What’s new in the City of Elk Grove, May 22, 2023

They’re baaaaack! The City’s seasonal workforce is back to reduce the fire danger in heavily weeded areas. Nearly 7,000 sheep and goats have joined the Public Works team temporarily through the city’s Grazing Management Program to clean up local creek ways. All work should be completed by mid-July. Track our 4-legged landscapers online. 

Survey: Protecting Your Digital Privacy
The City is taking steps to implement the Connected Elk Grove Smart City Plan. This plan was adopted by the City Council in January 2022 to make local government more efficient, responsive, and transparent.
Data collected from the public can be useful, but maintaining one’s personal privacy is a priority. The City is asking for your input on the development of data privacy principles that ensure that sensitive information about Elk Grove residents is protected and used only for specific purposes. The survey will close Sunday, June 5Take the survey.

Free Job Training Program Offers New Opportunities for Residents
The Sacramento region will need more than 2,800 skilled fabricators, assemblers, welders, maintenance technicians, machine operators, quality control technicians, production associates and CNC machinists over the next four years. Cybersecurity and infrastructure professionals are also in high demand. The City of Elk Grove Workforce Recovery Program is offering manufacturing and information technology training to support tomorrow’s workforce. Free tuition, books, material fees, and a transportation stipend is available for Elk Grove residents. Learn more about the Manufacturing Skills Training at manufacturingcares.com or the Information Technology Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities at cyberproud.org. 

Dive in! Pools open Saturday for Recreation Swim
Pools at the Elk Grove Aquatic Center, Wackford Complex and Elk Grove Park open up for recreational swimming for the season beginning this Saturday, May 27Learn more. 

Startups Make Great Pitches
What do the Sacramento River Cats and local start-ups have in common? They both make great pitches in the region. 
Elk Grove officials and angel investors heard from eight finalists in the second annual Pitch Elk Grove competition at District56 last week in partnership with Startup Sac, a non-profit that supports entrepreneurial success in the region. Two Davis-based companies took the top cash prizes. Ravata Solutions, a maker of sensors to quantify embryo health for in vitro fertilization, won $10,000. Matrubials Inc. won $5,000 for their work to develop antimicrobial peptides from milk for combating severe bacterial infections. And Elk Grove-based AdLoad Technologies Inc. won the $2,500 prize for best pitch from an Elk Grove-based startup. Their company offers digital billboard advertising on big rig trucks that can be geographically tracked and programmed for specific messages in real time as they travel highways across the country.
Pitch Elk Grove is one more way for Elk Grove to diversify its economy and support the local entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more about starting your business in Elk Grove.

Quick Poll: Art Installation Location
The City of Elk Grove is applying for a grant that would add visual art on roadways, pedestrian spaces, and/or other public infrastructures. Other locations will be considered for future applications, but staff identified the following locations for a potential art installation this time. Polling closes May 25.Which location from the options below would you most like to see art added?
A: The Avenue at District 56
B: Intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and School Street
C: Franklin High Road, near Toby Johnson Middle School
D: Intersection of Railroad Street and Grove Street

City Calendar

05/24 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
05/25 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
05/25 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
05/28 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
05/29 City Hall Closed: Memorial Day
05/29 Memorial Day Program at East Lawn Cemetery (10 a.m.)
06/01 Flag Raising Ceremony (9 a.m.)
06/01 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
06/02 Fridays in the Grove Movie: The Goonies (7 p.m.)
06/03 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
06/04 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
06/04 Tire Collection Event June 4-7

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