CITY OF CYPRESS - NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS
2016 Election Information
The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Two seats on the City Council will be open for this election. Council Members are elected for a term of four years and must be registered voters in Cypress. The filing period for the November 8th election is July 18 - August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. MORE >
Valley Vista Services' Rate Adjustment
Please visit www.cypress.valleyvistaservices.com for more information.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Free - Live - Music! See the 2016 performers here. 6:00 pm 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. 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. For more information: 714-229-6780.
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. Veterans will be recognized at a Cypress City Council meeting and have a framed biography with photograph displayed in the lobby at City Hall. MORE >
Former Council Member Mills 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 >
Cypress Named One of the Best Cities for Families in Orange County
The City of Cypress has been named the 4th best affordable city for families in Orange County by OC Parenting magazine. Cypress was specifically highlighted for its racial diversity, outstanding schools, community recreation amenities, and its proximity to local family-friendly attractions. The full article can be read at parentingoc.com/2015/05/best-cities-for-families-in-oc/.
Cypress Farmers Market
Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. East end of the Cypress Community Center parking lot, 5700 Orange Avenue. Free parking. Call 714-229-6728 for more information. Print Flyer.
Cypress City Hall Now Accepting Credit Card Payments
Cypress is pleased to announce that the convenience of credit card payments at the counter is now available at Cypress City Hall. There is no longer a need to bring a checkbook for transactions such as building permits, business license fees, temporary use permits, etc. The acceptance of credit card payments is intended to improve customer service at City Hall and help achieve the City Council’s goal of strengthening organizational effectiveness and efficiency. MORE >
City Ventures 52-Unit Condominium Project – 5300 & 5400 Orange Avenue
At the February 22, 2016, City Council meeting, the City Council approved a request by City Ventures to construct 52 two-story condominium units on the two properties located at 5300 & 5400 Orange Avenue. The plans can be reviewed at the City Hall Planning counter or by clicking here.
OpenGov Now Available
The City of Cypress is excited to announce the launch of OpenGov, its new financial transparency site. OpenGov is a web-based tool that provides historical and current year reporting of the City’s financial information. The site is interactive and is designed to help users quickly and easily explore financial data to answer such questions as how the City spends and receives money. This is part of the City’s ongoing strategic objective to enhance transparency and public engagement.
The City Council will consider this item at the October 26, 2015 City Council meeting. A copy of the Environmental Impact Report prepared for the project is available on the 33-Acre Project page. 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 >
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.
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 >
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.
City of Cypress Press Releases
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Current Press Releases
7-12-16 New Public Art Unveiled at Cypress Community Center
7-5-16 Being Mortal Screening at Cypress Senior Center
6-29-16 Special Topics and Screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for July 2016
6-7-16 Community Resource Fair At The Cypress Senior Center
6-6-16 Special Topics and Screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for June 2016
6-6-16 Cypress City Council Remembers Veterans at Forest Lawn Memorial Day Service
5-12-16 City Council Thanks Vans for Service Day in Cypress
4-21-16 Cypress Police and City Council Support Special Olympics
4-20-16 Cypress Community Clean Up Day
3-28-16 Cypress City Council Seeking Volunteer Commissioners
3-24-16 Cypress Senior Center Hosts Open House Luncheon
3-15-16 Cypress Named One of the Best Cities for Families in Orange County
3-15-16 Cypress Mayor and Staff Celebrate Read Across America Day
3-7-16 Cypress City Council Supports 41st Annual Americana Awards
3-2-16 Special Topics and Screenings at the Cypress Senior Center for March And April 2016
2-23-16 Arbor Day Foundation Names Cypress Tree City USA
2-23-16 Cypress City Hall Now Accepting Credit Card Payments
2-2-16 Cypress Businesses Learn Disaster Preparedness Techniques
2-2-16 Presentation on “The Birth Of Rome” at Cypress Senior Center
2-1-16 Annual Concrete Repair Underway in Cypress
1-28-16 Grace Lachina Outstanding Senior Recognition Award
1-27-16 Special Topics and Screening at the Cypress Senior Center for February 2016
1-22-16 Cypress Mayor Mariellen Yarc Delivers the 2016 State of the City Address
1-13-15-6 Save the Date, April 2, 2016 Teen Fashion Scene, 13-18 year old guy and girl models and designers needed!
1-8-16 Special Topics and Screening at the Cypress Senior Center for January 2016
1-5-16 Cypress Town Hall Meeting