CITY OF CYPRESS - NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
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 >
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 email@example.com, 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 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 >
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.