All City Of Casa Grande offices will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Trash normally collected on Monday, February 16 will be collected on Tuesday, February 17. Trash normally collected on Tuesday, February 17 will be collected on Wednesday, February 18.
Recycling collection normally made on Monday, February 16 will be collected on Tuesday, February 17 along with normal Tuesday pickup.
The Casa Grande Landfill will be closed on Monday, February 16 and will return to normal operating hours (7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, February 17.
For more information on the holiday schedule, please contact the Public Works Department at (520) 421-8625.
Casa Grande Main Street presents:
The 15th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair / Car & Bike Show
January 17-18, 2015 Saturday 10-5 pm and Sunday 10-4 pm
The Car & Bike Show
January 17, 2015 Saturday 10-3 pm (only)Free Show & Shine Car Display
January 18, 2015 Sunday 10-3 (only)
This year Casa Grande Main Street will hold the 15th Annual Historic Downtown Street Fair /Car & Bike Show. Over 200 exhibitors travelling from across the United States will be selling art, pottery, jewelry, clothing, sculptures, and products of all kinds.
Two food courts will be serving international fare as well as traditional fair food such as funnel cakes, beer battered delights, chicken wings and hot dogs. The car show food court will feature Feli’s Cuban Kitchen’s food, cocktails and latin dance music.
The Golden Eagle Main Stage and Beer Garden will offer non-stop live entertainment ranging from folk vocalists to country, jazz and Motown favorites. A Sunday “Jazz Brunch” from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will feature mimosas and brunch favorites along with great jazz vocals from Trio, Keoni Funk Jazz Band and June Murphy.
The Street Fair will take place on Saturday, January 17th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Historic Downtown Casa Grande on Florence St.between Main St. and Florence Blvd.
The Car Show on January 17th will feature over 150 custom cars, classic cars and motorcycles. Awards will be given based on votes by fellow car show exhibitors and there will be a People’s Choice Award culminating with a ceremony on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, Jan. 19th, there will be a free “Show and Shine” where car enthusiast may display their cars at the same location on Second Street between Sacaton and Florence Streets. Car clubs and multiple car participants are welcomed.
See the insert in Wednesday’s local paper for your Street Fair Guide including a complete map and directory of exhibitors.
This event is the annual fundraiser for Casa Grande Main Street, a non-profit organization dedicated to historic downtown revitalization and preservation.
Henry Brown Automotive
Golden Eagle Distributors
Arizona Public Service
Southwest Gas Corporation
Casa Grande Dispatch
For more information, visit www.cgmainstreet.org or contact Casa Grande Main Street at 520-836-8744.
Discover How Our City Works: Sign Up for the 2015 Leadership Academy
The City of Casa Grande is now accepting applications for the 2015 Leadership Academy. This unique program is a focused, in-depth look at the City and its operations in eight sessions spread over 8 weeks.
Participants will learn what it takes to build roads and parks and to plan for future growth. Sessions will include presentations on the City budget, police and fire operations, planning and development, and tours of facilities.
You may be interested in the Leadership Academy if you are:
Paper applications are available at the following locations:
City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd.
Finance/Human Resources Bldg., 510 E. Florence Blvd., Bldg. B
Parks & Recreation Office, 404 E. Florence Blvd.
Main Library, 449 N. Dry Lake Street
Vista Grande Library, 1556 N. Arizola Road
Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center, 405 E. 6th Street
For more information about the Leadership Academy, contact City Public Information Officer Agustin Avalos at (520) 421-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Annual Report Now Available
The Public Information Office is pleased to present the 2014 Annual Report to our citizens. The report highlights some of the major projects the City accomplished during 2014. The report also includes a summary of the financial activities of the City of Casa Grande, which was drawn from the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Annual Budget. It contains information only from selected funds. It is our goal to provide a means of communicating the financial operations of the City in an easy to understand financial report.
The CAFR and Annual Budget are available at City Hall, 510 E. Florence Blvd. and the City's website here.
DOWNLOAD 2014 Annual Report
The Sanitation Division will collect expired Christmas trees for recycling at nine (9) Tree-Cycle sites located throughout the city. Tree-Cycle containers will be made available to the public from December 24 through January 9.
Please remember to remove nails, tinsel, tree stands, lights and decorations before recycling. Wreaths (with décor left on them) and artificial trees cannot be recycled. These items need to be placed in the regular trash container for disposal.
Tree-Cycle Drop-Off Locations:
Questions? Call the Sanitation Division at (520) 421-8625.
TheLoopCG.com Local Directory Membership Offer
December 31, 2014 is the last opportunity to take advantage of the LIFETIME Local Directory Membership offer for a one-time fee of just $50. Members joining after this date will be billed annually.
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The City of Casa Grande, APS, Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc., and Casa Grande Main Street are sponsoring the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall and the 20th Annual Electric Light Parade, both scheduled to begin approximately at 5:45 p.m., on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The event will feature close to 95 beautifully lit parade entries with live entertainment provided at each of the announcing locations one hour before the parade. The entertainment schedule is as follows:
Please note that all times are approximate.
DOWNTOWN CASA GRANDE (3rd & Florence Streets) – Pre-Parade Winter Wonderland
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Ice Skating Rink opens!
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pre Parade Activities – Games, Hands on Craft Activities; Face Painting, etc.
Co-Sponsored by Sonic Drive-In and Henry Brown Automotive Group
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Visit with Santa Program for children ages 12 yrs and under at the Paramount Theater.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Local Entertainment which will include the Parks & Recreation Dance Classes, TRIO Musicians, De Porter, Two Dance Studio, Louie Fontaine, Christmas Music
ABBOTT INSURANCE (Florence Blvd. across from Food City)
5:00 p.m. A Rule of Three – trio
ELKS LODGE (Roosevelt & Florence Blvd.)
5:00 p.m. Brad Kepler
CITY HALL (Cameron St. & Florence Blvd.)
5:00 p.m. Dori Brock
6:00 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall/Electric Light Parade begins on Colorado St.
The City is partnering with Sonic Drive-In, the Paramount Theater and Henry Brown Automotive Group to provide a variety of pre-parade activities at the Winter Wonderland located at the downtown staging location on 3rd Street and Florence St. We will have games, make it and take it Christmas crafts, and an Ice Skating Rink for children of all ages and of course, they can visit with Santa from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. So bring the kids downtown to visit with Santa, enjoy some great entertainment and hands on craft activities and then stay to enjoy the Electric Light Parade.
Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony (5:45 p.m.), the Electric Light Parade will start on Florence Blvd. at Colorado Street and travel west to Florence Street, and finally south on Florence Street where the parade will end on 2nd St and Dry Lake . This is a great family event to begin your holiday season!
To provide a safe atmosphere and improved access to these areas, temporary street closures will be in effect. To accommodate the parade line up, Florence Blvd. between Colorado St. and Peart Ave. will be closed from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Also, Florence Boulevard will be closed from Colorado St. to Walnut Avenue from approximately 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Florence Street from Florence Boulevard to 1st Street will be closed from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the day of the event.
Remember to vote for your favorite float in the Peoples Choice Award by texting the float number to 623-295-9207 or visit ELPVote.com to cast your vote. Voting is open starting at 7:00 pm Saturday, December 6 to 7:00 pm Sunday, December 7. For more information, contact the Casa Grande Parks and Recreation Department at (520) 421- 8677.
Casa Grande’s quality of life and local economy rely on where our residents spend their money and do their shopping. Sales tax is a direct and vital lifeline to essential services like public safety, facilities, projects, programs, and services. Shopping locally keeps businesses here, providing jobs, and benefiting community schools and non-profits.
Watch a message from Helen Neuharth, President & CEO of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce:
The City of Casa Grande received a “Best Master Plan” award by the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the Life on Main Master Plan in downtown Casa Grande. The award was presented to the Planning & Development Department during the 2014 APA -Arizona Chapter Conference on November 6 in Yuma, Arizona.
The Life on Main Master Plan provides a blue print for developing approximately 15 acres of vacant land that the City owns south of the Union Pacific Railroad in downtown Casa Grande. The City worked closely with Matrix Design Group from the Phoenix, Arizona office to develop the Master Plan, which was approved by the Casa Grande City Council in August 2013.
“We’re honored to receive this award for a master plan that will help guide development in the area to attract more businesses, residents and an overall sense of vibrant downtown community,” said Casa Grande Planning and Development Director Paul Tice.
Central to the proposed plan is preserving the Casa Grande Hotel and Shonessy House and enhancing these structures with an active, flexible “historic plaza” for art fairs, farmers markets, a children’s playground, a community garden and other life enhancing features.
Also part of the Master Plan is a proposed gateway feature that honors the region’s historic past with an iconic pedestrian bridge spanning the railroad tracks along E. Main Street extending over Top and Bottom Street south to W. Main Avenue that will connect to the historic plaza.
The Master Plan is the result of a year-long planning process that included input from several meetings with the public, community stakeholders, and city officials. The Master Plan includes a detailed Implementation Program and a list of potential funding sources which the City may pursue in order to accomplish these strategies.
According to the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, the annual awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding work of professional planners, citizen planners and others in making communities a better place to live.
Download the Life on Main Master Plan
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