What is happening in Elk Grove this week, December 19, 2023

Elk Grove Ranks Among America’s Most Luxurious Cities
An Architectural Digest report has ranked Elk Grove in the top 20 on a list of 115 top emerging luxury American cities. Cities were ranked based on six categories: activities, properties, dining, annual income, diversity, and safety. Elk Grove ranked second most diverse rising luxury city and 18th overall in the rankings. Two other cities in the Sacramento region made the list with Roseville coming in at number 32 and Sacramento ranked number 39. View full report.

Rod Brewer Appointed Elk Grove Vice Mayor for 2024
At their December 13 meeting, the Elk Grove City Council appointed Rod Brewer to serve in the role of Vice Mayor for 2024. Learn more about Mr. Brewer. 
Mr. Brewer will replace Kevin Spease who has served as Vice Mayor in 2023. The Vice Mayor presides at council meetings, attends community events, and performs other ministerial duties in the Mayor’s absence.
City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 8400 Laguna Palms Way. Meetings are livestreamed on the city’s website at elkgrovecity.org/councilmeeting. The Council will reconvene for their first meeting of 2024 on January 10. 

Talking Trash Could Earn You $100!How is the City’s trash services contractor doing? Take the Republic Services Customer Services Survey before December 31 for your chance to win a $100 credit on your Republic Services account. This survey is open to Elk Grove residents only. Take the survey 

Podcast Episode Alert: Elk Grove’s Tactical Traffic Team
Buckle up for the next episode of the Elk Grove Citycast as we talk about all things traffic with Elk Grove Traffic Engineer James Ashby and Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Jason Kearsing. Our guests unveil the behind-the-scenes strategies employed to keep the city’s roads flowing smoothly and safely. Discover the innovative technologies, creative solutions, and community-driven initiatives driving change in Elk Grove’s traffic landscape. Hosts John and Kristyn also recap Elk Grove’s holiday events and provide a preview of some of the hot topics expected in 2024. Listen online or subscribe to the Elk Grove Citycast anywhere you get your podcasts. 

Support Local with the eGift Card 
Support our community and local business by keeping your shopping, dining, and spending local this holiday season. The Elk Grove Local eGift Card can be used at a variety of local businesses including restaurants, service providers, retailers, breweries, and more! Get your card today—simply select the value, choose your recipient, and send it via email or text message or print a copy to redeem at participating Elk Gove merchants. Purchase your Elk Grove Local eGift Card by visiting supportlocalEG.org. 

What does Elk Grove have in common with Suwanee, Ga.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Edgerton, Kansas?
It is the newest home for a Kubota Tractor Corporation Distribution Center. The new 45-acre facility located in Elk Grove’s Grant Line Business Park hosted a grand opening on December 12. The facility replaces Kubota’s former facility in Lodi, California.
Kubota has invested more than $70 million to bring the new facility online and has expanded to more than 100 employees over the past year, with plans to continue that growth in the coming years. The impressive 631,465-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is built on sustainable principles in keeping with the company’s global mission to use technology to optimize efficient operations. The facility will house offices, training classrooms, and a distribution network for farming, construction, and turf equipment, as well as repair parts destined for Kubota dealers and customers throughout the West.
“We are excited to welcome Kubota’s Western Distribution Center to Elk Grove,” said Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen at their grand opening event. “This facility will generate an economic ripple effect for the region, benefiting local hotels, restaurants, and retail shops. This significant investment in infrastructure brings job creation, innovation and sustained economic vitality to our community, opening the door for boundless opportunities in the future.”

Holiday Service Update
City staff wish the Elk Grove community a very happy holiday season. Elk Grove City Hall will be closed on select dates over the next two weeks in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. 
December 22 and 25 (Christmas Holiday Observed)December 29 and January 1 (New Year’s Holiday Observed)
Waste collection service will also run on a holiday schedule. There will be no collection services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Pick up days for residents with Monday service will move to Tuesday during these holiday weeks and all remaining service days will shift a day later with Friday collection being services on Saturdays. Service will return to normal on Monday, January 8, 2024.
Visit sacrt.com for details on public transit holiday service schedules.

City Calendar

12/21 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
12/22 City Hall Closed for Christmas Eve (Observed)
12/25 City Hall Closed for Christmas Day
12/29 City Hall Closed for New Years Eve (Observed)
01/01 City Hall Closed for New Years Day
01/03 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
01/04 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
01/06 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)

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