This week in Elk Grove, April 2, 2023

Local Companies Get City Startup Support 
The City recently approved two grants for Elk Grove startups, Core Impact ($20K) and Tiami Networks ($15K), from its Startup Elk Grove Incentive Program. Core Impact, is a sports specific wearables company that tracks muscle activity and provides real time actionable insights to help athletes optimize their training and in-game performance. Tiami Networks is a wireless technology startup that designs and builds next-generation 5G wireless networks for dual-use applications such as tactical networks and long-range broadband. With the City’s support, both companies will move their operations to InnoGrove, Elk Grove’s City supported tech-focused co-working space.
Congratulations to both of these up-and-coming businesses! To learn more about the Startup Elk Grove Incentive Program, visit investelkgrove.org or contact our Economic Development team at econdev@elkgrovecity.org. 
\Where the Rubber Meets the Recycling Bin
Elk Grove residents have recycled more than 10,000 tires in the last three years (nice job!). Recycling tires conserves landfill space, converts materials into useful products, and it prevents the spread of diseases from rodents and mosquitoes that make a home in discarded old tires. Drop off your old tires during the Tire Recycling Event happening through Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Waste Collection Center (9255 Disposal Lane). 

Let’s Play!
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. Event details.
We’re looking for help for this event. Become a Volunteer

SacRT is celebrating 50 Years of Service with Free Rides in April
Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (SacRT) is 50 this year! To celebrate, they’re offering Free Ride Transit Tuesdays on fixed-route bus and light rail every Tuesday throughout the month of April. Hop on board for a free ride April 4, April 11, April 18 and April 25. Look for the specially decorated 50th anniversary edition bus and light rail train around the region. When you step on board, you will be treated to an immersive experience using QR codes that connect riders to stories and videos about SacRT’s history and achievements. SacRT is also hosting several public pop-up events at light rail stations and transit centers throughout April offering 50th anniversary giveaways and opportunities to win prizes, including a free year of transit! Learn more about the 50th anniversary celebration at sacrt.com/50years. 

Did you miss the State of the City Address?
Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen shared Elk Grove’s progress and a glimpse into the future in her March 31 State of the City Address. Watch the recording. 

We Got Dinner (and no dirty dishes)
Join SactoMoFo and some of the region’s best food trucks for dinner the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Town Plaza from 5-8 p.m. Get together with friends and family this Wednesday, April 5 for the next meet-up. View the food truck lineup.

Drain After the Rain to Prevent Mosquitoes
All this rain is leaving behind a lot of stagnant water. As temperatures rise, spaces around the house will become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds you to drain standing water from common sources like buckets, flowerpots, bird baths, old tires, and other small containers. Report any stagnant water, mosquito breeding problems or request a free home service inspection, call 1-800-429-1022 or fill out a service request online at fightthebite.net.  

Brewfest is Back!
Elk Grove Brewfest is coming back for its 6th year. Join the fun on Saturday, April 22 from 2-6 p.m. at Elk Grove Park. Buy Tickets 
 City Calendar
Tire Recycling Event April 2-5
04/05 Bobas and Badges (2:30 p.m.)
04/05 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
04/06 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/08 Breakfast with the Bunny (8 a.m.)
04/08 Americana Vintage Market (10 a.m.)
04/09 Special Waste Collection Center Closed for Easter Holiday
04/11 Youth Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/12 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/15 Family Fun Day (Noon)
04/16 Bloom Fest (11 a.m.)
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