What is happening in Elk Grove this week, March 20, 2023

Police Department Releases Annual Report
At the March 8 City Council meeting, Chief Davis presented the 2022 Police Department annual report. Learn more about Police Department programs and projects and criminal behavior in Elk Grove. Read the report online.

Cosumnes CSD Awards Construction Contract for New Recreation Center
Elk Grove will have a new recreation center for fitness, sports leagues, tournaments, and more. Cosumnes Community Services District recently awarded a $29M construction contract for the CORE Recreation Center project, a two-story, 54,000-square-foot facility within the 30-acre Morse Community ParkLearn more. 

2023 State of the City Address
Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen will deliver the annual State of the City address next Friday, March 31 at the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon event at District56. Purchase tickets to attend at elkgroveca.com.
Can’t attend? The speech will be broadcast live on the City’s website beginning at 12:30 p.m. at elkgrovecity.org/stateofthecity.  

Measure E Oversight Committee Appointed
To ensure fiscal accountability, a Measure E Citizens’ Oversight Committee has been formed to review Measure E expenditures and produce an annual report to the community on how the funds are spent. At their March 8 City Council Meeting, the Mayor and Elk Grove City Council appointed 5 members to the Measure E Oversight Committee. The Committee is comprised of the following members:
Judy CovingtonHollis ErbHelena Madera-SilmiHarminder Singh KhanguraAlan Veto III 

Sales Tax Change Takes Effect April 1
On November 8, 2022, Elk Grove voters approved Measure E, enacting locally controlled funding to help address services the community identified as important including reducing crime, addressing homelessness, improving 911, police, fire, and emergency disaster and medical response, enhancing programs to combat youth crime and gang prevention, maintaining streets, maintaining parks, clean and safe public areas, and economic development.
Measure E established a one-cent (1%) local sales tax. Measure E is not a tax on homes or property, and is not applied to rent, utilities, food purchased as groceries, or prescription medicine. Funds generated by Measure E stay local in Elk Grove and cannot be taken by the County, State or Federal governments. Funds will be used to address community identified needs and priorities.
The local sales tax will increase from 7.75% to 8.75% beginning on April 1, 2023. The one-cent sales tax is estimated to produce approximately $21.3 million annually. 

Family Fun? Yes, please!
Gather the family and enjoy an afternoon of fun on Saturday, April 15 at Family Fun Day from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Plaza. This free event organized by the Elk Grove Youth Commission will feature carnival games, music, activities, and more! Food will be available for purchase.
Want to help at Family Fun Day? We’re looking for event volunteers. Learn more
 City Calendar
March is Women’s History Month
03/20 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
03/21 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
03/22 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
03/23 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
03/25 Martinis & Merriment (6 p.m.)
03/26 Running of the Elk 5K/10K (8 a.m.)
03/31 State of the City Address (12:30 p.m.)
04/01 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
Tire Collection Event April 2-5
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