School is nearly out and that means it’s time to celebrate! Party on the Palms is a teens-only event like no other. This special event is coming back this Saturday, May 13 from 6-9 p.m. on Laguna Palms Way (in front of City Hall). Hosted by the Youth Commission for Elk Grove students ages 13-18, the event offers a chance to dance the night away to DJ music, splash around in a foam pit, hang out in the teen scene social media lounge, geek out in the on-site game truck, snack on food and drinks, and play foosball, corn hole, ping pong and a special carnival-style game. Admission is free with valid school ID for those 13-18. Party on the Palms will be #amazing! View details.

Youth Commission Introduces Heritage Parade
The Youth Commission has teamed up with the NeighborGood Market to celebrate the many cultures in Elk Grove. Join the fun this Thursday, May 11 by attending the market in your cultural attire and share your heritage with others. Experience parade entries from local organizations, check out cultural artifacts, dance to folk music and much more. All activities will take place at District56 from 4- 8 p.m. To join the parade or become an exhibitor, contact Ohm Shah with the Youth Commission. 

ArtGrove Dia de Las Madres
Join ARTners for a performing art show by Teatro Nagual, beautiful artwork/murals, an art silent auction, and great shopping opportunities at a special event honoring Mom on Friday, May 12 at the Elk Grove Park Pavilion (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road). Tickets are $35 and include dinner catered by Taqueria Vallarta. Purchase tickets.

Last Call: EV charging sites survey
The City is looking at potential locations for installing new community-serving electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations. Submit your suggestions and pin preferred EV charging sites in a survey open through Monday, May 15Take the survey.
Questions? Email City Management Analyst Ash Kumar at akumar@elkgrovecity.org.  

City Offers FREE Permit-Ready ADU Plans
Adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to your property can be both good for you and for our community: ADUs are a convenient option as an income source or to house family, and ADUs help address the citywide housing shortage issue. But the costs and time involved for custom plans can be imposing. The City of Elk Grove has removed this barrier by offering multiple sets of pre-approved, permit ready ADU design plans that will help fast-track your ADU project. Not only does this eliminate the time and cost needed to develop custom plans, you can start your project secure in knowing that these plans already meet all the latest codes. Whether you want to build a studio, 1-, or 2-bedroom unit, each plan allows for flexibility for interior and exterior finishes for a customized look. Learn more. 

Not Sure if an Item is Recyclable?
Use the garbage and recycling Look Up Tool. This handy resource tells you exactly what type of waste you have along with options for proper disposal. Access the Look Up Tool.

City Responds to State Lawsuit Over Oak Rose Housing Project
Elk Grove officials were notified last week of a lawsuit filed by the State of California against the City over its July 2022 determination that the Oak Rose Apartments, a 67-unit supportive housing project proposed in Elk Grove’s historic district, was not eligible for streamlined approval.
“The City of Elk Grove is not a bad actor,” said Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. “Elk Grove has a strong track record for supporting affordable housing projects and continues to engage in good faith discussions with the Oak Rose Apartments applicant in hopes of reaching a mutually agreeable solution. In the interest of collaboration, the City has kept the Attorney General’s Office informed of the status of those discussions. The City welcomes and invites further dialogue with the Attorney General’s Office in hopes of reaching a resolution that is beneficial to all impacted parties, particularly the City’s low-income households and persons experiencing homelessness.”
Read the full press release

    05/08 Measure E Oversight Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/09 Youth Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/10 Trails Committee Special Meeting (9:30 a.m.)
    05/10 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/11 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
    05/11 Youth Commission Heritage Parade (5 p.m.)
    05/12 ArtGrove Dia de Las Madres (5 p.m.)
    05/13 Party on the Palms (6 p.m.)
    05/14 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
    05/15 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/16 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/17 Big Truck Day (10 a.m.)
    05/17 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
    05/18 Pitch Elk Grove Finals Competition (4:30 p.m.)
    05/18 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
    05/19 Fridays in the Grove: Movie Night (7 p.m.)
    05/20 Oil Filter Exchange Event (10 a.m.)
    05/21 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)

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