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Los Alamitos Race Course Extension Project
A "Project Page" for the proposed extension of the Los Alamitos Race Course located at 4961 Katella Avenue has been created. 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" 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 has been created. MORE >
A project page for documents and activities relating to the project on 33 acres at the northeast corner of Katella Avenue and Enterprise Drive has been created. 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. 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/.
Cerritos Avenue Widening Project beginning December 2013
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 October 21, 2013. 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 >
2013 Slurry Sealing Project for Residential and Arterial Streets In Cypress
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 >
Lincoln Avenue, Crescent Avenue, and southbound Valley View Street Resurfacing August-October 2013
City Council recently allocated funding for the resurfacing of Lincoln Avenue (Moody Street to Walker Street), Crescent Avenue (city limits to city limits), and southbound Valley View Street (Katella to south city limts). MORE >
Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Project
City of Anaheim
On May 9 and 30, 2013 two male oriental fruit flies were trapped on the same property in the City of Anaheim. Subsequently, on June 17a and July 8, two additional flies were trapped approximately 0.4 miles north of the previous detection sites. These detections represent an expansion of the known infested area. The California Department of Food and Agriculture willl be taking immediate action to protect California from the negative economic and environmental impacts the establishment of this exotic pest would cause. MORE >Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Project
City of Cerritos
Between July 9 and 11, 2013, three male oriental fruit flies (OFFs), were trapped in the cities of Cerritos and Artesia, Los Angeles County. Based on the survey data, pest biology, information from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Bactrocera Science Advisory Panel (BacSAP), recommendations provided by the CDFA Primary State Entomologist, and the CDFA Action Plan for Methyl Eugenol Attracted Fruit Flies including Oriental Fruit Fly, immediate action is needed to protect California from the negative economic and environmental impacts the establishment of this pest would cause. OFF is a serious exotic insect pest that is not native to California. MORE >
Restrictive Covenants Agreements for Cypress Measure “A” Enforceable
At the request of property owner Mr. Christo Bardis, and in an effort to respond to resident concerns about Measure “A” that is on the ballot in the up-coming special election, two Restrictive Covenant Agreements were presented to the Cypress City Council for their consideration at the Monday, May 13, 2013 City Council meeting. The Restrictive Covenant Agreements are the product of a collaborative effort between Mr. Bardis and a resident group called “Citizens for Responsible Development”. MORE >
Myra Storm Drain Construction
City Council recently allocated funding for the construction of the storm drain detention box in Myra Avenue. This project will provide the Myra Avenue and the adjoining streets with added protection against flooding. The new storm drain box will be installed under the street surface. The City of Cypress views the Myra Avenue Storm Drain Project as an important Public Works project, beneficial not only to the areas affected but to the community. Your cooperation during all phases of construction will be necessary for the safe and successful completion of the project. Work is scheduled to begin in April 2013, beginning with sewer repairs and modifications along Myra Avenue between Denni Street and Moody Street. Trenching and construction will commence shortly thereafter. The project completion is tentatively expected by November 2013. 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.
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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
Construction at the Valley View Street / I-405 / SR-22 Interchange
For more information regarding the project and detours/closures, please visit the project website at www.octa.net.
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Byrne, OCTA Community Liaison, at (714) 560-5717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the most up to date construction information, please call the WCC Construction Helpline at (800) 724-0353 or visit www.octa.net/wcontact.aspx to be added to the project contact list.