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What is happening in Elk Grove this week, January 23, 2023


Disaster Relief Funding Now Available
If your home or business was damaged in the recent string of storms, you may be eligible for federal aid. Eligibility varies depending on which type of assistance you are seeking. View the eligibility criteriaApply for FEMA disaster relief online.
There’s Local Tax Relief TooIf your property sustained damage more than $10,000 by a fire, flood, or disaster, you may be eligible for property tax relief. Learn more on the Sacramento County Assessor’s Calamity Property Tax Relief webpage.
Photo: Laguna Creek Falls, Sam Gonzalez/KCRA


Celebrate Lunar New Year
Join Councilmember Darren Suen and Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen to celebrate the 2023 Lunar New Year this Saturday, January 29 from 1-3 p.m. at District56. This free event will offer arts and crafts, community resources, and performances to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
For many cultures in our community, Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration of the first new moon of the lunar calendar. The holiday is also known as Chinese Chunjie, Tet in Vietnamese and Korean, Tibetan Losa, and the Spring Festival. 

Measure E Engagement Sessions
Elk Grove voters approved Measure E during the November 2022 general election. Residents shared with the City and Cosumnes Community Services District a clear set of quality of life priorities before the election focusing on public safety, keeping Elk Grove safe and clean, medical emergency and disaster response, streets, parks, addressing homelessness, as well as local jobs. City and Cosumnes CSD staff remain committed to transparency, listening to residents’ priorities, preserving Elk Grove’s quality of life, and doing so in a way that maintains fiscal discipline. As part of this commitment, the City and Cosumnes CSD invite residents to join these upcoming conversation sessions. All sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at District56 (8230 Civic Center Drive). 
Learn more about Measure E.
Tuesday, February 7 Conversation Topic: Reducing Crime / Improving 911, Police, Fire, Medical Emergency and Disaster Response / Youth Crime Prevention
Monday, February 13 Conversation Topic: Economic Development: Attracting and Retaining Businesses and Jobs
Monday, February 27 Conversation Topic: Addressing Homelessness
Tuesday, February 28 Conversation Topic: Maintaining Streets and Parks 

Track Your Bus in Real Time with a New Mobile App
Did you know you can track your bus in real-time with the new SacRT BusTracker app? Riders can sign up for real-time alerts sent by text or email notification. You can customize your notifications for your route and bus. Learn more. 

Not lonely here
The nation’s capital, Washington D.C., was recently ranked the loneliest city in America in a study released by the Chamber of Commerce. In fact, more than 36 million Americans, or 29% of all U.S. households, are one-person households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But not Elk Grove, which showed up #4 in the “least lonely” cities in the country with just 6,850 one-person households. See how other cities fared.

Decluttering Your Life?
The Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC) is your place to drop off items that do not fit into your curbside cart, such as large amounts of green waste, cardboard, or an appliance. Household hazardous waste (HHW), tires, and E-waste are also accepted at the facility. Residents can pick up items from the Reuse Room—a room that’s filled with partially used or new special waste items that have been collected. These items are available to Elk Grove residents free of charge (up to 10 items per month per household). Visitors must present proof of Elk Grove residency. 
Special Waste Collection Center9255 Disposal LaneOpen Sunday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.916-478-2228 

Group behind LowBrau planning smokehouse concept in Old Town
Smoked meats will be at the center of a new restaurant concept in the works for Old Town Elk Grove by the team behind Midtown Sacramento’s LowBrau.
Business partners Michael Hargis and Brock Macdonald are planning to open a barbecue restaurant called LowBrau’s Slow & Low Smokehouse in early spring 2023 on Railroad Street a few hundred feet south of Dust Bowl Brewing Co. The business partners also operate other concepts in Midtown Sacramento including Holy Spirits, Milk Money and Beast & Bounty.
Learn more in the Sacramento Business Journal.
 City Calendar
01/25 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
01/28 Drive Up Vaccine Clinic (8 a.m.)
01/29 Celebration of Lunar New Year (1 p.m.)
02/01 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
02/02 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/05 Tire Collection Event February 5-8
02/07 Measure E Engagement Session: Reducing Crime (6 p.m.)
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