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City of Cypress - News & Current Events

Press Releases

Public Works Quarterly Update Public Works Fall 2014 Quarterly Update

In an effort to keep the public apprised of the City’s current Public Works Projects, the Public Works Department is proud to present the Department’s Quarterly Update for Fall 2014. The Quarterly Update provides important information regarding projects currently in construction, the successful completion of recent projects, and the exciting projects that we are currently designing. MORE >

Street Rehabilitation Project No. 123, Begins in October

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 >

2014 Cypress City Council Candidates Forum

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce and Cypress College hosted a Candidates Forum on Thursday, October 9, 2014 for the seven candidates running for three City Council seats. The forum will be shown all day on Tuesdays through the November 4th election date on Cable Channel 36. It can also be viewed by clicking here.

2014 Cypress Job Fair, Thursday, November 6, 2014

The City of Cypress and Orange County Business Service Center have teamed up for the 2014 Cypress Job Fair on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue.

WIA Enrolled Veterans & Candidates early bird VIP admittance: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
General public admittance: 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free workshops, free resume critique, free admission and free parking.
Click here to print the flyer.

If your company is interested in hosting a booth, please click here for registration information.

Street Rehabilitation Project No. 119, September through November

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 >

New Solid Waste and Recycling Franchise Creates Big Savings for Cypress Residents and Businesses

On Monday, September 22, the Cypress City Council approved a new solid waste and recycling franchise agreement that will save residents and businesses $15.3 million over the next 10 years.

Immediately, following the unanimous vote, Mayor Leroy Mills signed the agreement with representatives from Valley Vista Services on hand. “The City Council is happy to report this agreement represents expanded services while achieving a 17.8% rate reduction for Cypress residents and an average rate reduction of 33.4% for commercial customers. This means Cypress businesses move from paying the highest trash rates in Orange County to a rate in the lowest third of all cities. Plus, the new rates for Cypress residents will now be the sixth lowest in the County.”

Mayor Mills added, “Valley Vista will meet or exceed our residents’ request for more opportunities to dispose of bulky waste items, household batteries, hazardous waste, sharps, and used motor oil.”

The agreement calls for expanded residential services to include weekly recycling and green waste collection to meet the State’s waste diversion mandates. Cypress residents will also benefit from additional services and support from Valley Vista including graffiti removal, an abandoned bulky item pick up program for targeted neighborhoods, and a commercial organics collection program.

The new lower rates take effect July 1, 2015 when Valley Vista begins work as Cypress’ new trash hauler. Information about Valley Vista services and the transition plan will be available to residents and businesses in early 2015. For more information, contact June Liu at, or (714) 229-6686.

Cypress Named One of Ten Best Cities to Raise a Family

The City of Cypress has recently been named one of the ten best cities to raise a family in Southern California by CreditDonkey, an online financial advice website. The study included those cities with populations of 25,000 or and more and were ranked on five factors: education, commute time, household type, residency, and housing costs. The full article can be read at

2014 General Election Information

The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The last day to register to vote in this election is October 20, 2014. Registration forms are available at Cypress City Hall or you may register online through the Orange County Registrar of Voters at

Seven candidate will be vying for three seats on the City Council, and two measures, Measure R and Measure Q, will also be on the ballot. 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 Please click here to read the new regulations.

Did you hear that overwatering is out?

Orange County! Overwatering is Out. Efficient Watering is In. It’s time for Orange County residents to take back their sidewalks! Broken, misdirected or “overenthusiastic” sprinklers sometimes spray sidewalks or the street instead of lawns. Come to one of the OC Garden Friendly events to learn how you can save water and prevent runoff. If you can’t make it to these events, there is plenty of information that we have for you. MORE >

Call 811  Before You Dig Important Information About nature 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

Mayor 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 >

Myra Avenue Pump Station No. 3 Reconstruction Project

City Council recently allocated funding for the construction of the Myra Avenue Pump Station No. 3 Reconstruction Project. The existing pump station, located at 4281 Myra Avenue, is over 50 years old and there is past evidence of street flooding within its service area. The station has reached the end of its useful design life and requires upgrades for compliance with current Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD) design standards. 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 ( 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 >

Los Alamitos Race Course Extension Project

A "Project Page" has been created for the proposed extension of the Los Alamitos Race Course located at 4961 Katella Avenue. 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 >

33-Acre Project

Prologis recently notified the City that they will not be developing the site and that the property has been transferred back to the previous owner. See the "Project Page" that was created for documents and activities relating to the project on 33 acres at the northeast corner of Katella Avenue and Enterprise Drive for details. 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.

SoCal Water$mart - Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Tips - News and Tips

Click here to find out about Water Saving Products and Water Use Efficiency vs. Water Conservation.

The City of Cypress & Orange County SCORE have teamed up to provide FREE individual business counseling

Weekly schedule for counseling services:

Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
9:00 am-1:00 pm - one hour appointments

To register, please call: 714 550 7369

Here are just a few of the ways SCORE counselors are helping thousands of business entreprenuers:

  • Acting as "sounding board" for ideas and concerns
  • Providing guidance on where and how to obtain assistance and data
  • Developing and revising business plans
  • Reviewing alternative ways to secure financing
  • Suggesting marketing, promotional and sales approaches
  • Developing an internet presence
  • Resolving organizational and staffing issues

SCORE is a nationwide organization dedicated to the formation growth and success of small business. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Over 12,000 succesful executives, located in 389 local chapters throughout the United States and its territories, volunteer to provide free, confidential business counseling and workshops as a public service to all types of businesses