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Alert OC is a mass notification system designed to notify
Orange County residents and businesses of pertinent
information related to emergency incidents.
By registering with Alert OC, time-sensitive
voice messages from the County or the City
of Cypress may be sent to your home, cell phone
or business phone. Text messages may also be
sent to cell phones, e-mail accounts and hearing
impaired receiving devices. Mass notification
systems have been attributed with saving lives
during the 2007 Southern California wildfires
by quickly notifying residents at all hours
with evacuation instructions. This system is
just one more tool to be used by public safety
agencies to get the word out to the community
when time matters. This system is voluntary
and you may opt out at any time. Click
here to register
with Alert OC.
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One Day Only Electric Lawn Mower Exchange
The South Coast Air Quality Management District invites you to participate in its Electric Lawn Mower exchange program, in San Pedro on Saturday, September 6th. You can trade-in your old gas-powered mower for a non-polluting electric model and save money while helping clean the air. Purchase a rechargeable, cordless electric mower for as low as $100, with the trade-in of a working gas mower. This year, SCAQMD has five different models to choose from. Exchange your mower in less than 10 minutes with drive-through convenience when the program comes to the Outer Harbor / Berth 46. This is the final opportunity for the year. Pre-registration is required. For details and to register for SCAQMD's lawn mower exchange program go to www.aqmd.gov and click on the mower exchange link under Announcements at any time or call 1-888-425-6247 (Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Celebrate Women at the Cypress Women's Conference
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 8:45 am to Noon at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Avenue. 8:00 am Check-In & Continental Breakfast. Featuring keynote speaker Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. To find out about the break out sessions, register or how to be an exhibitor, CLICK HERE.
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 www.ocvote.com.
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 www.gswater.com. 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 >
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/.
Public Works Summer 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 Summer 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 >
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 >
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 >
2014 Summer Concerts on the Green
Come enjoy our FREE Concerts on the Green! All concerts are open to the public and are held at Cypress Civic Center Green, 5275 Orange Ave. beginning at 6:00pm Saturday evenings. Arts and Crafts will be available for children starting at 5:30pm. No seating set-up allowed prior to 2:00pm on Friday. Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. Light refreshments available for purchase. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited. MORE >
Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Services
The City of Cypress is seeking responses from qualified firms to its Request for Proposals (RFP) for solid waste disposal and recycling services. 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 >
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 >
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).
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