What is happening in Elk Grove this week, April 2, 2024

New Zoo Project to Proceed to Planning Commission
Plans to develop a new zoo in Elk Grove will reach a major milestone this week when the Project goes before the City Planning Commission for consideration during a public hearing on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. This proposed project would be a transformative opportunity for the City and the region. It is a collaboration between the City, the Sacramento Zoological Society, and other regional partners. The Project and its financing plan will be presented at the hearing. Public comment is welcomed and encouraged. Following Planning Commission consideration, the Project will advance to the City Council for a final vote in May.
A virtual workshop to provide the community with an overview of the Project and Financing Plans is scheduled on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend online and ask questions. Register to attend.
Learn more about A New Zoo at elkgrovecity.org/zoo. 

Grab Coffee with a Cop
Freshly brewed coffee and the opportunity to sit down and chat with local officers. The Elk Grove Police Department will host another round of Coffee with a Cop this Wednesday, April 3 at McDonald’s (8710 Elk Grove Blvd.) between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Stop by and connect with our law enforcement team. 

Where the Rubber Meets the Recycling Bin
More than 53,000 residents have taken advantage of Elk Grove tire recycling events since the Special Waste Collection Center opened in 2014. Recycling tires conserves landfill space, converts materials into useful products, and prevents the spread of diseases from rodents and mosquitoes that make a home in discarded old tires. 
Drop off your old tires during the Tire Recycling Event happening Sunday, April 7 through Wednesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Special Waste Collection Center (9255 Disposal Lane). 

Did you miss the State of the City Address?
Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen shared Elk Grove’s progress and a glimpse into the future in her March 29 State of the City Address. Watch the recording.

Be Part of Elk Grove’s Artistic Legacy!
The Elk Grove Arts Commission is excited to offer an extraordinary opportunity for artists to leave their mark on the community. The Commission is currently seeking proposals for a captivating public art sculpture to be prominently displayed in front of the new Elk Grove Library. This project will infuse more public art into our historic district and provide a warm welcome to all visitors. Artists are invited to submit their statements of qualifications to be considered for this prestigious commission by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 18Learn more. 

Time to Play at Family Fun Day
Round up the family and enjoy an afternoon of fun on Saturday, April 13 at Family Fun Day from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Old Town Plaza (9615 Railroad Street). This free event organized by the Elk Grove Youth Commission will feature carnival games, music, activities, and more! Food will be available for purchase.

Calling all vendors!
The City of Elk Grove is now accepting vendor applications for the Salute to the Red, White and Blue on July 4 and the Elk Grove Multicultural Festival on September 14. We’re looking for fun and unique vendors that specialize in food and drinks, fun holiday themed-items, community organizations, cultural crafts, kids activities and more. Find out more. 

City Calendar

04/03 Coffee with a Cop (8:30 a.m.)
04/03 Food Truck Mania (5 p.m.)
04/04 Planning Commission Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/06 First Saturday Art Reception (4 p.m.)
04/07 Tire Collection Event (9 a.m.)
04/08 Historic Preservation Committee Meeting (7 p.m.)
04/10 City Council Meeting (6 p.m.)
04/13 Family Fun Day (Noon)
04/14 Dia de la Concha (10 a.m.)

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