Coming up in Elk Grove this week, June 12, 2023

Let’s Be SafeThe Cosumnes Fire Department and the Elk Grove Police Department are teaming up with other emergency responders from the region to host the 8th annual Regional Safety Day this Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elk Grove Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road). Bring the kids and experience safety in a fun and educational way with exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and fly-ins from local helicopter response crews.  

Friday Fun with Fido!
This week’s Fridays in the Grove event series offers a little something for everyone, even your pup! Join us on The Preserve at District56 (9701 Big Horn Blvd) this Friday, June 16 for the Wag n’ Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab your furry friends and enjoy a stroll and a stop at the Bone Bar. Learn more about the services available for animals in the city and connect with your community at this free family event. All ages are welcome. Learn more. 
Every Dollar CountsCity services are funded by the Elk Grove community. Keeping you informed on how and what the city is allocating your tax dollars toward is important. As the Elk Grove City Council prepares to consider the adoption of the FY 2023-24 City Budget at their meeting this week on Wednesday, June 14, we invite you to participate in the process.
View the City Manager’s May 24 Budget Overview Presentation to the City CouncilView the Proposed FY 2023-24 City Budget
Budget spending reflects the City’s values and priorities. If you’d like to share your thoughts or provide any comments on the funding plans for the coming year, please contact the City Budget Manager in advance of the June 14 public hearing or register to participate in the public comment on this item during the meeting. View the meeting agenda.

State Grant Helps Fund Future LibraryAs Reported in the Elk Grove CitizenThe project to convert the former Rite Aid drugstore building into the future Elk Grove Library received a major boost through a $3 million targeted state grant. That grant, which was secured last year through then-state Assembly Member and now Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper, was approved by a unanimous vote by the Elk Grove City Council during their regular meeting on May 10. Also approved by the council was a contract with Group 4 Architecture Research + Planning, Inc. for professional services for design development. Read the full story online.

Register for the Run 4 HungerCelebrate this Independence Day by supporting the Elk Grove Run 4 Hunger. Run or Walk a 5K or 10K in support of Elk Grove Food Bank Services. 2023 will mark the 19th year of this important fundraiser. This July 4th morning event is for everybody in the family! Strollers and dogs are welcome. Register online. 

Farmers Markets to End in Old Town
A shortage of growers, vendors, and guests has prompted an early end to the Sunday morning Farmers Markets at the Old Town Plaza. The last market will be held on Sunday, June 25. The City and our market partner, Living Smart Foundation, want to thank everyone who supported the markets.
The City is in the process of exploring other programming opportunities for gatherings at the Old Town Plaza and we welcome your suggestions. In the meantime, we invite you to continue attending the Food Truck Mania events on the first Wednesday of each month, the Americana Vintage Markets on the second Saturday of each month, and our free Fridays in the Grove events on the first Friday of the month at the Old Town Plaza.  

State Digital Equity Survey
The internet is critical to everyday life. Yet 1 out of 5 Californians do not have access to affordable, reliable broadband internet, devices, or the skills to use them. Due to this gap, referred to as the digital divide, many are unable to obtain jobs, advance in their careers, participate in online education, or access healthcare and essential government services. The California Department of Technology (CDT) has developed one of the most accessible and innovative digital equity surveys in the nation to help achieve Broadband for All Californians. The survey is mobile friendly, available in English and 13 other languages, and has an audio option to hear spoken, recorded questions to collect a wide variety of input, including responses from Californians with vision or reading impairments. The survey also includes an interactive speed test to measure your internet speed in real time and report it in your survey response. Take the Survey for your household before June 30.

City Calendar

06/12 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/14 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/15 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
06/15 SacRT Hiring Event (2 p.m.)
06/15 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/16 Fridays in the Grove: Wag N Walk (6 p.m.)
06/16 Comedy Under the Stars (8 p.m.)
06/17 Oil Filter Exchange Event (10 a.m.)
06/17 Regional Safety Day (9 a.m.)
06/17 Elk Grove LGBTQIA+ Pride: Embodied Liberation (Noon)
06/18 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)
06/19 Trails Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/20 Diversity & Inclusion Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/21 Disability Advisory Committee Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/22 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
06/22 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
06/25 Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market (9 a.m.)

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