City of Cypress

5275 Orange Avenue ~ Cypress, CA 90630 ~ 714-229-6700

CITY OF CYPRESS - NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS


2015 Regional Economic Outlook & SBA Contract Assistance for Businesses

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. Speakers Include: Ivo A. Tjan – Chairman and CEO, CommerceWest Bank; Sylvia Gutierrez – Economic Development Specialist, SBA; and Paul Smith – Economic Development Specialist, District International Trade Officer, SBA. FREE event. Please RSVP to the City of Cypress by Friday, September 25th at 714-229-6728.


City of Cypress Request for Quote for Website Redesign and CMS Implementation No. IS-0001-15

The City of Cypress is seeking qualified vendors to provide a quote for the redesign of its existing website, www.ci.cypress.ca.us, and implement content management software and staff training. Bid packages may be picked up in the Finance Department at Cypress City Hall located at 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California 90630 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, or download Proposal Forms and Specifications here. Proposals will be accepted up to the hour of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015. The City of Cypress reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and shall not be required to give a reason for such rejection.


California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9:00 am to Noon, 15 1st Street, Seal Beach (Rivers End Parking Lot). WHAT TO BRING: Garden/work gloves, reusable water bottle, trash grabber. WHAT IS PROVIDED: Free parking, gloves, community service certificates, hand sanitizers. Join over 60,000 Californians as we come together to clean up our state’s beaches and waterways. Print flyer.


3rd Annual Cypress Women's Conference

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue.
8:00 am Check-in & Continental Breakfast followed by featured speakers Amanda Freed, US Olympics & Angela Madsen US Paralympics; breakout sessions on "Women and Aging," "Women in Government," and more! Cost: $15.00 per person. Online registration available. MORE>


33-Acre Project

The City has received a request to develop the 33-Acre site with a senior housing and retail commercial development hereafter referred to as the Barton Place Project. See the "Project Page" that was created for information and documents relating to the project located on 33 acres at the northeast corner of Katella Avenue and Enterprise Drive for details. MORE >


City of Cypress Request For Proposal for Crossing Guard Services, Proposal No. PD-0001-15

The Purchasing Officer of the City of Cypress is soliciting sealed Proposals for Crossing Guard Services at 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California 90630. Proposals will be accepted up to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015. Proposal forms and specifications may be downloaded here or picked up in the Police Department at Cypress city hall located at 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, California 90630 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The City of Cypress reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted and shall not be required to give a reason for such rejection.


ABC’S of Water Safety

Prevent drowning. Never swim alone. Children and adults drown without a sound. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of five and can happen in less than two inches of water. MORE on water safety from Orange County Fire Authority >


Joint Forces Training Base Establishes Public Affairs Hot Line

The leadership of Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) has pledged to maintain a transparent relationship when communicating with local residents in regard to base-related issues that impact our neighbors. Effective immediately, the JFTB Public Affairs Hot Line phone number is in operation at (562) 795-2747.

Callers will be requested to leave their name, contact information and a short explanation relating to their concern. A JFTB representative will respond back to them as soon as possible. Note that this new phone number does not apply to anyone registering an aircraft noise complaint. The Los Alamitos Army Airfield Noise Abatement Hot Line remains in operation at (562) 795-2573.


City Council Approves Plans for Sewer Improvements Project 116

On May 26, 2015, City Council approved plans and specifications for Sewer Improvements at Various Locations, Project 116. Starting June 22, 2015, this sewer project will rehabilitate existing sewer condition deficiencies at various locations throughout the City. MORE >


Myra Avenue Storm Drain Project – Utility Relocations

The City of Cypress currently has plans to upgrade the existing Myra Avenue Pump Station No. 3, located at 4281 Myra Avenue. The first phase of the project, upgrading the pump station and appurtenant equipment, is nearing completion. The second phase of the project will consist of constructing a new storm water retention box under the street along Myra Avenue. This new storm water retention box, coupled with the upgraded pump station, will provide the full flood protection the area requires. MORE >


Annual Street Overlay Project 130

City Council recently allocated funding for the resurfacing of Valley View Street (south city limits to Orangewood), Valley View Street (Ball Road to Orange Ave.), Katella Avenue (Valley View Street to Holder Street), and Ball Road (Valley View Street to Holder Street). This project is being funded through the City’s General Fund, Measure M, the Gas Tax, and through a grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery(CalRecycle). MORE >


Annual Slurry Seal Project No. 129

As part of the ongoing effort to maintain and upgrade City streets, the City Council has recently allocated funding for the slurry sealing of various residential and arterial streets throughout the City...MORE >


Concrete Repair of Various Residential and Arterial Streets

As part of the ongoing effort to maintain and upgrade City streets, the City Council has recently allocated funding for the concrete repair of various residential and arterial streets throughout the City...MORE >


New Regulations for Water Conservation

Recently, the State implemented emergency water conservation measures. The City encourages residents and businesses to increase water conservation practices and reduce water usage by 20%. To get more information on the water conservation program, please visit the Golden State Water Company website at www.gswater.com. Please click here to read the new regulations.


Call 811  Before You Dig

Important Information About Natural Gas Pipelines Near You

Call 811 Before You Dig. It's Free. Pipelines may be located anywhere, including under streets, sidewalks and private property, sometimes just inches below the surface. Excavation, planting, demolition and other forms of digging are a major cause of pipeline damage. That’s why it is important to know where they are before you begin any type of digging.

Whether you’re planning to build a major development or just landscaping your yard, protect your safety and the safety of those around you by calling Underground Service Alert at 811, at least two business days prior to excavating. You may call Underground Service Alert between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Underground Service Alert will coordinate with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and other utility owners in the area to mark the locations of buried utility-owned lines. This is a FREE service and it can help prevent injury, costly property damage and loss of utility service. MORE >


Veteran Recognition

Former Council Member Mills recently spoke with Time Warner Cable regarding veterans and the City’s Veteran Recognition Program. Watch the interview and read about the City’s program and recent recipients. MORE >


OC Links Telephone and Online Referral and Information Service

The OC Links Information and Referral Line provides telephone, 855-OC-LINKS (855-625-4657), and online support (ochealthinfo.com/oclinks) for anyone seeking information or linkage to any of the Health Care Agency's Behavioral Health Services. These services include children and adult mental health, alcohol and drug inpatient and outpatient, crisis programs, and prevention and early intervention services. Callers can be potential participants, family members, friends or anyone seeking out resources, or providers seeking information about Behavioral Health programs and services. Trained Navigators provide information, referral, and linkage directly to programs that meet the needs of callers. MORE >


Cypress School District Project

A "Project Page" has been created for the proposed reuse of the Mackay School and District Office sites located at 8721 Cypress Avenue and 9470 Moody Street in the City of Cypress. MORE >


Coyotes - steps to protect you and your property from nuisance animals like coyotes and other wildlife

Many residents of Orange County have expressed concerns about coyote sightings and the consequences of predator animals within the urban environment. Several residents have lost their pets to these skilled hunters because they were not aware of recent coyote activity in the area.

Coyotes are found in ALL areas of Orange County. Contrary to popular belief, these animals do not require open space or “wild areas” to survive. In fact, most coyotes within the urban setting are the offspring of generations of coyotes who lived and flourished in the urban areas of Orange County. MORE >


Utility Smart Meter Delay and Opt-out Contact Information

Edison Smart Meters

Cypress Residents wishing to opt-out of the installation of a new Edison Smart Meter should contact Southern California Edison: 800-810-2369 (English) or 800-277-2455 (Spanish).

Edison Smart Meter Opt-Out Program – Frequently Asked Questions
Smart Meter Opt Out

Gas Smart Meters

Cypress Residents wishing to delay the installation of a new Gas Advanced Meter and be placed on a waiting list to opt-out should contact Southern California Gas Company Customer Service Line: 877-268-6211.