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)
Construction Status Report
CITYWIDE WATER SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT PHASE 1
(Updated May 2017)
Residential areas bounded by Orangewood Ave, Magnolia St, Katella Ave, and Brookhurst St.
The 57th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 22nd through May 25th at the Village Green between Main and Euclid in downtown Garden Grove. Festivities begin Friday, May 22nd at 1:00 p.m. with games and carnival rides.
On Friday at 6:00 p.m. is the grand opening ceremony when the mayor and Miss Garden Grove cut a giant strawberry shortcake and free cake is served to all. Many parade celebrities will also be on hand to greet their fans.