CITY OF CYPRESS - NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
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 >
Golden State Water to Addresses Drought Response Program June 1
Golden State Water Company will host another Public Information Meeting regarding their Mandatory Water Conservation and Drought Response Program on Monday, June 1, 2015, at Cottonwood Church at 630 p.m. for more details, click here.
New Trash Service Information
The City Council recently approved a new trash and recycling contract with Valley Vista Services of Orange County (VVSOC) that will begin on July 1, 2015. VVSOC will hold two community meetings in the coming weeks to provide information about the new services they will provide to our community. For meeting dates and times, please see Valley Vista’s press release.
Annual Street Overlay
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 >
2015 Summer Concerts on the Green
6:00pm Saturdays, Cypress Civic Center Green, 5275 Orange Avenue. Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. No seating setup allowed prior to 2:00pm Friday. Light refreshments available for purchase. Arts and Crafts will be available for children starting at 5:30pm. Food and Desserts will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited. See the 2015 Summer Concert Schedule.
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 >
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 >
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 www.creditdonkey.com/family-southern-california.html
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.
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 >
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 >
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 (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).
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.