If home ownership and neighborhood pride are important to you, consider volunteering just a few hours per month for the Garden Grove Neighborhood Preservation Volunteer Program, and make a big impact in your community. Interest, time, and energy are all that are needed. Neighborhood Preservation Volunteers help to ensure that residential Municipal Code standards are adhered to in our community.
Garden Grove News
After 10 years, Garden Grove Mayor Bruce A. Broadwater returned to the driver’s seat as he addressed a crowd of 250 guests at Tuesday’s State of the City luncheon, presented by the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce. Themed around racing, the Mayor’s speech detailed areas of economic strength in 2012 and 2013, along with plans for a new aquatic sports complex, and the arrival of a full-service Walmart store to Garden Grove.
The holiday shopping season has officially begun, and so have the City’s efforts to encourage shoppers to turn to local merchants for “BiGG” bargains. BiGG is the City’s “Buy in Garden Grove” discount program aimed at supporting the local economy by keeping the community’s tax dollars in Garden Grove.
Father Christopher Smith, newly-appointed Episcopal Vicar and Rector of the formerly-named Crystal Cathedral, will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Garden Grove, sharing how “the future Christ Cathedral will honor the legacy of the iconic Crystal Cathedral and create an exciting future for the benefit of all.” The event will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the Garden Grove Community Cente
It may still be over a year away, but come November 2013, Twin Lakes Freedom Park will be showing off a fresh look and new amenities, thanks to a $25 million county- and state-funded project, led by Orange County Public Works. Questions or comments regarding the project should be directed to the County of Orange, and not the City of Garden Grove.
Since the beginning of the year, the City of Garden Grove has been undergoing rigorous belt-tightening to help alleviate a $6 million hole left by the loss of the City’s redevelopment agency in February. At last night’s regular City Council meeting, the Garden Grove City Council tightened yet another notch by voting 4-to-0 (Council Member Nguyen absent) on approving salary cutbacks for all management staff.
Traffic monitoring has gone high-tech and high-visibility in Garden Grove City Hall with the completion of a new, large multi-screen, Traffic Management Center. The Center will be officially dedicated next Tuesday, March 13, 2012. A public open house will take place during regular City Hall hours, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a private reception at 5:30 p.m. The new, $3.5 million Center, visible to the public through a wide glass opening, is located in the Engineering section of the first-floor City Hall lobby, at 11222 Acacia Parkway.
Garden Grove residents can receive up to 60 gallons, per vehicle, of nutrient-rich compost for free at Garden Grove’s annual Compost Giveaway. Rain or shine, the event takes place on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Garden Grove Municipal Service Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or until supplies run out.
CURRENT OPEN BIDS: NONE AT THIS TIME
VALLEY VIEW RE-CONSTRUCTION
Between Lampson Ave & Chapman Ave NORTH BOUND ONLY
Date complete, Phase 6 (Lampson to Freeway): March 14, 2014
Date complete, Phase 1 (Freeway to Lampson): May 2, 2014
Date complete, Finish intersections & cap street: April 30, 2014 (Except Phase 1)
Date Project completion: June 20, 2014 (original date was end of May)