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What’s new in Elk Grove, June 26, 2023


Happy Birthday, Elk Grove!
Elk Grove has been a community since 1850, but we became a city officially on July 1, 2000. We’ve come a long way in the last 23 years. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in this beautiful city. Please join us at the city’s birthday celebration at Elk Grove Park on Tuesday, July 4 (aka Elk Grove Salutes the Red, White & Blue). 

Prepare to Party!
Salute our colors and celebrate Independence Day with these star-spangled festivities hosted by the City of Elk Grove, Cosumnes CSD, and presented by Sky River Casino on Tuesday, July 4th at Elk Grove Park from 5-10 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $10.
Schedule of Events5:00 p.m. Vendors Open6:00 p.m. Let Freedom Ride Bike Parade7:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies7:30 p.m. Y2YAY Concert9:40 p.m. Fireworks Spectacular!
Alcohol, personal fireworks, and pets (excluding service animals) are strictly prohibited. No in/out parking privileges after 3 p.m. For more information, visit elkgrovecity.org/4thofjuly.  

Selling, Possessing, Transporting, or Using Illegal Fireworks is a Crime
Legal fireworks sales open this Wednesday, June 28. Knowing the difference between legal and illegal fireworks is important. Any firework that flies in the air, darts across the ground, or explodes is considered illegal in California. Every year, these types of fireworks lead to injury, fires, property loss, and even death. The Elk Grove Police Department and Elk Grove Code Enforcement will be out again looking for illegal fireworks and working together to keep our community safe. In addition to increased patrolling, the team is utilizing its technology to assist personnel in the field when responding to reports of illegal fireworks. This technology includes its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Program and Real Time Information Center. Anonymously report illegal fireworks activity by calling (916) 714-5115 or email fireworks@elkgrovepd.org.  

New Budget and Capital Improvement Plan
The Elk Grove City Council unanimously adopted a balanced $349 million budget and capital improvement plan for the 2023-24 fiscal year that takes effect July 1. The spending plan, approved at the June 14 City Council meeting, leverages new Measure E and casino mitigation funds to expand core services and invest in community priorities. Learn more.

Elk Grove Made a ‘Best Places to Live’ List
Elk Grove is one of this year’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.,” according to a list released by Livability.com, a website that publishes data-driven rankings of cities. Elk Grove and Clovis are the only two California cities on the list. Entries are not ranked. View Livability’s list of “Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.”

Kammerer Road Urban Design Study
In February 2021, the City Council directed staff to prepare revisions to the City’s General Plan and zoning regulations to implement the Kammerer Road Urban Design Study, which re-envisions the Kammerer Road corridor, from State Route 99 to (future) Big Horn Boulevard as an opportunity for mixed use, walkable, urban development.
The City has released the General Plan amendments to support these changes, along with the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR). Comments on the Draft SEIR are being accepted now through July 17Review the materials.
Submit your comments by email or mail at the following addresses:City of Elk Grove: Office of Strategic Planning and Innovationc/o Christopher Jordan8401 Laguna Palms WayElk Grove, CA 95758 cjordan@elkgrovecity.org 
The City will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm, or soon thereafter, in the City Council Chambers at 8400 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, to receive comments on the Draft SEIR.
Learn more about the General Plan at elkgrovecity.org/generalplan.  

Need a ride this summer?
SacRT offers FREE rides to students/youth in grades TK through 12th with the RydeFreeRT program on bus, light rail, and SmaRT Ride. Ride free anywhere, anytime! Learn more at rydefreert.com

City Calendar

06/28 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
06/29 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
07/01 Elk Grove Turns 23 — Happy Birthday!
07/04 City Hall Closed for Independence Day
07/04 Run4Hunger (8 a.m.)
07/04 Elk Grove Salutes to the Red, White & Blue (5 p.m.)
07/06 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
07/07 Comedy Under the Stars (8 p.m.)
07/08 Americana Vintage Market (10 a.m.)
07/09 Tire Collection Event July 9-12

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