Coming up this week in Elk Grove September 16, 2019

Elk Grove Week at a Glance

Week of September 16, 2019

Think Two Steps Ahead: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

Elk Grove Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. In order to reduce the number of collisions involving pedestrians, Elk Grove Police Department will have additional officers on patrol throughout the month of September specifically focused on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws that increase the risk of crashes specifically around schools in the City of Elk Grove. The Elk Grove Police Department offers the following safety tips:

For Pedestrians

  • Look left-right-left before crossing the street. Watch for cars turning and obey traffic signals.
  • Only cross the street in marked crosswalks, preferably crosswalks at stop signs or signals.
  • Avoid distractions. Stay off the phone while walking.
  • Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t assume drivers can see you.
  • Be seen. Wear bright clothing during the day and use a flashlight at night.
  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the shoulder, facing traffic and as far away from cars as possible.
  • Do not walk near traffic after drinking or using drugs that affect judgment and coordination.

For Drivers

  • Follow the speed limit. The higher the speed, the longer it takes to stop.
  • Never drive distracted or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Look out for people walking, especially at night and in poorly lit areas.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at crosswalks even if they are not at a stop sign or signal. Prepare to stop when a pedestrian enters a crosswalk.
  • Avoid blocking the crosswalk when attempting to make a right-hand turn.
  • Be careful backing up and leaving parking spaces in shopping centers.

Learn More About Elk Grove’s Heritage – History Week is Coming!

Started as a stage stop along the historic Lincoln Highway in 1850, Elk Grove has become a vibrant city home to more than 174,000 people. The last full week in September is recognized as Elk Grove Area History Week. Join local organizations in celebrating Elk Grove’s storied past and pioneers at events at activities throughout the week that promote our proud heritage. Details about dinners, cemetery tours, and Old Town walking tour and more are available at www.elkgrovecity/historyweek.

Become a Smarter Renter (or Landlord) at a Rental Housing Seminar

The Code Enforcement Division will host a free seminar about the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords on Tuesday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Council Chambers (8400 Laguna Palms Way). Representatives from Code Enforcement, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (Housing Choice Voucher), and Project Sentinel (fair housing) will share updates on landlord tenant laws, inspection procedures, and other details that rental property owners, managers, and tenants should know. This is a free seminar, but advanced registration is encouraged. Visit www.elkgrovecity.org to register.


Key Dates

This Month         September is Pedestrian Safety Month

09/16/19              Elk Grove Historical Society: The Life of Arnie Zimbelman (8153 EG Blvd. #50, 6:00 p.m.)

09/16/19              Trails Committee Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/17/19              Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/18/19              Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/19/19              Planning Commission Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/21/19              Paws for a Purpose (Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation Center, 5:00 p.m.)

09/21/19              History Week: Plow to Plate Dinner (EG Stage Stop Museum, 6:00 p.m.)

09/22/19              History Week: Pinkerton Picnic in the Park (Elk Grove Park, 12:30 p.m.)

09/22/19              History Week: Live Play Reading (Sunshine Event Center, 2:00 p.m.)

09/23/19              History Week: Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery Tour (Highway 16, 4:00 p.m.)

09/24/19              History Week: Franklin Cemetery Tour (Franklin Blvd. at Hood Franklin Rd., 4:00 p.m.)

09/24/19              Rental Housing Seminar (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/25/19              History Week: Rhoads School Tour (Elk Grove Park, 4:00 p.m.)

09/25/19              City Council Meeting (Council Chambers, 6:00 p.m.)

09/26/19              History Week: Old Town Walking Tour (Old Town Plaza, 6:00 p.m.)

09/27/19              History Week: Chamber Luncheon (Valley Hi Country Club, 11:30 a.m.)

09/28/19              Animal Adoption Event (Pets to Go, 10:00 a.m.)

09/28/19              History Week: Mahon Ranch Hops and Brewfest (Mahon Ranch, 2:00 p.m.)

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