What’s happening in Elk Grove February 14, 2023

Coming up in Elk Grove the next two weeks

Business Recovery Center Now Open
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the California Small Business Development Center have opened an SBA Business Recovery Center in Old Town Elk Grove to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe winter storms in December and January
The center provides a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives are available to meet individually with each business owner. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.
If you are a business that was impacted by the winter storms, visit the Business Recovery Center at 9072 Elk Grove Blvd. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information. The deadline to apply for property damage is March 16. The deadline to apply for economic injury is October 16. To learn more, visit sba.gov. 

Economic Development: Attracting and Retaining Businesses and Jobs
Expanding the city’s jobs and tax bases through business retention, expansion, and attraction requires a modern, dynamic, well-run and well-rounded city. Employees expect a high quality of life, great amenities, and top neighborhoods. And businesses need contemporary workplaces, new infrastructure, and a talented workforce to be successful. With the recent passage of Measure E, the City is looking to enhance its economic development programs and explore new strategies and projects. Join Darrell Doan, Economic Development Director, and staff tonight (Monday, February 13) at 6 p.m. at District56 to discuss and explore potential economic development solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds. Learn more

3 Ways You Could Serve the Community and Influence Elk Grove’s Future
Many Elk Grove residents heed the call to serve their community by joining one of the City’s commissions and committees. Three opportunities to serve are currently available.
Apply to serve on the Measure E Citizens Oversight Committee – 5 Voting Members NeededDeadline for applications is March 1
Apply to serve on the Historic Preservation Committee – 2 Alternate Members NeededOpen until Filled.
Apply to serve on the Disability Advisory Committee – 1 Voting Member NeededOpen until Filled.
These vacancies are filled by appointment from the Mayor with City Council consensus. Recruitments remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received or an appointment is made. Learn more about appointment opportunities. 

Nominate a humble hero for the Mayor’s Volunteer Awards
Volunteers in our City help create a long‐lasting and positive impact on our quality of life. Let’s recognize those dedicated individuals, businesses, and organizations! Nominate that exception someone you know for the 2023 Mayor’s Volunteer awards. Nominations are being accepted in several categories: Residents, Neighborhoods & Community Groups; Social & Community Services; Arts, Culture & Heritage; Children & Youth Support; Sports & Recreation and Young Volunteer of the Year. Submit your nomination online before March 10.  
\Community Conversation on Homelessness
Homelessness is on the rise in Elk Grove as it is in most communities in California. With the recent passage of Measure E, the City and Cosumnes CSD are looking to enhance existing programs and explore new strategies to address homelessness. Join the community conversation during a workshop on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at District56 (8230 Civic Center Drive).
Join staff from the City’s Housing and Public Services team, Elk Grove Police Department and Cosumnes CSD Fire Department to discuss and explore potential homelessness solutions that could be supported by Measure E funds. 

Help Reducing Lead-Based Hazards
The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency announced it is accepting applications from Sacramento County homeowners and renters to remove lead-based paint in homes through the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program.
Grant awards can be as high as $10,000 per housing unit and used toward remediation of lead-based paint that can be a health hazard – particularly to young children. Eligible homes will be inspected for lead free of charge, and there is no repayment required for any improvements made as long as other program requirements are met. Properties throughout the County built before 1978, including Elk Grove, are eligible. Units can be owner occupied or rentals as long as income thresholds and other requirements are met. For more information or to apply contact SHRA at 916-440-1317 or email leadfunds@shra.org.
 City Calendar
February is Black History Month
02/13 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/13 Measure E Discussion: Economic Development (6 p.m.)
02/14 Youth Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/15 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/20 City Hall Closed: Washington’s Birthday
02/20 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/21 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/22 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
02/23 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
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