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RSVP Today for the Veterans and Entrepreneurship Workshop
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:00-11:00 am at the Cypress Community Center. Veterans are natural entrepreneurs. They are disciplined, goal-oriented self-starters. Accustomed to accountability, they know the value of being decisive and flexible. The U.S. Small Business Administration is focused on helping veterans realize their entrepreneurial dreams and has developed programs in the areas of access to capital, counseling, and contracting opportunities. MORE >
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 >
Over Irrigation in Orange County: Help us fight pollution, save water, energy, and money by decreasing your water usage!
For those who overwater their grass, there is a way to decrease it. Orange County residents are starting to reduce the amount of water they use by cutting back the number of days they water by 1 day per week. By going off a watering schedule, it will let residents know when and how long to water a certain area. Having a watering schedule would help you know the exact amount of water needed to replenish soil moisture to your lawns and gardens.
To learn how to fix a broken sprinkler, go on a watering schedule, and save hundreds of dollars by conserving water, please visit http://www.overwateringisout.org/.
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 >
2014 State of the City Address Delivered by Mayor Leroy Mills
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Mayor Leroy Mills delivered the State of the City Address, and the BRACE, AGENT and SPIRIT Program honorees were recognized at the 2014 State of the City Luncheon held at the Cypress Community Center on January 22, 2014. MORE >
Veteran Recognition Program
The City of Cypress is pleased to announce the implementation of the "Veteran Recognition Program" to honor and recognize Cypress military veterans. The program is open to any person who has honorably served in the military. A veteran may be a Cypress resident, have immediate family that resides in Cypress, or work in the City, and may also include veterans that are deceased. 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 >
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 >
Cerritos Avenue Widening Project Begins January 2014
On May 13, 2013, City Council awarded construction the Cerritos Avenue Widening, Public Works Project No. 81. The Public Works Department will begin working on the Cerritos Avenue Widening Project beginning in January 2014. The project provides for widening of the roadway, from Walker Street to Angela Avenue to add an additional eastbound through lane to increase the traffic capacity east of the Cerritos Avenue and Walker Street intersection. MORE >
City Council Approves Plans for Sewer Improvements Project 77
The Cypress City Council approved plans and specifications for Various Sewer Improvements, Public Works Project No. 77. This sewer project will rehabilitate 2,673 linear feet of 8-12 inch vitrified clay pipe (VCP), and other incidental items of work at various locations throughout the City. MORE >
City Council Approves Plans for Sewer Improvements Project 78
The Public Works Department will begin working on repair of Sewer Lines at Various Locations, Public Works Project No. 78 beginning September 3, 2013. This project will repair sewer pipes in various areas through the City. 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.
SoCal Water$mart - Water Use Efficiency and Conservation Tips - News and Tips
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