today, Elk Grove Police Chief Robert (Bob) Lehner announced his intent to retire from the Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD).  Read More

Calvine Road Closure Postponed

Posted: 07/27/2016

Railroad repair work scheduled to close Calvine Road starting August 1 has been postponed by Union Pacific Railroad (UP). A new date is not yet available. Read More

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Press Release - Proposed Changes to the City’s General Plan Are Ready for Public Review

Posted: 07/14/2016

The City of Elk Grove is hosting a new online workshop and four location-specific listening sessions as part of the City’s General Plan update. The public is invited and encouraged to participate.  Read More

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Council Meeting Clarification Regarding Wilton Rancheria Casino Project

Posted: 07/13/2016

Despite news to the contrary, the Elk Grove City Council will not hear from the Wilton Rancheria Tribe regarding their proposed resort and casino project during tonight’s regular City Council meeting (July 13, 2016).  Read More

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Press Release - Visit Elk Grove Hires First Executive Director

Posted: 07/06/2016

Today, the City of Elk Grove and the newly formed destination marketing organization, Visit Elk Grove, announced the hiring of the organization’s first Executive Director, David Brooks. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Roundabout Construction to Close Intersection of Waterman Road at Sheldon Road

Posted: 06/27/2016

The City of Elk Grove Public Works Department will close the intersection of Waterman and Sheldon Road for 30 days beginning July 5 to construct one of two roundabouts approved for the rural Elk Grove area. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Prepares for Salute to the Red, White & Blue Festival

Posted: 06/23/2016

The City of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Auto Mall will host the 20th annual Salute to the Red, White & Blue at Elk Grove Regional Park on Monday, July 4th. This is Elk Grove’s premier patriotic celebration marking the nation’s independence, the City’s 16th anniversary of incorporation, and the 10th anniversary of the Elk Grove Police Department. Read More

City Digital Newsletter–July/August

Posted: 06/20/2016

Flip through the new digital issue of the City’s newsletter for news you can use and upcoming events. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Waterman Road Repairs Scheduled June 23 and 24

Posted: 06/16/2016

The City of Elk Grove Public Works Department will close a portion of Waterman Road next week to perform routine road maintenance. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Conducts its Fifth Annual Business Walk

Posted: 06/09/2016

City staff and community volunteers personally visit over 250 businesses Read More

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Press Release - Council Adopts FY 2016-17 City Budget

Posted: 06/08/2016

During their regular meeting, the Elk Grove City Council approved a $345 million city budget for fiscal year (FY) 2016-17 that maintains City service levels, focuses investments in public safety and economic development, and prioritizes funding for critical infrastructure.  Read More

Preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17

Posted: 05/25/2016

In preparation for the next fiscal year, the City has released a preliminary budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 Read More

Traffic Advisory: Elk Grove Blvd to Remain Closed Through Friday

Posted: 05/19/2016

Union Pacific (UP) Railroad advised the City today of delays in their track repair project in Old Town Elk Grove that will result in the extended closure of the railroad crossing at Elk Grove Boulevard through 5 pm Friday, May 20. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove City Council Hires City Attorney

Posted: 05/11/2016

During their May 11 regular meeting, the Elk Grove City Council approved an employment agreement with Jonathan P. Hobbs, Elk Grove’s contracted legal counsel, for an in-house City Attorney position. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Railroad Crossing Work to Close Elk Grove Blvd May 16-19

Posted: 05/09/2016

Union Pacific Railroad has scheduled urgent repairs to their railroad crossing at Elk Grove Boulevard in Old Town that will result in the closure of Elk Grove Boulevard between First Street and School Street beginning next Monday, May 16 through Thursday, May 19.  Read More

Traffic Advisory: Street Improvements Coming to Union Park Way

Posted: 05/06/2016

Union Park Way in the City’s southeast industrial area will be getting a unique construction treatment this month that will result in a smoother, long-lasting road. The road will be reconstructed using roller compacted concrete (RCC).  Read More

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Press Release - Civic Center Open House and Community Meeting

Posted: 04/27/2016

Master Plan and Several Facilities to be discussed during May 4 Meeting Read More

Traffic Advisory: Western Festival Parade

Posted: 04/26/2016

Saturday Morning Street Closures and Detours on Elk Grove Blvd and near Elk Grove Park Read More

New Digital City Newsletter–May/June

Posted: 04/21/2016

Flip through the new digital issue of the City’s newsletter for news you can use and upcoming events. Read More

City Launches Online Workshops on Land Use and Future Development

Posted: 04/15/2016

The City of Elk Grove will host two online workshops as part of the City’s General Plan update. The public is invited and encouraged to participate by visiting gpworkshop.elkgrovecity.org. Read More

Public Input Requested for Roundabout Construction Project

Posted: 04/11/2016

The City’s Public Works Department is asking for the public’s input on whether to fully close the intersection of Sheldon Road and Waterman Road for 30 days to complete construction of the new roundabout.  Read More

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Press Release - Shape Your Future Event Offers Help for the World Beyond High School

Posted: 04/05/2016

Can your teen balance a checkbook? Prepare a resume? Do they know where to go to research college scholarship opportunities? These and other life skills will be shared at Shape Your Future, an event organized by Elk Grove’s Youth Commission, for young people ages 13 to 18 on Saturday, April 16 at the Wackford Community Complex (9014 Bruceville Road) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Joins Sacramento County to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

Posted: 03/31/2016

Help Elk Grove and the region to be hazard ready. The City of Elk Grove will join Sacramento County and other local cities and special districts to launch an update of the joint Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). An initial planning and public information meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5 at Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue). The Planning Committee will meet from 2-5 pm. A general information meeting is scheduled from 6-7:30 pm. Read More

Running of the Elk Traffic Advisory

Posted: 03/30/2016

Runners, joggers and walkers will take to the streets of Elk Grove this Sunday, April 3 as part of the 5th Annual Kaiser Permanente Running of the Elk Half Marathon. Read More

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Press Release - NRC Manufacturing Plans Elk Grove Expansion

Posted: 03/25/2016

Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis announced today an agreement between NRC Manufacturing, the City of Elk Grove, and The Kamilos Companies to bring the first major employer to Elk Grove’s Southeast Policy Area. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Releases Jobs Report

Posted: 03/23/2016

Today, the City of Elk Grove released a report entitled Elk Grove Employment Dynamics – 2000 to 2013. The report, prepared on the City’s behalf by Sacramento-based consulting firm Economic & Planning Systems, Inc., shows a pattern of relatively steady growth in both business establishments and jobs across multiple industry sectors during the years studied, and a pattern of accelerated growth over the last four years of the study. Read More

Traffic Advisory: Weekend Road Work Scheduled at Bond and Bader Roads

Posted: 03/18/2016

The City of Elk Grove Public Works Department has scheduled road work in east Elk Grove on Saturday, March 19. Bond and Bader Roads will be closed between Bradshaw Road and Grant Line Road from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Read More

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Press Release - Community Meeting Scheduled for The Ridge Shopping Center and Costco Wholesale Projects

Posted: 02/25/2016

The City of Elk Grove Development Services Department will host a community meeting to provide more information related to The Ridge Shopping Center and Costco Wholesale projects. There will also be an opportunity for residents to ask questions and provide their input to the developers of the projects. The community meeting will be held on Monday, March 7 at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. Read More

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Press Release - City and Republic Services Launch Trim Your Waste Recycling Contest

Posted: 02/25/2016

Even if your January weight-loss resolution turned into a distant memory, there’s still a chance to “Trim Your Waste” and get rewarded for good recycling habits. The City of Elk Grove and Republic Services have teamed up to launch a new contest that promotes shrinking contributions to our local landfills. Read More

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Press Release - KNCI and City of Elk Grove Bring Nashville to the Neighborhood

Posted: 02/24/2016

The City of Elk Grove and KNCI 105.1 announced today the launch of a new concert event that brings Nashville to Old Town Elk Grove. Nashville in the Neighborhood is coming to the Old Town Plaza (9615 Railroad Street) on Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30 pm featuring Kip Moore, Dan and Shay and William Michael Morgan. Read More

Elk Grove and Whitehouse Creek Trail Rehabilitation

Posted: 02/22/2016

The Public Works Department will embark on a trail rehabilitation project along Elk Grove and Whitehouse Creek Trails beginning next Monday, February 29th, weather permitting. To facilitate construction and for public safety, the trail segment will be closed to the public during construction. Read More

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Press Release - City Introduces the Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge

Posted: 02/19/2016

The City of Elk Grove has thrown down the gauntlet…and it’s green! Join the Elk Grove movement toward healthier living at the Green Gauntlet Fitness Challenge scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 5 at the Old Town Plaza (9615 Railroad Street) in Old Town Elk Grove from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More

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Press Release - Help Name a Local Park

Posted: 02/08/2016

Submit a nomination to name a future park in Elk Grove. Theme ideas or names that honor individuals, club, or organizations are now being accepted by the City of Elk Grove through Monday, February 29. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove City Council Approves Incentive Agreement for 64 New State Jobs

Posted: 01/27/2016

The Elk Grove City Council approved an Economic Incentive Agreement between the City and California Correctional Healthcare Services (CCHCS) during tonight’s regular meeting that provides up to $81,088 of Economic Development funds to facilitate the expansion of the State agency in the City. Read More

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Press Release - Follow Up Meeting Scheduled for Sheldon Road & Bradshaw Road Bridge and Intersection Improvements

Posted: 01/26/2016

The City of Elk Grove Public Works Department will host a follow up community meeting to respond to questions and provide more information on options for Sheldon Road and Bradshaw Road bridge and intersection improvements on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 pm at Pleasant Grove High School. Read More

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Press Release - Progress Continues on the City’s General Plan Update

Posted: 01/21/2016

The City of Elk Grove will host two workshops as part of the City’s General Plan update. The public is invited and encouraged to participate. Read More

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Press Release - Elk Grove Stands Against Human Trafficking

Posted: 01/11/2016

Mayor Gary Davis and city council members joined law enforcement, non-profit and faith-based organizations today to denounce human trafficking in the region and throughout the world on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Read More

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Press Release - Building Community Resiliency: Flood Preparedness

Posted: 01/07/2016

January 18th Workshop to Share Resources and Response Information with Residents Read More

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Press Release - Online Application Period Opens for City Grant Programs

Posted: 01/05/2016

The online application period for three City grant programs for local non-profit organizations will open on January 11, 2016 for funding allocated in FY 2016-17. Read More

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