What is happening in Elk Grove this week, August 28, 2023

Patrols Increased Through Labor Day
To help keep the community safe, the Police Department will have additional officers on patrol through Labor Day (Sept. 4) looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The additional efforts to prevent impaired driving are part of a national enforcement campaign, Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 13,384 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2021 — that’s one person every 39 minutes.
Driving while impaired is not just from alcohol. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and cannabis products may also impair motorists. If you plan on drinking or taking medications with a driving warning label, let someone who is sober drive. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 
Taste and Savor Diverse FlavorsGet a taste of diversity and great deals during Diversity Dining Week, September 1-10. Explore Elk Grove and local eateries are teaming up during Diversity Month to offer special discounts and promotions with the Elk Grove Local Pass, a free mobile exclusive passport to tasty deals. Learn more and get your free pass at elkgrovelocalpass.com.  

Streetlight on the Blink? It Could be a Bad Bulb
The Public Works team took to the streets last week during a night sweep to inspect more than 14,000 city streetlights following reports of some bad bulbs. About 50 LED bulbs made by the same manufacturer have failed and are displaying blue and purple lights in some areas. The lights are under warranty and crews will be replacing them. To report a bad bulb in your areas, call the City’s Maintenance Hotline at (916) 687-3005 or report the problem on the See Click Fix Elk Grove mobile app. 

Survey: How would you like to share your feedback?
We’re working on developing an inclusive community participation toolkit to help staff provide residents with more opportunities to influence local projects and programs serving the community. We want to hear from you. Share your experience and ideas on how we can better engage with you and your neighbors. This survey will help us evaluate our current efforts, identify what is going well and existing barriers to inclusive participation. Take this short survey.

Who Could Use a Good Laugh?
Tickets go on sale this week for an exclusive Fridays in the Grove Comedy Night experience at Old Town Plaza on Friday, October 20. Don’t miss your chance at a great night on Main Street with the City, Explore Elk Grove, and Sacramento’s Laughs Unlimited featuring headliner Brandon Vestal — winner of the Hollywood Comedy Festival, “Best of the West” winner at the Detroit Comedy Festival, a finalist at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, and semifinalist at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival two years running. This event is for an 18 and older audience. General Admission tickets will sell for $10 and a special SacBrewBike Main Street Stroll VIP Experience will be available to just 30 people! Buy your tickets starting this Friday, September 1.

Celebrate Diversity! Experience and celebrate the many cultures that make up our vibrant community during the 11th annual Elk Grove Multicultural Festival, presented by Kaiser Permanente, on Saturday, September 9 at District56 (9701 Big Horn Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This day-long festival will feature a blend of music, dance, art, fashion, food, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is free! For details, visit elkgrovecity.org/mcf.

City Calendar

08/30 American Legion Post 55 Tri-tip Fundraiser (6 p.m.)
08/31 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
Diversity Dining Week Starts September 1-10
09/01 Fridays in the Grove Comedy Night Ticket Sales Open
09/01 Fridays in the Grove: Movie Night Featuring Encanto (8 p.m.)
09/02 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
09/04 City Hall Closed: Labor Day Holiday
09/06 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
09/07 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
09/07 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
09/09 Elk Grove Multicultural Festival (10 a.m.)
09/09 Americana Vintage Market (10 a.m.)
09/10 Tire Collection Event September 10-13

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