CITY OF CYPRESS - NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
Fireworks Safety for July 4th
As a reminder to all residents, fireworks are not allowed in the City of Cypress. However for those who will be celebrating Independence Day outside of Cypress, the Orange County Fire Authority would like to offer the following tips to help you be safe this 4th of July. MORE >
ABC’S of Water Safety
Prevent drowning. Never swim alone. Children and adults drown without a sound. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of five and can happen in less than two inches of water. MORE on water safety from Orange County Fire Authority >
Cypress College Community Forums June 25 & July 29
The community is invited to attend open-forum discussions regarding proposed Measure J projects at Cypress College. Thanks to the support of voters, it is possible for the College to renovate or construct facilities for programs related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines, Veterans, Fine Arts, and several additional areas. Your input is important to our success. MORE >
Joint Forces Training Base Establishes Public Affairs Hot Line
The leadership of Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) has pledged to maintain a transparent relationship when communicating with local residents in regard to base-related issues that impact our neighbors. Effective immediately, the JFTB Public Affairs Hot Line phone number is in operation at (562) 795-2747.
Callers will be requested to leave their name, contact information and a short explanation relating to their concern. A JFTB representative will respond back to them as soon as possible. Note that this new phone number does not apply to anyone registering an aircraft noise complaint. The Los Alamitos Army Airfield Noise Abatement Hot Line remains in operation at (562) 795-2573.
City Council Approves Plans for Sewer Improvements Project 116
On May 26, 2015, City Council approved plans and specifications for Sewer Improvements at Various Locations, Project 116. Starting June 22, 2015, this sewer project will rehabilitate existing sewer condition deficiencies at various locations throughout the City. MORE >
New Trash Service Starts July 1
Valley Vista Services of Orange County (VVSOC) held two community meetings in the past weeks to provide information about the new trash service that begins July 1st. For those who were unable to attend, the information presented at the meeting can be found here.
Myra Avenue Storm Drain Project – Utility Relocations
The City of Cypress currently has plans to upgrade the existing Myra Avenue Pump Station No. 3, located at 4281 Myra Avenue. The first phase of the project, upgrading the pump station and appurtenant equipment, is nearing completion. The second phase of the project will consist of constructing a new storm water retention box under the street along Myra Avenue. This new storm water retention box, coupled with the upgraded pump station, will provide the full flood protection the area requires. MORE >
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 >
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 >
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.