What is happening in Elk Grove this week, October 23, 2023

Home Sweet Rental Home: Virtual Seminar Offers Insight on Managing Your Rental
The laws and regulations regarding rental properties are complex and evolving. The City is hosting a Virtual Rental Housing Seminar this Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to inform landlords, property managers, and other interested parties about the rights and responsibilities of renters and landlords in Elk Grove.
Hear from subject matter experts, including representatives from the City’s Code Enforcement Division (rental housing registration requirements), the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (Housing Choice Voucher), and Project Sentinel (fair housing and discrimination). The session will cover the following topics:Rights and responsibilities of rental property owners, managers, and tenantsFair housing and discriminationHousing Choice voucher programUpdates of city ordinances for rental and vacant properties and common violations
Attending this virtual seminar allows property owners to extend the registration of their rental property with the City from three years to an indefinite period of time that only ends when the registration information becomes invalid or the property changes ownership. Register for this free virtual event.

Learn More About the Enhanced Winter Sanctuary
Providing Elk Grove’s unhoused individuals with a warm space to stay and wrap-around services over the cold, winter months is the goal of the new Enhanced Winter Sanctuary. Scheduled to open November 1 and operate through March 31, 2024, the City and The Gathering Inn are inviting the community to attend an open house this Thursday, October 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the facility at 9260 Elk Grove Boulevard. Get a first-hand look at the facility, meet the management team, and learn more about the preparations in place to operate this temporary facility.
Learn more about the Enhanced Winter Sanctuary at elkgrovecity.org/sanctuary.  

Cracking the Code: Talking with Elk Grove’s Code Enforcement Manager
In the latest episode of the Elk Grove Citycast we’re unlocking the essential role code enforcement plays in fostering a harmonious and vibrant cityscape and introducing you to Elk Grove’s new Code Enforcement Manager, Jose Mendez. This episode provides a glimpse into the job of code enforcement officers, the unsung heroes who work behind the scenes to make our city attractive, safe, and welcoming. Show hosts John and Kristyn also share news about the opening of the Enhanced Winter Sanctuary and some upcoming community meetings, discuss the expansion of electric vehicle chargers #InElkGrove, and touch on the anticipated arrival of train, light rail, and bus rapid transit into Elk Grove. Listen to Episode 5.

Chamber to Conduct Business Walk
Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce volunteers will visit hundreds of local businesses this Thursday, October 26 during their annual Business Walk. The one-day event will check-in and survey the Elk Grove business community. Responses will be used to support economic development and public policy efforts. Look for business walkers in locations throughout the city from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Calling all Goblins and Ghouls
Celebrate an Elk Grove Halloween with fall activities and haunted history with Explore Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Police Department at Hallo-palooza & Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 27 from 5 – 8 pm at District56. Get your little ones dressed up in their costumes and come down to this free Halloween event featuring food, activities, and an evening filled with family fun! Learn more.

Let’s Do Brunch
Mimosas on Main Street? Don’t mind if we do! The River City Marketplace, producers of the monthly Americana Vintage Market, will debut a new Honey Brunch event at the Old Town Plaza this Sunday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This family, pet-friendly event will include live music, a local creative vendor village and…you guessed it…mimosas! Grab a friend and get ready to boogie with bubbles. 

ArtGrove Returns for Dia de Los Muertos CelebrationLearn and celebrate the Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with ARTners at a FREE family event this Sunday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at District56. This indoor and outdoor event will feature community altar building, painting and murals, music, and artisan displays. This event is sponsored by the City and the Elk Grove Arts Commission.

Last NeighborGood Market of the Season
The changing leaves, smaller crowds, and competition with Thursday night football are prompting the end of the NeighborGood Market for the season. The last market for 2023 will be held this Thursday, October 26 from 5-8 p.m. at District56. Join us this week to shop local, connect with friends, and experience all that’s good in the neighborhood before its gone.

City Calendar

10/25 Rental Housing Seminar (5:30 p.m.)
10/25 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
10/26 Elk Grove Chamber Business Walk (9 a.m.)
10/26 Enhanced Winter Sanctuary Open House (4 p.m.)
10/26 NeighborGood Market (5 p.m.)
10/26 Arts Commission Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
10/27 Hallo-palooza & Trunk or Treat (5 p.m.)
10/29 River City Marketplace: Honey Brunch (9 a.m.)
10/29 ARTGrove Dia De Los Muertos (11 a.m.)
11/01 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
11/04 Zoo Project Update: Community Open House (10 a.m.)
11/04 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
11/04 Evening of Hope – Denim and Diamonds (6 p.m.)
11/05 Tire Collection Event November 5-8

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