What is happening in Elk Grove this week, December 26, 2023

A Birds’ Eye View of 2023 City Development
Elk Grove was a city that continued to grow and transform in 2023. New housing options and commercial development continue to emerge in this vibrant community. View the November 2023 development update video with aerial views of some of the major projects in 2023. For the latest updates visit elkgrovecity.org/planning.  

Waste Collection Takes a Holiday
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. 

Scholarship Application Period Open for Local Students
The City of Elk Grove joins families and organizations through the community to support local scholars. The online application period for the 2024 Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation is open through January 26, 2024. High school seniors may be eligible for a variety of scholarships offered through this process including the City of Elk Grove scholarship which will award one student with a GPA of 3.5 who can demonstrate excellent citizenship and financial need who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college or vocational school with $1000. Learn more and apply online.

Holiday Tree Recycling
Keep your Christmas tree out of the landfill. Recycle it curbside through January 31 for mulch and other purposes. Here’s how: 
Remove tree from stand.Remove ornaments, lights, tinsel, and metal rod supports from trees.Place your tree curbside next to your organic waste cart by 6 a.m. 
Trees must be less than 6 feet in length or cut into sections less than 6 feet in length and placed in your organic waste cart. Artificial, flocked, or “live” trees with root balls will not be accepted. 

We Have a Dream
Join the City of Elk Grove and the Cosumnes CSD next month for a special Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast on Saturday, January 13 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at District56. Honor Dr. King’s legacy and support his vision of creating a more equitable and inclusive world at this kickoff event to MLK weekend featuring guest speakers, musical performances, activities and a delicious breakfast. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults. Seating is limited.Purchase Your Tickets

Is Volunteering One of Your Resolutions for 2024?
Everyone counts and the City of Elk Grove will join Sacramento Steps Forward in a regional effort to identify and count the number of people experiencing homelessness in our city. The 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) count will be held in Elk Grove on Thursday, January 25 and volunteers are needed to support this work.
In 2022, more than 500 volunteers participated in this count that estimated 9,278 unhoused individuals in the Sacramento region. Read the full report.
The count is part of a nationwide census effort required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for annual federal homelessness response dollars. In 2022, the Sacramento region received $30.5 million in HUD Continuum of Care funding. 
No special experience is required, and training will be provided. All that is needed is a willingness to help, an open heart, and a few hours of your time. Group up with your family and friends or connect with your fellow community members.
Sign Up to Volunteer

City Calendar

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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